Very Hearty Congratulations to the Teen Summer Reading raffle participants:
1st place-Mallory Syvertson ($25 book gift card)
2nd place-Isabelle Lemieux ($10 book gift with Award Plate)
And thank you to all the great reviews submitted. Well done youth readers!
Winter Programming for Teens! Sign up at the desk!
Teen Book Club (Sixth-Twelfth Grade): Read Popular books such as All American Boys and others meant to provoke discussion. First Monday of the Month at 5pm starting in October. Please check Reading Group page for list of what the group is currently reading as well as exact dates.
Teen Creative Club: Nail Art, Flower Art, Painting, Creative Writing and more in this fun group where you can get your creative juices flowing. Third Monday of the Month at 5pm next meeting will be Monday, February 27th, 5pm. Project will be Melted Crayon Art!
Teen Advisory Group!
We are looking for teens willing to participate in our new Teen Advisory Group! The group goal would be to bring suggestions and fresh perspective of our youth to the Smyth Public Library programs. They would meet once per month during the school year and be facilitated by a staff member. The group would present ideas to the Director and would be responsible for creating, initiating, promoting and implementing the programs.
Our goal is to have our youth participate in a variety of workshops, classes and events, for example: Lego night, Teen Crafts, the Middle and High School Book Club, Oration Day/Youth Poetry Slam and/or Teen Yoga. In addition, they could arrange for visiting artist programs in collaboration with our local schools and other institutions.
To apply for membership of the Teen Advisory Group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or more information.
Popular Young Adult Books
The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater
Paper Towns by John Green
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The Eragon Series by Christopher Paolini
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
An Abundance of Katharines by John Green
The end of the school year is almost upon us and just in time for graduation, OnlineColleges.net has recently relaunched their site to become the Center for Online Education with the hopes of providing students centralized college resources and informational guides. Students who are looking for colleges and universities in New Hampshire or out of state can find in-depth information by state, by degree, or common questions, concerns and helpful financial and scholarship resources.
For New Hampshire students who are looking to stay in state I thought you might be interested in:
For others who are looking to explore out of state programs then they can find it here:
Because of the project’s non-biased approach and focusing only on not-for-profit public and private higher education institutions, they have become a valuable resource for educational and governmental entities throughout New Hampshire.
Summer Camp is a great way to spend the summer exploring new things. Here is a summer camp in Manchester for grades 6-12: