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Library News

Online Resources for Teens

Our Teen Services Librarians put together a list of some of the library’s online resources that are particularly helpful for teens. You can get free online tutoring and help with assignments and test prep, learn about health and wellness, keep up with your reading goals, and even earn community service credit from the library – all online!

Women’s History Month Books for Teens

This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Women’s History Month is a fitting time to remember the women who championed the original suffrage movement, but also those who were excluded from it. This month, we want to recognize and celebrate the women who have continued to fight for equal voting rights for all, regardless of race, class, gender, ability, or education.

Make a Difference on the Teen Advisory Board

Our Teen Advisory Boards are an awesome way for teens to develop leadership skills and help the library at the same time. They promote library services, develop programs for families with librarians, give input on teen collection, run annual charity drives, and create youth-led service projects. Read on to learn about the exciting projects we’ve done in the past!

Black History Month Events at the Library

During Black History Month, we recognize the enormous cultural contributions and civil rights achievements of African Americans. We are offering a wide array of events for adults, children, and teens including a presentation by the Petersburg Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, performances by Bright Star Theater, and a lecture on African American Art from the VMFA.

Revisit the Founding Era in February and March

This February and March we are hosting programs across the county that explore Founding Era history through primary source documents, with the goal of bringing the community together in dialogue about social issues that persist to this day. The series will reexamine the early history of the United States focusing on the experiences of people of color.

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Graphic novels are more popular than ever before, and last year saw great additions to this exciting and multifaceted genre. Before we chronicle the interesting book releases of 2020, let's take a look back at some noteworthy graphic novel releases from the past year.

Introducing Tutor.com

Get help with any kind of academic question in math, science, English, social studies, and writing. The tutors at Tutor.com work with students in kindergarten through 12th grade and even AP level class work and intro-level college coursework. Adults can brush up on their academics, study for citizenship, or get help with their resume.

2019 Staff Picks for Teens

Graphic novels, thrillers, historical fiction… the teen books that came out in 2019 were amazing! We have gathered the best young adult titles from this year to share with you.

Survive Exam Week!

Exam week is coming up, but don’t panic! We can help. The library is the perfect place for studying, with spaces to read and revise, expert researchers, and fun events to help you de-stress.