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Meherrin Regional Library Independence Day Schedule

Both libraries in of the Meherrin Regional Library System - The Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville and The Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia will be closed Thursday, July 4th through Saturday, July 6th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The libraries will reopen Monday, July 8th at 10:00 am. For more information please call 434-848-2418 ext. 301 (Lawrenceville) or 434-634-2539 (Emporia). To keep up to date with library news follow on Facebook @meherrinregionallibrary.

Summer Reading is Fun for the Family

The Meherrin Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program features events and movies that are sure to delight children of all ages. Monday Movies begin June 24th, with events beginning Thursday, June 27th.

This year’s Summer Reading theme is “It’s Showtime at Your Library!” All events will be held at the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville at 10:30 AM and at the Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia at 2:00 PM.

Uncle Henry and his animals will present “The Wild Side of the Alphabet” on June 27th for our first event. On July 11th, ventriloquist Uncle Ty-Rone and his “ventriloquppets” will use music and comedy to share the joys and benefits of reading. Hunter Rhodes will be on hand July 18th to present a fun and interactive live magic show for all ages. The last event on July 25th will feature author Christine Emery, who will use storytelling, comedy, and magic to encourage children to see themselves and the world in a magical way. Door prizes will be given out at all events, and Top Reader Grand Prizes will be given out at the last program to those who read the most books in their age group.

Monday Movies will be held at the Brunswick County Library at 10:30 AM and at Richardson Memorial Library at 2:00 PM. The Lego Movie: The Second Part will be shown on June 24thHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on July 1stThe Lion King on July 8thFinding Nemo on July 15th; and Wonder Park on July 22nd. Snacks are welcome, and children under age 10 must be supervised.

To learn more about Summer Reading at the Library, stop by your closest branch or contact the Brunswick County Library at (434) 848-2418 x301, or the Richardson Memorial Library at (434) 634-2539. Visit www.meherrinlib.org for more information, or follow the Meherrin Regional Library on Facebook @meherrinregionallibrary.

Summer Fun at the Library

The Meherrin Regional Library invites children of all ages to participate in their Summer Reading Program by keeping track of books read during the summer, and attending FREE events at their closest branch. Children who reach their age group’s reading goal will win a free book. Those who read the most books in their age group will win the Top Reader Grand Prize, with winners announced at the last program on Thursday, July 25th. All movies and events will be held at 10:30 AM at the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville, and at 2:00 PM at the Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia.

Monday Movies

June 24th - The Lego Movie: The Second Part

July 1st - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

July 8th - The Lion King

July 15th - Finding Nemo

July 22nd - Wonder Park

Thursday Main Events

July 27th - Uncle Henry

No program July 4th

July 11th - Ventriloquist Uncle Ty-Rone

July 18th - Hunter Rhodes Magic

July 25th - Author Christine Emery

To learn more about Summer Reading at the Library, stop by your closest branch or contact the Brunswick County Library at (434) 848-2418 x301, or the Richardson Memorial Library at (434) 634-2539. Visit www.meherrinlib.org for more information, or follow the Meherrin Regional Library on Facebook @meherrinregionallibrary.

Meherrin Regional Library urges families to sign up for Summer Reading Program

The Meherrin Regional Library System is gearing up for its annual Summer Reading Program, with registration beginning June 1st and events beginning June 24th.  

This year’s theme is IT’S SHOWTIME AT YOUR LIBRARY. Preschoolers, children, pre-teens, and teens are all able to participate and win a free book by keeping track of the books they read during the summer.

Free events will be held each Thursday beginning June 24th, at 10:30 AM at the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville, and at 2:00 PM at the W. E. Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia. This year’s events include shows featuring live animals, ventriloquism, magic, and storytelling. Door prizes will be given out at all events. Participants who read the most books in their age group will win a Top Reader Grand Prize, to be announced at the last program on July 25th.

Monday Movie showings will also be held at each branch beginning June 24th at 10:30 AM at the Brunswick County Library and at 2:00 PM at the Richardson Memorial Library.

