Academy in Motion
A new mobile arts program aimed to reach members of the Greater Lynchburg community with barriers to accessing on-site arts programs at the Academy’s downtown campus. Delivered through a bus, converted into a mobile classroom, the Academy will now execute offsite art instruction in various areas throughout the community.
Look for the AIM bus at the Main Library throughout the year by checking our events calendar.
Education and Literacy Organizations
Lynchburg City Schools
The Lynchburg City Schools offer educational services to more than 8,000 students enrolled in preschool through adult classes in two high schools, three middle schools, and eleven elementary schools.
The Library partners with the School Nutrition Program annually to provide free summer lunch to youth ages 18 and younger, as part of the Summer Food Service Program. A variety of engaging activities are provided in coordination with the summer lunch program, including a mini-farmer’s market (provided by the VA Cooperative Extension), nutrition, nature, and art themed programs.
Lynchburg Imagination Library
The Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc. wants every child in our area to receive high-quality, age appropriate books monthly from birth to age five. “You can never get enough books into the hands of enough children” – Dolly Parton
To register your child online, click here: Lynchburg Imagination Library Online Registration
To register your child by mail, download and complete the Lynchburg Imagination Library Registration Form (.pdf) and bring it into the Lynchburg Public Library.
Food and Nutrition Organizations
Park View Community Mission
In addition to providing food and clothing to those in need, Park View offers a variety of opportunities for healing, including developing new skills, utilizing resources to promote a better lifestyle, and building personal relationships.
Park View’s Mission is to restore the lives of families and communities by building relationships and providing life-changing resources.
Virginia Cooperative Extension – Lynchburg office
The City of Lynchburg office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia‘s land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of City of Lynchburg improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Addiction and Recovery Organizations
Outpatient addiction treatment center, dedicated to helping people overcome addiction.
In-person assistance and connection provided at the Main Library: Thursdays, 10:00 am – Noon
Roads to Recovery
A recovery community organization; an independent, nonprofit corporation led by people in and supportive of recovery. The services provided are aimed at reducing the stigma that prevents people from getting help.
In-person assistance and connection provided at the Main Library: Wednesdays, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Virginia Career Works
Virginia’s vital link between meaningful employment and growing businesses, changing lives, and advancing economic prosperity.
Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
The VEC, a partner in the Virginia Workforce Network, is the public employment service established to assist employers in finding qualified workers and to assist workers in finding suitable jobs.
In-person assistance provided at the Main Library: Wednesdays, 9:30 am-5:00 pm