This Week at JMRL:

Friday, February 27

10:30 am
Crozet - It's Bin Fun: Sensory Play for Infants & Toddlers

Saturday, February 28

11:00 am
Gordon - Drop-In Stories & More

2:00 pm
Greene - Mind Math With Beads

2:30 pm
Gordon - Tween/Teen Screen Saturdays

2:30 pm
Gordon - Tween/Teen Screen Saturdays

Sunday, March 1

2:00 pm
Central - Terracotta Jewelry Workshop - A Big Read Program

Monday, March 2

9:00 am
Nelson - Author Birthday Shelf

9:30 am
Gordon - Mother Goose Time Mondays 9:30

10:00 am
Central - Mother Goose Time

10:30 am
Gordon - Reading Rumpus

11:00 am
Central - Romp 'n Stomp Mondays

11:30 am
Gordon - Mother Goose Time Mondays 11:30

1:00 pm

7:00 pm
Crozet - MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP- Part of The Big Read

Tuesday, March 3

9:30 am
Gordon - Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays

10:30 am
Gordon - 2's and 3's Together

10:30 am
Central - Colorful Scarves

6:30 pm
Crozet - Musings: A Teen Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, March 4

10:00 am
Scottsville - Toddler Time

10:30 am
Central - Romp 'n Stomp Wednesdays

10:30 am
Greene - Read and Rhyme Time

10:30 am
Nelson - Stories Out Loud

10:30 am
Scottsville - Reading Rocks

3:00 pm
Nelson - Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

3:30 pm
Gordon - Color Cool

4:00 pm
Nelson - LEGO Wednesdays

4:30 pm
Central - Central Teen Advisory Board

6:00 pm
Gordon - Mason Jar Madness -- rescheduled

7:00 pm
Gordon - Reading Poetry

7:00 pm
Gordon - Advisory Committee of Teens (ACT)

Thursday, March 5

10:00 am

10:30 am
Louisa - Preschool Storytime

10:30 am
Central - Tales for Twos

10:30 am
Gordon - Monkey Business: Preschool Storytime

10:30 am
Greene - Story Book Beat

3:00 pm
Gordon - For DIY People

4:00 pm
Central - SPCA: Read to Paws

7:00 pm
Greene - Thursday Night Book Discussion Group - Part of The Big Read

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February is ...

  • black history month.

  • winter reading program.

  • tean reading challenge.

  • ... Library Lovers Month

    love libraries

Closing Northside Library

The current Albemarle Square location closed at the end of the day on Saturday, February 21st. More information.

Interlibrary Loan Requests Suspended until March 17th.
Northside has temporarily stopped accepting interlibrary loan requests. Requests will be accepted again when the library opens in the new building on March 16.

February 23-28: Patrons may enter the building at Albemarle Square to pick up holds on a limited schedule: Monday through Friday: 4:30 - 5:30 pm and Saturday: 12pm - 1pm.  PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is only for patrons picking up holds. If you would prefer to pick up holds at another location, please call Northside at 434-973-7893.

If you are unable to reach Northside staff by phone during the transition, please call the Central Library at 434-979-7151.

Books may be returned to the Book Drop Boxes at Albemarle Square until March 6th. Starting March 7th, books should be returned to the new location at 705 West Rio Road.

At noon on Monday, March 16, the new Northside Library will open for business at 705 West Rio Road.

Coming Soon...

namesake cover. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American popular culture. JMRL has received a grant from the NEA to provide a BIG READ throughout central Virginia during March 2015.

book sale Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sale Thousands of good-quality books and other media at great prices! Proceeds benefit the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. March 21 - 29 at Gordon Ave. Library. Hours are 10am-7pm each day. Members only Preview Sale on March 20, 5-7pm. $50 limit on purchases. Half-Price days: March 28 & 29. More info at 434-977-8467 or No scanners or other electronic devices permitted at Preview Sale or during first three hours of sale on March 21 (10am-1pm).

Virginia Book Festival logo. Virginia Festival of the Book: The Virginia Festival of the Book is a 5-day festival of mostly FREE LITERARY EVENTS that are open to the public as we honor book culture and promote reading and literacy.

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Database Spotlight

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Teen Homework Help

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