The Main Library and all branches of Richmond Public Library will be closed Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, for Christmas. Our Broad Rock Branch will be closed Sunday, December 23. All Richmond Public Libraries will open at 10 am on Wednesday, December 26.
All of our libraries are scheduled to close for New Year's on Monday, December 31, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. All Richmond Public Libraries will open at 10 am on Wednesday, January 2.
Redesigned Website Launched! Our website team has been working since February to create an improved website for you. We launched November 15 and hope you've had a chance to use the site. We've expanded the Kids and Services sections and will continue to add content to the site. We're working on a Teens section and a robust What's Happening section.
Richmond Public Library Foundation
You love Richmond Public Library. The library is the place you visit to take a class, enjoy a concert and art, attend a community meeting, use a computer, and check out books. Did you know the library has a foundation that raises money to support the library? The City of Richmond provides funding for buildings, staff, and basic books and materials, but it is not enough to cover extras that move the Library forward. The Richmond Public Library Foundation is the non-profit established to support the library by seeking private donations and corporate gifts to ensure there is money for educational programs, new technology, special events, and children’s activities. We need your support - would you consider make a donation today? Just click “donate!” Or call the foundation at 804-646-5511 or email Karin.firstname.lastname@example.org. All gifts to the Richmond Public Library Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law. Thank you for supporting your library!
Special Storytimes with Ripple! Ripple is sharing one of his favorite stories in December and giving each child in attendance a copy of You Make Me Smile by Layn Marlow. Join Ripple and RPL staff to learn more about winter and make new friends at these locations:
Hull Street, Monday, December 3 @ 10 am
Belmont, December 3 @ 11 am
Ginter Park, Tuesday, December 4 @ 10:30 am
Broad Rock, Wednesday, December 5 @ 10:30 am
East End, Thursday, December 6 @ 10:30 am
Main, Friday, December 7 @ 10:30 am
Westover Hills, Tuesday, December 11 @ 11 am
West End, Wednesday, December 12 @ 10:30 am
North Avenue, Thursday, December 13 @ 10:30 am
Funding provided by the Richmond Public Library Foundation
Gellman Room Concerts at Main Library We have two concerts in December. Both concerts are free and begin at 2 pm on these Saturdays: December 8 - the Richmond Boys Choir performs their 22nd annual concert featuring holiday songs. December 15 - "Biber and Peace"--presented by the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia
What's Happening? Want to know what's happening at your library? Our calendar of events is constantly growing. You can search by branch library, topic, or by age group. Just go to our home page and click on Events.
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