Category Archives : Teens


Top 10 New Books of Summer

Check out these new books in the Teen Zone! 

  Magnolia by Kristi CookMagnolia by Kristi Cook

High school seniors Ryder and Jemma have been at odds for four years, despite their mothers’ lifelong plan that they will marry one day, but when a storm ravages their small Mississippi town, the pair’s true feelings are revealed.

 

The Body in the Woods by April HenryThe Body in the Woods by April Henry

While helping the Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find, instead, a body and join forces to find the girl’s murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.

 

We Were Liars by E. LockhartWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

 

Only Everything by Kieran ScottOnly Everything by Keiran Scott

Eros (aka Cupid) is sent to earth after disobeying the gods and required to match three couples without her powers

 

My Faire Lady by Laura WetterstenMy Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten

After breaking up with her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Rowena takes an out-of-town summer job at a Renaissance fair, but romantic entanglements soon follow.

What’s your favorite new title this summer?


Fall Preview

Manga FaceTeen Tuesdays Return September 9 at 3:00 PM!

Join us every Tuesday at 3:00 until December 16 for fun new activities and returning favorites! Get creative with a series of programs to learn how to draw Manga and carve soap. Share your creative writing at a Write On workshop. Join the YA Crew to decide what movies to watch during our After-School Movies and help the library come up with even more programs for next year. Participate in our yearly Chopped and Gingerbread Challenge Competitions. Celebrate Banned Books Week and get crafty at Make Your Own Superhero. Get ready for the first Mockingjay film with trivia, crafts, games, and more in November. And, finally, learn about snakes and other odd critters when Kairi brings back her snake and shows off her other new pets.

Also coming this fall is an after-hours mystery program open to tweens and teens. Fans of the classic board game Clue and Sherlock Holmes unite to solve a mystery in the library.

Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information or check out this fall’s edition of Footnotes, the library’s newsletter, for details. Snake


Sharpie Tie Dye

Tuesday July 19 at 2:00 PM

On the HS Lawn

(Tuesday, August 5 at 2:00 PM if it rains)

Marker

Learn a different way to make your own tie dye creations. Bring a white T-shirt to decorate and a friend! Teens may bring extra permanent markers. Event will be held outside. All supplies will be provided by the library and snacks will be served. Event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register for this teen-favorite event.

 


Zombie Party

Tuesday, July 22 aZombie Clipartt 2:00 PM

Could you survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Come to this event to find out! Play games, enjoy snacks, and make a mini zombie to take home with you. Event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 with any questions and to register for this fun program chosen by the YA Crew.

 


Crayon Art

Tuesday, July 15 at 2:00 PM

Wondering what to do with your old crayon stumps? Bring them to this fun, creative event to learn how to turn them into artwork. Teens do not need to bring their own crayons, but are encouraged to do so. The library will also accept donations of old crayons from any patron who would like to help out for this event. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Teens will be asked to be careful when melting crayons and may be asked to leave if they do not follow instructions. Please call the library at 330-343-6123 with any questions. See Teen Librarian Liz Strauss’s Pinterest Board for more Crayon Art Ideas.

Crayon Clip Art

 


Teen Lock In

Friday August 8 – Saturday August 9

6:00 PM – 7:00 AM

Lock the doors and stay in the library all night! This event is open to teens entering grades 6 through 12. Registration begins today and is limited to 12 teens, so stop by the library for your permission slip and turn it in as soon as you can to guarantee your spot! We will be playing group and board games, going on a scavenger hunt, enjoying pizza, making crafts, and much, much more! A complete agenda and packing list will be provided with each teen’s permission slip.  Don’t miss out on our most popular event of the year! Call 330-343-6123 for more information.Dancing Clip Art

 


Catapult Food Fight

TuesTeen Buildingday, July 8 at 2:00 PM

Learn to build an ultra-portable catapult out of everyday objects. Then use it in our first ever food fight. Food fight will be held outside, weather permitting. Teens will be expected to help clean up after the event, whether it is outside or not. Teens may bring their own bag of mini marshmallows to use as ammo. Please leave cream pies at home. Non-catapulted snacks will be also provided. Event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.