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The Eggs-traordinary Event

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Library Events | Comments Off

The Eggs-traordinary Event brought the life cycle of chickens to life for our Ridge Elementary students and community.


We had  a “chick cam” that allowed our families to “chick in” with the chicks’ progress; a reading incentive program; and STEM and language arts lessons for kindergarten through 5th grade that followed the chicks from egg to life on the farm

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Once the chicks were too big to stay at school the chicks went to Mrs. Essid’s chicken paradise – BeePasture Farm in Goochland County.

National Library Legislative Day

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Library Events | Comments Off

Librarians around Virginia got to meet with our House Representatives and a U.S. Senator!!!



Dress as Your Favorite Book Character Day at Montrose Elementary School

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Library Events | Comments Off

Dress as Your Favorite Book Character Day at Montrose Elementary School

The Resource Team dressed as characters from the book, The Day the Crayons Quit

School Library Month Celebration

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Library Events | Comments Off

April was School Library Month and on Wednesday April 26, librarians, assistants, and school administrators got together at Hermitage High School to celebrate. It was a time to enjoy each other’s company, good food, a panel of guest authors, and honor this year’s Ann M. Martin Scholarship winner.
The guest authors were Erica Orloff, Bill Pike, and Steven K. Smith.
This year’s Ann M. Martin Learning for Life School Librarian’s Scholarship winner was Raven Witherspoon, of J. R. Tucker High School.
Below are some wonderful pictures taken at the celebration by our own Jan Budryk, librarian at the Hermitage and Highland Springs technical centers.

HCPS Librarian wins 2017 VAASL James Regional School Librarian of the Year

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Awards, Library Events | Comments Off

Congratulations to Shannon Hyman, librarian at D. A. Kaechele Elementary School, who was named the 2017 Virginia Association of School Librarians James Regional School Librarian of the Year last week at the region’s spring conference. To learn more about the great things going on in the Kaechele Library, click here, and make sure to check back on this site to stay up to date on the amazing things happening at all our libraries throughout the county!

Below are some pictures of Ms. Hyman receiving her award.