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​Pre-university students ages 13 to 17 are invited to take part in Google Code-in: A global, online, contest introducing teenagers to the world of open source. With a wide variety of bite-sized tasks, it’s easy for beginners to jump in and get started no matter what skills they have. Mentors from our participating organizations lend a helping hand as participants learn what it’s like to work on an open source project. Students can start participating Nov. 28 – Jan. 17. Check out the list of mentor organizations now.

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Tumblebooks is provided to the library system through the Library of Virginia. Therefore, it is accessed through the "Find It Virginia" site. The link takes you to the "Find it Virginia" website. From there, select "E-books", and then select "Tumblebooks."


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
The Book Nook
The Book Nook 21 members
Welcome to Prince William County Library’s YA Book Club! Here’s how it works: On the first of each month we start an awesome new YA book. Fantasy, historical, action, adventure – leave no literary stone uncovered! Tell everyone what you think! There will be some questions posted, but feel free to come up with your own, write a review, share what you thought of the book – whatever you want. Just be sure that whatever you post is free of profanity, or else it will be removed and sent to cyber limbo for all eternity. You have been warned…. And finally, have fun, share the book club with other YA book lovers, and help our group grow!

Books we've read

Red Queen
The Screaming Staircase
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two
Throne of Glass
Keeper of the Lost Cities
The Potion Diaries
Snow Like Ashes

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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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