The Teen & Tween area is located on the second floor of the library. Whether you love to read, play video games, or simply hang out, this space is dedicated to serving tweens and teens (grades 6th through 12th). Come and enjoy this area to meet friends, relax with a book, do homework, play games and be creative. We have a large selection of books, audiobooks, graphic novels, college information, and magazines. Added bonus – we have a drawing window, too! There are also computer stations and gaming stations specifically dedicated for use by our teens and tweens. We also offer a wide range of programs generously funded by the Friends of the Gates Public Library.
Thursday, December 7, 2023 • 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday, December 7, 2023 • 6:00pm – 7:45pm
Thursday, December 7, 2023 • 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 9, 2023 • 9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday, December 11, 2023 • 9:30am – 12:30pm
Teen and Tween Library Programs
Check out all the cool programs that will be happening for teens and tweens. The Teen/Tween program brochure has all the information you need!
Rave Reviews 2023
Books for readers in grades 6-12 suggested by a committee of MCLS Teen Services Librarians.
Book Discussion Kits
Interested in starting your own Book Club in the community? We have over 30 Book Discussion Kits for your small group! Each kit has 8-9 copies of a single book and book discussion guides, all in a handy easy-to-carry bag. Be sure to check out this section (which can be found to the right of the upstairs Reference Desk). Check out your next book discussion kit today!
See our Book Discussion Kit Booklist for a comprehensive list of all of our Teen titles available for checkout below:
Take & Make
Each month a new Take & Make craft is set out in the Teen Services area. Drop by and pick up an envelope containing all you’ll need for a ‘do-at-home’ craft. Basic supplies such as glue and scissors will not be included in the craft envelopes. Pick them up early so you don’t miss out! Take & Make crafts are free, courtesy of the Friends of the Gates Public Library!
This month’s Take & Make Instructions: Ghost Window
The Junior Friends of the Gates Public Library are a high-energetic group of volunteers, ages 8-16, that meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 4:00pm to 5:00pm and help the library with different activities such as book sales, parties and many more exciting things. The group also gets involved with community service activities. Come join the group for a good time, you’ll be glad that you did! To join, simply fill out the form below. You will be contacted via e-mail to be reminded of upcoming meetings.