Teens and Tweens
Summer Reading registration starts May 26. The libraries have bookmarks listing our summer events, and Ringer Library has summer guides from the City of College Station. Contact Cindy or Kendra at (979) 764-3416 for details about Ringer Library events, and contact Elaine or Bobbee at (97) 209-5600 for details about Mounce Library events.
Authors Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs will be at Ringer Library for an author visit and book signing from 3:30 to 5:00 on Monday, June 15 to talk about their new book Powerless. For more information, contact Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org or (979) 764-3416.
The LJRL Animé Club usually meets the last Thursday of every month (earlier in November and December due to holidays) from 4:00 to 5:30 PM at Larry J. Ringer Library. Teens can watch free animé videos rated PG or TV-14. Contact Kendra at email@example.com or (979) 764-3416 for more information or to suggest videos. Most of our videos are from Crunchyroll or from B/CS Books and Comics.
Our summer 2015 meeting schedule is: May 28, June 25, July 30, and August 27.
The LJRL Teen Book Club meets from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in Larry J. Ringer Library's front meeting room. Come see our newest teen books and have some free refreshments. If you have any questions, contact Kendra at (979) 764-3416. The next Teen Book Club meeting will be on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
Lights! Camera! Action! (Saturday, May 2, 2015) - Teens and tweens at Ringer Library made a library video. A link to the video will be coming soon.
Reading Logs - Pick up a teen/tween reading log at Mounce Library (Bryan) or Ringer Library (CS) May 26 to July 31. If you are going into 5th grade or higher, you can do the teen/tween reading log. Younger children can pick up children's reading logs, and we also have reading logs for adults. Bring your reading log in for a halfway prize after reading 15 days and for your final prize after reading 30 days. You have until August 31 to turn in your completed reading log.
Summer Events - Both Ringer Library and Mounce Library will have events for teens and tweens in June and July. Teens and tweens who attend at least two Bryan+College Station Public Library System teen and/or tween events and have a signed permission slip can attend the Teen/Tween Pool Party at Adamson Lagoon on Monday, August 3. At Mounce, ask Elaine or Bobbee for more information (979-209-5616), and at Ringer, ask Cindy or Kendra for more information (979- 764-3416).
Ringer Library Teen Advisory Board - Teens in 7th - 12th grade can apply to help plan programs for teens and tweens. Ask Cindy for details. Get an application online or at the Youth Services desk. Ringer TAB Meetings: Mon., 6/8 at 5-6, 6/22 at 5:30-6:30, 7/6 at 5-6; Sat., 7/6 at 1-2
Mounce Library Teen Advisory Board - Mounce Library is starting a Teen Advisory Board to plan teen/tween events. Contact Elaine for more information and an application.
TEENS Publish (8-week program for teen writers & illustrators)
Application required (now available at the Ringer Library Reference Desk), limited to 20 teens
Aspiring writers and illustrators in 7th-12th grade are invited to apply for TEENS Publish, a free 8-week summer program. Author Molly Blaisdell (who also writes as Cece Barlow) will lead weekly workshops every Wednesday in June and July except July 1. The group will meet from 2:30 to 5:00. Teens will complete one polished piece by the end of the 8-week program, and each participant will choose whether that will be a short story, the first chapter of a novel, a nonfiction article, poetry, or illustrations. Each week of the program will focus on a different topic related to writing or illustrating and publishing. By the end of the program, the library will compile and publish an anthology of teens' work. Each person will be limited to 3000 words or 12 pages. After first publication, all rights will revert to the authors. For more information, contact Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org or (979)764-3416.
Volunteer applications are available online and at the libraries. Applications have been updated.
All volunteers now need to fill out a City of Bryan volunteer application, and anyone under age needs a Minor Work Release form.
At Ringer Library (CS), TAB members (7th-12th grade) may help with summer programs. High school students (9th-12th grade) can apply by Thurday, May 7, 2015 and attend a mandatory orientation on May 23 for the Job Skills Training Program. Ask Cindy for more details at (979) 764-3416.
At Mounce Library (Bryan), ask Elaine at (979) 209-5616 for information about applications, guidelines, and deadlines.
Last updated 5/6/15