Winter Reading Challenge!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Adult Services Winter Reading Challenge, December 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020.  Three separate challenges for three levels of prizes!  Which challenge will you accept?

Winter Reading Challenge printable PDF format informational flyer

Passport Acceptance Facility @ Petersburg Public Library!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Passport Acceptance Facility Information

MathScience Innovation Center/Little Innovators!

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Little Innovators awakens creativity, curiosity, and innovation in every child.  Join us!

MSIC PPLS Little Innovators 2019 Flyer

Food Access Survey

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Students in a Virginia Commonwealth University economic revitalization class are conducting a research study, in partnership with the City of Petersburg, to learn about food access opportunities and challenges in Petersburg. The goal is to suggest potential strategies to increase access to food, especially in areas without grocery stores.

Help provide feedback for this study by completing the Petersburg Food Access Survey by clicking here: The survey will take fewer than five minutes and your answers are completely anonymous.

Questions? Please send email to:

Petersburg 1,000 Pound Challenge

Friday, October 4th, 2019

The first-ever Petersburg 1,000 Pound Challenge has generated so much interest in just 3 DAYS, the decision has been made to extend the registration period! Whether participants are looking for the motivation to get started or searching for a new enhancement in their fitness journey, the Petersburg 1,000 Pound Challenge is the way to go.

The challenge will officially run from October 6th – November 5th, registration is now open through Wednesday, October 9th. The ultimate winners of this challenge are the group and individual who shed the most pounds; final weigh-ins for groups will be based on the average of total pounds lost. Groups must have a minimum of 10 members, however, there is no maximum number for group members.

Added Bonus! – A FREE YMCA MEMBERSHIP is offered for the duration of the challenge for those who sign-up during the registration period (this offer does not apply to current YMCA members).

Participants will have the opportunity to weigh-in at 4 different sites throughout the City including:

  1. Petersburg YMCA
  2. Petersburg Public Library
  3. Southside Physicians Network – Surgery
  4. Virginia State University Wellness Center (For VSU Participants Only)

Participants are provided with a detailed list of various activities that can be completed throughout the challenge to also earn challenge points. Pounds and Points will be tracked through the YMCA Richmond App or a challenge passport provided during registration.

Prizes include a free 3-month YMCA membership for the individual with the most pounds lost, the official competition trophy for the group with the most pounds lost, and a grand prize gift basket for the individual with the most points earned.

Library Will Be Closed on Monday, October 14

Friday, October 4th, 2019

October Programs & Events

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

October 2019 printable

Spooky Fest!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Spooky Fest printable

Open Lego Build and Board Games

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Open Lego Build and Board Games printable


Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

The BASICS printable