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Regular Monthly Programs


YA Book Social

Chat about the book you’re currently obsessed with.  Need a new book?  Check the event flyers in the Teen Room for suggestions or ask the YA librarian.  Meetings are once a month in the Teen Room.

Teen Tuesdays/Teen Gamers
Video games.  Dungeons & Dragons.  Homework time.  Every Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 pm, Logan Auditorium

Art Lab
One Saturday afternoon a month

Idea Lab
Tech-based program, check Library Calendar for future dates.

Teen Advisory Group, T.A.G.
This group meets monthly.  When you attend a meeting, one hour of volunteer time is earned.

Pre-registration is encouraged for all events. Check the Library Calendar for all times and special events.

Teen Photo Contest Artwork

Each year during the Summer Reading Program, the teen department holds a Teen Photo Contest towards the end of the Summer. Teens may submit up to two photo entries which, after the submission period has closed, will be housed on the main level for library visitors to vote on. After voting has closed and the winners are revealed, the entries will be hung on the walls of the Teen Room.

Summer Reading

Starting when school gets out, you can sign up at the library for the state-wide Summer Reading Program. We have a lot of different programs and offer prizes for reading throughout the summer. The teen Summer Reading is for those going into grades 6-12.

Teen Blog

We have a blog called the Thayer Public Library Teens over on Blogger. Here you can find book reviews from the Young Adult Librarian as well as teen reviewed books. There are also blog posts about special programs as well as forms required for volunteering.

LATEST POSTS

  • Teen Review: Eleanor & Park (Throwback Thursday Edition)
    Title: Eleanor & ParkAuthor: Rainbow RowellStars Earned: 5/5Why do you feel that way? " I love this book! This story is both equally sad and hopeful. It is about an average boy named Park who …
  • Teen Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Throwback Thursday Edition!)
    Title: Me & Earl & the Dying GirlAuthor: Jesse AndrewsStars Earned:4/5Why do you feel that way? "Overall that book was pretty funny and I had a few laughs here and there. However, I didn’ …
  • Check This Out: The Hate U Give
      Hey there, Christina your Teen Librarian here!  Many of you guys coming into the library have been asking for diverse books.  I think that this one, The Hate U Give  by Angie Thomas, is a great one …
  • Teen Book Review: Caraval
    Title: Caraval*Author: Stephanie GarberStars Earned: 5/5*This was an Advanced Reader CopyWhy do you feel that way? "This book most definitely deserves 5 stars.  It's about the main character …
  • Event: Teen Con South
    Tickets are still available for this event- so if you're a teen in grades 6-12 we'd love to geek out with you!Didn't get the email or notification about this?  Send an email to cdufour@ …
  • TEEN BOOKS & COMICS

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    A Court of Wings and Ruin

    Author: Maas, Sarah J.

    Published: May 2017

    When Dimple Met Rishi

    Author: Menon, Sandhya

    Published: May 2017

    Thirteen Reasons Why

    Author: Asher, Jay

    Published: 2008-2017

    Royal Bastards

    Author: Shvarts, Andrew

    Published: May 2017

    BOOKS

    Books circulate for two weeks and can be renewed up to two times. This includes YA books as well as childrens’ books, adult fiction, and all non-fiction.

    PLAYAWAYS

    This is an mp3 device that contains an entire book.  These are very mobile and only requires headphones to use. You can even change the speed to listen slower or faster as you need it.

    AUDIOBOOKS

    Teen audiobooks may be found downstairs in the Teen Room.  All audiobooks circulate for two weeks.

    E-BOOKS & DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOKS

    EBooks and downloadable audiobooks are available through OverDrive, Hoopla, and Axis 360.  These can be read on a computer, tablet, iPod touch or eReader.  OverDrive and Axis 360 can be checked out for two weeks, Hoopla eBooks and eAudiobooks can be checked out for three weeks.

