Chesterfield libraries use 3-D printers to aide in fight against COVID
Chesterfield County Public Library is donating fabric masks to a women’s shelter and 3-D-printed plastic straps for masks to Chippenham Hospital. Library staff made 75 masks and 100 plastic straps using the library’s sewing machines and 3-D printers. The plastic straps are designed to attach to a mask’s elastic... Read more
‘Unsung women of the civil rights movement’ coming Oct. 26
The Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library will host a fundraising event, featuring an interactive panel discussion called “The Role of Women in the Civil Rights Movement: The Chesterfield and Petersburg Experience.” The program – which will include Theresa Ann Walker, civil rights activist and widow of the Rev.... Read more
Meadowdale Library celebrates 10 years in current building
   ABOVE on right: Former branch manager John Twombly, Mike Mabe, director of Library Services and current branch manager James Hudson. Meadowdale Library recently celebrated 10 years in its new building. More than 200 people attended a Nov. 10 celebratory event. Many changes have come to the library over the years.... Read more
Event encourages students to read during the summer
Trying to help avert a “summer slide” was the driving force behind last week’s first-ever Summer Reading Palooza. The event, which was organized by three librarians at Carver Middle School, drew students from 13 local schools. Stephanie Stargardt, head librarian at Carver, said the event was organized to get... Read more
Encourager: Matoaca High grad speaks to youth at annual event
Helping teens develop leadership skills was one of the ideas behind the Chesterfield County Public Library’s mini-leadership conferences. The fourth annual three-day conference – officially known as the Teen Leadership Institute – was held at the Chester Library last week. It featured motivational speaker Charles McLeod. McLeod – who... Read more
Chesterfield robotics team gears up for battlefield
By Kasey Tross, team mentor, Librarybots The LibraryBots, FTC robotics team 7278 sponsored by the Chesterfield County Public Library, is preparing to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge Northern Virginia Qualifier to be held Dec. 2 at Battlefield High School in Haymarket, where they will face off against thirty-nine... Read more
Comic Con draws big crowd
Spiderman stepped aside so Darth Vader could get through the milling crowd. At the check-out desk of the Meadowdale Library, Princess Leia scanned books for patrons. Stormtroopers, super heroes, and all kinds of characters one could imagine wondered about. It was the Meadowdale Library annual Comic Con and the... Read more
Chester Library is forming a Teen Art Club for interested teens between the ages of 12 to 18 years to share their love of creativity and self-expression.  The club will meet the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. There is no pre-registration and no... Read more
Merlee’s Moods, an art exhibit opening this week at the Chester Library, will give the viewer insight on the Haida and Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest and their Native-style art. The original brush and India ink drawings of the complex spiritual and animal art is highly stylized and... Read more
CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) will reopen all library locations on Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. The new schedule will begin on Thursday, Sept. 8. For more information or to locate the nearest library, call 804-751-CCPL or visit Read more