Powhatan County Public Library
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|Sit, Stay & Read||6:30 PM Monday:||Dec. 2|
Readers grades 1-6 are invited to spend time reading aloud to Graham, a certified therapy dog. Dogs are great listeners, and reading aloud can help children grow in confidence and reading fluency.
|Holiday Open House||6:30 PM Friday:||Dec. 6|
Join us for our after hours Holiday Open House as the Library staff wishes the Powhatan Community Happy Holidays! Take a photo with Santa, stop by the craft tables for children and enjoy some cookies and cocoa. The Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardeners will also be holding a holiday greenery workshop. Please see entry below for details.
|Holiday Greenery Workshop||6:30 PM Friday:||Dec. 6|
Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardener volunteers will demonstrate how natural materials can add a fresh look to your holiday décor. Participants will learn about various types of greenery and how to use them. Fresh cut greens, grapevine wreath, wire and ribbons provided. Wear casual clothes and bring pruning shears and gloves. Bring any decorating materials you'd like to personalize your wreath with. Space is limited - Pre-registration required! Click here to register online.
|BINGO||11:00 AM Monday:||Dec. 9|
Bingo is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and everyone is invited to join in on the fun. Coffee and light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Powhatan Friends of the Library. Players are also welcome to bring their own lunch. Join us to make new friends, win prizes and have a good time at the library!
|Gingerbread Day||2:00 PM Thursday:||Dec. 19|
This hilarious retelling was Inspired by the classic tale of The Little Red Hen. Barefoot Puppet Theatre’s original puppets, innovative staging and surprise ending are seasoned with liberal dashes of Dr. Seuss, the Bremen Town Musicians and The Fox and The Hen. This family friendly performance runs approximately 45 minutes. We'll follow up the puppet fun with some gingerbread decorating.
|Family Storytime||10:30 AM Tuesdays:||Sept. 10 - Nov. 19|
Join us for a fun, interactive storytime designed to introduce children to reading and language. Storytime is a great way to reinforce early literacy skills.
|Teen Tuesdays||4:00 - 5:00 PM Tuesdays:||Sept. 10 - Nov. 19|
Make a difference at your library with our Teen Advisory Organization at Teen Tuesday. Help plan and run teen programs, create library displays, suggest YA books and earn volunteer hours. Refreshments provided. Grades 6-12 welcome.
|Music & Movement||10:30 AM Wednesdays:||Sept. 11 - Nov. 20|
At this active storytime for ages 0-5, we’ll stretch, sing, dance and explore music with rhythm instruments and stories! Singing and playing through movement is a fun way to develop gross motor, listening and social skills to reinforce early learning concepts.
|Library for All||1:00 PM Thursday:||Nov 14|
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.
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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.