Teens

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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Teens

Teens LandingWelcome teen visitors! Since you’ve arrived here @ wtmlib.info, you know that you can visit us virtually as well as at our Main Street scene. You might be surprised, though, by all that there is for you here:

  • If you consider yourself a Reading Fool, you can easily learn about new and exciting releases, and exchange opinions with like-minded readers.
  • We have events ranging from crafts to comedy shows to just plain hilarious fun – check out the Teen Scene.
  • If you like being involved in creative and rewarding activities, and offering input on your teen collection, consider joining the Teen Advisory Board.
  • We also provide you with solid resources to help you study, conduct research and prepare for your next level of education.

So, as long as you’re here, take a look around …

Did you know that you can also visit us on Facebook (Miriam Neiman WTML TeenLibrarian)?

We look forward to your visits – in person, on Facebook and, here, on our web site!

 

Teen Scene

Upcoming Events

Teen Summer Reading Program 2014 ~ June 18 to August 14

Spark a Reaction

Students in grades 7-12: Get ready to Spark a Reaction! Read and use the summer reading software to register and log your books online. Spark a Reaction T-Shirt Design

Read 3 books between June 18 and August 14 to earn a T-shirt. Please remember to choose titles appropriate for your age and reading level. Keep reading for more prizes! Each time you reach a new prize level, you'll be alerted to come to the library to pick up your prize. We're changing things up a little this year, but we'll still have weekly gift card drawings. Readers who reach the final level will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire. Check out the PDF summer reading flyer for the list of all our programs and prizes.

Spark a Reaction / Pay it Forward in Glastonbury

Do a good deed for someone (mow a lawn for free, read to a sibling, help out in a soup kitchen, etc.). Then get a Spark form in the Teen Room or at the Reference Desk so your good deed can be shared to inspire the recipient and others to go out and pay it forward.

Registration begins June 18 through a link on the library's homepage. Or click here.

 

Listen Up!

Fans of YA literature and audiobooks are in for a treat this summer. AudioFile Magazine is once again offering its SYNC Summer Listening program. SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens (and the discriminating adult listener too!). From May 15-August 13, SYNC gives away two complete audiobook downloads a week. Paired for their similar themes, one selection is a recently published young adult title and the other is a classic or a book commonly found on summer reading lists.

Teen Listening to MusicText SYNCYA to 25827 to sign up for text alerts when new titles are available to download, or visit www.audiobooksync.com to sign up for email notifications. But don't delay! You have only one week to download the title, though you can still listen to the books after that. Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console, which is available through the library's website (see Internet Resources > Downloadables > OverDrive). A complete list of titles is available in the Teen Room, but here's the schedule for the remainder of this summer's program:

Jul 17-Jul 23:

The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Recorded Books)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II by Arthur Conan Doyle, Narrated by David Timson (Naxos AudioBooks)

Jul 24-Jul 30:

Headstrong by Patrick Link, Performed by Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine and Scott Wolf (L.A. Theatre Works)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Narrated by Scott Brick (Tantor Audio)

Jul 31-Aug 6:

Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy, Narrated by Andrew Eiden (Scholastic Audio)
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, Narrated by Frank Muller (Recorded Books)

Aug 7-Aug 13:

Living a Life that Matters by Ben Lesser, Narrated by Jonathan Silverman and Ben Lesser (Remembrance Publishing)
The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, Narrated by Yelena Shmulenson (HighBridge Audio)


For more events, see the CALENDAR.