    DVDs

    Teen DVDs may be found downstairs in the Teen Room.  There are additional DVDs on other levels of the library.  All DVDs circulate for two weeks and can be renewed once.

    VIDEO GAMES

    Video games, like XBOX One, PS4, Wii, and older games, may be found on the Main Level. 3DS games are available in the Children’s Room.  Video Games check out for one week.

    MUSIC CDs

    Looking for the Hamilton soundtrack?  Lady Gaga?  Drake?  We keep all our music CDs upstairs on the Main Level.  Music CDs circulate for two weeks.

    COMPUTERS

    There is free WiFi at the library for your devices. There are also four computers for teen use in the Teen Room. These computers have all Microsoft Office files, multiple internet browsers, Pandora radio, and Zinio Reader.

    MUSEUM PASSES

    Looking to go to the Boston Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, or someplace else cool? Please see the reference desk, located on the lower level, for more info on museum passes. You can also find more information on our Museum Passes page.

    MAGAZINES

    There are plenty of cool teen magazines available to read in the Teen Room.

    TEEN EBOOKS & DOWNLOADS

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    DON’T HAVE TIME TO COME TO THE LIBRARY?

    Access free eBooks, magazines & music MP3s 24/7 — with no late fees!

    Check out Overdrive, Hoopla, Axis 360, & Zinio for available titles.

    Go To Digital Media

    One of Us is Lying

    Author: McManus, Karen

    Published: 2017

    Lord of Shadows

    Author: Clare, Cassandra

    Published: 2017

    Flame in the Mist

    Author: Ahdieh, Renee

    Published: 2017

    I Believe in a Thing Called Love

    Author: Goo, Maurene

    Published: 2017

    TEEN ADVISORY GROUP

    GET INVOLVED

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    TEEN ADVISORY GROUP (TAG):

    If you are entering grades 6-12 you may join TAG at any time. During the school year, September-May, TAG meets once per month. Typical activities include planning fun library programs, creating displays, and decorating the Teen Room.

    During the summer, TAG meets during the month of July, once a week, as part of the TAG Summer Service Program to complete special projects. Past projects include designing bookmarks for the library, creating art and displays for library outreach projects, and much more!

    Occasionally, during the school year, the library will have additional volunteer opportunities available for teens. All teens who are interested in volunteering at the library must first join the Teen Advisory Group, as due to the limited number of volunteer opportunities, TAG members receive first consideration.

    WOULD YOU LIKE TO:

    • Become involved and make a difference in your community?
    • Make your voice heard and have your ideas matter?
    • Complete requirements for service and volunteer hours?
    • Gain experience for college applications and resumes?
    • HAVE FUN and meet new people?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then consider joining Thayer Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

    TO JOIN YOU MUST:

    • Be in grades 6-12.
    • Fill out a library volunteer form with parental or guardian permission (forms may be picked up at the Reference Desk)

    For more information about TAG,

    contact the Teen Librarian at 781-848-0405 x4415

    SUMMER READING & HOMEWORK HELP

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    BRAINTREE SCHOOLS REQUIRED READING

    You can find required books for grades 7-12 at the Thayer Public Library in the YA Room on the Lower Level. Required books for grades K-6 are in the Children’s Room on the Upper Level.

    To see if we have a book available, you can check the library’s catalog.

    See Braintree Reading Lists

    HOMEWORK HELP

    Did you know your library card can help you with your homework? The library subscribes to a variety of online resources that you won’t find in a Google search. We give you access to digital versions of encyclopedias, journals, magazines and other reference sources you can trust.

    See Our Teen Tools

    REFERENCE

    The library has a large reference collection, multiple online databases, dictionaries, atlases, and several internet sources for your use. A librarian is available for assistance when the library is open, and may also be emailed at referencedesk@braintreema.gov  Check out the Reference page for more information.

    LANGUAGE LEARNING

    The library has access to Pronunciator, an online language learning program, and a small collection of nonfiction books, audiobooks, and DVDs for language learning.