Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.)
Join the Teen Advisory Board! (registration is required)
Are you 12-16 and like spending time in the library? If your answer is yes, then the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is for you! We are looking for teens to assist us with the summer reading program and other activities that we do throughout the year. You will assist with collection development, programming for all ages, set up book displays, and assist with time keeping for the summer reading program. We meet throughout the year, usually every 3 weeks.
Friday, February 8th at 4:00 pm. Of course we have snacks!!
Why have a TAB?
- TABs give young people a voice in creating and sustaining services for them and provide a safe environment without the pressures from school, home, and community (King, 2005)
- Teens will feel more connected to the library and become more involved lifelong library users
- TAB members promote library services to other teens (Honnold, 2008)
- TABs give teens more focused opportunities for volunteering, with concrete results from their work (Kendrick-Samuel, 2012)
Teen Book Discussion
“The History of Jane Doe” by Michael Belanger
History buff Ray knows everything about the peculiar legends and lore of his rural Connecticut hometown. Burgerville’s past is riddled with green cow sightings and human groundhogs, but the most interesting thing about the present is the new girl–we’ll call her Jane Doe.
Inscrutable, cool, and above all mysterious, Jane seems as determined to hide her past as Ray is to uncover it. As fascination turns to friendship and then to something more, Ray is certain he knows Jane’s darkest, most painful secrets and Jane herself–from past to present. But when the unthinkable happens, Ray is forced to acknowledge that perhaps history can only tell us so much.
A poignant, deeply funny coming-of-age story about first love, first loss, and the power of history to give life meaning. “Mixing humor with heartache, this is an unmissable coming-of-age story from an exciting new voice in YA.” —BookBub
Saturday, Feburary 9th at 10:00 am
Winter Reading Program
KICKOFF: Saturday, December 29th
Join us as we kick off our Winter Reading Program with our magic show:
Register for Winter Reading before or after the show
Winter Reading Bingo is open to ages 0-13.
Register at the library starting December 29th and pick up your Bingo card.
When you get a “Bingo” (one row complete) bring your card to the library to get a small prize.
When you get a “Blackout Bingo” (complete the entire card) bring your card to the library to get entered in the grand prize drawing.
No more than 8 blocks per week, all books read must be checked out from the Babcock Library.
Participants will have the opportunity to turn in two “Blackout Bingo” cards total – one in January and one in February for the grand prize drawings. Winners will be announced March 1st.
Creative Writing Club
Workshops on building and improving writing skills through games, revision of drafts and idea sharing.
For ages 12 and up (adults are welcome) Mondays at 4:30 pm
Learn to play the Ukulele
Sue Way will instruct students on how to play and tune a Ukulele. Participants must have a valid library card in good standing for this program. Program is designed for participants 9 years old and up. (Yes, adults are welcome!)
Registration is required.
Tuesdays at 12:30 pm