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New Library Website Coming Soon!

New Library Website Coming Soon!

Radford Announces New Interactive Website Enhancing Citizen and Government Communication Radford, Va. - The City of Radford is pleased to announce that it is launching its new website as of July 1, 2015. The website www.radfordva.gov just underwent a 6 month re-design ...

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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Job Opportunities @ the Radford Public Library Part time clerk Wanted—someone who would like to join a team of hard working, flexible library employees focused on giving the best customer service possible. hours: 20 per week entry level pay: $8.50 per hour weekends and evenings required Library ...

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Three Sisters Gardening

Three Sisters Gardening

Tuesdays at 11:00 amJune 9, 16, 23, & 30 Join us in the library backyard. It's fun in the garden for your little sprouts!

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NO STORY TIME TUESDAYS IN JUNE

NO STORY TIME TUESDAYS IN JUNE

WE'LL BE IN THE GARDEN INSTEAD! Join us in the garden (weather permitting) Tuesdays at 11:00 Story Times are currently on a Wednesday & Thursday schedule.

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Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Keep your mind heroically strong all summer long! Be sure to pick up your reading log and calendar when you sign up!

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Brick Build Blast!

Brick Build Blast!

Saturday afternoons in the Children's Area 2:00 - 4:00 June 13, 27 & July 25 Drop in and build something super! You supply the ideas, we supply the bricks. Bring your imagination and construction talent to the library for an ...

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Super Movie Fridays

Super Movie Fridays

June 19, 26, & July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Movie Marathons for Teens. Superhero movies of all sorts. From the time we open until we close. In the meeting room.

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Family Movie

Family Movie

Saturdays at 2:00 June 20, July 11, & August 1 Family friendly afternoon movie. Bring a picnic lunch if you wish.

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Stuntology with Sam Bartlett

Stuntology with Sam Bartlett

June 26 2:00 Sam Bartlett shares absurd pranks and pointless techniques to amuse yourself, amaze your friends, and annoy everyone else.This popular program returns to teach your kids brain busters and table top tricks!

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Nightmare on Main Street

Nightmare on Main Street

Saturday 27 June Free Summer Halloween Party! Horror Rock/Punk Show featuring "Late Night Zero" and "Fifty-Two Ways" costume contest to win book prizes free snacks silent horror film screening after the show. All ages welcome. Spooky themes, ...

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Read to a Therapy Dog

Read to a Therapy Dog

Monday June 29 & Tuesday July 28 A furry listener empowers emerging and hesitant readers by being a patient non-judgmental audience. But, you don't have to tell your kids that; they just love to read to dogs! spaces are ...

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CLOSED JULY FOURTH

CLOSED JULY FOURTH

Enjoy the Holiday We will be closed Saturday the 4th of July to celebrate of the 239th anniversary of our nation's independence! Do you have enough books?

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Magician Jonathan Austin

Magician Jonathan Austin

July 7 at 2:00 Jonathan Austin is a returning favorite. His show is bound to knock your socks off! It includes juggling, magic tricks, jokes, gags, comedy with lots of audience participation and rapport.

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Cupcake Wars

Cupcake Wars

Thursday 9 July at 12:00 Teens decorate and eat cupcakes! Bonus points for creating book themed cupcakes! Please tell Dave by the end of the day before if you plan to participate, so he can get enough supplies.

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Larsen Lizards

Larsen Lizards

July 14 2:00They're back by popular demand! An educational program with hands-on opportunities! Hold a snake, Pet a lizard, Learn about Reptiles and Amphibians of all sorts

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Radford Reads Festival

Radford Reads Festival

Radford Reads schedule 2015 Saturday 18 July 10:00 - 5:00 at GLENCOE MUSEUM AND GROUNDS A day long celebration of literature and the many cultural contributions of the New River Valley. Readings, storytelling, and music are the main attractions as this event ...

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Police Dog Demonstration

Police Dog Demonstration

Thursday 23 July at 2:00 Meet K-9 officers and their human partners. Learn how these dynamic duos work together to protect our community.

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Teens Paint Your Clothes

Teens Paint Your Clothes

Monday 3 August at Noon Teens bring some old clothes you'd like and get creative. We'll provide paint and markers... and probably some snacks.

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Teens SRP Auction

Teens SRP Auction

Wednesday 5 August Bid on a variety of prizes with "book bucks" earned during the Teen Summer Reading Program. A large variety of items will be offered. Ask Dave about second chance raffle if you are unable to attend.

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Teens, Slime & Pie Dave!

Teens, Slime & Pie Dave!

Wednesday 5 August at 1:00 Yep. Just what it sounds like. Teens who have signed up for the Summer Reading Program and completed 40 or more hours of reading earn the opportunity to dump a bucket of slime over ...

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Super Summer Reading Finale Party

Super Summer Reading Finale Party

Thursday 6 August at 2:00 Participants in our Summer Reading Program who have completed 40 hours of reading will be invited to the Finale Party! Treats and Activities. Come dressed as your favorite superhero if you wish.

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OneClickdigital service from Recorded Books expands your access to audio books. Browse, create wish lists, and download titles for use on all popular digital listening devices. A library card is needed for access.

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We’re Looking for Yearbooks

We're Looking for Yearbooks

We would like to fill the gaps in our Radford High School and Dalton Middle School yearbook collections. If you have any of the following dates, and would like to donate them, we will give them a good home. ...

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Text a Librarian

Text a Librarian

Begin a live chat with a librarian at the Radford Public Library. You can either send a text message via your smart phone by dialing 66746 and precede your initial question with askradford Or you can begin chatting with a librarian from the ...

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LIBRARY SERVICES
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RESEARCH!
Basic instruction services including but not limited to Catalog use, locating materials in the collection, layout of the collection in Adult, Children, and Young Adult Sections of the library.
TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE:
Basic instruction services including but not limited to Basic computer instruction, including but not limited to mouse manipulation, computer troubleshooting techniques, and installing programs.
EMAIL SETUP
Basic instruction services including but not limited to setting up your personal email account and related email assistance.
ONLINE RESOURCES:
Basic instruction services including but not limited to utilizing library online resources, including America's News, Zinio, Overdrive, AtoZDatabases, and FinditVA.
JOB HUNTING
Basic instruction services including but not limited to online job resources including assistance with filling out job applications, instruction using online content offered by the Radford Library, such as Career cruising AtZdatabases and Glassdoor.

Children

The Children’s Department at RPL contains books and multimedia for babies through 6th graders. We’re always excited to help you find a good book or do research. Our programs include storytimes, movies, crafts, and special performers.

Download the latest Issue Of "Children's Corner" to learn about our upcoming events!


Teens

The Radford Public Library has, for many years, served as a place for teenagers to come after school. The “Teen Scene,” was built specifically for this age group. With a liberal collection of books, the young adult area also offers recorded audio books, and magazines all available for check out.

Adults

Explore the services the Radford Public Library offers to adults of all ages. The search for information and enrichment never ends! The library staff is here to direct you to the correct source. From the newest technology to the oldest classic, RPL is your answer!