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Top Teen Reads of 2017 from your HCPL Teen Librarians!

2017 was definitely a roller coaster ride. There were some incredible peaks, plenty of quick drops and more than a few twists and turns.  We costumed up and partied at the Library Comic Con, saw the sun go dark during the Great American Eclipse, and fought the rise of fake news.

But 2017 was also another awesome year for YA books.  We read SO MANY great books this year, it was hard to choose our favorites.  We cheered for new titles from past favorites John Green and Philip Pullman. We were bowled over by brand new authors like Angie Thomas and Sandhya Menon. And we loved seeing YA lit continue to tackle topics relevant to all teens, reflecting the diversity that surrounds us every day.

Without any further adieu, here is your HCPL Teen Librarians’ Top Teen Reads of 2017.  You may just find your next book to read on this list – click on the titles to head to our catalog and place copies on hold!

We dedicate this list to Amanda Giannini (1982-2017), Teen Librarian at the Fairfield Library. We miss you, Amanda.

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Teen Fav Awards 2017 – And the winners are…

 

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The winners of the 2017 Teen Fav Awards were announced last night at the ceremony held at Tuckahoe Area Library!

Thanks to everyone who voted. And now for the big reveal…(drumroll)…here are your winners!

Fav Book:  Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Fav Author: John Green

Fav Artist or Band: Imagine Dragons

Fav Song: Despacito by Luis Fonsi

Fav TV Show: Stranger Things

Fav Movie: Spiderman: Homecoming

Fav Actress: Emma Watson

Fav Actor: James Franco

Fav Athlete: Gabby Douglas

Fav Video Game: Pokemon

Fav Store: Barnes and Noble

Fav Restaurant: Chick-fil-A

Fav Social Media: Snapchat

Fav YouTube Star: RiceGum

Teen Fav Awards 2017

You have spoken! Now join us at the

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Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Henrico Christmas Mother Drive. Thank you for your support!

For more information call Fairfield Area Library at (804) 501-1930, Libbie Mill Library at (804) 501-1940, Tuckahoe Area Library at (804) 501-1910, Twin Hickory Area Library at (804) 501-1920 or Varina at (804) 501-1980.

2017 Build a Better Website Teen Art Contest Winner!

The Henrico County Public Library is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Build a Better Website Teen Art Contest: Maddie E.

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First Place Artwork by Maddie E.

8th grader Maddie has been awarded top honors for her whimsical colored pencil and watercolor design that will be incorporated prominently into the HCPL Teen Scene (www.hcplteenscene.org) website header.

Maddie will receive a $100 Barnes and Noble gift card for her effort.

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Second Place Artwork by Ethan S.

26 submissions in total were received over the summer. On September 27th, HCPL teen librarians met to review the submissions and select a winning piece that would work well in an online format and capture the awesomeness of being a teen in Henrico. We encourage everybody to view the album of all submissions: 2017 Teen Art Contest. The creativity displayed by our teens is incredible!

2nd Place and Honorable Mention winners were also awarded.  These individuals will each receive a gift card for Barnes and Noble.

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Honorable Mention Artwork by Shivram R.

Here is the full list of winners for the 2017 Build a Better Website Teen Art Contest:

1st Place – Maddie E. (8th gade)
2nd Place – Ethan S. (7th grade)
Honorable Mention – Shivram R. (10th grade)

The Teen Art Contest was made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Henrico County Public Library.