Teen Programs

Welcome to the Teen Winter Reading Challenge!

The Teen Winter Reading Challenge begins November 18, 2019 and will conclude with an Escape Room Finale Party at the Jonesborough Library on January 11, 2020. Throughout this time, teens have the opportunity to earn prizes and rewards by turning in reading logs, attending teen programs, and volunteering at the library.

Register for the Challenge by signing up at either library or click this link: TWRC REGISTRATION

Be sure to pick up or download a copy of the Rules & Schedule and your Treasure Map! As you attend library programs, submit reading logs, or volunteer at the library, you will progress along the path of your Treasure Map, earning prizes along the way. Each time you attend a program, submit a reading log for 100 pages, or volunteer for 1 hour, you will move one step forward. If you are at the library submitting a log, you can have a staff member initial the next step on your map. 

Reading logs can be submitted online using this link: TWRC READING LOG

You can also pick up reading logs at either library or download and print your own: Reading Log.  Please only submit a reading log when you have read 100 pages, although they can be from one book or multiple ones. The logs break this page count into 20 page increments, but you can adjust the increments as long as the total adds up to 100 pages.

  • 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
February 6
March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17
May 1 & 15
June 5
July 17
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

Join us every spring to consider suspects, examine scenes, collect clues, and solve a mystery! A pizza dinner and prizes are provided.

More information for this year’s Murder Mystery coming soon.

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.

 

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 was Space: A Universe of Stories! We look forward to seeing you next year!