Programs and Events for Teens
There is always something fun happening at the library!
Can’t get enough young adult fiction? Looking for a book club that doesn’t take itself too seriously? Join YA Ever After, ADL’s brand new book club for those who are young or young at heart. This month we are reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Open to teens and adults ages 15 and up. Want to start reading now? Put ADL’s copy on hold, request a copy through MeL, or download an copy via Overdrive. Now meeting at Biggby Coffee at 217 E. Michigan Avenue in Albion!
Join us on Goodreads!
Want to be involved but can’t make the meetings?
Would you prefer discuss the books as you read?
Edited by Stephanie Perkins
Monday, December 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room
Twelve of the best-loved and best-known young adult authors have contributed stories to this cozy holiday collection. Read a couple or read them all. When we meet, we will discuss our likes and dislikes over hot cocoa and cookies. We will even have a fun ornament craft to work on.
By Co-authors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.
Like that could go wrong.
By Julie Buxbaum
Monday, February 27th at 6:00 p.m. Biggby Coffee, 217 E. Michigan Ave in Albion
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week as a junior at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.
Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?
In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?
Some Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room
Henna Club is open to teens and adults. Join us for fun, refreshments, and to learn the basics of henna designs (mehndi) from around the world. Not artistically inclined? That’s okay! We need both “artists” and “canvases.” Permission slips required for those under 18 (available at the Library’s Adult Room Front Desk). For more information, call or visit Miss Cindy.
Third Monday of Each Month at 5:30 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room
Do you knit, crochet, or loom? Want to learn? From arm knitting to Amigurumi, you can do it all here! Bring your own project or start one with us. We have yarn and patterns, but only a limited supply of hooks, needles, and looms, so please bring your own, if you have them. Open to adults and teens.
Book Lists and Online Resources
Anything you can’t find? Contact the library!
ADL Book Lists for Teens (PDF Format)
Online Resources for Teens
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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com 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.