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Teen & Tween

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!

NEW Teen Booklists Page

Want some Teen book recommendations? We've got you covered! Check out our NEW Teen Booklists page to see our latest booklists! You can print and download all of our booklists (curated by MCLS Teen Services Librarians) on our Google Drive

Rave Reviews 2020

Books for readers in grades 6-12 suggested by a committee of MCLS Teen Services Librarians.

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Crush

New Kid

SHOUT

With the Fire on High

by Svetlana
Chmakova
by Jerry
Craft
by Laurie Halse
Anderson
by Elizabeth
Acevedo

Teen/Tween Take & MakesCreate

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 Craft:

Turkey Leaf Craft

Interested in Take & Makes from previous months? Below are links to instructions on how to make them!

Facebook Crafts & Activities

6/30: Folded Paper Butterflies

6/16: I Spy Sensory Bottle

6/9: DIY Glue Suncatchers

6/2: Bubble Snakes

5/26: Pinecone Birdseed Craft

5/19: Pussy Willow Craft

5/12: Puffy Sidewalk Paint

5/5: Twig Owl Craft

4/28: Kitchen Scrap Gardening

4/21: Slime Recipes

4/14: Earth Day Envelopes

4/7: Paper Roll Hedgehog Craft

3/31: Hour of Code Music Project

3/25: Egg Holder Craft

Junior Friends

Due to COVID restrictions, Junior Friends is postponed until further notice. 

The Junior Friends of the Gates Public Library are a high-energetic group of volunteers, ages 9-16, 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.

Join the Junior Friends of the Library

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Skyward      Mooncakes