Category Archives : Teens

Mystery Maze

Friday, November 7

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Magnifying Glass

Tweens and Teens ages 9 – 18 are invited to celebrate our Sherlock Holmes Week at this fun, after-hours event inspired by the classic detective game Clue. Follow the clues throughout the library to find out who-dun-it with what and where. Refreshments will be provided. Participants must register by Thursday, November 6. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.


Any Teens (grades 6-12) who would like to volunteer to help at this event, please contact Liz Strauss at Help setting up, cleaning up, and leading the maze would be greatly appreciated. A great opportunity for Community Service hours!


Tuesday, November 4 at 3:00 PM

Chef Hat and Tools

Think you can cook? Come to Chopped to find out! Teens will compete in teams to create the tastiest dishes out of three secret ingredients. Teens will be given a set of three secret ingredients with which to make three delicious dishes: 1 Appetizer, 1 Main Dish, and 1 Dessert. Previous secret ingredients have included peppermint candies, ham, tortillas, candy corn, and ramen noodles. Teens will also have access to a “Pantry,” a collection of spices and other ingredients to use in their creations. Participants will be given 1 hour to cook. All tools will be provided by the library. When all teams are finished, teens will sample all dishes and vote on the best team. Judging will be based on creativity, taste, and presentation. Teens cannot vote for their own team. Winners will be presented with Grand Prizes, but other prizes will also be given.

Event is inspired by the Food Network show. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information. Please let the library know if you have any allergies when registering.

After-School Movie and Pumpkin Carving

Carved PumpkinTuesday, October 28 at 3:00 PM

Time to get creepy! We’ll be watching a teen movie chosen by the YA Crew and carving pumpkins to line up outside the library during Wednesday’s Halloween Parade! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information and to register. Only teens who register are guaranteed a pumpkin to carve. Movie will be rated PG-13 or lower.

U Create: Soap Carving

Soap BarTuesday, October 21 at 3:00 PM

Fun, easy, and clean! Start a new hobby with us and learn how to create a piece of art out of a bar of soap. Soap-free snacks will be provided and all materials will be supplied by the library. Teens will be given simple carving tools and instructions at event. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6213 to register or for more information.


Special thanks to YA Crew member Amber for this clever program idea! Have your own idea for a unique program? Fill out a Program Submission Form!


YA Crew Meeting October

YA Crew LogoTuesday, October 14 at 3:00 PM

Join the YA Crew for free snacks, a fun warm-up game, and some community service. We’ll also be taking volunteers to help out at our Mystery Maze event at this time. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.


Did you know? 

Last May the Full Members of the YA Crew got to have a pizza party at the RAC sponsored by the Friends of the Library? What will we do next time? Join the YA Crew to find out! Contact Liz Strauss for info!

Make Your Own Superhero

HeroTuesday, October 7 at 3:00 PM

What makes a hero? Courage, kindness, strength, felt, fiberfill, yarn…

At this crafty event we’ll discuss all the things that make a good superhero and make our own superhero and sidekick pals out of felt. This event is inspired by this year’s One Book, One Community read, Side-Yard Superhero by Rick Niece, the story of a childhood friendship, a real hero, and a promise kept. All materials will be provided by the library and there will be free snacks. Event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.

Note: Sewing experience is a plus at this program, but Liz will also have glue for those superheroes who are afraid of needles.

Snakes in the Library

Tuesday, September 30 at 3:00 PM


YA Crew member Kairi returns with more snakes and unusual pets to share at this popular event. Open to tweens and teens, ages 8 – 18.Snacks will be provided. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.