Buchanan County Public Library

Summer Reading for Teens

 Teen Summer Reading is going virtual this year. Sign up at https://bcplnet.beanstack.org/reader365 to earn prizes for reading and access videos and activities that go along with this year’s theme: Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover. If you don’t have internet access call us at 276-935-5721 for options.



Read anything and everything you like. We will be hosting a live book discussion of Colleen Gleason’s “The Clockwork Scarab” online on July 9 at 6:00 pm (link will be shared the week of the event). As part of Gleason’s Stoker and Holmes series, this book takes us to a steam-powered version of Victorian London for mystery, mayhem, and the undead. The Summer Reading booklist has more great reading suggestions. Also, check out the Teen page on https://bcplnet.org/learn-discover/teens/  for recommendations and book talks.


Investigate your world. This year’s Summer Reading program invites you to look up at the stars and down into the ocean, learn about how crime scenes and historical sites are investigated, and explore your family history through stories and food.


Summer is the perfect time to discover something new, whether it’s a new book or a hobby you love. Your Summer Reading registration bag and the Teen page on https://bcplnet.org/learn-discover/teens/  contain activities and videos to help you get started. The Digital Library and Information tabs on www.bcplnet.org has links to the library’s downloadable e-books and audiobooks (OverDrive, RBdigital, Freading, and Hoopla) as well links to databases and ebooks on a variety of topics (check out A to Z Food America and Explora).


To earn prizes, log your reading in the app or online. Every 140 minutes you read will move you up to the next prize level. Earn badges for watching videos and completing activities. Those signed up by June 8, 2020 will receive a registration bag with crafts and activities to do at home.


Don’t forget to check out Ms. Teresa’s interviews with R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series on June 15 at 6:00 pm and Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series on  at 6:00 pm on the library’s Facebook page.


Summer Reading may look different this year, but the library is still here for you. We hope that you have a great summer as you Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover. Please share photos of your finished projects and Summer Reading memories. Email your photos to kelly@bcplnet.org or sherry@bcplnet.org and we will share them on the BCPL website and Facebook page.


“Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are.”

~ Mason Cooley


Click here to see prize photos

Week 1: Explore the Universe activities

Cody Book Talk Video
Explore Space

Week 2: Investigate Crime activities

Buchanan County Investigators Video

Shelia’s Crime Investigative Book Talk

Puzzle Answers

Week 3: Discover Your Heritage activities


Kelly’s Book Talk

Thoughts on 18th Century Paper Marbling

Family Tree Print

Week 4: Dive into the Ocean activities


Sherry Book Talk



Sherry Luau Video


Week 5: Dig into the Earth activities

Sherry Book Talk


Join our Flowers of the Killer Moon Book Discussion via Google Meet.  We will be discussing the true crime book “Killers of the Flower Moon” which follows the murders of the Osage people and the rise of the FBI.  Click here to join.

Sign up for Teen Summer Reading at https://bcplnet.beanstack.org/reader365 to earn Maker Camp electronic badges.  For projects that go along with this year’s theme visit Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover.

Virtual Homeschool

While the library is closed, we are bringing the BCPL Homeschool class to you. This Virtual Homeschool section will feature activities similar to those we do in class. We will be adding content regularly, so keep checking back in the coming weeks to see what’s new.

Comic Book Club


Do you love comics and pop culture? Then you need to be a part of the Comic Book Club. Each month we will review the latest happenings in the world of comics, television, and movies. In addition we will discuss a different graphic novel each month. Click here to find out more!

Teens can find tools for school success, hangout with friends, find opportunities for growth, and FUN!!!!! Check out events and library news for things to do. If you are interested in getting ready for college or applying for a job, call or email Sherry Bright at sherry@bcplnet.org about how the library can help.  Get homework help here.



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    Grundy, VA 24614

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