Shelf Respect

News, reviews, and ideas you can use from librarians and library staff at RPL

April Book Chat with the Youth Services Team

Posted about 19 hours ago by Lisa Wiertel
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 […]
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VA Court of Appeals clarifies landlords’ responsibility for pest infestations

Posted about 1 week ago by Charlie Schmidt
At the Law Library, I get this question quite a bit – “If my apartment has bugs/mice/fleas/etc., is it my landlord’s responsibility to pay for an exterminator, or do I […]
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Storytime at Home: Springtime!

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Sarah Fenninger
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 […]
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Five Ways to Practice Early Literacy: Neighborhood Walks

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Madison Eversoll
Posted in Book Reviews
With the weather warming up in Richmond, there are more opportunities to go outside and play. Taking a stroll through the neighborhood with your toddler is not only a great […]
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Library Resources for Children’s Gardening

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Lisa Wiertel
A study done in 2021 detailed how a majority of children from ages 4-7 are confused if their food comes from a plant or animal.  Creating and planning a garden […]
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Let’s Hear it for the Ladies

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
In honor of Women’s History Month, check out these newly updated biographical fiction booklists: Let’s Hear It For Bad Girls and Nasty Women: Ladies We Love to Loathe Let’s Hear […]
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Storytime at Home: Tea Party Time!

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Sarah Fenninger
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 […]
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March Book Chat with the Youth Services Team

Posted about 1 month ago by Ashley Edmiston
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 […]
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Picture Books to Get Ready for March Madness!

Posted about 1 month ago by Lisa Wiertel
  With Super Bowl LVIII now in the books and the opening day of baseball over a month away, it is time to get ready for March Madness! March Madness […]
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Storytime at Home: Trains

Posted about 1 month ago by Sarah Fenninger
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 […]
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