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Kids Space


About Storytime

View our Storytimes Calendar for upcoming in-person and virtual storytimes with your favorite HCPL librarians!

Storytime at Home

The library is bringing storytime to you! Join us for pajama storytimes from the comfort of your home, every Thursday evening, via Webex. Read, sing, rhyme, and count with your favorite librarians - at home! View upcoming dates.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Read with your little one and try to reach the goal of 1000 books before they start kindergarten, and earn cool prizes along the way! Learn more.
Storyline - call 804-501-1946 to hear a story

Storyline offers recorded stories over the phone, and is geared toward preschool and early elementary children and their families. For people looking for an opportunity to listen to stories offline, call (804) 501-1946. (804) 501-1946. The library will offer newly recorded stories each week. Learn more here.

Exploration and Literacy Kits

We offer curated kits designed to help build reading skills with fun and educational activities. We've done the planning so you can enjoy quality time together with your little ones.

Research a Topic
Find trusted articles and information using research databases provided courtesy of HCPL.
Latest Kids News

25 April 2024
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month starts next week, and we look forward to commemorating the occasion with films, book discussions, and a variety of programs. Listen to the sitar, learn to play Mahjong, practice the art of sum...

Recommendations & Book Lists

My Next Read

Get personalized book lists created for you by HCPL librarians. Use an online form to tell us a little about your reading preferences and we'll email you a list of books chosen just for you.

Pick your age group to get started.

Reading Lists by Age and Grade

Recommended and compiled by Henrico Library children’s staff.