- Are you a teen with lots of opinions?
- Do you need volunteer hours?
- How would you like the library’s teen section to look?
- Which books, movies, magazines, etc. would you like the library to purchase?
- What kind of programs would you like the library to have for teens?
Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG)! We want to know what you want from your library!
All 6th-12th graders are welcome at our meetings. We plan upcoming teen programs and discuss other teen matters. Teens earn one volunteer hour for planning at each TAG meeting, and snacks are provided!
Meetings are usually held the 2nd Monday each month at the Jonesborough Library, and a Tuesday every quarter at Gray Library, from 6:30-7:30 pm.
The Gray and Jonesborough Libraries hold monthly teen programs that are free and open to all 6th-12th graders! Programs range from craft nights to themed parties, and are picked and planned by Teen Advisory Group members.
Join us at the Jonesborough Library for our quarterly Teen Book Group. No reading in advance is required! Each meeting you can come to listen to the first part of a book being read aloud while you read along, snack, or color. We’ll discuss what we read and have copies available to check out at the end of the program if you want to continue reading.
Book Group meets on a Monday every quarter from 6:30-7:30 pm.
2019 Book Group Schedule:
March 18: Warcross by Marie Lu
June 17: book TBA
September 16: book TBA
December 16: book TBA
Want to write stories but have trouble finding motivation or ideas? Come practice your creative writing with prompts, writing games and challenges, and discussion! No registration required.
Teen Writing Group usually meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Jonesborough Library, from 5:45-7:15 pm.
2019 Writing Group Schedule:
January 2 & 16
March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17
May 1 & 15
August 7 & 21
September 4 & 18
October 2 & 16
November 6 & 20
December 4 & 18
Do you have ideas you want to bring to life in 3D? Do you want hands-on experience using a 3D printer? Join us for the Teen 3D Printing Club at the Jonesborough or Gray Library! Learn how to design a 3D creation, prepare it for printing, and use the printer to create it.
Members of 3D Printing Club who have learned how to use the 3D Printer may schedule times to come to the library and print 3D models entirely for free!
3D Printing Club generally meets at Jonesborough on the 1st Saturday of each month from 2-3:30 pm, and at the Gray Branch on the 3rd Saturday from 12:30-2 pm.
2019 3D Printing Club Schedule:
January 5 @ Jonesborough & January 19 @ Gray
February 2 @ Jonesborough & February 16 @ Gray
March 2 @ Jonesborough & March 16 @ Gray
April 6 @ Jonesborough
May 4 @ Jonesborough
June 15 @ Gray
July 13 @ Jonesborough
August 3 @ Jonesborough & August 17 @ Gray
September 7 @ Jonesborough & September 21 @ Gray
October 12 @ Jonesborough & October 19 @ Gray
November 2 @ Jonesborough & November 16 @ Gray
December 7 @ Jonesborough & December 14 @ Gray
This year’s Murder Mystery Night will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 6:30-8:30 pm. We’ll be solving a Murderous Melodrama Mystery!
Registration is required and will open at the beginning of April. We will also need teen volunteers to play the roles of suspects (you’ll still get to help solve the mystery) so please contact us if you’re interested.
Fill out the registration form online HERE
The Teen Summer Reading Program is our annual summer program for rising 6-12th graders. Teens compete in teams in the Battle for the Library, earning points and prizes by submitting reading logs, attending programs, and volunteering.
This year’s theme is Space: A Universe of Stories! Registration for the program opens May 13, and programs will be held at both libraries throughout June and July, concluding with a lock-in Finale Party at Jonesborough for summer reading participants.
The Teen Winter Reading Challenge begins in November and ends in January. Teens have the opportunity to earn prizes and rewards by turning in reading logs, attending teen programs, and volunteering at the library.
In our last Winter Reading Challenge, teens explored the Land of Libraria as they progressed through the challenge and collected the Lost Treasures of Libraria.
More information about this year’s Winter Reading Challenge will be available at the beginning of November 2019.