Resources for Libraries

Welcome!  Here you'll find materials presented at library conferences and forums by our staff members.  Thanks for your interest in the Pamunkey Regional Library.  If you have any problems downloading the files listed above, or if you have any questions about any library services, please  e-mail


2009 VLA Conference - Williamsburg, VA

"Beyond 20 Things"


Welcome, 2009 VLA Conference attendees!  We hope you enjoyed the presentation on Friday October 30 by Sherida, Donna-Jo, and Carolyn (and the candy, too!).  Below are links to the presentation slides (including the missing screenshots) and the handout.  Thanks so much for your feedback!

Beyond 20 Things slides

Beyond 20 Things handout


Resources for Students project

These are materials created in 2009 for local media specialists to display and/or share with students about the databases to which PRL subscribes.  These resources do not include the Gale databases available free to all public schools and libraries from the Library of Virginia's "Infopowering the Commonwealth" grant and Find It Virginia.

Flyer - color (.pdf) b&w (.pdf)

Brochure - color (.pdf) b&w (.pdf)

Bookmark - color (.pdf) b&w (.pdf)

Ask-A-Librarian bookmark - color (.pdf) b&w (.pdf)

PRL Database FAQ (.pdf)


20 Things

The 7 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners (.wmv 27.6MB)


2007 VLA Paraprofessional Forum

"Marketing @ Your Library!"


Welcome, 2007 VLA Paraprofessional Forum attendees!  Click the link below to see "Marketing @ Your Library!," a presentation by Jaime Stoops, Branch Manager, Mechanicsville Branch Library.  You can also right-click and download the file to your computer.

Marketing @ Your Library!

This session is designed to give you tips to help market your library more effectively.  We will share ideas that have worked well at the branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library system. These tips help to increase awareness of your services and provide visual interest throughout your library!


2005 VLAPF's Region 4 mini-conference

"Searching for Treasure:
Program Planning for Libraries"

Thanks for participating in the recent VLAPF's Region 4 mini-conference at the Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library.  We hope you discovered a treasure chest of library programming do's and don'ts, and that you'll have fun putting our real-life programming suggestions, strategies, and ideas from Region 4 libraries to work!

Here are some handouts from the Pamunkey Regional Library that you may find interesting.

We use these forms to plan for programs and events and to develop publicity materials, such as flyers, news releases, and web-related promotions.
Program Planning Form
Publicity Form
Sample Photo Release (for Print and the Web)

Additional Materials
How To Do a Program - Pamunkey PowerPoint presentation on programming how-to's.
Programming Resource List - Free resources available to you to help in program planning
Sample Program Introduction - We use and adapt this when presenting performers during the Summer Reading Program, visits to schools, etc.
Program Notes - Outlined examples of possible programs with goals and objectives.

Examples of News Releases

Richmond Times-Dispatch release - This example was created using the format found in the "More Than Books" section found in the newspaper with just the basics, date, time, title of program, and location/contact info.

Herald-Progress release- Hanover County's twice-weekly paper allows for a more detailed program description, but it's organized in much the same way as the release for the Times-Dispatch

A general news release - For some localities, there may only be one or two programs happening in the near future, and then we send out a release that describes the program or event in as much detail as possible.


2004 PLA Conference (Seattle)

"One Book, One Community, 1000 Details"

Welcome PLA Seattle attendees!  Please find below links to support materials for the table talk, "One Book, One Community, One Thousand Details," given on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. If you have any questions about the materials presented, please contact


Go Read Timeline (MS Word Document)

Go Read Report 2003 (MS Word Document)

One Book Bibliography for PLA (MS Excel Spreadsheet)


Branch Libraries

Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue



Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road



Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West



Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive



King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road



Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place



Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane



Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road



Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road



West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street




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