Tweens & Teens

Programs, events, and resources for tweens and teens in grades 6 and up
Summer Reading Program
Incoming Grades 6 and up
 
There's an entire universe full of stories all summer long, here at the library! 

  • Check out YA and Summer Reading materials and receive a scratch off ticket at the front desk! Some tickets are instant winners, but some are entries for our big summer raffle, where 5 readers will win a bag of prizes and books! Each check out also gives you access to stickers to add to our collaborative poster in the Teen Room.

  • Pick up a reading log and keep track of what you're reading. When you fill out a log, turn it in at the front desk to collect a special alien, astronaut mini-figure, or squishy. Collect as many as you can! Each book read is also special raffle ticket! Click here to download a copy of the reading log!

  • There will be fun programs all summer long, from ice cream taste testing to a Space Jam movie night!
 

Summer Reading Kick-Off!
​Wednesday June 26 at 2pm

 
Time to Wreck It! Kick off Summer Reading with a showing of Wreck it Ralph, perler bead crafts, candy slime, and “Sugar Rush” style snacks!

Incoming grades 6 and up!
Registration not required.
 
Escape Room
Wednesday July 10 from 5 - 7:30pm
Chat and Chew
Thursday July 11 at 2:30pm
Wreck This Art!
Friday July 12 at 1pm
Grades 6 through adult can participate in a Road Trip Rescue and race against the clock to follow the clues to the very end.
30 minute time slots are available on our website.

Click here to sign up for a time slot!
If you have to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so we can open the time up to others.
 Come in for a lunch time snack and stay for a story! We'll be reading aloud passages from new Young Adult books and graphic novels. Share your favorites and maybe even check out a book we shared!

Click to register so we know how many snacks to provide! Bring a lunch if you'd like!
 
 Watch Ralph Breaks the Internet while doing your own wrecking – using art from thrift stores! Wreck them, add to them, and improve them!


Click to register.
 
Space Jam
Tuesday July 16 at 6pm
Video Game Lounge
Wednesday Jul 17 & Aug 14 at 3pm
Cross Stitch Mini-Series
July 24 & 25 at 2:30pm
 Movie throwback night with Space Jam and galaxy painting!




 

  Gather with friends to play Mario Kart, Super Smash, and more.
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​No registration necessary.
 
 Learn to cross stitch and get some practice in. We'll learn the basics and work on a fun image two days in a row so you can get the consistent practice you need without forgetting the how-tos.

 
 
Happy Birthday, Harry!
Wednesday July 31 at 12:30pm
String Art
Thursday August 8 at 2pm
Ice Cream Tasting
Tuesday August 13 at 6pm
 Come vote on which Harry Potter movie to watch while we paint our own ceramic owls and make custom wands. Magical snacks will be served.
Special ages! Incoming grades 4 and up.

 

 Paint and string your own art. Using wood blocks, we'll learn how to safely add nails, wrap string around them, and create custom art!



 
 Beat the heat with a mystery ice cream tasting! Can you guess all the elements of the ice cream flavors and name that flavor? Rank them from best to worst and enjoy the yummy treats!

Click to register. Please indicate any allergies when you register. Allergens may still be present.
 
 
Coming in September!
Advanced Animation
Monday September 24 at 5:30pm
 
Cartooning for Teens returns with Mr. John! Learn to draw from a wide variety of animation styles.

Click to register. More fall dates coming soon!
 
Back to  School Goody Bags

Grab a bag in the Teen Room during the first week of school for some goodies.

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Click the image to the left to register for new and exciting volunteer opportunities at the Library and Town events. 
Call Miss Allyssa at 201-664-4586 x207 with any questions.

Monthly Teen Room Activities

Drop into the Teen Room after school and look for the monthly project box!  It could contain a craft, coloring sheets, a community project or anything at all!
Projects change monthly - so make sure to check back often!