PVPL offers a variety of services and fun programs for teens. Come check out our anime club, virtual reality tech programs, and creative writing workshops, or just use the Teen Area as a hangout space. Plus, you can use your library card to access online resources or simply to check out a new book. Register for Teen programs

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The Writers in Residence program promotes writing in communities by connecting local, professional authors to serve as Writers in Residence at public libraries. Writers in Residence spend time at the library during their residency, composing new works and providing education for community members. From September through November, Prescott Valley Public Library hosts author Amy Lukavics as our very own Writer in Residence. 

Amy Lukavics is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of The Ravenous, Daughters unto Devils (a YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers), The Women in the Walls, and Nightingale, with works published in middle grade, young adult, and adult horror fiction. Her short story, The Neighbor, appears in Don't Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, edited by Jonathan Maberry. Her novella with Audible Originals, Cold Water Veins, debuted at #5 on the Top Ten Audiobooks on Audible in the fiction category. In addition, she has five children's chapter books published under the pen name Scarlet Varlow and has worked with publishing companies such as Cake Literary and Emston Media as a ghostwriter, outliner, and editor. She currently serves as the editor for the Germany-based video game company Crytek, working on the game Hunt: Showdown. 

During Amy’s time as Writer in Residence, Lukavics will offer one-on-one writing consultations and writing workshops at Prescott Valley Public Library to help aspiring authors learn new skills in the craft of creative writing and publishing. All experience levels are welcome and is open to teens and adults. Note: There is one workshop that is open to teens only.

You can register for upcoming workshops and 1-1 consultations by clicking this link: Writers in Residence 

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Whether you're thinking about what college to choose, working on college applications, or trying to figure out the best career fit, The Prescott Valley Public Library is here to help. We offer resources to help prepare students for college/trade schools and the workforce with a dedicated College Corner in the Teen Area of the library. Access SAT/ACT Test Prep books, Scholarship books, Best Colleges, and more. We even have a huge selection of career books so teens can explore their interests!

This space is constantly updated with new books that will help you plan for your future. Stop by the Teen Department today. For online resources, be sure to also check out our online College Corner for helpful databases and websites.

Hangout Zone at PVPLThe Hangout Zone is the best place to chat, read a book, play board games, do a puzzle, and just relax in the Library. We've got tables, chairs, and computers available for whatever you need.

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Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 10 am - 9 pm | The Witch Queen’s Curse

An Epic Role-Playing Game for Teens

Register for the Witch Queen's Curse Here

Camelot is under attack by the Witch Queen, Morgana Le Fey, and her enchanted fey creatures. Using her dark arts, she has performed a ritual to terrorize the common folk and enslave many of the king’s army, officials, and even Merlin himself. King Arthur is desperate and searching for brave adventurers to help save the kingdom!  Teens are invited to register for this live Epic Role-Playing Adventure game to help defeat the enchanted fey and bring peace and prosperity back to the Kingdom once again. This event consists of a series of workshops during the day such as swordplay, how to use magic, and improv, followed by a live role-playing game in the evening. Costumes and props are provided. 

At this event, teens will learn simple improvisational theater techniques, how to create epic battle scenes and fight with foam weapons, and develop a fantasy character. This event will culminate in an Epic Role Playing Adventure Game played in the evening, ‘The Witch Queen's Curse,’ a scenario in which the teens will play characters in an Arthurian legend! This immersive event will be attended by up to 40 local teens and up to 30 adult volunteers. It is designed to empower teens to work collaboratively, think creatively, problem-solve, build confidence, and have epic fun!

Sponsorship Opportunities


Sponsor lunch for hungry teens and adult volunteers! 


Sponsor dinner for hungry teens and adult volunteers! 

$700–Props and Costumes

Help us get props and material to make costumes for our adventure! 

This is a volunteer-led event. All sponsorship dollars will be spent purchasing lunch/dinner for teen participants and adult volunteers, as well as costuming, props, and other materials needed to craft the epic adventure!

Interested in sponsoring the event or joining us as an adult volunteer? Please contact Autumn Topping at: atopping@prescottvalley-az.gov

Checks can be made payable to the Friends of the Prescott Valley Library. 

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Contact Us

  1. Autumn Topping

    Young Adult Librarian 
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  1. Riley Zierenberg

    Library Assistant
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