Teen Page



Summer Reading Program

Continues Through Labor Day Weekend

Stop by the Teen Room for a chance to win fun prizes which include free laser tag passes,  a basket of books and snacks and gift cards to local shops.

Enter a ticket for each book you read this summer – the more you read the better your chance of winning.

Contact Mrs. Burden  maryann.burden@chesterlib.org for more information.


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“Fear Factor” Cooking Challenge

Wednesday, July 12th    6:30 – 8 pm

Take the challenge in this friendly competition to see who an create the best recipes with “mystery” ingredients.

Register here



Painting Workshop

Tuesday, July 18th    3:00 – 5 pm

Learn painting techniques from a local artist and create your own unique acrylic painting on canvas.  All levels of ability are welcome!

Register here



Make a Difference Day

Wednesday, July 26th    6:30 – 8 pm

Looking for a worthwhile way to earn community service time this summer?

Help us make special cards for the organization “Cards for Hospitalized Kids”  All supplies will be provided.

Register here



Harry Potter Interactive Movie

Wednesday, August 9th    6:00 – 8:30 pm

Be part of the action during this special screening of “The Sorcerer’s Stone”.  Everyone will receive a bag of props and snacks needed to join in the fun.  Costumes welcome!

Register here



Write Your Best College Essay

Wednesday, August 16th    6:30 – 8:30 pm

 Learn how to tackle the process of creating successful essays that reflect your best attributes and true passions. Linda Presto from “College Coaching with Care” will teach practical methods to help you master the writing process and help you create a stress-free essay that conveys your unique qualities.


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.


Alex & Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz

It’s 1777.  The American Revolution is underway and General George Washington has a new right-hand man, a mysterious young colonel named Alexander Hamilton.

One fateful evening 19 year old Alexander meets 17 year old Elizabeth Schyler and  an epic love story begins that will change the course of American history forever.


Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs and sat on another student in the cafeteria. High school can only go up from here, right?

Then he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. And an unbelievable opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that gives Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined. It turns out Cecily doesn’t meet traditional definitions of beauty–in fact, everything he’d heard about her appearance was untrue.  Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed?



The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

Zeus has punished his son Apollo by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, pimple covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?

After experiencing a series of humiliating trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must leave the safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a dangerous journey across North America. He must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times: a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again–if it doesn’t kill him or drive him insane first.


Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet

Noah Keller has a normal life, until the afternoon that his parents pick him up from school and head straight for the airport.  On the way there his parents tell him that his name isn’t really Noah, he isn’t really eleven years old and they are moving to East Berlin immediately using an all-new set of names and made-up history he has to memorize.  And from now on he can’t ask any questions, because someone will always be listening.

As Noah – now “Jonah Brown”-and his parents head behind the Iron Curtain into East Berlin the rules and secrets begin to pile up quickly.  Who exactly is listening and why? When did his mother become fluent is so many languages? And what really happened to the parents of his only friend, Claudia, the lonely girl who lives downstairs?

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