Some of our recent community partners include:

Albemarle County Public Schools 

Book City Roanoke

Book No Further

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia

Charlottesville City Schools

Charlottesville Design Week 

Common House

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Library of Virginia

Light House Studio

Miller School of Albemarle

Monticello’s Getting Word Oral History Project

New City Arts Initiative

New Dominion Bookshop

Rare Book School

Second Street Gallery

Studio Two Three

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative

UVA Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

UVA McIntire Department of Art

UVA Vice Provost for the Arts

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism 

Virginia Film Festival

Virginia Library Association 

Virginia Press Association 

Welcome Gallery 

Partner With Us

To explore opportunities to partner with the Virginia Center for the Book, contact Jane Kulow (vabook@virginia.edu or 434-924-7548).

To explore partnership opportunities with our Book Arts program specifically, please contact Garrett Queen (gsqueen@virginia.edu or 434-882-4127).

Resources

One Book & Big Read Programs

  • Alexandria: All Alexandria Reads, a program of the Alexandria Library
  • Arlington: Arlington Reads, a program of the Arlington Public Library
  • Buchanan County: Buchanan County Reads, a program of the Buchanan County Public Library
  • Charlottesville: Same Page, a program of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
  • Churchville: Churchville Reads, a program of the Churchville Branch Library
  • Hampton Roads: Tidewater Reads, a literary collaborative
  • Newport News: Peninsula READS, a community-based adult literacy program
  • Radford and the New River Valley: Big Read NRV, a program of Radford University
  • Roanoke: Roanoke Valley Reads, a program of Blue Ridge Literacy
  • Winchester: One Book One Community, a program of the Handley Regional Library

Literary Festivals & Series

Book Arts Resources

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.

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