Teens

Welcome to the Teen Room

 

The Teen Room is a space created especially for teens ages 12-18 (others can stop by to select books, but only teens can hang out in this room). Miss Gina Vitale is the Teen Services Librarian. Please stop by any time to say hello, write on our whiteboard wall, or share your ideas. Talking, music, and snacks ARE allowed in the Teen Center.

Teen Computers & Games

The teen center is equipped with four computers for teen use only: two Alienware and two Lenovo all-in-one touchscreen computers with awesome games preloaded.  We also have an Xbox Kinect, Wii, and GameCube, and a variety of video games, board games, & card games. Please see Miss Gina if you have any old games you’d like to donate to the library.

Books

We have a wide variety of popular YA (Young Adult) materials, including fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. We also have Seventeen and Game Informer magazines. If you have a recommendation for a book or series you think the library should have, please see Miss Gina.

Volunteering

If you’d like to volunteer at the library, click  here to access our Volunteer Application. You can also pick up an application at the Circulation Desk, or talk to Gina if you have questions.

Volunteers can:

Shelve books, keep the library organized, help set up / take down for special events, help with children’s programs (if they are so inclined), and other special tasks.

Please note, if you need volunteer hours for the high school civics class, the deadline to submit your volunteer application is November 30.

Programs

Please visit the library or click on the Calendar tab for dates, times, more information, & other special events like the Chocolate Challenge, Costume Party, Pancake Palooza, ComicCon, Laser Tag events, and more. Click an event on the Calendar for more information.

All programs are free and are for teens ages 12-18 only, unless otherwise noted.

Teen Interest Survey

Do you have ideas about programs & events you’d like at the library? Do you have suggestions about books & other materials you think we should have? Would you like to start a club or teach a class yourself?  Take the survey to share your ideas & opinions with Miss Gina, and/or join our e-mail list to get notification of upcoming teen events.

What Can Your Library Do for You?

The library gives you free access to these sites. Most of them will ask you to enter your library card barcode number to continue.

If you do not have a card, stop by the library to get one! It takes about five minutes and is free.

You need a photo ID that shows your current address (or, bring your photo ID plus an official document or piece of mail that does show your current address).  If you are under 18, you’ll need a parent or guardian to accompany you with their ID.

Learn a new language! Choose from over 70 languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Swahili, Cherokee, and even “Pirate.”
Access movies, music, tv, comics, e-books, & e-audiobooks
Access movies, music, tv, comics, e-books, & e-audiobooks
Wondering what to read next? Check out NoveList, the site that lets you search for your favorite books, authors, series, and genres, then click on lists of read-alikes to give you further reading suggestions.

These are great for school projects. Please note, if your teacher says, “no websites,” you can probably still use these (though double-check with her to be sure).  These resources are not the typical website. They are databases that give access to a huge collection of journal articles, and/or nonfiction e-books.

 

Check out PA’s Power Library for additional resources.
View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years. Also great for research projects.

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