Teen Page

Teen Reading Program

For Middle & High School Students

Stop by the Teen Room for a chance to win fun prizes like Patriots baseball tickets, laser tag passes, books, gift cards and more.

The more you read the better your chance of winning!  Reading Program begins June 27th.

 

Indigo Shabori Tie Dye

Wednesday, July 18th  6:30 – 8:30 pm

Learn about this unique and fun form of tie dyeing.  Everyone will dye a cotton bandanna and another item that you can bring from home.

Register here

 

 

Teen Iron Chef

Wednesday, July 25th  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Join us for a friendly cooking contest and create three recipes using a mystery ingredient.  All supplies will be provided!

Register here

 

Escape Room

Wednesday, August 1st  6:30 – 7:30  or 7:30 – 8:30

The Library and Chester Borough Recreation are hosting a Harry Potter themed “Escape” event.  Can you find the clues, solve puzzles and unlock the black boxes before time runs out?

This event is sponsored by the Chester Municipal Alliance.

Register here

 

Sew! At the Library

Thursday, August, 9th   2:00 – 4:00 pm

Have you always wanted to sew your own creations?  In this hands-on workshop you will learn to operate a sewing machine and stitch a personalized tote bag.  No experience necessary!

Register here

Make a Difference Day

Wednesday, August, 15th   2:30 – 4:30 pm

Are you interested in earning community service time this summer? Are you creative and like to draw and color? Join us for a special community service project. We will be making greeting cards for the organization “Cards for Hospitalized Kids” and our cards will be sent to hospitalized children across the country. All supplies will be provided!

Register here

 

 

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Free Driver Education Program

Will you be getting your permit soon or need help preparing for the DMV test?  This free site includes practice tests for cars, motorcycles and an online driver’s manual.  Click here to get started.
 
Looking for something new to read?  NextReads are email newsletters that deliver great book suggestions right to your inbox.  Click here to get started.
Check out this month’s Teen Scene newsletter here.

NEW BOOKS TO CHECK OUT

Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever.  But when you dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president’s son, sometimes life has other plans.  When Maddie’s dad drags her off to a cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness there is no phone, no internet, and not a single word from Logan.

Then Logan shows up six years later and Maddie is so angry she wants to kill him.  But before that can happen, a Russian assailant appears out of nowhere and knocks Maddie off a cliff and drags Logan off to some unknown fate.  Maddie still really wants to kill Logan but…. she decides to save him first.

 

 

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Josef is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany.  With the growing threat of the Nazis looming, he and his family board a ship bound for Cuba.

Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994.  With riots and unrest in her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America.

Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015 whose home has just been destroyed by a bomb.  With his city torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe.

All three characters face dangerous journeys in search of safety and hope.  And although Josef, Isabel and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections unite their stories in the end.

 

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie.  Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality.  But many of the fey despise humans.  Especially Prince Carden, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she mus defy him – and face the consequences.

 

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geek girl Elle Wittimer’s favorite show is Starfield, a classic sci-fi series she used to watch with her father when he was alive.  So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter.  And the prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor who will be playing her favorite character, Federation Prince Carmindor. With savings from her job at the Magic Pumpkin food truck, Elle is determined to get there and win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman has grown to hate cons – they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets.   Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

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