Category Archives : Teens

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)


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.



Kool-Aid Play Dough

Tuesday, July 1 at 2:00 PM

Make your own fruity play dough and use it to make something unique at this creative event. Participants are asked to bring their own packet of Kool-Aid in the flavor of their choice.  All other supplies and refreshments will be provided.

Kool Aid Man


What kind of Kool-Aid do I need to bring again?

1 Small Packet per Person is required. The library will have a few extra, just in case, but to guarantee that everyone gets their own Play Dough,  please be sure to bring your own.


Can I eat the Play Dough?

Well… technically the Kool-Aid Play Dough recipe we use is non-toxic. However, it is made with Unsweetened Kool-Aid and flour. Not a recipe for deliciousness.


I can’t make it to the event, where can I find this recipe you’re talking about?

Right Here:

1 ¼ cups flour

¼ cup salt

1 pkg unsweetened drink mix

1 ½ T cooking oil

1 cup boiling water

  1. Mix together flour, salt, drink mix, and oil
  2. Add cup boiling water, mix well
  3. Knead until it forms soft dough
  4. Add flour (a little at a time) if dough is too sticky
  5. Store in sealed container (refrigerate if desired) for up to 2 months