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Storytime at Home: Letter A

book-reviews
childrens

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...

Children's Books Set In Richmond and Virginia! (Part 3)

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childrens
diverse-reads
fiction
nonfiction
picturebooks
reading-recommendations
reading-suggestions

This is the 3rd installment of a series of blog posts highlighting children's books that include Richmond and Virginia as the location. It is always fun to read books that take place where we live.  Seeing our Virginia cities and counties mentioned in the pages of a book gives one a special connection to what is being read.  Richmond Public Library has many children's books in our collection with settings that take place in Richmond and Virginia.  Both fiction and non-fiction selections are included with a brief description,...

July Book Chat with the Young Adult Team

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for-teens
teens

Don't know what to read next? Looking for YA book recommendations? Welcome to the Book Chat with the Young Adult Team. Each month, the YA Team recommends one book from our YA collection. We cover fiction, non-fiction, manga, comics, and graphic novels, so there is something for everyone! There is also a mixture of new releases and old favorites, so keep an eye on our posts for books to add to your TBR. Genevievre recommends Twelfth Knight by Alexene Farol Follmuth (AGES 14-18) Twelfth Knight is for fans of role-playing...

July Book Chat with the Youth Services Team

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families
reading-recommendations
teens

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

book-reviews
childrens

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...