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40th Anniversary and Annual Friends’ Meeting

Our West End Branch celebrates its 40th Anniversary on Saturday, September 22, 11-4.  Branch manager Lisa Crisman has arranged special programs throughout the day starting with The Story Lady at 11.  At noon, Dr. Mary Lynn Bayliss will discuss her book From Ireland to Maymont.  Lisa will show the film The Westwood Community at 3.  […]

Extended Library Hours!

We are excited to announce that, beginning September 4, we will be open at our Main Library and Ginter Park branch from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  Sunday hours begin again at Broad Rock branch on Sunday, September 9. Then, in November, we are adding Sunday hours at Main and Ginter Park.  […]

Levar Stoney Reads for 100days

On August 15, our Mayor, Levar M. Stoney, discussed The Grapes of Wrath for Richmond Public Library’s #100daysRVAreads program. “Reading is fundamental and foundational,” said Mayor Stoney.  “Go to a library and open a book and a new world.” Watch him now! Be sure to either join our Facebook Group or sign up and become […]

Celebrate With Us: Summer Reading Program Finale Tomorrow

It has been a summer full of new experiences, explorations, reading, learning, and fun!  We have enjoyed every second of it and hope you have too. Visit one of our branches tomorrow and help us celebrate with our Summer Reading Finale.  It is also your last chance to turn in your Bingo Cards. Grand prize […]

RPL 100 Days Launch

The fun begins on the 4th of July and continues until the 11th of October. Use the interactive map to find events near you, and to learn more about our readers. Join in at locations around the city to learn more about some of the best books ever written, all while discovering what Richmond has […]

Teen Author Breakfast and Workshop with Lamar Giles

On Thursday, June 21st from 10:00am -12:30pm, teens ages 12-18 are invited to join author Lamar Giles for breakfast and a writing workshop at Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC). Giles is an Edgar Award nominated author and a founding member of the We Need Diverse Books organization. He writes short stories and novels for teens […]

YAVA Award Voting Ends May 15th

  Have you voted for your favorite YA book by a Virginia author yet? There’s still time! Voting for the 2018 YAVA Awards ends May 15th. The three books that receive the most popular votes will go to a panel of three judges who will decide the final winner. The winning author will receive a […]

Free SYNC Audiobooks for Teens

Beginning April 26th, teens 13+ can download free audiobooks from SYNC.  Each week, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads. The downloads will be a pair of high-interest titles based on a weekly theme.  This year’s authors include Kwame Alexander, Jazz Jennings, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Once downloaded, the titles are yours to keep! SYNC […]

YAVA Votes Open April 8th

We are proud to announce the nominees for Richmond Public Library’s 2018 Young Adult Virginia Authors (YAVA) Award! Voting runs from April 8 – May 15, 2018 and is open to all. Visit your local RPL branch to pick up these titles and cast your vote either in person at one of our branches or […]

Take our survey!

The Richmond Public Library wants your feedback! Please consider taking this anonymous three-minute survey. We will use responses to help better serve our patrons and the community. The survey will be available until April 2nd. Click here to take the survey!

Celebrate Youth Arts Month

Richmond Public Library is excited to feature artwork by area students for the month of March.  Please join us for receptions and the exhibits as we celebrate the creativity of these talented students!  Find out more by searching for art in our Events Calendar.