Reserve Your Tickets!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us October 18–19, 2019, for the Library’s annual Literary Awards Celebration.

For sponsorship or ticket information for the 22nd Annual Library of Virginia Awards Celebration honoring Virginia authors and friends, please call 804.692.3813 or click HERE.

Click HERE for a complete list of the 2019 finalists.


Kotz Award Winner Announced

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are pleased to announce the winner of the annual Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. The judges selected Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women. Gabriel will be recognized on Friday, October 18, 2019, at the VMFA and on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Library of Virginia’s annual Virginia Literary Awards Celebration.


Virginia Newspaper Project Receives Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded two grants to the Library’s Virginia Newspaper Project to digitize historical newspapers as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program.


The UncommonWealth: New Blog Launches September 25

Our new blog—The UncommonWealth: Voices from the Library of Virginia—aims to expand the scope of our previous blogs to help you learn more about what we do, why we do it, and how our efforts relate to current issues and events. We will update the blog each week, and we invite you to visit often, make comments, and share your experiences.

Beginning Wednesday, September 25, 2019, visit to start exploring!


“No Kid Hungry”

Summer Heroes

For Virginia’s 2019 No Kid Hungry Summer Meals Program, the Library of Virginia provided web-based training for participating public libraries and schools, as well as 10,000 books to be given away during program events.

Thirteen individuals and organizations across Virginia have been named to the 2019 No Kid Hungry Summer Hero Hall of Fame, a national honor that recognizes and celebrates those who go above and beyond to find innovative ways to ensure children get the food and nutrition they need during the summer months.


Help the Library Thrive

Are you one of the many people from across the country who use the Library of Virginia’s collections for research? Did you know that the Library has a membership program that helps support its programs, events, and exhibitions? Our members provide the necessary support needed to share and enrich the Library’s collections. Consider becoming a member today!

Donations starting at $50 provide all the benefits that come with membership, including an annual print subscription to Broadside, our quarterly magazine; 10 percent off all purchases at the Virginia Shops; and invitations to special members-only events and programs.


Back-to-School Sale at

the Virginia Shop

It’s back-to-school time and the Virginia Shop is celebrating with a sale on children’s books and activities. Save 30 percent online and 20 percent on in-store purchases.


The Library on Pinterest

Have you explored any of our 43 Pinterest boards lately? We have curated collections on everything from vintage tobacco labels to old letterhead to cartoon images from WWI. It's a treasure trove for educators, artists, and, of course, if you're simply curious!