TEEN PROGRAMS for June
Every Monday 3PM- 6PM Open ART Studio
Every FRIDAY – 3PM to 4 PM. Improv
Every Saturday 4PM – 4:45PM Writers Circle
Friday June 3rd Button Making 4- 4:45PM
Friday June 4th. Character Design 2 – 3:00PM
Saturday June 10th – Volunteer DAY 10:30-4:00
MHS requires volunteer hours to Graduate – Why not join us and get them done, call for more information.
TEEN ADVISORY GROUP – FRIDAY June 30th
4 PM – 4:45 PM
High School students (grades 9-12) participating in the Middletown Public Library Teen Volunteer Program will learn valuable working skills that will transfer to paid jobs later. Volunteer jobs help to prepare teens to become job ready while working in the library, learning customer service skills, and learning how to interact with a variety of people. Teens will participate in a resume building program and an interview skills workshop.
Some of the tasks are:
- Demonstrate STEM kits
- Create book lists online
- Put up book displays
- Assist in leading gaming tournaments
- Read books and write book reviews, and/or video game and film reviews
- Assist in leading gaming programs in some locations.
- Create a program that interests you.
- Create posts for Middletown
- Help with programming, College “Meet and Greets”, Intergenerational book clubs
The volunteer program runs year-round; in the fall, spring, and in the summer. Interested teens should reach out to Wendy, the Youth Services Librarian, at 401-846-1573 ext. 3
What Should I Read Next? Enter a book you like and this website will analyze its huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
Goodreads Young Adult Books Page
Denver Public Library’s Booklists for Teens
Teen Booklists from the Plymouth District Library
No Flying, No Tights: A Graphic Novel Review Website
YALSA Best of the Best: The Best Books for Young Adults committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has rounded up some of the best books written for young adults, as recommended by Young Adult Librarians.
Alex Awards:The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The award is sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust.
Margaret A. Edwards Award Winners: The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author’s lifetime achievement for writing books that have been popular over a period of time.
National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: For a complete list of winners visit the National Book Foundation.
Printz Awards: The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
William C. Morris Award: The Young Adult Library Services Association created the William C. (Bill) Morris Award to honor a longtime publishing executive beloved in the library world for his enthusiasm for promoting literature for children and teens.