Our Belmont Branch will close today, 1/20/2022, at 2:30pm due to a maintenance issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Effective September 23, 2021, and until further directed, all city employees, contracted vendors, sub-contracted employees, and visitors are required to wear a mask while working or visiting any city owned or operated facility. Masks shall be worn, covering both the nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination status.

Reading Recommendations

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Read a Graphic Novel — 2022 RAD Reading Challenge for Teens

Posted about 3 days ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome back! I hope my intro post to this year’s RAD Reading Challenge has you all excited and ready to dive in! I’m starting out my challenge with the first […]
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A New You in 2022

Posted about 1 week ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
So, we’ve come through well over a year of quarantine. It has become clear that physical health, including astrong immune system, is very important. This is a good time to revisit, […]
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Most Anticipated YA Books of 2022 (the first half)

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Wow! It has been quite a year for YA books. Would you agree? I’ve enjoyed some great new YA titles this year including A Complicated Love Story Set in Space […]
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NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH

Posted about 2 months ago by kathryn Coker
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Something You’ve Always Wanted to Learn About

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Well readers, we’ve made it to the end of the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge! This post highlights Prompt #12, our last official prompt. Prompt #12 asks you to read […]
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National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted about 3 months ago by kathryn Coker
Introduction National American Indian Heritage Month has particular significance to Virginia, home to eleven state recognized American Indian tribes. “State recognition is the formal declaration of recognition to an American […]
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Programs That Will Send A Chill Down Your Spine!

Posted about 3 months ago by Ben Himmelfarb
The last two weeks of October are undoubtedly the spookiest time of the year. Each day, the sun goes down earlier and earlier. The wind seems to follow us down […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Books About Teen Entrepreneurship

Posted about 3 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Wow! This is our next-to-last prompt for the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge. It’s hard to believe that we are so close to the end. Like our last prompt, Prompt […]
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Haunted Houses and Things That Go Bump in the Night

Posted about 3 months ago by Meg Raymond
As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler (please, let it get cooler!) I want to spend even more time nested in at home reading.  It’s October, so […]
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Learning to Love Our Autumn Years

Posted about 4 months ago by Laura Price
“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made…”             Robert Browning The official start of autumn, also known […]
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