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June 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....

Celebrating YA LGBTQ+ Voices

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Happy Pride Month from Richmond Public Library! Celebrate by checking out some of our diverse YA books written by LGBTQ+ authors and/or featuring LGBTQ+ main characters. [wpmfpdf id="42790" embed="1"...

Children's Books Set In Richmond and Virginia! (Part 2)

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This is the 2nd 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,...