Teens and Tweens

Teen Read Week 2013 Seek the Unknown

Upcoming Events

LJRL Animé Club (Ringer Library, College Station, 4/24/14)

The LJRL Animé Club usually meets the last Thursday of every month (earlier some months due to holidays) from 3:45 - 5:30 PM at Larry J. Ringer Library. Teens can watch free animé videos rated PG or TV-14. Contact Kendra for more information or to suggest videos. Our next meeting is Thursday, April 24, 2014. Call the library at (979) 764-3416 for more information.

Teen Advisory Board (Ringer Library, College Station, 4/27/14)

Sunday, April 27, 2014 (LJRL) - Larry J. Ringer Library will be holding a Teen Advisory Board and Tween Advisory Board meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. If you are a teen or tween (intermediate school, middle school, or high school student) and are interested in helping plan events for teens and tweens, come to the meeting and/or contact Kendra at (979) 764-3416 or email kperkins@bryantx.gov. At the April 27th meeting, we will have some guest speakers. There is a group of graduate students from Texas A&M University's Department of Recreation, Park, & Tourism Sciences that would like to get your opinions about developing a "Youth Empowerment Month". If you are a teen or tween (or parent, grandparent, etc. of a teen or tween) and would like to give some suggestions, you can come to the April 27th meeting or you can contact the grad students directly at https://twitter.com/youth_emp or https://www.facebook.com/YEMInitiative.

LJRL Teen Book Club (Ringer Library, College Station, 5/7/14)

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 7.

Scribes & Sketchers (Mounce Library, Bryan)

Scribes & Sketchers was so popular this summer that the Mounce Library has extended the program, meeting every second Friday of the month during the school year. Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to participate this summer; you can get started now. So if you are a writer or an artist and looking for a like-minded group to help get you to the next level, this is the place to be. Stick with it through next summer, and you could have your work published! Snacks will be provided. Bring your work and a good attitude with you. Contact Sam at (979) 209-5600 or at smatush@bryantx.gov to find out when the next meeting will be.

Recent Events

Author Visit - Rachel Caine

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Texas author Rachel Caine visted Ringer Library on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, as part of a book tour to promote her new book The Prince of Shadows, which is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet from Benvolio's point of view. Rachel Caine is the author of the award-winning Morganville Vampire series.

Mounce Renovation

The Mounce Library's second floor was recently renovated. Contact the Youth Services department or stop by to find out what's changed.

Summer Programs

Check back in May for information about our 2014 programs. If you would like to make a suggestion or are interested in helping sponsor some aspect of our 2014 programs, contact Kendra at (979) 764-3416 for the Larry J. Ringer Library (College Station) or Sam at (979) 209-5600 for the Clara B. Mounce Public Library (Bryan).

New Teen Books

Several new books and CDs have recently been added. Check the catalog to see if the book you want is ready to check out. Contact Kendra or Sam to recommend a teen book.

Young Adult Reading Blog

The YA Reading Blog has recommendations of some of the latest and greatest YA books. Want to review a book that you just read and have your recommendation on the blog? Talk with Sam Matush at the Mounce Public Library in downtown Bryan, or call 979.209.5615, or email smatush@bryantx.gov.


Volunteer applications are available online and at the libraries. The Ringer Library volunteer application has been updated.


Clara B. Mounce Public Library (Bryan, TX) - (979) 209-5600, ask for Sam
Larry J. Ringer Library (College Station, TX) - (979) 764-3416, ask for Kendra

Last updated 4/21/14