YA Programs

For more information, contact the YA Librarian at 248-7363 ext. 263

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meetings

TAB meeting for registered Teen Advisory Board meeting is on Thursday, November 13th from 4:30 - 5:30 PM in the Community Room.

TAB is a volunteer group that consists of teens who work together with the YA Librarian to improve library services for teens.


Celebrate Teen Read Week

turn-dreams-into-realityOctober 12-18

The Theme is: Turn Dreams Into Reality

The Shelter Rock Library and YALSA of the American Library Association encourages teens to Read for the Fun of It! Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading and to take advantage of reading in all its forms - books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more - and become regular library users.

Check the Teen Room for displays, handouts and bookmarks.

Also be sure to register starting September 23rd for a Teen Read Week themed Book Cafe on Tuesday, October 21st at 4:30 PM 


Chess Game

chess-piecesFor teens Grades 6-12 & Children 2-5

In the Community Room for experienced Chess players.

Teens will assist children in playing chess and earn community service credit. 

Tuesday, November 4th from 4-5 PM & Monday, November 10th at 7:00 PM

Teens can register in the Teen Room. Children can register at the Children's Reference Desk. 


Young Adult Craft Programs

Pumpkin Decorating

For YAs in Grades 5-12 with Joanne Manning

Tuesday, October 28th from 7-8 PM

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Registration begins on October 14th in the Teen Room


Build Your Own Robot

RobottoPlay2-003For YAs in Grades 5-12

Thursday, October 30th from 4:30-6:00 PM

Learn about solar powered robots and then you will build your own mechanical solar powered robot to take home.

Robot Kit cost is $5 payable at registration which begins on October 9th in the Teen Room. 


Roboting Right At Home

Thursday, November 13th from 5-6 PM

robot-world-1 2631984kJoin the Herrick's High School Robotics team who will present their robot and the associated programs required to make their robot function. Bring your roboting questions.

Registration begins on October 30th. 



Teen Tech Tutors to Teach Adult Computer & Internet Basics

For YAs in Grades 7-12

techTopics include: how to set up and use an email account, search for websites, save documents, use a USB drive, and navigate the Shelter Rock Website. We will have computers and tablets for you to use, but adults are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets. 

Sessions in the Teen Room in October & November. 

Teen Tech Tutors should attend a training session on Monday, October 6 from 7-8 PM or meet with the YA Librarian. 

Limited registration begins September 22nd at the Reference Desk for teens and adults. 


Book Cafe

For YAs Entering Grades 6-12

This book relates to the Teen Read Week theme Turn Dreams into Reality


Zen and the Art of Faking It

zenby Jordan Sonnenblick

Tuesday, October 21st from 4:30 to 5:30 PM

When thirteen-year-old San Lee moves to a new town and school for the upteenth time, he is looking for a way to stand out when his knowledge of Zen Buddhism provides the answer. 

Registration begins September 23rd. 


The Road to College

for High School Students


How to Pay For College Without Going Broke

college fundWith Jan and Tony Esposito

Monday, October 27th from 7-8 PM

Registration begins October 13th.


Choosing The Right College For You

CollegeLogosWith Michael Binder, M.S., M.B.A.

Thursday, November 13th from 7-8:30 PM

Registration begins October 30th.

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Library Hours

Monday: 9am - 9pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm