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, July 31st from 5-6 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.

Note: Registration for TAB is now filled and will reopen in August.


Summer Reading Program

For YAs Entering Grades 6-12 

sparkYou're invited to join our 2014 Summer Reading Program. Our Summer Reading reviewing begins June 23 and runs through August 9th. Receive a prize when you review your first book. Get reading suggestions, pick up a book list and check out our book displays. We'll also have book diplays, random raffles, and programs related to the "Spark A Reaction" theme. Once you review at least 3 books, you'll be invited to celebrate with us at a Summer Reading Party on August 11th. Don't miss Summer Reading Fun at the Shelter Rock Public Library.

Register in the Teen Room beginning June 16th or come for a Karaoke Idol kick-off program Tuesday, July 1 from 7-8:30 PM... and register then.


YA Summer Volunteers

For YAs who are interested in a Summer Volunteer Opportunity at the Library, we will be registering Book Buddies who are entering Grades 6-12, and Summer Reading Volunteers who are entering Grades 7-12 starting May 27th. 

Applications for both Volunteer Programs are limited and will be available starting May 27th in the Teen Room. Completed applications MUST personally be returned by the teen by June 2nd. 

Summer Reading Program Volunteers are invited to assist in the Children's Summer Reading Program whose theme is "Fizz, Boom, Read!" from June 30 to August 9th.

Book Buddies will share picture books with children on Tuesday evenings, 7-8 PM from July 9th to July 30th. Volunteers must attend a training session on either Monday, June 2nd at 7PM or Tuesday, June 11 from 4 PM

New YA Book Buddies are required to attend a training session on Monday, June 9th at 7 PM


Spark A Reaction July Programs 

Melted Crayon Art

Monday, July 28th from 7-8 PM

melted-crayon-art1Make a drawing on sand paper using crayons. Then use an iron on low temperature to transfer the drawing by melting the crayons. You can transfer it onto paper or a t-shirt. Bring your own t-shirt to the program. With Joanne Manning

Registration begins on July 14th


YA Book Discussions

For YAs Entering Grades 6-12

Join us for talks, questions, and trivia on these books which Spark A Reaction. These titles encourage teens to think for themselves, be creative and help others. Refreshments served.


SRPL Pay It Forward Project

Pay-It-Forward-NewAttend our Book Discussion and be part of "Pay It Forward." The concept is simple: do 3 good deeds for others in need and record them on cards. In return, ask that they pass the good deed onto others to keep the cycle going. Hand in your cards by August 30th; we'll display your good deeds in the Teen Room and the Shelter Rock Staff will donate a dollar for each good deed (up to 25 dollars) to a local charity. 


My Life In Pink And Green

by Lisa Greenwald

pinkgreenWednesday, August 6th at 7:00 PM

When the family's drugstore is failing, seventh-grader Lucy uses her problem solving talents to come up with a solution that might resuscitate the business, along with helping the environment. 

Registration begins on July 16th


Chess Programs 

For Teens Grades 6-12 & Children in Grades 2-5

In the Children's Story Hour Room for experienced players

chess-piecesWednesday, July 30th from 5-6 PM

Registration is limited and begins on July 16

Thursday, August 7th from 7-8 PM

Registration is limited and begins on July 24th.

This is a chance to improve your chess game and understand the importance of each piece. Teens will assist children in playing Chess. Teens will earn community service. 

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


Wii Video Game Night

wiiFriday, August 15 from 4-5 PM

For Teens (Grades 6-12) will assist Tweens (Grades 4-6) in playing Wii games. 

Registration begins August 1st. 


The Road to College

for High School Students

College Essay Review

college essayTuesdays, August 5th & 12th from 6-8 PM

Fifteen minute appointments available to review your essay with Barbara Becker, M.A., M.S.

Call Ellen Farrell at 248-7363 ext. 225 to register starting July 22nd.

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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: Closed