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Teen Links 

Buncombe County libraries are a great place for teens to get involved in reading, creating, and community service. Whether it's volunteering to help with special programs, getting together with friends to make a book trailer video, or submitting a book review to Rant & Rave, Buncombe County Public Libraries always have something fun for teens to do!

Check out the links below to find out more:

Upcoming Events

Looking for something exciting to do this month? Come join us for the following activities.

Dream Big! A Visit with Young Adult
Novelist Stephanie Perkins
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1
Pack Memorial Library

Own the Night: Teen Self Defense with W.N.C. Center for Self Defense
3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4
East Asheville Public Library
You must turn in a signed permission slip to participate. Parents welcome to attend with teens.
Call 828-250-4738 for more info.

Rant & Rave

Do you always walk around with a book in your bag? Stay up all night reading under the covers? Love to tell your friends what to read next? Wish someone had told you to skip a book you hated? We want to hear about it!

Rant and Rave - Book Reviews for Teens by Teens

Four times a year, Buncombe County Public Libraries publish RANT & RAVE, a newsletter of book rants and recommendations for teens, by teens. Do you always walk around with a book in your bag? Stay up all night reading under the covers? Love to tell your friends what to read next? Wish someone had told you to skip a book you hated? This is the place to make your voice heard!

Anyone ages 11 to 18 can submit a book review to RANT & RAVE. Look for a submission form at your local Buncombe County Public Library. (Or write a review in your own style – just make sure to tell us your name, the author’s name, and the title of the book.) You can download the form here. Turn your review in to any library, or email it to library@buncombecounty.org and look for yourself in the next issue of RANT & RAVE!

Volunteer Opportunities

Check with your local library to find out about opportunities to help with special programs and projects.

Reading Lists

Not sure what to read next? Click on the links below for ideas.