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Directions to Northside Library During Rt 29/Rio Road Construction

From May 23 through September 2, 2016, visitors will need to use alternate routes to access the Northside Library.
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Running Man 8K to Benefit JMRL

Saturday, May 28, 2016 7:30 AM
324 6th St. SE (Champion Brewing Company)
Charlottesville, VA
An 8K road race through the Downtown, North Downtown, and Belmont sections of Charlottesville. This race is a memorial to the memory of Philip Weber III, Charlottesville's legendary "Running Man." Proceeds will go to the JMRL book collection.
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Read For The Win!

Summer reading fun for kids, teens and adults!
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Library of Virginia's Annual People's Choice Awards

Each year the Library of Virginia solicits nominations of books published during the previous year by Virginia authors, or in the case of nonfiction about a Virginia subject, in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A panel of judges selects the finalists and winners of the juried awards in these categories. Readers and book lovers are encouraged to vote for their favorite books from among five finalists that a panel of librarians and book sellers select.
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Book Club Kits

Everything you need for your book club in one bag.
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Database Spotlight

Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

Tumblebooks Tumblebooks
is a database containing electronic audio and animated books for kids. Also includes puzzles and games, and books in other languages.

General OneFile contains articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and more. Millions of full-text articles.

Language Online Transparent Language Online
is a language-learning system designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries. This rapid learning system takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.


BookLetters is a fantastic email newsletter and readers advisory service which contains information on millions of books. There are even lists of new titles on different subjects.

Find out how you can sign up and have new biographies, mysteries, book sizzlers and more emailed to you monthly.

Teen Homework Help

JMRL has put together a collection of resources to help teens with homework and research projects.