Teens and Tweens have Found their Adventure at The Highland County Public Library

The Highland County Public Library made it a mission to promote programming for teens and tweens in 2023 and 2024. Through a series of crafting events, a book-themed ice cream party, and a variety of game nights, teens have found a niche and are using the library as a resource on a daily basis.

 

Library staff also implemented a Teen Advisory Council to help ensure that the best programming and books to capture the eyes of their peers were being offered and promoted. 

 

One of the most popular programs, Dungeons & Dragons started last summer and has continued throughout the school year, steadily growing. If you’ve never played Dungeons & Dragons, commonly referred to as D & D before, we’ll give you a little background. This roleplaying game is a great way for folks of all ages to engage their creativity, employ their problem-solving skills and just have fun. 

 

Players roll polyhedral dice to battle orcs and other monsters in epic games. Characters are designed with strengths and weaknesses, and everyone gets in on the storytelling to make the game an adventure that won’t be forgotten. 

 

AMR’s own morning drive host Heath Chambers serves as dungeonmaster in the monthly meetings, but lately he’s called in support from Mike Bruce, a newcomer to Highland who started coming to the games with his family members Mackie and Sam. It can get loud and boisterous, but it’s also a whole lot of fun listening in on these quests!

 

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The story will continue each month throughout the Summer with D & D at the Highland County Public Library on June 27, July 25, and August 22. Materials and snacks are always provided and you’ll encounter both new and experienced players at the table. Visit the library’s Facebook page or email programs@highlandlibrary.com for more information about all of the Summer Reading Program fun that’s happening right now!



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Brit Chambers

Brit Chambers is a resident of Highland County, Virginia and a news reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio. She loves living in a small town and relishes the outdoor adventures and community feeling that Highland has to offer. Brit has a background in journalism, marketing, and public relations and spends her free time reading good books, baking sourdough bread, and hiking with her family.

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