Resources

If you would like to suggest an addition to this list of reading-related resources throughout Virginia, please email sdlawson@virginia.edu with details.

One Book & Big Read Programs

Literary Festivals & Series

Public Libraries

Browse public libraries throughout Virginia in the Library of Virginia Public Library Directory, which is searchable by county or city.

Additional library resources in the Commonwealth can be found through the Virginia Library Association.

Literacy

  • Resources and program information related to adult literacy in Virginia may be found by exploring the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center and the Virginia Literacy Foundation.
  • Virginia State Reading Association is a professional organization actively engaged in promoting literacy throughout Virginia, sharing current instructional strategies and research, and advocating for the elimination of illiteracy in our state.
  • In Central Virginia, Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle (LVCA) provides free one-on-one, confidential tutoring in basic literacy and English as a second language to adults living or working in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
  • The Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) is the voice for excellence in Virginia’s school libraries through the promotion of literacy, information access and evaluation, love of literature, effective use of technology, collaboration in the teaching/learning process, intellectual freedom, professional growth, instructional leadership and lifelong learning. VAASL also hosts an annual conference each fall.
  • The Literacy Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University advances the quality and accessibility of literacy instruction and support services across the lifespan through professional learning, research and development, evaluation, and public policy.

Live Author Events

For a how-to guide and sample documents to help plan and promote live author events at your library or organization, please click here.

Reading Series

  • If you are an author who is interested in participating in Virginia reading series, we recommend creating a profile on Have Book Will Travel.
  • If you are planning a reading series, the Center has curated recommendations of Virginia-based authors that is available upon request. For more details, please email Sarah Lawson. You may also view a general list of authors available for readings at Have Book Will Travel.

Little Free Libraries

For a searchable map of little free libraries in Virginia—or to add yours to the map—please visit LittleFreeLibrary.org/OurMap.