Winter Reading Club

January 2nd - March 5th

Starry skies flecked with northern lights, igloos, crunchy snow, polar bears . . . Let your imagination take you to a far-away land where families gather together to hear the old tales of wisdom and magic. Sign up for Tales from the Far North Winter Reading Club beginning January 2nd.
Northern Lights

Teens earn a prize by completing one book each week.

Use Beanstack to log your books online, earn badges for books read and activities completed. You will also have access to themed guides for researching and enjoying topics of interest, write reviews to share with others, and see what other kids are reading this summer. Follow this link for more information on using Beanstack.

Our virtual programs will be highlighting the winter season. Look for them on Facebook and YouTube

Thank you to the Gerald and Paula McNichols Family Foundation for sponsoring Winter Reading Club.

Teen Volunteers

If you are between the ages of 12 - 18 and are interested in helping in the Youth Services department of Samuels Library, please apply online using the form below, or pick up an application in person. Candidates will enjoy working with children and be willing to maintain neatness in the library and do light office work. As volunteers gain experience there may be opportunities to help with programming and reference. Volunteers are an important part of our Youth Services department and are greatly appreciated.

Events for Ages 12 & Up

  • Minecraft Mashup

    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 9 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Calling all teens! Do you enjoy Minecraft? Are you familiar with Discord? If so, join our very own Discord server, where Miss Sarah will be hosting survival Minecraft hangout time! You must have a version of Minecraft that is capable of joining servers and a Discord account (free to make!) in order to join. If interested, please sign up online. Please contact Michal Ashby or Sarah May at Samuels Public Library at 540.635.3153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Please be sure to provide your Minecraft username and email address when signing up. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Discuss This

    Saturday, February 13th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join Ms. Michal for a virtual teen discussion group. Are you inspired by good books, articles, movies, and art? Do you write, draw, or enjoy playing music? If so, join us as we discuss books and share our creations. This is a group for those who wish to talk seriously about a variety of topics. Sign up in advance to participate on a platform to be determined. Register for this event online.

  • Minecraft Mashup

    Saturday, February 20th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 9 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Calling all teens! Do you enjoy Minecraft? Are you familiar with Discord? If so, join our very own Discord server, where Miss Sarah will be hosting survival Minecraft hangout time! You must have a version of Minecraft that is capable of joining servers and a Discord account (free to make!) in order to join. If interested, please sign up online. Please contact Michal Ashby or Sarah May at Samuels Public Library at 540.635.3153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Please be sure to provide your Minecraft username and email address when signing up. Register for this event online.