All Richmond Public Libraries will be opening on July 6, 2020 with some important changes to consider before your visit. Learn about our available services, procedures, health guidelines and more at our Reopening Page. Our Curbside Pickup service will end on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Summer Reading 2020
June 13 - August 28
Join our summer adventure and start exploring! It's fun for all ages with visual storytimes, virtual programs, STEAM Kits and more. Check out the Summer Reading page to learn more about what's happening this year and how to get started.
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.
Art Exhibits – Virtual Galleries
Check out our newly expanded Art Exhibits page. We've brought our exhibits online with our new virtual galleries. Browse this month's exhibiting artists and their selected pieces and learn more about their work's inspiration.
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The Declaration of Independence Today
On July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. However, the legal separation from England actually happened on July 2, 1776, when the delegates to the congress approved Virginia native Richard Henry Lee’s resolution stating the thirteen colonies were "free and independent States," no longer part of the British Empire. After the delegates voted for independence, a Committee of Five drafted the Declaration of Ind...Read More
Browsing the New Book Shelves (While You Can't), part 3: new books of interest to women
While the library buildings are closed to the public for everyone’s safety, mail delivery never stopped! Library staff have been working behind the scenes, receiving and processing books and other items. You can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, but sometimes you want your browsing options a little more … curated. We can do that! There have been some great nonfiction titles coming in that are of interest to women. Some of these include: ...Read More
It's Okay to NOT Be Okay
Life is rough. Now, more so than ever. From sickness and injustice to finances and families. It's absolutely overwhelming! Our sense of time is out of whack too! Blursday blends into Caturday with barely any distinction. Do Monday's even really exist? First and foremost I want you to know... you are not alone!!! Second, if you are overwhelmed RIGHT NOW you can text HOME to 741741 (US and Canada) to connect 24/7 to a Crisis Counselor for FREE.  ...Read More