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Y.A.R.C. - Young Adult Review Committee

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Y.A.R.C. (yark), n. 1. Young Adult Review Committee. 2. A select group of local teens and young adults reading and writing reviews of brand-spanking-new books. 3. Awesome.

Established in September of 2014, this program offers teens and young adults ages 13-18 the opportunity to read yet-to-be-published books, also known as ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies).  In exchange for this privilege, they write reviews for Village Books to use in print and social media, as well as for recommendations to our customers.  What better way to find out what teens are reading than to go straight to the source? 

This group meets once a month on a weekday afternoon. We'll enjoy pizza while sharing favorites (and not-so-favorites) from the past month, then "shop" for new books from our vast collection of ARCs. Participants are required to submit at least one short book review each month. Check out some of their latest reviews here!

Still interested? Hooray!

If you are a teen, or know a teen who might be interested in participating in the Y.A.R.C., please fill out our YARC Intake Form and email any questions to Stephanie, our Writing Community Coordinator, at