We’re taking over the Teen Space! Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for a new project — from duct tape art to photography, create your own video games or make your own magnetic poetry. This month, we will do some decorating with washi tape. We will have notebooks, pencils and other items for decorating or bring your own. The washi tape – as well as snacks – will be provided. This program is just for teens, ages 12-18.
The Auburn Public Library is now accepting applications for Teen Volunteers for the fall (September-November) . If you are between the ages of 12 and 18, love the APL, and would like to give back to your community, this is the place for you! We have the following volunteer positions available —
Shelf Reader (2 positions) – Shelves books, refiles periodicals, and does shelf-reading (making sure that books are in proper alphabetical and numerical order), ensuring that books are where they belong. Straightens shelves so books look neat and appealing to customers. At the beginning of each month, shelf readers will also assist in pulling books to be taken off the “NEW” status as directed.
Program Assistant – Anime Club (1st Wednesday), Gaming Hour (2nd Wednesday & 4th Friday), DIY (3rd Wednesday) – Must be available on these days for 1 ½-2 hours to assist in set up, remain during the event to provide help as needed, and assist with take down and clean up following the event.
Book Reviewer – For the teen who is an avid reader (and writer!), this person will write a weekly or bi-weekly book review, 1 to 2 paragraphs in length, which will get posted to our webpage, “Teens Talk Books.”
Book Display/Flyer Design Assistant – This teen will create flyers for book displays and upcoming programs. This position also includes putting together book lists for upcoming displays, pulling books for these, and switching out the displays.
Teen Tech Tutor – This position involves assisting one afternoon or evening a week in either our MacIntosh Media Lab or PC Computer Lab.
For more information or to complete an application, contact Donna Wallace at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens who signed up for our Teen Summer Reading Program are invited to join us for our Finale party on Friday, August 14. Teens may dress up as their favorite super hero (optional), there will be pizza, and drawings for the four finale prizes! (Although teens do not need to be present to win, if your name is drawn, you will have one week from the time you are notified to claim your prize; if we do not hear from you, another name will be drawn.)
Finale prizes include a movie and pizza party for you and 9 friends at the Library, a $50 gift card to the Auburn Mall, a $50 gift card to Bull Moose Music (donated by Center Street Dental), a Kindle paperwhite (donated by Best Buy). There may also be a few door prizes, as well!
So that we have enough pizza for all who plan to attend, please either email or call us to let us know you’re coming (email@example.com; or 333-6640, ext. 4).
The party takes place from 4-5 p.m. in the Androscoggin Community Room!
We have just a little less than two weeks to go in this summer’s Teen Summer Reading Program, “Unmask!” This year, there were 69 teens who signed up to participate, a 32% increase over last year’s program. Thank you to those of you who participated! To date, 14 teens have turned in reading logs, amounting to a total of 362 books! We have given out 14 Chill Zone beverages at Cumberland Farms, 5 gift certificates to Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar, 4 free Italian sandwiches at Sam’s, and 2 gift cards ($10) to Books A Million. Although the program is winding down – with the finale party on Friday, August 14th – there is still time to turn in your reading log to win prizes, and there are still plenty of prizes left! Stop by the Reference Desk with your completed log today!
Those teens who signed up are invited to join us for the finale party on Friday, August 14th! Dress as your favorite superhero for a chance at a door prize. There will be pizza, and we will do the drawing for the 4 finale prizes. You could win a free pizza party and movie for you and 9 friends here at the Library, a $50 gift card to Bull Moose Music, a $50 gift card to the Auburn Mall, or a Kindle paperwhite. Although you do not need to be present to win, you will have one week from the time you are contacted to claim your prize. If we do not hear from you, another name will be drawn.
If you are planning to attend the party on the 14th, please contact the Reference Desk (207-333-6640, ext. 4) to let us know. That will help to make certain we have plenty of pizza for all! The party takes place in the Androscoggin Community Room from 4-5 p.m.
The writers and illustrators of this summer’s APL Presents Super Special No. 3 held their premiere party yesterday here at the Library. This summer’s staff was comprised of eight teens who each created their own character and together they created the villain, T.E.D. (That Evil Dude). To see more about the production as well as photos, visit Mike Jordan’s website, bigredapress.com. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of Super Special No. 3, call or stop by the Reference Desk at the Library.
We are currently talking with Mike Jordan regarding the possibility of creating a quarterly magazine if there is enough interest. If you like writing and/or illustrating comic books and are between the ages of 12-17, call or stop by the Reference Desk to let Donna know.
Thanks to the staff for their work on this issue: Daisy, Brianna, Madison, Kacie, Cassidy, Bryce, Graesyn and Xander; and special thanks Mike Jordan and Jennifer Babineau for their time and care of this project.
Author and Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalvan and his service dog, Tuesday, will be here at the Auburn Public Library August 3 4-7PM to share the story of how they saved each other. This event is open to all ages and will include a demonstration of how Tuesday assists Capt. Montalvan in his daily life. There will be a Q&A session, copies of his two books for sale (“Until Tuesday” and “Tuesday Tucks Me In”), a book signing, and photo opportunities.
Space is limited. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up your free ticket, or call us for more information.
Don’t miss this amazing event!
Just a reminder that our APL Presents Comic Book Workshop with Mike Jordan is coming up on July 14th & 21st. Teens who like to draw and/or write and are between the ages of 12-18 are invited to be a part of the staff for this special summer issue of APL Presents. This program requires pre-registration, and teens registering must be available on both dates. There are still a few spots available. To register, go to the program calendar or call the Reference Desk at 333-6640, ext. 4.
No worries! Stop by the Reference Desk (2nd floor) to sign up for this summer’s Reading Program, “Unmask!”
Keep a Reading Log, fill out an Activities Sheet, and attend our summer programs. There are lots of prizes for participation and chances to win 1 of 4 finale prizes, which will be awarded on August 14th!
Want to know more about this program? Take a peek at this slideshow for some additional info!
Teens! Be sure to join us on Tuesday, June 23, as we kick off our 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program, “Unmask!” For this year’s program as we turn our attention to heroes, we are pleased to welcome local heroes from the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society. The GAHS are heroes to the many lost, surrendered and abandoned animals in our community. Come meet some of the amazing people who do this great work at GAHS (along with a furry friend or two), hear about how they do what they do, and teens can learn about how they can help. Teens who bring a donation of pet food for the shelter will be entered into a drawing for three door prizes. This program will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room from 3-4 p.m. Although sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program is just for teens, ages 12-18, other family members are invited to attend this event.