Welcome to Teen Services @ Blackstone Library!

Need help with a project? Something to read? We’ve got you covered! @ Blackstone we’re so much more than great books! Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to study, a community to get involved in, or just somewhere to hang out, we’re here for you!

What do you need to know to hang out @ Blackstone Library? There are only 2 rules: 1 ) everyone gets along in the library (this should be a safe place where no one feels bullied); and 2 ) be kind. That’s it! Treat others with respect & this building (and all our cool stuff) is available to use, borrow & enjoy!

Looking for more information on a specific topic? Check out the links @ the top of this page & the events listed below. Still have questions? Comments? Suggestions? Desperately need to know how much wood a woodchuck would chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? We have answers (librarians: the original Google). Drop us a line any time @ teens@blackstonelibrary.org

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Teen Summer Challenge

Ready for summer vacation? Looking for a summer reading list? Read, explore, & create this summer with Blackstone Library & for your chance to win cool prizes! Click to learn more.

Have You Heard The Word? We’ve Got a Brand New Teen Newsletter!

Want to stay up-to-date on all the latest new from Teen Services? We’re spilling the tea in a brand new Summer Teen Newsletter! Check out our upcoming events, find summer raffle information, sign up for text alerts & more. Check it out today! Newsletter Summer 2019

Upcoming Events

As Seen On Screen: Teen Book Club – Grades 7 & Up (OFFSITE)

Tuesday, June 25

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Every month we will meet to catch-up, have some coffee and discuss a YA title that has been produced or is currently in PRE production for the silver screen in hopes of talking about the similarities and differences, or better yet, who WE would cast in the lead roll. Copies of each month’s title can be found in the Youth Services Department, by placing a hold in our online catalog, or dropping by the meeting to snag the next title.

All are welcome, even if you don’t complete the book!

ASOS will meet at Common Grounds where we can sink in some comfy chairs and grab a drink!

June: The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
July: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
August: Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Registration for this program is not required. Just grab a friend, pick up a book and join in the fun.

Tween Advisory Council: Volunteer Group – 5th thru 8th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, June 25

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Living through a renovation means we are going to have a whole new area with a lot more space and we want YOUR help to make it inviting with materials, activities, furniture and programs that speak to YOU! If you are in middle school and interested in sharing your thoughts, racking up community service hours and making new friends than this club is for you.

Registration is closed, leave Miss Carly or Miss Sarah your contact information and we will let you know when a spot opens up.

Meals on Mars: Space Food and More – 3rd thru 5th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, June 27

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ever wonder what space food looks, smells and tastes like? Well, in this program we will not only make our very own but also learn a little about the menu process and how nutritionists select items that can “make it in space.” Participants will be asked to create their own month long space menu based on taste, nutritional value and shelf life. So let’s start cooking for the atmosphere!

Registration for this program is required. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 or click here.

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, June 27

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group, or BTAG, is an exclusive weekly club for high school & college students, where members work with the Teen Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select books, plan programs & work on special projects. Every meeting includes free snacks, games, & a chance to improve the library for you & your friends! After all, a renovated Teen Space is coming soon & we need YOUR input to make it awesome.  Plus, for each meeting you’ll earn 2 hours of community service. Join us Thursdays from 4-6 pm. Email Miss Sarah to RSVP or visit: https://jbmltag.eventbrite.com

 

Tween Advisory Council: Volunteer Group – 5th thru 8th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, July 9

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Living through a renovation means we are going to have a whole new area with a lot more space and we want YOUR help to make it inviting with materials, activities, furniture and programs that speak to YOU! If you are in middle school and interested in sharing your thoughts, racking up community service hours and making new friends than this club is for you.

Registration is closed, leave Miss Carly or Miss Sarah your contact information and we will let you know when a spot opens up.

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, July 11

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group, or BTAG, is an exclusive weekly club for high school & college students, where members work with the Teen Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select books, plan programs & work on special projects. Every meeting includes free snacks, games, & a chance to improve the library for you & your friends! After all, a renovated Teen Space is coming soon & we need YOUR input to make it awesome.  Plus, for each meeting you’ll earn 2 hours of community service. Join us Thursdays from 4-6 pm. Email Miss Sarah to RSVP or visit: https://jbmltag.eventbrite.com

 

Cooking with You: a Meal Sharing Book Club for Families – 4th thru 6th Grade and Caregiver (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, July 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We have started a cookbook club for families and we want to include you! Here’s how it works, stop by the Youth Services Department for this month’s cookbook. Review the recipes with your kids, test a few out and then the night of the meeting bring in something delicious to share. During the meeting we will eat, talk about the book and whether or not you would recommend it to your family and friends. We promise this will be a great way to meet people and share in the joy of cooking as a family!

Sound fun? Space is limited, so click here to sign up or call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 today.

StoryWalk Group Walk – All Ages (Meet at the Library)

Saturday, July 13

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Want to experience StoryWalk® as a group? Meet us at the library as we progressively read Sun and Moon by Lindsey Yankey along Main Street. We’ll enjoy the great outdoors, complete some of the challenges and discuss our favorite parts of the book.

Registration for this program is not required. Just meet us in front of the Blackstone to enjoy the walk.

Tween Advisory Council: Volunteer Group – 5th thru 8th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, July 16

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Living through a renovation means we are going to have a whole new area with a lot more space and we want YOUR help to make it inviting with materials, activities, furniture and programs that speak to YOU! If you are in middle school and interested in sharing your thoughts, racking up community service hours and making new friends than this club is for you.

Registration is closed, leave Miss Carly or Miss Sarah your contact information and we will let you know when a spot opens up.

Teen Paint Night: with Pam’s Picasso’s – 9 thru 12th Grade (Outside)

Wednesday, July 17

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pam’s Picasso’s is dropping by for our first ever TEENS ONLY paint night. During this session participants will take part in a step-by-step painting project and will leave with something 100% out of this world. Plus, we will be meeting outside. Previous painting experience is not required and Pam’s Picasso will provide all the supplies. Space is limited so sign up is necessary.

To do so click here or call 203. 488. 1441 ext. 321 today.