All Henrico County library buildings are closed until further notice.  Due dates are being extended and fines will be waived during this period.  Library services are available online.  Henrico County is following a plan of reduced operations.  

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Get Lost in an Audiobook

We really love audiobooks here at HCPL, and have shared in the past some of our favorite narrators and audiobooks to make you laugh. When listening, it is easy to be carried away… swept up in the tale and transported by the storyteller. This time we are sharing some of our favorite stories, new and old, that take on a new life when read aloud.

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Online Resources for Teens

Our Teen Services Librarians put together a list of some of the library’s online resources that are particularly helpful for teens. You can get free online tutoring and help with assignments and test prep, learn about health and wellness, keep up with your reading goals, and even earn community service credit from the library – all online!

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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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