Summer Reading Programs for ALL ages begin on June 17th! Registration is now completely online. You may register and then pick up your program materials and registration prize at the branch of your choice.
Category Archive: Children
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Children’s Book Week – May 13 – 19
Calling all Superheroes and Villains! Join us for a fun-filled week celebrating the best in children’s literature!
Monday May 13 (all day): Dress-up Day: Come to the library as your favorite character! Staff will dress up too!
Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30: The Incredibles! rated PG – Hopewell Library
Thursday, May 16 at 4:30: The Incredibles! rated PG – Prince George Library
Make your own Superhero/Villain mask – after each of our regularly scheduled story times!
Mondays at 10:30 – Hopewell
Wednesdays at 10:00 – Prince George
Wednesdays at 11:30 – Dinwiddie
Fridays at 10:30 – Carson
Pick up a form all week long at any of our branches to create your own Superhero or Villain!
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Epilogue - The postcards, found bound by a red ribbon and without postmarks, end abruptly. But the field journal has surfaced, brought up from a previously unmapped tunnel in the Luray Caverns – damp, aged, and fragile. – from the Journey of the Red Scarves.
The Prince George Library (Appomattox Regional Library System) is hosting the art exhibit Journey of the Red Scarves,” featuring art and prose by Dawn Dickson-Van Ness of Blackstone, VA, through the month of May. Ms. Dickson-Van Ness describes her exhibit as both a gallery of paintings and a pictorial novel, with each painting a part of a “journey through dreamscapes.”
‘This exhibit shows the evolution of this unusual literary project from visual art to prose. It features paintings and related objects that illustrate the journey of her main character Sova,. Sova disappears, leaving behind only these objects in the exhibit. The exhibit will culminate in a forthcoming novella.
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with ARLS!
Get in on the chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card by participating in our fourth annual Poetry Contest. All ages welcome! Poems will be judged in the following age groups: K-3rd grade, 4th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade and 18 and over. A winner from each group will be chosen. Winning poems will be featured on the ARLS website and Facebook page!
1) Enter Between April 1st-30th
2) Submit up to three poems in any style
3) Include your name, telephone number or e-mail address, age and/or grade, and home library name.
4) Send entries to email@example.com or bring a typed or printed copy to any ARLS library by the deadline.
No late or incomplete entries will be accepted.
Want to share your poetry or hear others while enjoying great pizza? Check out our next Poetry, Prose and Pizza event at the Prince George Library Thursday, April 25, at 6:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library, don’t miss it!
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On April 11, 2013, the Appomattox Regional Library System will capture a slice of life in all of our libraries. Snapshot Day encourages library customers to comment on what their library means to them. Please visit your favorite branch and be a part of Snapshot Day by participating in a program, checking out a book, or using a computer. While you visit, please fill out a Snapshot comment card telling us what you did at your library.
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The Prince George Library will have new operating hours as of April 1, 2013. The new schedule reflects the current use of the library and the results of our survey. The new schedule is:
- Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed.
Thanks to all who participated in the survey.
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Teen Tech Week is all about exploring technology at your library! “Check in” to these special Teen Lab Times:
Prince George Library: March 12th, 4-6pm & Hopewell Library: March 14th, 4-6pm
Teen Lab Time will feature these special events at both branches:
4:15—Search Engine Battles!
5:15—Password Strength Contest
Don’t forget to “Like” the library on Facebook!
Book Trailers at McKenney Library – Help us make a book trailer for The Dork Diaries book series to upload to the library’s website and Facebook page!
Friday, March 15th at 4:30
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On the first Saturday of each month, Appomattox Regional Library System hosts Game Day at the Hopewell Library from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. This event is intended for children, teens and families. The library offers a variety of gaming experiences from XBox Kinect and Wii to classic board games such as Sorry!®, Clue®, and the Memory Game. Families are welcome to bring and share their favorite games while enjoying lemonade and freshly popped popcorn. Game Day is free and open to the public.
Appomattox Regional Library System joins 75% of public libraries that support gaming in the library. Since the Great Depression, libraries have been providing non-print items such as games and toys in an effort to deliver educational and entertaining experiences. Studies show that gaming improves communication, math, and reasoning skills.
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