To learn more about Summer Reading at the Library, stop by your closest branch or contact the Brunswick County Library at (434) 848-2418 x301, or the Richardson Memorial Library at (434) 634-2539. Visit www.meherrinlib.org for more information, or follow the Meherrin Regional Library on Facebook @meherrinregionallibrary.

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN SETS CHILDREN ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS...ONE BOOK AT A TIME

Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Meherrin Regional Library System at the Brunswick County Library, Lawrenceville or the Richardson Memorial Library, Emporia. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.

Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years. Registration is open. For more information visit http://www.meherrinlib.org/. This program is free of charge.

Library hosts National Seed Swap Day Event

Is one of your resolutions to eat healthier? How would you like to grow your own vegetables and herbs, maybe even just plant some new flowers? The Meherrin Regional Library will be kicking off its brand new Seed Exchange Library Program with a celebration of National Seed Swap Day. Visit the Brunswick or Richardson Library  to register for the program, pick out your seeds, and speak to Master Gardeners about how to start your very own garden. Planting and harvesting information will be available for the seeds that the library currently has to offer. You can even bring your own seeds to share with others. This event is open to all ages. Crafts will be available for younger participants. The event will be held at the Richardson Memorial Library on Saturday, January 26th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and at the Brunswick County Library on Monday, January 28th from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm. Visit www.meherrinlib.org or call  434-634-2539 or 434-848-2418 to learn more.

Reading is Fun at the Library

Reading is fun at the Meherrin Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program “Reading Takes You Everywhere”.

On Thursday, July 19, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will demonstrate the role agriculture plays making cookies. Events will be held at the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville, VA at 10:30 AM and at the Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia, VA at 2:00 PM.

Monday, July 23rd will feature Disney’s Ice Age: Collision Course (rated PG, 95 minutes). Ice Age: Collision Course will be shown at the Brunswick County Library at 10:30 AM, snacks welcomed. The Richardson Memorial Library will have a showing at 2:00 PM, snacks will be provided during the show. Children under age 10 must be supervised.

On Thursday, July 26, Impressions Theatre will present classic characters Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn on a new adventure. Events will be held at the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville, VA at 10:30 AM and at the Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia, VA at 2:00 PM.

For more information about Summer Reading at the Library, please stop by or contact the Brunswick County Library at (434) 848-2418 x301, or Richardson Memorial Library at (434) 634-2539, or visit www.meherrinlib.org.

"Reading Takes you Everywhere" Continues at the Meherrin Regional Library

Have summer fun at the Meherrin Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program “Reading Takes You Everywhere”.

On Thursday, July 12, the YMCA of Emporia will host an Obstacle Course that will be sure to put the crowd in motion. Events will be held at the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville, VA at 10:30 AM and at the Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia, VA at 2:00 PM.

Monday, July 16th will feature Disney’s Ratatouille (rated G, 111 minutes). Ratatouille will be shown at the Brunswick County Library at 10:30 AM, snacks welcomed. The Richardson Memorial Library will have a showing at 2:00 PM, snacks will be provided during the show. Children under age 10 must be supervised.

On Thursday, July 19, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will demonstrate the role agriculture plays making cookies. Events will be held at the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville, VA at 10:30 AM and at the Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia, VA at 2:00 PM.

For more information about Summer Reading at the Library, please stop by or contact the Brunswick County Library at (434) 848-2418 x301, or Richardson Memorial Library at (434) 634-2539, or visit www.meherrinlib.org.

    

Summer Fun at the Library

The fun continues with the Meherrin Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program “Reading Takes You Everywhere”.

Monday Movies on July 9th will feature Disney’s Cars 3 (rated G, 103 minutes). Cars 3 will be shown at the Brunswick County Library at 10:30 AM, snacks welcomed. The Richardson Memorial Library will have a showing at 2:00 PM, snacks will be provided during the show. Children under age 10 must be supervised.

On Thursday, July 12, the YMCA of Emporia will host an Obstacle Course that will be sure to put the crowd in motion. Events will be held at the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville, VA at 10:30 AM and at the Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia, VA at 2:00 PM.

For more information about Summer Reading at the Library, please stop by or contact the Brunswick County Library at (434) 848-2418 x301, or Richardson Memorial Library at (434) 634-2539, or visit www.meherrinlib.org.

