Teen Programs

Summer Reading Challenge – Who can read the most minutes this summer? For every 200 minutes you get a prize and can fill out a raffle ticket for a larger prize at the end of summer. There will be two grand prize winners, one for most amount of minutes read and a second pulled from raffle tickets. Additional prizes will be raffled off as well. You can earn extra raffle tickets by writing a review for what you read.  Sign up begins Monday June 11.

Teen Summer Reading Kick-off – Come sing Karaoke and make some music themed crafts.
June 28 @ 6 PM – Registration begins Monday June 11

Teen Craft – Wednesdays @ 4PM

June 20 – Registration begins Monday, June 4
July 25 – Registration begins Monday, July 9
August 29 – Registration begins Monday August 13


Dessert & Discussion – Mondays @ 6:30 PM July 9, 16 & 23
Registration begins June 11

Rock Art Day @ ERPL  – Paint + Rocks = Awesome fun!  See what you can make!
Friday, July 6 @ 3 PM – Registration begins June 18

Teen Paint Night – Wednesday August 8 @ 6 PM – Registration begins Monday July 23

Amazing Race Library Edition – Come and compete in pairs to race your way through decades of music. Thursday July 16 @3 PM – Registration begins Monday July 9


Cupcake Wars – Compete in pairs for two rounds of cupcake decorating.
Monday August 13 @ 5:30 PM – Registration begins Monday July 30

Teen Service Craft – Earn community service credit making no-sew blankets for charity.
Friday July 27 @ 11 AM – Registration begins Monday July 9

Teen Movie Sing-Along
Come watch and sing along with a movie musical while enjoying some yummy pizza.
Tuesday July 31 @ 5:30 PM – Registration begins Monday July 16

 STEAM Teens – Grades 7 and up
Come try your hand at these Science, Technology, Engineering and Art challenges.
Thursdays @ 3:00 PM
July 12 – Registration begins Monday June 25
August 9 – Registration begins Monday July 30
August 30 – Registration begins Monday August 13 

Teen End of Summer Game Night
Come play some giant versions of board games. Winners of the raffle will also be announced. Thursday August 23 @ 6 PM – Registration begins Monday August 6

Teen Photography Contest
From July 15th – August 11th with a new theme each week. Take up to 3 photos based on the week’s theme and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #ERPLTeenPhotoContest and tag @erplteens.

Design a Bookmark! – Grades 7-12

Come into the library anytime from August 13 – August 19 and design a bookmark.  The theme of the bookmark must be books, reading, your favorite characters, music or summer!  One winner will be selected and their bookmark will be printed for everyone to take and will also be displayed on the library’s website for all to admire!

TECH BUDDIESWe are looking for a few good teens! If you like using IPads, Smartphones and other forms of technology, we’d love to train you to become one of our “tech buddies”. You would commit to coming to the library for one hour a month(6:30-7:30PM the last Tuesday of every month) and assisting community member s who want to learn how to use their devices! We will give credit hours for community service and it would look great on a college resume!

Talk to Heather if you want to help!

Book Blog

The library would love to have your book reviews on our blog!  We’re asking teens in grades 7-9 to share their book reviews (favorites and least favorites alike) to be published online.  Email media@eastrockawaylibrary.org with your suggestions.

Read book reviews at www.unseenteen.blogspot.com


What kind of programs would you like? Tell us at teens@eastrockawaylibrary.org