Teen Read Week October 8-14


Check out Teen Read Week Programs at your local branch library!


Vote for your favorite teen title!


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, Unleash Your Story! 


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


Happenings @ the Library, during library hours (October 9 - 14)

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 12-18. Celebrate Teen Read Week with fun events and prizes, like the 6-Word Memoir Tree, Books on Fleek, Get Caught Reading, and more! You could meet the Candy Bar Librarian!


Leave Your Mark @ the Library

Monday, October 9, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 9-18. We need YOU! Help us brighten up our shelves with book dividers that you can design and paint.

Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.


Teen Tuesdays: Book Title Pictionary

Tuesday, October 10, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. No drawing skills required! Have fun playing with your friends!

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.


Solve the BreakOut Box!

Tuesday, October 10, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Test your mental proficiency with our BreakOut Box. Solve mysteries and puzzles to reach the sweet surprise at the end. Bring your friends and family to work as a team!

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


Unleash Your Story!

Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 11-18. "Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?" YOU DO! Own who you are and where you’re headed at this fun, interactive program with creative storytelling techniques to share.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.


Harry Potter Cosplay & Movie Night

Thursday, October 12, 4:00 - 6:45 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Dress up as your favorite Potterverse character or come as you are for a great movie at the library!

Pizza provided by Friends of the UKW Library.


Book Cover BINGO

Thursday, October 12, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16. Who doesn’t love a great game of BINGO, but with book covers and prizes!

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.


Tricks & Treats Pizza Party!

Saturday, October 14, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Celebrate Teen Read Week with fun games, puzzles, and our BreakOut Box.

Pizza & treats provided by Friends of the West Point Library.


Outlandish Short Stories Reveal

Saturday, October 14, 1:00– 2:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Enjoy short stories written by local young authors and vote for your favorite from October 1-13! We’ll reveal the winner on Saturday, October 14.  


Poke Ball Habitats

Saturday, October 14, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Make a comfy Poke Ball habitat for your favorite Pokemon! Supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own, too!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.


Looking for something great to read?  Try NoveList Plus, with reading recommendations for all ages.  Here's their 2017 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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