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Christina June is the Winner of the 2018 YAVA Award

The Richmond Public Library held its 2018 Young Adult Virginia Author (YAVA) Celebration and Award  Ceremony this past Saturday, October 6th.  In attendance were nine of the 16 authors nominated for this year’s YAVA award.  Teens and adults from around the area had the opportunity to hear about each author’s 2017 book as well as ask […]

4th Annual Black History Month Virginia African American Author Celebration

The Richmond Public Library Black Male Emergent Readers Literacy Program (BMER) 4th Annual Black History Month Virginia African American Author Celebration will be on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The 2019 theme is RESILIENCE, focusing on our belief that reading and creative writing help African American youth to develop or strengthen their capacity to recover from stresses and […]

ArtOber and Hull Street Branch

We are excited to celebrate ArtOber at our libraries. Hull Street Branch is awaiting the unveiling of a sculpture by Mickael Broth. Broth’s sculpture, his first serious venture into the genre, is a tangle of muted teals, magenta and yellows titled “Perfect Bound” — inspired “by the act of opening a book and the fantastic […]

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. We will be adding Sunday hours at Main and Ginter Park later this […]

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 […]