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Introducing Magazines on OverDrive

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In case you missed it, we recently added magazines to our OverDrive collection. Now, in addition to ebooks and audiobooks, you can access over 5,000 popular magazine titles including Time, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone, all via your Libby app. The best part  — magazines are unlimited simultaneous use, meaning you never have to wait to borrow a copy and they don't count toward your checkout limits. Excited? We are too! Let's dive in a little deeper to help you get the most from this new offering. What magazines are...

Storytime at Home: Bears

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Welcome to the Storytime at Home series! Each 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 look at...

February Book Chat with the Youth Services Team

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Welcome to the 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....

Books to Celebrate the Year of the Dragon

Jennifer Deuell
February 9, 2024
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This year marks the year of the wood dragon, an animal that in Chinese culture symbolizes power, luck, nobility, honor, and success. The year 2024 is predicted to be a year full of changes, challenges, and opportunities. Get inspired and make this your year of triumph. To help you celebrate the Year of the Dragon, I've put together this booklist for the Year of the Dragon. Included are books for all ages meant to educate and embolden. Enjoy!       Picture Books   The...

The (Possibly Loveable) Oddball

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Thanks to Barry Keoghan and his performance in Saltburn, weirdos are enjoying their time in the spotlight. Why read about Prince Charming and his heroic adventures when you can enjoy life through the eyes of a silly little guy? It’s all about the cringe factor these days, and it’s even better if the character resembles you or someone you know.  One of the things that I love most about unique characters is the way that they stick with you. They quickly burrow their way into your heart, and, whether you love or hate them, you can’t...