Teen Programs

Teen Book Club
Ages 12-18

Join us for pizza as we discuss our book. Books will be available at the book discussion or email jgomoll@communitylib.org for more information. New members are welcome!

Tuesdays, May 28 & June 25 | 4pm-5pm | Salem Branch | Register

Let’s Make Fried Banana Splits
Ages 8-12

Students will slice, chop and use a griddle to fry a banana to make a delicious treat with special toppings.

Friday, June 7 | 2pm-3pm | Twin Lakes Branch | Register

Hula Hoop Dancing

This instructional program will begin with a performance from professional hula hooper Danielle Lee

Then it's time to get hooping!  Participants will learn beginner-friendly hoop moves through the 10-Trick Game. Danielle will lead hoop-based creative movement exploration exercises, partner/group activities, and games. 

Monday, June 17 | 1pm-1:45pm | Salem Branch | Register

Bee Kind to Bees
All ages

What animal is as small as a pea, can travel 12 miles daily, and makes one of the sweetest treats on the planet? The Honeybee! Who is responsible for pollinating many of our food crops? Native bees! Learn all the buzz about bees from staff from the Wehr Nature Center.

Tuesday, June 18| 6:30pm-7:30pm | Salem Branch | Register

CD Ladybug Craft
Ages 8-12

They’re cute, they’re fun and they’re recycled!

Tuesday, June 25| 2pm-3pm | Salem Branch | Register

Hoo's Woods Raptor Experience
Ages 6 - Adult

The Hoo's Woods Raptor Center will present an educational, meaningful and fun experience with three of their live raptors, including the great horned owl. For the safety of the large birds, the program is not geared for kids under 6 yrs old.

Saturday, June 29| 11am-11:45am | Twin Lakes Branch | Register


Teen Book Awards 

Alex Award
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
Each year, YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks committee selects and annotates an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years.

Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18).

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year.

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.