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  • Thursday, July 11th: Magician; 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Thursday, July 18th: Space Terrariums; 2pm
  • Sunday, July 21st: Movie Night; 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 24th: Fan Fic Bonus Quest Due!
  • Saturday, July 27th: Pigeon Lady; 1pm
  • Tuesday, July 30th: Russian Dancers; 10am
  • Wednesday, July 31st: Movie Night; 4pm
  • Monday, August 5th: Paper Lantern Globes; 2pm
  • Friday, August 9th: End of Summer Party! 10am


The Ligonier Valley Library is recruiting young explorers to embark on a summer long mission! The goal is to complete as many tasks as possible to help make this mission successful. Headquarters (the library) needs explorers who have completed grades 7-12 to register to be qualified for this mission, and time is of the essence!

You MUST BE REGISTERED to be qualified for points and the raffle (but anyone can come to the events!) Every time you complete a task (memos, refueling events, mini quests), you are entered in the raffle (max 15 entries, drawn at our End of Summer party)

MEMOS TO HEADQUARTERS: Read a YA book (any book!)Send a memo to Headquarters (the Library)Max number of memos=6, 20 points each (120 points possible)

REFUELING EVENTS: Attend a TEEN EVENT (labeled on calendar with a rocket ship)Sign in with the Chief Engineer (Ms. Annamae)5 refueling events, 10 points each (50 points possible)

MINI QUESTS: Solve the riddle and come back with a souvenir and signature4 riddles, 20 points each (80 points possible)

BONUS MISSION: Write a fan-fiction story based off of your favorite sci-fi novel/movie!Must be AT LEAST 1000 wordsTurn in to the Chief Engineer by July 23rd to earn 50 points

Need more info? See the Chief Engineer (Annamae) or email her at annamae.bolen@wlnonline.org

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Need a Book Recommendation?

Check These Bestsellers Out!

  • Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday by Natalie C. Anderson
  • Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
  • Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith
  • We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler
  • The Beauty that Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
  • Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi
  • Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox
  • Lovely War by Julie Berry
  • Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Gem and Dixie by Sara Zarr
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  • Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne

Meet the Librarian

Hi! My name is Annamae Bolen, and I’m the new Teen Librarian and Youth Services Coordinator at the Ligonier Valley Library. I started at the beginning of June 2019, and wanted to share a little bit about myself.

I graduated from John Carroll University in May of 2018 with Bachelor’s in English. I plan on returning to school to earn my Master’s in Library Science and Information. I’m from Moon Township, PA (Right near the Pittsburgh Airport!). I grew up with my mom, my dad, and my younger sister, Emily. We have a two year old labradoodle named Sunny, and she loves snuggles. I played sports my whole life, and even played lacrosse for two years in college. Some of my passions include: knitting, reading, bullet journaling, spending time with my family, playing with my dog, traveling, and (most recently) cooking. I would love to meet you! Please stop in the library to see me at any time.

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