Library Receives

Grant to Engage

Diverse Communities

in STEM Learning

The Library of Virginia's Library Development and Networking Division has received a NASA @ My Library grant that aims to engage diverse communities in STEM learning. The grant provides two different NASA STEM facilitation kits to circulate to public libraries.


Student Essay Contest Winners Announced

The Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy congratulate the winners of the student essay contest for the 2019 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History program! Participants were required to send an original, unpublished, 400-word essay considering these questions: What does equality mean to you? Which past Strong Men & Women in Virginia History honoree embodies that definition for you? How can you embody that definition in your life—now and in the future?


Save the Date! April 27 Voorhees Lecture to Focus on Pictorial Maps

The Fry-Jefferson Map Society will host the 16th Annual Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Although planning is still underway, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen J. Hornsby, director of the Canadian-American Center and professor of geography and Canadian studies at the University of Maine, will be the featured speaker.


Support the Library of Virginia in the New Year

Every year your donations contribute to the Library's ability to collect, protect, and share the history and culture of Virginia. You can make your gift by printing and mailing this form, going online, or by calling Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813.


Virginia State Seal Items on Sale at the Virginia Shop Online

Visit the Virginia Shop online during January in honor of the General Assembly session for discounts on Virginia State Seal merchandise. Online purchases of these products are 30 percent off this month!


From the Library's Blog:

Jeanne Hunton Witt Cabell Family Scrapbooks c. 1920s–1950s  

Watching "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" on Netflix and ready to organize your papers? The Library has a large collection of inspiring scrapbooks. This blog post features the Cabell Family Scrapbook Collection.


Ongoing through December 7, 2019

EXHIBITION New Virginians: 1619-2019 & Beyond

Saturday, January 26


Wednesday, February 13

Literary Virginia Book Group

Wednesday, February 13


Saturday, February 23


Monday, February 25

Secretly Y'all presents: (im/em)MIGRATION STORIES