Lots for Teens to do at Scotch Plains Public Library

October 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Teen Read Week (October 14-20, 2012) is a time when we especially encourage young adults to come in to the library, read for fun, and take advantage of all the library has to offer! This year’s theme is “It Came From the Library: Dare to Read for the Fun of It!” Our Teen Advisory Board has put together a display of books that fit the theme, and we have some wonderful events planned.

Are you a WrestleMania fan? Enter our WrestleMania Reading Challenge! Stop in between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, October 13 or 20 to write a letter to your favorite WrestleMania superstar, persuading him or her to read your favorite book. The three most persuasive letter-writers (one from Grade 5-6, one from Grade 7-8 and one from Grade 9-12) will move on in the competition, where there are more prizes to be won along the way. One winner nationwide will win ringside seats for WrestleMania 29!

Have you been to one of our Teen Scene events? Once a month, teens (Grade 6 and up) can come to the library for Wii, Nok-hockey, snacks and crafts. This month’s Teen Scene will be on Tuesday, October 16 from 3:30 to 4:30pm.

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After Teen Read Week, come back to the library for our Teen Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30pm. Dress up as a character from your favorite book to win prizes. There will be other contests, games and scary stories. As always, the library provides snacks, but you can also bring a bag of your favorite wrapped candy for a Candy Swap. It promises to be a scary good time!

Teens in Grade 7 through 12 are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board, which meets once a month to help plan events, create displays, and discuss books. If you have ideas to share and want to be an active part of your library, this is the perfect way to get involved and let your voice be heard. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 25 at 4:30pm.

On Saturday, November 3 we will be celebrating International Games Day. Libraries around the world will set aside time and space that day for you to learn a new game or enjoy an old favorite with family and friends. You can sign up to play simultaneous chess against a ranked player or to join our Mario Kart Competition. Other types of games will be available all day.

We hope to see you at one or all of these events!

Scotch Plains Library

1927 Bartle Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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