Fairfield, Glen Allen, Libbie Mill, North Park, Tuckahoe, Twin Hickory, and Varina libraries are open to the public with limited hours and occupancy.  We are offering contactless holds pickup, new online programs and storytimes, digital library cards, and more. Details here.
On Tuesday, November 3, Fairfield, Gayton, and North Park libraries will serve as polling places. Library services, including returns and curbside pickup, will be unavailable at those locations on Election Day.

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Getting Started with eBooks

The library offers eBooks and audiobooks that you can access online and enjoy on all kinds of devices. Read on to learn more about how to get started, and how to find eBooks, audiobooks, e-magazines, and children’s books that fit your interests - free from HCPL.

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Reassuring Reads

Even though we can’t be together in the physical library temporarily, our children’s librarians want you and your family to know that we are doing everything we can to help you weather this moment.

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A Message from our Director about COVID-19 and the Library

Update 3/21:

Henrico County has created an online resource with information about the coronavirus, including the number for the Virginia Department of Health call center, and other helpful links.  You can access that resource here.  It will be updated regularly.  We are following the County’s lead in its response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  

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Guest — Mary Lloyd Parks
Do you have a way to disinfect books upon return?
Friday, 13 March 2020 16:02
Henrico County Public Library
Thank you for writing us. The CDC has not issued cleaning recommendations for items like books with regard to the novel coronaviru... Read More
Friday, 13 March 2020 16:27
Guest — Scott P.
If all of the articles out there are correct and the virus has an ~3 day lifespan on surfaces, perhaps taking returned books out o... Read More
Sunday, 15 March 2020 01:52
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Some of Our Favorite Thrillers

Whether you want a tale with a villain who plays mind games, an atmospheric spy novel, or an obsession-fraught love story, we have recommendations for books that will keep you turning the pages. Stop by your local library to check out the thriller you’ve been craving!

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Paws to R.E.A.D. at the Library

The Paws to R.E.A.D.® (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program brings young people and dogs together to practice reading! You can read to a certified therapy dog each month at Gayton and Varina libraries.

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Women’s History Month Books for Teens

This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Women’s History Month is a fitting time to remember the women who championed the original suffrage movement, but also those who were excluded from it. This month, we want to recognize and celebrate the women who have continued to fight for equal voting rights for all, regardless of race, class, gender, ability, or education.

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HCPL Named 4-Star Library

HCPL was recognized as a 4-Star Library by Library Journal as part of their America’s Star Libraries in 2019. We were one of eleven libraries of our population size to be awarded four stars, and one of two in Virginia.

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Dig in to Sourdough

Sourdough by Robin Sloan inspires many questions about food, what makes a life fulfilling, and the role of technology in our lives. Explore these topics at one of our upcoming programs based on the novel, and be sure to join us on April 2 at 7:00 pm at Glen Allen High School for an evening with the author.

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Complete the 2020 Census

Every ten years, the U.S. Census aims to count each and every person living in the nation, including right here in Henrico County. The collected data helps to determine things like the number of seats Virginia has in the House of Representatives, and how to distribute $675 billion in federal funds to communities like ours. The Library is providing information about the census and assistance filling out the online form starting this month.

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Cooking with Kids

One of our most basic human activities is eating, and children are just as interested in food as adults are. During the winter months when families are stuck inside, our interests frequently turn to food and the joys of sitting around a table together. Parents can use this time to teach math skills, science, culture, and the art of feeding yourself all using the kitchen.

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