Just for Teens

Summer Reading Teens

Fun library programs, good books to read, anime, graphic novels, and a monthly Beatnik Café to show off your special talent are just a few of the activities and materials available designed especially for you. Call Sharon, 724-658-6659, ext. 111, to join in the fun!

Check calendar for all programming.

Check out our Summer Reading Page for a list of all the special events this summer!

Lawrence County’s Summer Meals Program @ the Library:
FREE food & fun every Wednesday & Friday from 11 am to noon.  FREE to all kids & teens, ages 1-18- no paperwork required!  See the program flyer or Facebook page for more information.

Get Involved!

Beatnik Café
If you are interested in a spot or performing at Beatnik in future months, call Sharon at 724-658-6659, ext. 111. Consider being part of this creative program to encourage & promote local talent!

The next Beatnik Café will be Monday, May 11th at 6 pm.
Check out some videos from past Beatnik Cafes!

FANtastic Fandom (previously known as Otaku Anime)
Marvel versus DC? Dr. Who or Sherlock? Anime versus cartoons? Table
games? Join us for the fun— fans of this genre should make plans to attend!

Join us Monday, May 4th and May 18th at 6 pm!

Teen Advisory Board
Help us plan for programs and resources designed to appeal to youth ages 12-17. We want your ideas and thoughts on how the library can provide the programs and materials that you can use.  Call Sharon at 724-658-6659 ext. 111 to participate.

Get Reading!

Looking for a college? Check out Gale Testing & Education Reference Center, or our collection of books about choosing a college and taking the SATs.

Questions about abusive relationships, drug addiction/abuse, or eating disorders? Check out these resources on teen issues.

TeensTopTen–The YALSA Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose from their favorite books of the previous year!

readergirlzReadergirlz is the cutting-edge literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize. The readergirlz mission is to promote teen literacy and corresponding social service.

teen read weekTeen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.  Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.  Check here and here for some lists of banned books.