Teen Read Week October 9-15


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Celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms — books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more - during Teen Read Week! Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s theme, Read for the Fun of It! 


The following events are planned for Teen Read Week at our branch libraries:


"Read for the Fun of It!" Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, October 6, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16.  Bring your friends for a fun scavenger hunt at the library.  Call or visit the branch by Oct. 3 to sign-up.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library. 


Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

Friday, October 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 10-16. Join us after hours for crazy games based on the popular book, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics. You don't need to read the book to attend.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.


Soapmaking 101

Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 - 8:00

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Go green and learn how to make your own soap.  Pick a fragrance and take home your creation.

Pizza provided by the Hanover Branch Library.


Spooktacular 60 Seconds to Win It!

Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Race the clock while playing fangtastic Halloween-themed mini-games that test your limits!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library


Teen Movie Night

Thursday, October 13, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 11-18. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.


Which Emoji?

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Explore different languages and test your skills with emoji games and crafts.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.


Game on: Speak the Language of Fun!

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Enjoy playing games from around the world and speak the universal language of fun.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 


Teen Make & Take Movie Night

Tuesday, October 18, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Looking for a fun, free night out with your friends?  Have we got a new monthly program for you!  In October, make a Star Wars-themed origami while watching the movie.

Dinner and beverages provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.


Read for the Fun of It!: Book Covers

Thursday, October 13, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Be creative at the library and re-design the cover of one of your favorite books!  Materials provided.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.



Saturday, October 15, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Design a zombie t-shirt (please bring an old, light colored t-shirt to decorate).  Become one of the walking dead with our zombie makeup kits.

Snacks for the undead provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.


Looking for something great to read?  Try NoveList Plus, with reading recommendations for all ages.  Here's their 2016 Teen Faves (so far) list. Have your library card number handy if you're outside the library.


Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. It is held annually during the third week of October. For more information about Teen Read Week, visit www.ala.org/teenread.


For more information about Pamunkey Regional Library's Teen Read Week activities, call or visit your local branch library or e-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org.



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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