Teen Summer Programming 2021

Learn about and register for our upcoming events!

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Summer Reading Club

The Teen Summer Reading Club is open to teens entering Grades 7-12 in Summer 2021. It will run from June 17-July 30, 2021.

Register for the summer reading club by clicking here.

Once you register, you will receive a copy of the checklist (Google form).

Directions:

  • Complete as many items on the checklist as you can by Friday, July 30.
  • You can chose to submit the Google form once at the end of the program or you can submit the Google form multiple times as you complete different challenges. Each item will be only counted once.
  • You should only include titles and activities that you complete from June 17 – July 30. Please only use each title or activity once.
  • There will be weekly raffles and two grand prize raffle drawings for a gift card of $50. The more items you complete, the more raffle tickets you earn for grand prize drawings. Raffle winners will be notified by email.
  • Participants that complete at least 10 challenges will get invited to our End of Summer Reading Club virtual party. Details will be emailed to eligible participants.
  • You can also access the checklist here. You can also download a PDF version by clicking here.

Questions? Contact the Teen Services Department at teens@piscatawaylibrary.org. Erica, Kate-Lynn, or Dean will get back to you!

Mirrors and Windows: Literary Arts and Self Reflection for Teens

Piscataway Public Library present “Mirrors and Windows: Literary Arts and Self Reflection for Teens”, a series of programs exploring literature and the literary arts, the fine arts, and self expression.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

Weekly Virtual Programs

For teens entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2021

All programs this summer will be virtual. Once you register, you will receive the link to the online event. Questions can be directed to the Teen Services Department at teens@piscatawaylibrary.org.

Talk It Out: Join us on Mondays at 3pm for Talk It Out! Teen Services Librarians and Community experts will lead conversations around teen-centered issues, including how to take care of your mental health!

Looking for more things to do? The Teen Services Department has created a Boredom Busters page, with DIY CraftsEntertainmentDigital Escape Rooms, and Food (recipes and crafts).

Special Events

For teens entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2021

All events will take place virtually (a link will be provided via email a few days in advance of each event).

Scavenger Hunt @ Home! June 8th, 3-4 pm: Complete an at-home scavenger hunt with some exciting prompts! Compete for fun prizes while racing against the clock.

Website Development Workshop Series : June 28-July 2nd, 11 am- 12pm: Have you always wanted to create your own website? Join us for this five-session workshop on how to develop your own!

HackCTW: Join us for Piscataway Public Library’s first Hackathon, Technology X! Learn new computer science skills through exciting workshops, compete in themed challenges that explore interdisciplinary issues, and win prizes! This event will take place over two days, July 30th and 31st, and is open to teens entering grades 7-12.

 

Volunteering

For Piscataway residents entering grades 6-12 (ages 11-17) in Fall 2021

Looking to earn some volunteer hours? Check out our summer volunteer opportunities by clicking here. Some opportunities have limited availability.

Questions? Contact the Teen Services Department at teens@piscatawaylibrary.org