Summer 2019 Tween Events

Tuesdays, June 4 - July 23  I  2 P.M.

For youth entering 5th to 7th grades

  • June 11: Constellations with Ranger Boyd - Learn about the stars and the formations they make in the sky with Ranger Boyd
  • June 18: Bad Art Contest - Have a desire to express yourself but have absolutely no artistic ability? Come make bad art with us. We’ll supply the basics and a few bad ideas. And hey, the most awesomely bad piece of artwork will win a prize! 
  • June 25: Frankentoys - Construct your own monsterous creation! Decapitate, dismember and then reassemble toy parts to make your creepy creation.
  • July 9: Amazing Food Race: Extreme Pantry Edition - Race around the food pantry to complete challenges,  including a grocery relay, in this amazing sprint to the finish.
  • July 16: Moon Phases with Ranger Boyd - You see the moon, but what do you see when you see the moon? Study the moon phases with Ranger Boyd
  • July 23: Glow in the Dark Games - Join us for Glow in the Dark balloon volleyball, ring toss, bowling, and mini golf.
Summer 2019 Teen Events

Tuesdays, June 4 & July 9  |  4 P.M. | Library Auditorium

For teens entering 8th to 12th grades

  • July 9: Cupcake Wars - It’s the battle of the buttercream! Calling all teens – come and compete in the Library Cupcake Wars. Work to create two masterpieces; the best book inspired cupcake design and the wackiest cupcake design.

Special Event - After Hours Dance Party

Ages 13 - 17 |  Friday, August 2 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Registration required - beginning July 1

DJ / Karaoke  l  Food  l  Games

Free Audiobooks with SYNC

April 25 - July 31

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. 

Some of the available titles include:

  • Swing by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, narrated by Kwame Alexander 
  • Othello by William Shakespeare, narrated by Ewan McGregor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kelly Reilly, Tom Hiddleston, and a full cast 
  • The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, narrated by Rupert Degas 
  • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, narrated by Yetide Badaki 
  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa, narrated by Joy Osmanski, Brian Nishii, Emily Woo Zeller
  • The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, narrated by Nicola Barber 
  • Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman, narrated by Philip Fox
  • Many More!
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