    

Meherrin Regional Library urges families to sign up for Summer Reading Program

The Meherrin Regional Library System is gearing up for its annual Summer Reading Program, with registration beginning June 1st and events beginning June 28th.

This year’s theme is READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE. Preschoolers, children, and teens are all able to participate and win a free book by keeping track of books read during the summer.

Free events will be held each Thursday beginning June 28th, at 10:30 AM at the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville, and at 2:00 PM at the W. E. Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia. This year’s events include a theatre performance, an obstacle course, a nutrition demo, and an interactive science show. Those who complete the reading goal based on their age group and attend the last show on July 26th will be entered into a raffle.

Monday Movies will also be held at each branch beginning July 2nd at 10:30 AM at the Brunswick County Library and at 2:00 PM at Richardson Memorial Library.

To learn more about Summer Reading at the library, please stop by or contact the Brunswick County Library at (434) 848-2418 x301, or Richardson Memorial Library at (434) 634-2539, or visit www.meherrinlib.org.

Embrace leadership at your library: celebrate National Library Week April 8-14

(LAWRENCEVILLE, VA) – The week of April 8-14, the Meherrin Regional Library System will join libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week and the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.

National Library Week, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), is an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.

Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners, and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunities to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.

The Meherrin Regional Library System serves Brunswick County, Greensville County, and the City of Emporia with branches in Lawrenceville and Emporia, Virginia. The Library helps lead the community by providing access to print and e-resources, reference services, assisting with genealogical research, and encouraging early and lifelong learning through a variety of programming.

Visit the Library during National Library Week to learn more about how your Library can serve you, and participate in our community art project, “Stick Together: Let’s Read!”

For more information, visit the Brunswick County Library at 133 West Hicks Street, Lawrenceville, or the Richardson Memorial Library at 100 Spring Street, Emporia, or visit the Library’s website at www.meherrinlib.org.

Richardson Memorial Library 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Richardson Memorial Library celebrated its 40th Anniversary the week of September 11-16 with a proclamation from the City of Emporia and Greensville County naming September 11th as W. E. Richardson, Jr. Memorial Library Day, and a giveaway each day to the patron who checked out the 40th book of the day. Pictured are Library Board Members with the two proclamations, and giveaway winners Ella McBride with Director Becky Walker; John Newsome; Caron Willis-Johnson with Hannah Geist; Melissa Jones and Nicholas Wozniak; and Destiny, Zamon, and Malaysia Woodley.

Richardson Memorial Library Turns 40

The William E. Richardson, Jr. Memorial Library is celebrating 40 years of service. The library will have light refreshments available on Monday, September 11th in appreciation of the library’s patrons. The week of September 11th- 18th there will be a giveaway a day to the patron checking out the 40th item. The community is encouraged to visit the library and take advantage of the information, services, and resources available to all.   

The development and implementation of the first public library in Greensville County was initiated by the Woman’s Club of Emporia. Through their efforts the first public library space was opened on June 12, 1931. Known as the Greensville County Public Library, it was located in a small room of the county courthouse and was open for two hours every Friday afternoon.

As demand grew, the need for a larger space became apparent. The Greensville County Board of Supervisors purchased the former Merchants and Farmers Bank on South Main Street in 1948 for the purpose of a new home for the library. The new library opened in 1949 with its first paid librarian. Through the years and with an ever increasing need to supply the community with rich resources, it was again recognized that the library needed more space to expand its services.

A “Friends of the Library” was formed in 1964 with support from the Woman’s Club of Emporia for the purpose of increasing public interest and raising funds for a new library building. With the efforts of the Friends, a generous donation from the William E. Richardson family in memory of their only son William E. Richardson, Jr., and the assistance of the City of Emporia as part of the municipal complex, a new library was built at its current location on Spring Street. The William E. Richardson, Jr. Memorial Library was dedicated and opened to the public in September 1977. It is through the work and determination of local citizens from the past to the present that the Richardson Memorial Library continues to serve the entire community with an abundance of books, resources, and services.

For more information contact the Richardson Library at 434-634-2539 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meherrinregionallibrary.

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