Teen October Newsletter

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Banned Books Week

September 26 – October 2

This week celebrates the power of reading & the intellectual freedom it brings.  Check out our banned book display.

Some Banned Books of the Last Decade (excerpt)
George by Alex Gino
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
Bone (series) by Jeff Smith
Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey

Fright Night with a Book

Grab a Mystery Book!

Wrapped horror, mystery & suspense books are yours if you dare! Each paper wrapped book includes a few clues about the book on a tag & a creepy bookmark. These books do not need to be checked out. They are yours to keep. 1 per person. All books have good reviews. You’ll never see what’s coming! 

Terror-iums

A Spooky I Spy

Creepy things are lurking in our Halloween themed terror-ium…can you spot them all? Grab a sheet and check them off…just for fun.

Halloween Craft – Beaded Halloween Rings

Pick up a kit at the Children’s Room desk during October. All materials included.

Granby Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) – Seeking Members!

A Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group that advises the youth services librarian on how to make the library more teen-friendly. They offer suggestions for new library programs, events, books, and activities. Teens ages 13 & up.
 
HOW MUCH TIME IS REQUIRED?
TAB meets 2-3 times a year on an as needed basis. Additional hours as requested for special programs and projects (very flexible.)

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF IT?
Have a say in materials and programs for teens at the library.
An opportunity to be creative and expressive.
Personal satisfaction in serving your community and peers.
Earn Community Service Hours for time spent at meetings & on projects.
 
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Fill out the Granby Library’s Teen Advisory Board application and bring it to the circulation desk.
Janice, the Youth Service Librarian will contact you.

Become a Library Book Reviewer

Write reviews to help other choose what to read.

WHO CAN WRITE REVIEWS? Teens ages 13+
 
WHAT CAN I REVIEW?
  • Books published within the last 2 years.
  • Teen books (fiction, nonfiction, or biographies)
  • Graphic novels or manga
HOW DO I GET COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS FOR MY REVIEWS?
  • You’ll receive 1 hour of community service for each review, as long as it meets the requirements – we will provide a brief outline.
HOW DO I WRITE & SUBMIT A REVIEW?
Fill out a Teen Book Reviewer Application to start
Pick up a Volunteer Book Review Form for easy guidelines.
We suggest typing your review into a Word document, spell-checking it, and then pasting it into the body of an email. Please do not attach a file.

Want to play Dungeons & Dragons?

Wednesday, October 6th at 3:30pm

Join Dungeon Master, Matthew Trudeau starting on Wednesday, October 6th from 3:30-5:00pm at the Granby Library.  Ages 11-18. You must sign up to join. Contact the library today! A Granby bus from the High School stops here after school.
 
Read about our Dragon Master:
Matthew Trudeau is an avid tabletop RPG player and a long-time advocate of games and playing for children and adults alike. He has a BS in 'Electronic Game Design and Interactive Development' and formerly operated a jigsaw puzzle and board game shop in Portland, ME, through which he regularly organized play events for libraries, colleges, businesses, and his own game shop. He has been playing Dungeons and Dragons for over twenty years, working with all ages and backgrounds to strengthen problem solving skills, teamwork, and creativity, while also providing spaces for fun and enriching social experiences.

Teen Knitting

Knitting will be held on select Saturdays at 11am through the fall.

The dates are as follows: 
September 25th
October 2nd & 30th
November 20th

 

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