Introducing Binge Bags!
Choose from one of our many binge-worthy movie categories and we'll choose five DVDs for you! And each request comes in our exclusive, keepsake RPL bag. Reserve yours today and let your movie watching marathon begin!
Return to Curbside Service
July 23 - September 8
Due to the recent increases in COVID-19 exposure, Richmond Public Libraries will return to Curbside Services only through September 8, 2020. Visit our curbside service page to learn more about the pickup process and other services available during this change.
Stuck in a reading rut and looking for some inspiration? Bookologist is a bespoke reader's advisory service for adults and teens. Fill out our simple online form, telling us about your reading preferences and RPL librarians will prepare a hand-crafted reading list just for you!
Summer Reading 2020
June 13 - August 28
We've expanded our Summer Reading activities! Check out our Summer Reading page to learn more about all the virtual programs and offerings this year.
Master Gardener Virtual Help Desk
Get gardening help from Master Gardeners through our virtual help desk! Simply post your question through our online form, and a Master Gardener will get in touch. And browse our question and answer board for more gardening tips and tricks straight from the masters.
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At the Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, and now that we’ve moved back a phase to curbside pickup, you need a different way to browse the new book shelves. But even with digital browsing, sometimes you want your options a little more … curated. We can do that! Your library has recently acquired some great books on topics that are hard to read about, but stories that should be told, lest we forget. 999: the Extraor...Read More
COVID Haiku Too
Embraces with words, Smiles behind our masks— “Yes, we’re open now!” Their visits were brief. Patrons here with us, sharing Their long alone times. Only a few days-- Laughter, questions, books and more, Filled our days with fun. Now rooms are still again— No masked grins, no distanced hugs— Quiet like the forest. All that remains are Candy wrappers and brief notes Of those who were here. Yes, we’ll open again, With smiles anew, welcomed back— “We’re...Read More
Browsing the New Books Shelves (While You Can't) - New Biographies
At Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, and now that we’ve moved back a phase to curbside pickup, you need a different way to browse the new book shelves. But even with digital browsing, sometimes you want your options a little more … curated. We can do that! Your public library has recently received some great biographies. The lives of other people can be fascinating, whether our interests are studious or just plain nosy. ...Read More