Teen Scene (Ages 13-17)

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YA Ever After Book Group

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.  Open to teens and adults ages 15 and up. Now meeting at Biggby Coffee at 217 E. Michigan Avenue in Albion!

 

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The Raven Boys

By Maggie Stiefvater

Monday, November 20 at 5:30 p.m.at Biggby Coffee in Albion

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little. For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

 

Henna Club

Some Saturdays

2:00 p.m. in the Elsie Munro room

The ADL Henna Club meets during the summer and early fall at 2:00 p.m. in the Elsie Munro Room (upstairs). 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.” Open to teens and adults of all experience levels.

yarn in a basketYarn Craft Club

Some Mondays

5:30 p.m. in the Elsie Munro room

Bring your own project or start one with us. We have yarn, patterns, hooks, needles, and looms! Open to teens (ages 13-19) and adults.


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.