Welcome to Teen Services @ Blackstone Library!

Need help with a project? Something to read? We’ve got you covered! Blackstone is 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 fun, safe place where no one feels bullied or picked on); and 2 ) be kind. That’s it! Treat others with respect, and this building (and all our cool stuff) is available to use, borrow & enjoy!

Looking for information on a specific topic? Check out the links @ the top of this page & the events below. Still have questions? Looking for the meaning of life, the universe & everything? We have answers (librarians: the original Google). Drop us a line any time at: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

News

Summer is Coming…

We are inviting you to join our first all ages summer reading quest. Get ready for 10 weeks of activities that will lead you straight to the “treasure” of your choice.

Are you up for the challenge?

Upcoming Events

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club for Grades 3 thru 6

Tuesday, June 23

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us once a month for a virtual book club that features different books from Rick Riordan Presents – a small publishing sect that’s goal is to share unprecedented cultures and backgrounds through stories inspired by their mythology, folklore and heritage.

Sign up here to meet the fourth Tuesday of every month throughout the summer and you will be sent an email with our ZOOM meeting number and password the morning of our club so that you can join in the discussion.

First up, Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, which is available for download on hoopla and we will pick the next title before each meetings close.

Take the Stage: An Improv/Acting Game Session for Tweens & Teens

Wednesday, July 22

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to try their hands at some theatre games, improvisations and acting exercises with Ingrid Schaeffer. Everyone will participate in this exciting exploration but will never feel on the spot. The workshop will begin with some fun and inviting warm-up games that gradually build their way to more challenging improvisations. Previous acting experience is not necessary, this is simply a chance for everyone to think, create and play.

Sign up is simple but space is limited. Once registered you will receive an email the day of with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to this virtual workshop.

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club for Grades 3 thru 6

Tuesday, July 28

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us once a month for a virtual book club that features different books from Rick Riordan Presents – a small publishing sect that’s goal is to share unprecedented cultures and backgrounds through stories inspired by their mythology, folklore and heritage.

Sign up here to meet the fourth Tuesday of every month throughout the summer and you will be sent an email with our ZOOM meeting number and password the morning of our club so that you can join in the discussion.

First up, Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, which is available for download on hoopla and we will pick the next title before each meetings close.

BreakOut of This: A Four Week Virtual Challenge for Families

Friday, July 31

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sign up to receive a challenge video and link to different digital breakout games each week! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. You have 1 week to complete each challenge solo or with friends and family. Send in your challenge answers before the next video and link is released to be entered in for a prize drawing.

BreakOut of This: A Four Week Virtual Challenge for Families

Friday, August 7

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Click Here to jump on the BreakoutEdu game train! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. Challenges will be released every Friday and you have 1 week to complete them solo or with friends and family. Prize winners will be drawn once the 4 week challenge period is complete.

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

BreakOut of This: A Four Week Virtual Challenge for Families

Friday, August 14

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Click Here to jump on the BreakoutEdu game train! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. Challenges will be released every Friday and you have 1 week to complete them solo or with friends and family. Prize winners will be drawn once the 4 week challenge period is complete.

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

BreakOut of This: A Four Week Virtual Challenge for Families

Friday, August 21

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Click Here to jump on the BreakoutEdu game train! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. Challenges will be released every Friday and you have 1 week to complete them solo or with friends and family. Prize winners will be drawn once the 4 week challenge period is complete.

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

LIVE Streaming of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Friday, August 21

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Let’s close out our 10 week summer reading quest with a LIVE streaming of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them™. This is the perfect way for everyone to come together and enjoy each others company virtually by watching, conversing and snacking at the sometime. All ages are welcome. Running time 2h 13m.

Sign up here to receive a ZOOM link, meeting number and password to join in the fun by email.

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club for Grades 3 thru 6

Tuesday, August 25

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us once a month for a virtual book club that features different books from Rick Riordan Presents – a small publishing sect that’s goal is to share unprecedented cultures and backgrounds through stories inspired by their mythology, folklore and heritage.

Sign up here to meet the fourth Tuesday of every month throughout the summer and you will be sent an email with our ZOOM meeting number and password the morning of our club so that you can join in the discussion.

First up, Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, which is available for download on hoopla and we will pick the next title before each meetings close.