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Tween/Teen Summer Reading Challenge - Wild Kingdom Edition (11-17)

Get Caught Reading Poster

Fox! Eagle! Cheetah! Your library's mascot will be revealed at the June 23rd launch. Read and complete challenges to win weekly prizes. Who will be city-wide champion? Show your community pride at our annual GCR party on Saturday August 25th from 1:30-3:30pm, with special guest Shut the Front Door Improv! Thanks to the Western Fair District for their generous support.

Check out the event in our catalogue here.

The program runs from June 23rd-August 18th, with the party and awards ceremony a week later on August 25th 1:30-3:30pm at Central Wolf Performance Hall.

BBoy & BGirl Workshop


Learn the basics of hip hop & break dance with Ill at Will at the BBoy & BGirl Workshop!

Saturday June 17th from 2:30pm-3:30pm in the Teen Annex, Central Library. Ages 11+. No registration. Free.

Additional Session on Saturday, July 15th 2:30pm-3:30pm!

Read Away Your Fines!

Teen ReadingGot fines?

Get a fresh start!

Between May 1st and 7th, the Library is celebrating National Youth Week in a big way! Teens (12-18 years) can pay off fines by reading!

Your GCR 2016 reviews: week 7

We asked:  Would you recommend this book? Why or why not?

Thank you  Allison and Nazareth for your amazing reviews!

Chicken Soup for the SoulChicken Soup For The Soul, Just For Teenagers / Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark

Yes, I would recommend this book because it shares real stories from real teens. From 'Tough Stuff' to 'Funny Moments' this book makes sure you know you’re not alone. This book will inspire you or give you a good laugh and instead of one long story, this book is filled with many mini stories, so you can always close the book with a satisfying ending.   

~ Ryanna




Your GCR 2016 reviews: week 6

We asked:  Would you recommend this book? Why or why not?

Thank you  Allison and Nazareth for your amazing reviews!

Big Dark / Rodman Philbrick

I would recommend this book. It is about a boy named Charlie Cobb, who lives in the very small town of Harmony, New Hampshire. It starts with the residents of Harmony outside, watching the Northern Lights, when suddenly there is a big FLASH and all of the planets electricity goes out! Batteries do not work, and even the stars won't shine. Everything is dark. Charlie and his family invite people back to their house, with everyone thinking it will only be like that for a little while. But it is not. One resident, Bragg, is trying to take all the supplies for himself, sometimes offering gold coins, which the town doesn't accept. And even worse, Charlie's mother is running out of her pills that she needs, Charlie decides to use his friends' skis, and ski all the way to Concord, another city where he can get more pills. Will he make it?

~ by Allison