Locations & Hours

Main Library
276-676-6233

MON - THU 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
FRI 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SUN closed

Damascus Library
276-475-3820

MON, WED, FRI 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
TUE & THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SUN closed

Glade Spring Library
276-429-5626

MON closed
TUE & THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
WED & FRI 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SUN closed

Hayters Gap Library
276-944-4442

MON closed
TUE & THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
WED & FRI 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT 9am - 1 p.m.
SUN closed

Mendota Library
276-645-2374

MON closed
TUE - THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
FRI closed
SAT 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SUN closed


Summer Reading Program

For Teens          Things to Do          ScheduleRocket ship

It’s time for our Summer Reading program. This year’s program runs from May 27 through July 7. We have six weeks of fun for kids and teens planned. Children’s programs are held

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at Mendota library and at 2 p.m. at Hayters Gap library

Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at Damascus library and at 2 p.m. at Glade Spring

Thursdays at the main library at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Ways to participate: (for children birth through fifth grade)

Register for summer reading! Sign up at any library location and receive an overdue fine forgiveness card and a Friends of the Library tote bag (while supplies last).

Read and complete a book log! Book logs are a list of five titles a child reads or listens to and can be picked up at any library location.

Read and attend weekly programs! Children can bring completed book logs to any of our programs to be entered in a bike giveaway, sponsored by the Moose Lodge 1966. We will give away six age-appropriate bikes through July 7.

Read and visit any library location! Children can exchange completed book logs at any library location for a prize from the treasure chest.

Just for Teens

Teen activities are open to students in sixth through 12th grade. Homeschoolers are welcome but need to be at least 11 years old to participate.

Compete in weekly activities at all locations and be entered to win gift cards for movie tickets, music downloads and more!

Teen programs are held at the main library in Abingdon Mondays at 6 p.m. and in Glade Spring Thursdays at 2 p.m. Just for Teens movies are shown at the Glade Spring library Fridays at 2 p.m.

Fun Things To Do:

Lego Play
A fun one-hour program of free Lego play. Library provides the Legos, kids bring their imagination.

child's drawing on a sidewalkOpening Day:
Bubbles and More
Join us as we kick off the Summer Reading Program with loads of fun. We’ll have bubbles, sidewalk chalk and a treat.

Stories with Joelle
Storyteller Joelle joins us with a cast of characters and tales. Joelle Shenk brings more than 15 years of theater and teaching experience to JoELoe Productions. She has traveled cross country and overseas spreading her love for the performing arts.

Magician Chris
Magician Chris Michael will amaze and dazzle you with magic. His show features side-splitting comedy, astonishing levitation, baffling vanishing acts, and so much more. His style of magic is highly interactive (as well as safe and family friendly), many of the kids will get a chance to participate in the show by assisting him.

Darin Handy’s Animals
Darin Handy returns for this ever-popular Summer Reading Program. Darin is a certified wildlife rehabilitator and works with injured and orphaned wildlife. He’ll bring a wonderful selection of creatures.

Alice in Wonderland (Live)Alice in Wonderland
Bright Star Theatre brings its production of “Alice in Wonderland” to our Summer Reading Program. The Lewis Carroll literary classic is magically brought to life in this 45-minute adventure. Join Alice on her journey into the rabbit hole, packed with eccentric and fantastical characters who take the audience on an imaginative ride.Join the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and Alice on this adventure in Wonderland.

Kid’s Bingo
Join us for an hour of fun and fast-paced, kid-friendly Bingo with prizes and sweet treats.

Day-by-Day Schedule

Friday, June 1
Glade Spring: Teen Movie, 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 2:
All Locations: Bubbles, Sidewalk Chalk & Treats, 11 a.m.

Monday, June 4
Main: Lego Play, 11 a.m.
Main: STEM: Visit from Gray Fossil Site, 2 p.m.
Main: Teens Only Solar Glitter Jar, 6 p.m.

Joelle ShenkTuesday, June 5
Mendota: Stories with Joelle Shenk, 11 a.m.
Hayters Gap: Stories with Joelle Shenk, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6
Damascus: Stories with Joelle Shenk, 11 a.m.
Glade Spring: Stories with Joelle Shenk, 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 7
Main: Stories with Joelle Shenk, 11:30 a.m.
Main: Stories with Joelle Shenk, 2 p.m.
Glade Spring: Teens Only Solar Glitter Jar, 2 p.m.
Main: Family Friendly Movie, 6 p.m.

Friday: June 8:
Glade Spring: Teen Movie, 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 9:
Main: Lego Play, 11 a.m.

Monday, June 11
Main: Lego Play, 11 a.m.
Main: STEM: Simple Circuits with Emory & Henry College, 2 p.m.
Main: Teens Only Stress Balls 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12
Mendota: Magician Chris, 11 a.m.
Hayters Gap: Magician Chris, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13
Damascus: Magician Chris, 11 a.m.
Glade Spring: Magician Chris, 2 p.m.

ThMagician with cardsursday, June 14
Main: Magician Chris, 11:30 a.m.
Main: Magician Chris, 2 p.m.
Glade Spring: Teens Only Stress Ball, 2 p.m.
Main: Family Friendly Movie, 6 p.m.

Friday: June 15:
Glade Spring: Teen Movie, 2 p.m.

Monday, June 18
Main: Lego Play, 11 a.m.
Main: STEM: Aquatic Wildlife Conservation, 2 p.m.
Main: Teens Only Flameless Candle Holder, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19
Mendota: “Alice in Wonderland” live theater, 11 a.m.
Hayters Gap: “Alice in Wonderland” live theater, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20
Damascus: “Alice in Wonderland” live theater, 11 a.m.
Glade Spring: “Alice in Wonderland” live theater, 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 21
Main: “Alice in Wonderland” live theater, 11:30 a.m.
Main: “Alice in Wonderland” live theater, 2 p.m.
Glade Spring: Teens Only Flameless Candle Holder, 2 p.m.
Hayters Gap: Summer Celebration, 3:30 p.m.
Main: Family Friendly Movie, 6 p.m.

Friday: June 22:
Glade Spring: Teen Movie, 2 p.m.

Monday, June 25
Main: Lego Play, 11 a.m.
Main: STEM: Visit from Steele Creek Park, 2 p.m.
Main: Teens Only Butterfly Fairy Jars, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26
Mendota: Darin Handy’s Animals, 11 a.m.
Hayters Gap: Darin Handy’s Animals, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27
Damascus: Kids Bingo, 11 a.m.
Glade Spring: Kids Bingo, 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 28
Main: Darin Handy’s Animals, 11:30 a.m.
Main: Darin Handy’s Animals, 2 p.m.
Glade Spring: Teens Only Butterfly Fairy Jars, 2 p.m.
Main: Family Friendly Movie, 6 p.m.

Friday, June 29
Glade Spring: Teen Movie, 2 p.m.

Monday, July 2
Main: Lego Play, 11 a.m.
Main: STEM: Science Tellers, 2 p.m.
Main: Teens Only Upcycled Shirt Bag, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 3
Mendota: Kids Bingo, 11 a.m.
Hayters Gap: Kids Bingo, 2 p.m.
Damascus: Darin Handy’s Animals, 11 a.m.
Glade Spring: Darin Handy’s Animals, 2 p.m.

Thursday, July 5
Main: Kid’s Bingo, 11:30 a.m.
Main: Kid’s Bingo, 2 p.m.
Glade Spring: Teens Only Upcycled Shirt Bag, 2 p.m.
Main: Family Friendly Movie, 6 p.m.

Friday, July 6
Glade Spring: Teen Movie, 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 7
Main: Lego Play, 11 a.m.

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