Competition heats up at Northside Library

Kick those painful childhood memories of Monopoly to the curb, there’s a new way to showcase your board gaming prowess!gamepiecesanddie_180407897

Grown-Up Game Night hosts adults for an evening of board games, refreshments, and socialization every fourth Monday at the Northside Library.

Games will range from classic standards to modern favorites, with tutorials to ensure participants are up-to-speed with the rules of each game.

The next session on June 24 from 6:30 – 8:45pm will feature Ticket to Ride and players will compete for control of the railways between cities across North America.

So don’t be shy, challenge your mind and bring a friend along to Grown-Up Game Night!

For a list of upcoming events, visit the JMRL website at

Summer 2019 programs announced!

Wish you had a list of all the amazing events happening this summer at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL)?Beyond the Books Summer 2019 front cover

Your wish has been granted!

Beyond the Books – Summer 2019 edition is now available at your local library branch and on the JMRL website!

The guide serves as a great resource for patrons of all ages to check out what’s happening at the library from June until August.

  • Some activities you will find include,
  • Developing early literacy skills with young children,
  • Book clubs,
  • Bilingual storytimes,
  • Food tastings,
  • Movies,
  • Technology tutorials,
  • Painting workshops,
  • Game nights,
  • Origami making,
  • Yoga,

And so much more.

Some of the activities require registration, so don’t delay in checking out what’s available.

Summer programming is funded by the JMRL Friends of the Library.

For more information about upcoming events at JMRL, visit

2019 Summer Reading Kickoff events

Summer Kickoff 2It’s that time of year again when each library branch hosts their own special event to celebrate the beginning of summer reading!

From a butterfly release to an ice cream social, there’s no shortage of fun activities to get you and your family pumped for another great summer with the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Other activities (depending on the kickoff event you attend) include live music, face painting, balloon animals, snacks, and games.

And, while you’re hanging out, grab a Summer Reading Challenge sheet to begin your quest to win some great prizes!

Check out the dates below for the Summer Reading Kickoff events and don’t miss out on this annual get-together.

  • Central Library: Saturday, June 8: 10am-12pm
  • Crozet Library: Monday, June 10: 5:30-6:30pm
  • Gordon Avenue Library: Wednesday, June 12: 6:30-8pm
  • Greene County Library: Monday, June 3: 6-8pm
  • Louisa County Library: Tuesday, June 4: 2-3pm
  • Nelson Memorial Library: Tuesday, June 4: 5-6:30pm
  • Northside Library: Tuesday, June 11: 3:30-6pm
  • Scottsville Library: Tuesday, June 4: 5-7pm

Summer programming is funded by the JMRL Friends of the Library.

For more information about the events, visit the programs webpage at