Tweens & Teens
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
2022 "Oceans of Possibilities" Summer Reading Program
***A refrigerator-friendly June & July calendar is available to print.***
T(w)eens--youth ages 11-18--are invited to have oceans of fun with other t(w)eens and the Library Squad. Activities are free and take place from 2:30-4:00ish on the following days:
Manga Mondays: June 27 and July 18
Monday Movie Matinee (PG-13): June 13, July 11, and July 25
|June 7: Perler beads||July 5: Drawing with Art Hub|
|June 14: Painting bookends||July 12: Painting seashells|
|June 21: Seahorse||July 19: Jellyfish lanterns|
|June 28: Drawing with Art Hub||July 26: Bad art|
STEM Thursdays: June 9, June 23, July 7, and July 21
Tabletop Thursdays: June 16, June 30, July 14, and July 28. Bring your favorite card or board game or play one of ours!
End of Summer Party @ City Arena sponsored by the Friends of a Public Library
Friday, July 29 from 9:30-noon
2022 READING CHALLENGES
Reading challenges for t(w)eens and adults are now available! Read or listen to previously unread fiction/non-fiction young adult or adult books based on the categories outlined in each challenge and record the book titles in the space provided. Return the challenge(s) by Monday, January 9, 2023 to be entered into a grand prize drawing.
eBooks are available through the Libby app. Teens can expect trending books, romance, fantasy, page to screen books, science fiction, series books, and more! Need a eBook that's not listed? Let us know and we will try to order it!
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning environment that empowers students to study all subject areas at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
Typing Club is a free online resource that provides users with interactive experiences to improve their typing skills.
Need ACT, ASVAB, GED, SAT or other practice test books? In cooperation with the Friends of a Public Library, these are available for $10. Contact the library to order a copy.
Best Children's Books of the Year, as determined by Bank Street College of Education, recommends books for kids 9-12 (PDF), kids 12-14 (PDF), and kids 14 and up (PDF) based on a number of criteria. Visit the Children's page to view lists for ages birth to 12.
Lone Star from the Texas Library Association (TLA) is a list of current books especially for grades 6, 7, and 8 developed by public and school librarians.
Maverick from TLA is a recommended reading list developed by Texas public and school librarians of graphic novels for students in grades 6 and up. This list is intended for recreational reading.
Read Brightly includes book suggestions for tweens and teens as well as reading tips and activities. An emailed newsletter featuring new and notable titles is also available.
SPOT (Spirit of Texas), a list of recommended reading list developed by Texas public and school librarians, hopes to encourage students in grades 6 and up to explore a variety of current, quality books from Texas authors and illustrators.
Tayshas from TLA is a recommended reading list for students in high school to encourage the reading of current fiction and non-fiction titles.
Tejas Star provides a recommended reading list from TLA to encourage children ages 5-12 to explore multicultural books.
Texas Topaz is a list of recommended non-fiction titles from TLA for children and adults that stimulate reading for pleasure and personal learning.