Henrico County Public Library launches plan for the future

Henrico County Public Library recently released its Library Services Plan, which includes new mission, vision and goals for the future of the library. The planning process, launched December 2010, engaged a wide range of stakeholders in developing a plan for the future.

Through online and print surveys, in-person sessions and individual interviews, more than 7,000 members of the community shared what they liked about the system and what needed enhancements. More than 1,500 of the survey participants shared stories about the library’s impact on their lives. Story excerpts can be viewed at http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Officials identified four main goals through the process:

  • Enhancing collections (materials, eBooks, DVDs and books) and making them available in a timely manner to customers;

  • Enhancing community outreach efforts through public relations, the Bookmobile and other methods and improving dialogue with minorities, seniors and others;

  • Providing customers with high-quality classes, programs and customer service;

  • Providing physical spaces (buildings, rooms and cafes) that will welcome and engage customers during hours that meet their needs.

  • The library system consists of four area and five branch libraries, a bookmobile, a law library, and headquarters. During the most recent fiscal year, the libraries welcomed more than two million visitors and circulated 3.8 million items.

    For details about the Library Services Plan, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/mission.
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    Rock on!


    The painted rocks craze is thriving in Henrico, as a walk around the grounds of local libraries and parks will demonstrate. This rock was spotted near Libbie Mill Library, and there's a slideshow of many more uniquely-painted stones on the RVA Rocks Facebook page (https://facebook.com/groups/RVARocks/).

    Painting and hiding rocks is a family activity appropriate for all ages, and parents especially like the way it fosters creativity and gets kids outdoors. > Read more.

    Goochland man arrested at RIC with gun


    A Goochland County man was arrested at Richmond International Airport July 19 after Transportation Security Administration officers found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

    A TSA officer detected the 9 mm caliber handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it entered the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 12 bullets. > Read more.

    Kansas man struck, killed while crossing West Broad Street

    A 54-year-old Kansas man was struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross West Broad Street near Bethlehem Road in the Near West End at about 10:30 p.m., July 19.

    Julius A. McBride of Overland Park, Kansas, was struck by a car traveling east on West Broad Street. > Read more.

    Henrico Police warn citizens to ‘Take it, Lock it or Lose it’


    Eastern parts of Henrico County have witnessed a recent increase in larceny from automobiles, so Henrico Police officials are spreading the word to encourage citizens to lock their vehicles.

    Police are handing out and posting fliers and putting message boards in neighborhoods to educate residents.

    There usually is a rise of larceny from automobiles during Christmas, spring and summer break, said Henrico Police Officer James Bupp. > Read more.

    Glover to be inducted posthumously into Babe Ruth Hall of Fame


    Late Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover will be inducted into the Babe Ruth Southeast Region Hall of Fame during a ceremony Aug. 14 at RF&P Park at approximately 6:30 p.m., prior to a 14-and-under Babe Ruth World Series game. The Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association, which is hosting the World Series, made the announcement July 18. > Read more.

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    The Senior Film Series at Sandston Library continues from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with “Wattstax” (R, 102 minutes, 1973). The movie is related to the book “Respect yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion” by Robert Gordon. Coffee and snacks will be provided. For details, call 501-1990 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org. Full text

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