August 21, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Books!

by MandyTheLibrarian


Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open from August 15 through Teen Read Week, which is taking place October 12-18. The “top ten” titles will be announced on October 20, 2014!

Read more about Teens’ Top Ten. The nominations are listed below: click on the title to see it in our catalog, learn what the books are about, and get yourself a copy!

BTW, this list makes a great starting place for that ever present question, “What should I read next?”

A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R.L. Stine
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray
Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
Of Triton by Anna Banks
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Teardrop by Lauren Kate
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
The Rithmatist by Brandon
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer Smith
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Winger by Andrew Smith

Click here to vote!

August 20, 2014

3 Great Ways to Get a Book Suggestion

by LisaTheLibrarian
  1. Ask friends on social media; tips here.
  2. Pick a genre in the Tag Cloud at the right on this page and click on it. For instance, here are book reviews by Henrico teens for books tagged real-life.
  3. Ask a teen librarian! Don’t want to talk to us IRL? Use this online form and we’ll get back to you in a few days with 3 suggestions.

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August 19, 2014

Open Mic Night @ Twin Hickory

by AdrienneTheLibrarian

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August 19, 2014

Short Film Academy – Premiere Party

by MandyTheLibrarian

Check out the Short Film Academy’s new release, The Coloring Book! Local teens developed the script, filmed on location, and had starring roles in this movie.

Join us at the premiere party on
Tuesday, August 26th
1:45 p.m. at the Tuckahoe Area Library

Meet the cast and crew, fill up on popcorn, and watch the laugh-out-loud blooper reel!

August 16, 2014

Science of Sleep

by northparkteen

We know your sleep schedule may have gotten a little off during the summer and we hate to mention that the start to the school year is almost here again…but it is. And sleep is important, because science!


August 14, 2014

Open Mic Night @DU

by LisaTheLibrarian

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August 7, 2014

Fun with Creative Play @ GA

by SusanTheLibrarian

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ComedySportz ran a great workshop at Gayton. Who needs chairs?

August 7, 2014

Make it Glow @ TW

by AdrienneTheLibrarian

Make it glowLED T-Shirts or hats, or bags or anything you can sew on

Bring your favorite T-shirt (or any other fabric object that we can use to sew on) that could use a new life. We’ll teach you how to sew an electric circuit into your shirt that will light up an LED. So pick something that could use a spot of light. You bring your T-shirt, or other fabric thing, and we’ll provide all the tools and supplies you’ll need. No sewing experience necessary, however if you do not know how to sew, please come 15 minutes early and we’ll give you a quick lesson. This program is open to teens
in Middle School & High School.
Register online at or call 290-9200×5.

Thursday, August 14, 2014; 2:00-3:30pm at Twin Hickory Library

August 6, 2014

Wednesday Movies for Teens @ TW

by AdrienneTheLibrarian

Today at 3pm we’ll be showing a movie based on the book Divergent by Veronica Roth! We’ll play the movies on our GIANT screen at Twin Hickory Library and we’ll even have some snacks for you! Call 290-9200×5 for more info!

Hope to see you there!



August 4, 2014

Giant Bubbles @ TW were HUGE!

by AdrienneTheLibrarian

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There’s another chance to make Giant Bubbles next week for Tweens! Monday, August 11th at 2pm.


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