Powhatan County Public Library
|Family Camp Out||6:30 PM Friday:||Jan 25|
Families are invited to a late-night reading celebration. Bring pillows, blankets and flashlights to read in a library blanket fort (in the dark)! We will have snacks, stories and s'mores available.
|Resume Workshop||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Monday:||Jan 28|
Come meet the Career Guidance professionals from Virginia Career Works to learn more about drafting a great resume. Workshop will include hands-on resume preparation. No registration necessary.
|Family Storytime||10:30 AM Tuesdays:||Jan 8, 15, 22, 29|
Our goal is to provide families with opportunities to introduce children to reading and language in a fun and interactive manner. Storytime attendance helps improve and reinforce early literacy skills. No registration required. See our calendar for dates.
|Music & Movement Storytime||10:30 AM Wednesdays:||Jan 9, 16, 23, 30|
Bring your favorite little one (aged 0-5) to stretch, sing, dance and explore music with rhythm instruments and stories! Singing and playing through movement develops gross motor, listening and social skills to reinforce early learning concepts.No registration required.
|Sit, Stay & Read||6:30PM Monday:||Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 8, May 6|
Snuggle up with a book and a furry friend. Dogs are great listeners and can help children build their reading confidence and improve their literacy skills. Children in grades 1-6 are invited to spend 10 minutes practicing reading aloud to Graham, a certified therapy dog.
Advance registration required for each session. Register online here.
|Bingo||11:00 AM Monday:||Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 18, Apr 15|
PCPL invites you to join us each month for free bingo in the large meeting room. Coffee and light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Powhatan Library.
|Astronomy Lecture Series||6:30PM Monday:||Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11|
The Richmond Astronomical Society will present four astronomy lectures with telescope viewing afterward (weather permitting). The lectures are free and open to the public. No registration required.
|Teen Tuesdays||4:00 - 6:00 PM Tuesdays:||Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9|
Make a difference at your library with TACO (Teen Advisory Creative Organization). Have your voice heard! Refreshments provided. Help plan and run teen programs, create library displays and suggest YA books. Grades 6-12 welcome. No registration required.
|Library for All||11:00 AM Thursday:||Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18|
Each month, join Library for All, PCPL's club designed for disabled adults and their caregivers. Each hour-long meeting offers a brief group discussion; a focused group activity or tour; and a craft or game. Caregivers must remain with attendees during the program.
|Take 2 Tuesday Movie||11:00 AM Tuesday:||Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 23|
Join us on the fourth Tuesday of the month to enjoy a good movie. All from the community are welcome to attend; however, please note each movie’s rating. Some material may be inappropriate for children. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Powhatan Library.
Our February award-winning film is inspired by the true story of Michael Oher, a first round NFL draft pick. Follow Michael through his impoverished upbringing, eventual adoption by a caring family and the arc of his sports career. This movie is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 128 minutes.
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Schedule a one-hour appointment with a librarian to assist you with dedicated technology assistance. To book an appointment stop by or call the library at 804-598-5670 or by fill out this online request form.
Stop by the library and fill out a card application. Then explore the 54,000 titles we have to offer, in book, audio or video formats. If we don't have what you want, we can usually get it.
Access high-speed Internet, wi-fi and e-database information.
Bring the kids for fun-filled story times and sign up early for our summer reading program.
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Powhatan County Public Library was established on May 9, 1988. The current library building was constructed in 2001 and dedicated on November 3, 2001. The library is a department of the Powhatan County government.
The purpose of the library is to acquire, organize, provide access and offer guidance to a broad range of information, materials, and services. Primarily, this mission is to help fulfill the intellectual, educational, social, cultural, community, and recreational needs of all people in the County.
The library is locally funded through a revenue appropriation made by the Board of Supervisors of Powhatan County, Virginia. The Library also receives state aid funding from the Library of Virginia.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is appointed by and reports to the Board of Supervisors. The director reports to the governing body, the Board of Trustees, and in an advisory capacity to the County Administrator.
Regular meetings of the trustees are held the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.