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Book-A-Librarian

Want to learn a new skill? Need a little extra help with a task? The Appomattox Regional Library System now offers Book-A-Librarian sessions with our professional and skilled librarians. Submit your request for a session of up to 30 minutes at any ARLS location, and be scheduled for personalized help with a librarian that is catered to your specific needs! Applications...

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Calendar Of Events

To see our calendar of events please click here. To see our Explore Guide for different events click here.  

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Movie Programs

Adult Movie Programs Showtime at ARLS These movies are intended for adults or mature teens. Children's Movie Programs Mystery Movie Monday What movie will you see? Who knows! It’s a mystery! Join us for an exciting movie and snacks. We ask that all children be accompanied by an adult.  Classic Movie Saturday Join us at the Hopewell Library for a...

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Reserve a Room

The online room reservation system is being updated and will be unavailable until January 6th, 2020. If you need a reservation before then please call Cathy Field at 804-458-6329 x1008. Please note no reservations are being accepted for February or March at this time.

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Children

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Locations & Hours

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Summer Reading

ARLS 2020 Summer Reading Program June 15- Now Extended to August 31   Children's and Teen Summer Reading  Ages 0-5: Read 30 Books Ages 6-12: Read 6 Books Ages 13-18: Read 4 Books If you prefer, instructions and materials can be picked up at one of our 4 curbside locations or in-person at the Hopewell or Prince George Branch. Find...

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Get a Library Card

Getting a library card is quick & easy Complete the Online Borrower Registration or visit your local library branch to get started. If you register online, visit any location with proof of current address to pick up your card What you will need Government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport If your current address is different from the address...

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Renew Items

How to Renew an Item Online Log on to the Catalog. See My Account if you need help logging in. At the top right of the screen, click your name. Click "Account Activity." Locate the title(s) of the item(s) you wish to renew. Click the “Renew Loan” button for each item you wish to renew, OR To renew all of...

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Smart Beginnings

      Smart Beginnings brings communities together for the best possible outcomes for young children by helping prepare them for entrance into kindergarten Ready to Learn! We offer information, guidelines, developmental screening, and classes for parents with young children who want to learn useful and effective ways of parenting. We also have tools and classes for care providers. We...

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Request an Item

How to Request an Item You must have an active library card and 4-digit PIN. Search the catalog for the item you wish to request. See Search Catalog for help with this step. When you have located the item you wish to place on hold, click “Place Hold." A dialog box will appear asking you to log in if you...

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Borrowing Materials

Borrow books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, graphic novels, magazines, & more! All circulating library materials have the same loan conditions: 3 week loan Up to 3 renewals*, if not on request by another patron Late items are charged $.10 per day per item, not to exceed $4.00 Accounts owing more than $5.00 will have library privileges suspended Bestsellers cannot be...

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Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan? Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a transaction in which items are borrowed from other libraries in Virginia and throughout the United States. The purpose of interlibrary loan is to obtain materials (on behalf of patrons) that are not owned by Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) or available through Petersburg Public Library System (PPLS). Interlibrary loan is an...

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