Summer Reading 2021
June 12 - August 7
Join us for this year's Summer Reading! It's fun for all ages and we have so much happening this year at Richmond Public Library. We have events, prizes, and partnerships, and a community goal of 100,000 minutes of reading we are hoping to set with your help! Visit our Summer Reading page to learn about all that's happening and how to get started.
Support Your Library with Amazon Smile
Shop Amazon Smile and choose Richmond Public Library as your designated charity. Amazon Smile has the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on Amazon Smile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to RPL!
YAVA Teen Judge
Teens — Have you heard? Richmond Public Library is now accepting applications for teens to serve as a judge for the 2022 YAVA Award! This is a great opportunity to learn about and meet local Virginia authors and it looks great on applications and resumes! Deadline for submissions is June 18th, 2021.
Teen Spotlight Issue 1
Teen Spotlight is a zine produced by the Richmond Public Library Teen Advisory Group (TAG). This zine was started to highlight the creative work of youth living in Richmond City and its surrounding counties. In it you will find a variety of pieces including poetry, short fiction, drawings, photography, essays, and more! Inspired by their own experiences, mythology, favorite TV shows, great figures in history, nature, first love, and so much more, these teens have put their talents in the spotlight.
Library Reopening – Expanded Access
Beginning Wednesday, May 12, 2021, RPL libraries will be open to the public. We will continue reopening in phases, and will keep offering digital programs. Visit our reopening page to learn more about our expanded services and what to expect for your next visit to the library.