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logo2018-WomenHistory.pngVirginia students in grades 6–12 are invited to honor outstanding women in Virginia history by participating in the Virginia Women in History student writing contest sponsored by the Library of Virginia and Encyclopedia Virginia. Four winning essays will be chosen, two from students in grades 6–8, and two from students in grades 9–12.

Submit your 400-word essay by Friday, March 2, 2018, for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and $250 for your school!

For more information online.
Click to print the contest information and rules.


Saturday, March 10, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate YA fiction at this day-long festival packed with books, authors, and activities. Held at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA. Visit the NoVA TEEN website to learn more and get your free ticket. #NTBF18

Want to support the event? Snatch up this special tote bag, perfect for when you come to NoVa TEEN!

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Hoopla Digital offers downloadable eBooks to patrons 24/7. You can download with a valid library card, with the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device.

Freading is a free eBook lending service being provided to the library system thanks to funding from the State Library of Virginia.

OneClick Digital offers downloadable audiobooks.

OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable audio books, all free with your Prince William Public Library card.

Zinio offers downloadable magazines to patrons. These are full digital versions of the print edition, available free to library patrons with no waiting and no checkout periods.

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Prince William Public Library System's bookshelf: young-adult

The Hobbit
it was amazing
We loved this book so much, we have multiple reviews! Hobbits are unassuming, quiet, stay-at-home people who love eating, visiting neighbors and birthday presents. What they do not like are adventures or anything that might make them un...
tagged: sci-fi-fantasy, audiobook, classics, adult, young-adult, and teen-s...
Through the Woods
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You might think twice about going for a walk in the woods with this deliciously creepy collection of tales. These five stories, which take place in different time periods, evoke a sense of mystery and horror through elegantly simple text...
tagged: graphic-novel, horror, young-adult, and adult
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
really liked it
Quirky and more than a little bit creepy, this tale of otherworldlyness is just enough scary without being terrifying. Plus it's got a twist that I never saw coming. - Rebecca H. Click here to find the book at the Prince William Count...
tagged: adult, audiobook, ebooks, fiction, mystery, sci-fi-fantasy, and you...
Little Women
it was amazing
A must read! I read the annotated version which I loved because it gave insight into the times that I wouldn't have understood otherwise. Even though it was written over a century ago, there is a timelessness to the story that lets tod...
tagged: childrens, classics, fiction, historical-fiction, and young-adult
This Side of Salvation
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David's family is torn apart by his older brother's death, as he hides his grief behind anger while his parents hide behind religion. Then David meets a girl, Bailey, who starts to draw him away from his pain. At the same time, his paren...
tagged: young-adult and realistic

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2017 Teens' Top Ten Winners

The 2017 Teens' Top Ten winners have been announced with the help of some special guests! View a list of the winners here: Winners


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