Teen Programs

The Teen Space is moving!

The library will be closed on Saturday, November 2nd for the moving of the teen book shelves over to the new Teen Space. We will have a grand re-opening of the new Teen Space on Monday, November 4th with snacks and activities! Alyssa will be available at her new desk to answer any questions and give tours around the new space. We are very excited to open up a brand new usable space for teens at the library!


Ongoing Programs:

*The new Teen Space will have a various activities, projects and crafts, which will change daily. You can come hang out, do a craft, do your homework (maybe?), read a book or magazine, or any other combination of things. It’s your space; use it the way you want! Stop in to the Teen Space to see what’s going on!*

Library Great Book Transfer Quest (LGBTQ) Teen Book Club: 1st Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00pm in the Teen Space

Want to read books by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people? So do we! We are all about good books and conversation — and feel free to bring a friend! This is a space for people to talk and learn about identities similar to and different from their own. Open to teens ages 13 and up. Hope to see you there!

Teen Library Council (TLC): 1st meeting is Wednesday, 10/30 from 3-4pm in the Teen Space

Do you want a say in what materials, programs and activities are offered to teens at the library? Join our Teen Library Council! Together with the Teen Librarian, you will be able to shape the new Teen Space for current and future teen library users. Open to teens in grades 7 and up. Interested teens can contact Alyssa at alapierre@thomas.lib.me.us

Teen Takeovers: Every other month, last Friday from 5:30-end time TBD*

Starting in October, we’re letting teens take over the library after hours! This is an event that requires registration and parental consent. Please check back for the registration link and more details about our next Takeover!

 


 

*Congratulations to CEHS Junior Ella Briman, who published her essay in the new WE GEN Z literary magazine, which is published by and for Maine teens! You can find a copy of WE GEN Z here at the library in the Teen Area. For more information about WE GEN Z and submitting your own writing, click here!


Use of the Library After SchoolPlease click here to view our NEW guidelines on  use of the library by students after school.


Do you want to help shape our growing teen collection? Do you have a book you’d like to recommend to the Teen Librarian? Follow the link below to a special Google Form and let us know! We’ll do our best to add as many teen-recommended books to our collection as possible.

Teen Recommendations

*Don’t forget to check Minerva first to make sure we don’t already have the book you’re looking for!


Meet Alyssa Lapierre, our Young Adult Librarian!


Coming Up…

  • Tabletop Club
    Tuesday, November 19, 2019: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, November 23, 2019: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Tabletop Club
    Tuesday, November 26, 2019: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, November 30, 2019: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • LGBTQ Teen Book Club
    Monday, December 2, 2019: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Tabletop Club
    Tuesday, December 3, 2019: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, December 7, 2019: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Tabletop Club
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, December 14, 2019: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Tabletop Club
    Tuesday, December 17, 2019: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, December 21, 2019: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, December 28, 2019: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, January 4, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, January 11, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, January 18, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, January 25, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, February 1, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, February 8, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, February 15, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, February 22, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, February 29, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, March 7, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, March 14, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, March 21, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, March 28, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, April 4, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, April 11, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, April 18, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, April 25, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, May 2, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, May 9, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, May 16, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, May 23, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, May 30, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Chess Club
    Saturday, June 6, 2020: 9:00 am - 11:00 am