Programs Grades 7-12
Summer Reading 2021
Summer Reading 2021
June 21 – August 14
Summer reading officially begins June 21! We have lots of programs to offer all summer, both virtually and in person! All in-person programs will be carefully socially distanced for everyone’s comfort and take place largely outdoors (weather pending).
Visit the events page to see all our programs!
Log in or sign up on Beanstack to register for summer reading, and start logging your reading after June 21! If you’ve signed up in past years, just update your account to change ages/grades.
Teens 12-18 (grades 7-12)
You can earn a virtual raffle ticket towards raffle prizes for every book you log on Beanstack for one of three raffles! Check out Beanstack for more details
If you need help logging in, email Senior Youth Services Librarian Courtney at [email protected] or call the library at 508-528-3380
Click the program name to register!
Teen Book Club
The 4th Monday of each month, 3:00-4:00pm. Grades 7-12.
Join us to discuss a book chosen by the club, and bring your ideas for future reads!
July 19th: Mirage by Somaiya Daud. Copies will be available at the circulation desk–no need to place a hold!
August 23rd: Book TBD
September 27th: Book TBD
Summer meetings will take place on Town Hill. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet in the Teen Space inside the library.
Tuesday, June 29
You’re invited to join us on Zoom for a game of Mafia. In this classic social deduction game, all participants will be assigned secret roles to play, with the task of finding out who is working with you, and who is working against you. All roles will be given out in secret at the start of the event.
This event is hosted by Howes Party Games—two sisters offering virtual programming in the form of entertaining games for all ages.
Thursday, July 29
Pop up Art School will teach you how to use a barbed needle and merino wool roving to create a felted hedgehog. In this beginner’s class, you’ll learn how to sculpt basic shapes and attach them together. A great way to spend a relaxing afternoon!
Tuesday, August 10 (rain date Friday, August 13)
Grades 4 and up
Sign up for the most epic battle of the summer! Your weapon? Bean bags full of color powder!
First: capture the flag, but get tagged with a color bag. The winning team members will get first throw in our color war!
Wear a plain white T-shirt, get a pair of sunglasses for eye protection, and white masks will be provided if desired. See how colorful you end up at the end of the battle!
Color powder is made of cornstarch and food coloring and is non-toxic.
Thursday, August 12
15 minute time slots available between 4:30-6:15pm
7-12th graders only
Go back to school with a beautiful new henna tattoo to show off! Mandy from Wicked Good Henna will design and apply a beautiful piece for you.
Program is in 15 minute increments. Please register for ONLY ONE session.
If you are on the wait list, drop by anyway. We cannot guarantee you will get in, but there might be spare time!
Take and Make and STEM Kits
Register for a Take and Make Craft Kit on our event page or by clicking the dates below.
Bags will be labeled by last name and families registered with same email/phone number will be bagged together if possible.
Instructions included in kits
Kits will be available Monday-Saturdays. Please pick up your kit no later than Saturday of each week. If you are unable to make it, email Youth Services Librarian Courtney at [email protected] or call the library at 508-528-3380 and we will be happy to hold it for you. Kits left with no contact will not be available for pickup after Saturday of each week.
These programs are brought to you through an LSTA grant with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Pipe Cleaner Dogs
We supply: pipe cleaners, eyes, nose, tacky glue enough for 2 dogs
From home: other colors of pipe cleaners (optional)
LED Fireworks Card
We supply: LED lights, copper tape, coin battery, cardstock
From home:markers, colored pencils, other decorations as desired
Library is closed July 5th for the holiday weekend
Metal Waterbottle Craft
We supply: metal water bottle, permanent markers, vinyl stickers
From home:other decorations as desired
We supply: 20 square beads, tacky glue, magnets
We supply: cardboard background, magazines, glue, animal template
From home: other magazines/paper as desired, additional glue as needed
Mini Pour Painting
We supply:acrylic pre-mixed pour paint, canvas, aluminum tray, gloves, craft sticks
From home:hot glue gun (can also arrange to borrow from library)
*Paint colors will vary*
We supply:book nook box, tiny furniture, scrapbook paper, fairy lights
From home: other decorations as desired
We supply: EL wire, White thread, Needle, Canvas, Painters tape
From home:pencil, eraser, 2 AA batteries
Digital Resources and Activities
Social Justice Resources
Thanks to Ocean County Library in New Jersey for creating this!
Budget for a Home
An interactive workbook designed for teens to go through real-world scenarios of the home buying process, in order to understand the value of financial management.
Hamilton Digital Escape Room
From our friends at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library!
Fairy Tale Digital Escape Room
Thanks to the Farmington Public Library in Missouri for sharing this!
“Six of Crows” Digital Escape Room
Thank you to Abigail Hsu, the Young Adult Librarian at the Morristown & Morris Township Library for providing this adventure!
Harry Potter Digital Escape Room
Thank you to for providing this adventure! Natalya Kahmann
Gr 7-12 ebook database
Free audio book databases
A running list of book events for all ages.
A virtual festival for our community to stay connected & inspired despite our social distance. They will be organizing giveaways, contests, signed book deliveries, special events and two full days of panels with more than 70 bestselling and award-winning authors April 25-26.
Facebook Group: Stuck Inside
Ideas and Activities for being stuck inside
Questions? Program ideas? Contact Courtney Allen, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at 508-528-3380 x5 or email [email protected]