Teen Scene (Ages 13-17)

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Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Program Details: Track the time you spend reading this summer. Once you read for a total of two hours, fill out a timed reading ticket. Bring completed tickets back to Albion District Library and enter them in the prize drawing container(s) of your choosing. Containers are located above the Graphic Novel shelving in the Adult Room. Want to keep reading? Grab another set of tickets and keep going.  We will contact you by phone if you win a drawing. You can read anything you like– comic books, manga, e-books, and audiobooks all count! Program is available for Tweens and Teens  who will be in Grades 6-12 in Fall of 2018. Tweens must pick between the Reading Challenge for Kids and the Reading Challenge for Teens. They may notparticipate in both.

Program starts June 18, 2018 and ends August 18, 2018

Printable Calendar & Reading Log

Teen Summer Reading Challenge Teen  Summer Reading Calendar

All items are .PDF and will open in a new window.

Tie-Dye Workshop for Teens

Wednesday, July 25th

1:00 p.m. on the Library Lawn

Bring a white cotton item and meet us on the library lawn to learn the basics of tie-dyeing. Register below starting June 18th.

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Slime Workshop for Teens

Saturday, July 29th

2:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room

Do you love slime? Learn to make several types of slime at this workshop.Register at the link below starting June 18th.

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Teen Shaving Cream War

Saturday, August 25th at 5:00 p.m.

On the Library Lawn

Ready for a shaving cream fight on the library lawn? Supplies provided. Bring a towel and be prepared to get messy. For teens ages 12-17.  Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Weather permitting. Register at the link below starting June 18th.

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Teen Book Club: Solo by Kwame Alexander

Wednesday, August 8th at 5:30 p.m.

Biggby Coffee in Albion

Pickup a FREE copy of Solo by Kwame Alexander starting on June 18th. Then meet us at Biggby for a casual discussion. Books available in the Children’s Room while supplies last.


Book Lists and Online Resources

Anything you can’t find? Contact the library!

ADL Book Lists for Teens (PDF Format)

LGBTQ TEARJERKERS SCIFIRDS ROMRDS CREEPYRDS DYSTRDS HISTFIC PRINTZRDS CLNRDS CHRISTFIC RACEBOOKS URBFIC ROYALRDS STRONGGIRLS

 

Online Resources for Teens

MeLTeensPg Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Teens Page

MeL houses tons of information to assist teens! Homework help, research assistance, career training, college information, physical and emotional health resources and more! You can find just about anything you could need through the updated MeL Teens page. Don’t forget that you can use MeL to request materials from other libraries.

Yalsa Teens’ Top Ten PageTeensTopTen_logo_web

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen. Reading is a great pastime so we’d love it if you participated! Voting occurs each year during Teen Read Week™. The winners  are announced the week following Teen Read Week™. So if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading!

Apply online to volunteer at Albion District Library!

Click to Fill Out a Volunteer Application

Need volunteer hours for school? Want to gain some great work experience before college? There are tons of ways to help out. Assist with programs, create displays, or help with some behind-the-scenes activities. Application is for ages 13-17 only.

 

Let the library come to you. Request a visit!

Click to Request a Visit  from Library Staff

Library visits are available, free of charge to schools, homeschool groups, and other community groups in the area. Program types vary by age but include database and research instruction, book talks, crafts, and more! Please contact Mrs. Jamie at jbernard@albionlibary.org to set up a visit. Bringing a group to the library? If you are coming to research or just want a tour, we can generally accommodate same-day requests.