Aug 29, 2007

Pick of the Week

I don't like to read!
by Carlson, Nancy L.

Henry likes most things about first grade except for reading, that is. Everyone else loves to read; classmate Tony can even read upside down! But when Henry is called on in class, he freezes. His teacher soon discovers that its not that Henry doesnt like reading, its that he cant.

Website of the Week

This site translates Internet acronyms and terms commonly used in email, chat rooms and text messaging into readable text. This is especially useful for people whose children and grandchildren are now talking in virtual tongues while communicating online.

Bookmobile 2007-2008 Schedules are now available!

The Pamunkey Regional Library's Bookmobile is our "library on wheels," bringing books and other materials to library patrons in each of the four counties we serve. Printed schedules are available at every branch or online at For more information about the Bookmobile, please call (804) 559-4073.

Aug 28, 2007

Fall Storytime Schedule Now Available!

Fall Storytimes at the Library
September 10 - December 7

Pamunkey Regional Library's Storytimes are a fun learning experience that parents and children can share together. Storytimes include stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts for children. If you need more information about Storytime, please call or visit your local branch library or go to

Aug 22, 2007

Pick of the Week

The Road

By Cormac McCarthy

This is the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction. A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray.

Website of the Week

Since its creation in 1779 in England, “Amazing Grace” has grown in popularity to become one of the best-known hymns in America. This Web site explores its history through items from the collections of the Library of Congress, from the earliest printing of the song to various performances of it on sound recordings. Also included is a searchable catalog of the Chasanoff/Elozua Amazing Grace Collection at the Library of Congress, which comprises published recorded performances of the hymn “Amazing Grace” by more than 3000 different individual musicians or musical ensembles.

Aug 20, 2007

Goochland Anime Club, Thursday August 23 @ 6:00 p.m.

Ages 8 and up.
Test your rhythm with Dance Dance Revolution and watch previews of new anime films & series. Free pizza, rice crispies sushi, and drinks available.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
For more information call (804) 556-4774
or visit the Goochland Branch Library at 3075 River Road West.

Aug 15, 2007

Announcing exciting new updates to Power Search!

Power Search is a great way to search up to 10 of our electronic resources at once! Now when you use Power Search, you’ll see features like:
  • Search Alerts using RSS feeds
  • Did You Mean?/Also Try gives you alternate spellings and preferred search terms to find better results.
  • Search Within Results lets you pinpoint specific information by adding or excluding more terms within search results.
  • Enhanced Limiting gives you the option of selecting subject terms, subdivisions, article types and publications to get the best results.
  • Enhanced Navigation includes the creation of document tools (print, email, cite, download, translate) that appear on each document.
  • Enhanced Tabs displays the number of results on each color-coded tab.
  • Enhanced Bookmarks gives you direct access to individual documents, searches and collections of documents.
  • Improved "How-to-Cite" Functionality provides MLA and APA formats for citations, with accurate elements, correct spacing, and formatting.
  • Publication Details provides more information about each publication, including publisher address, contact information, and publication descriptions.
See the new Power Search features in action by logging in to Find It Virginia. Select “Pamunkey Regional Library” from the drop-down menu and type in your library card number. If you have any questions about our electronic resources, e-mail or use our Ask-A-Librarian online form.

Aug 14, 2007

Pick of the Week

Gymnastics Skills: Beginning tumbling

By Jen Jones

A guide for children and pre-teens on basic tumbling skills needed for gymnastics.

Website of the Week

This site has a veritable wealth of weather information that includes a glossary, terms, jokes, experiments, folklore, an "ask" section, and even access to Doppler sites, hurricane tracking charts, and charts for wind chill, heat index, and temperature conversions.

Aug 2, 2007

Pick of the Week

The Higher Power of Lucky
by Susan Patron
Lucky, age ten, can't wait another day. The meanness gland in her heart and the crevices full of questions in her brain make running away from Hard Pan, California (population 43), the rock-bottom only choice she has.

2007 Newbery award winner

Website of the Week

From the Metropolitan Museum of art, this website is an online exhibit exploring the life and work of French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Some of the topics covered include Degas' artistic style, subjects of his art (including laundresses, ballet, and women bathing), and art collected by Degas.