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July Book Chat with the Youth Services Team


Welcome to another installment in our series of blog posts featuring children's books we're currently loving! "Book Chat with the Youth Services Team" features one book recommendation from each of our Youth Services team members. We cover a variety of books from fiction to non-fiction, picture books to chapter books, graphic novels and more! We hope that this month's reading recommendations get you excited about some awesome new books we've added to our collection as well as some oldies but goodies....

Storytime at Home: Ducks


Welcome to the Storytime at Home series! Every other week, we share a list of book options tied to a kid-approved theme, a craft you can set up to go along with the theme, songs/rhymes you can do during storytime, and additional enrichment activities. All books are available at Richmond Public Library, and crafts will involve items you likely have at home already! Our hope is that we can make it easy for you to share stories with your little ones and create a little bit of library magic at home.  P.S. Love library storytimes? Take a...

Celebrate Disability Pride Month with RPL's YA Collection


Disability Pride Month is celebrated annually during the month of July, commemorating the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. This landmark civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on disability. The month is also meant to change the way people think about disabilities by ending the stigma and instead embracing people with disabilities' identities, disability culture, and the societal contributions of people with disabilities. In addition, the month provides people with disabilities an opportunity to honor their...

Find Your Next Great Read @ the Library

Meg Raymond
July 1, 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=""] RICHMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE CHECK OUT THESE NEW (OR NEWLY UPDATED) BOOKLISTS ON THE RPL READERS PAGE FOODIE FICTION Cooking up a Mystery   FOODIE FICTION Fiction Good Enough to Eat FOODIE FICTION Professional Food fiction set in restaurants, bakeries, cooking schools, and other places where people make a living with food. FOODIE FICTION A Taste of Love romance is...

Adventure Begins @ Your Library!


Summer is here and if you are thinking of adding a bit of adventure to your summer there is no better place to start than at your local Richmond Public Library. Have you been thinking of a road trip or a challenging new hike? Check out one of these titles from your local library and go explore! In print or as an eBook, try one of these titles to get you started. In Virginia the terrain can change dramatically in a short trip. From the tidewater to the mountains there are limitless places to discover. Traveling with...