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Teen Programs


We welcome all teens at any of our James River Valley Library System locations!


The library is an excellent place to study and hang out with friends. We have books, graphic novels, and video games that any library member can check out.


We also conduct programs for teens. These programs are for any teens, which means they do not need to have a library card to participate.


Passive (Self-Guided)



We know how busy teens are these days between school, work, sports, and other extracurricular activities. We like to provide programs that can be done on our teens’ time schedules, so we have been doing passive—or self-guided—programs. How do these programs work? We provide the materials and instructions for programs such as crafts, and teens can come any time during the regular library hours to complete the craft or other activity. This way teens can come on their own time and stay as long as they want. We have had teens complete the entire craft or activity at the library, and we have also had others start and take the unfinished craft with them to finish at home. Some of the programs that we have offered are Hedgehog Paper Folding, Making Christmas Gifts, Blackout Poetry, Painting Kindness Rocks, Harry Potter Bracelet Weaving, Washer Necklaces, and Making T-Shirt Bags.

Level Up Reading Program

We started a new Teen Summer Reading Program in 2019 (run alongside the usual Summer Reading Programs). This is specifically meant to be a reading program for teens who want a challenge. The Level Up program has several levels, as indicated by the name, and each participant wins a prize for completing each level. There is also a final prize package for fully completing all levels of the Level Up program.

Programs for the future

We are always looking for new ways to provide services and programs to our teens. We hope to continue to find innovative and unique programs for all our teens.


Contact the James River Valley Library for more information on any of these programs!


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