Teens

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Summer Reading Adventure 2021
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June 1-August 31: Our Summer Reading Adventure is here! It's for all ages. Adults, teens, and children can discover great books, enjoy activities and online events, and earn prizes. Sign up today! 

Upcoming virtual teen events

Date   Event           Description
Weekdays
3:30-6:30pm
Virtual Homework Center Need help on homework assignments or projects? Our trained tutors are here virtually to help! Students will receive one-on-one free zoom tutoring sessions with one of our tutors. 

1st Thursday of the month
3:30-4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                   
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Want to earn volunteering hours and be involved in your Menlo Park community? Join other teens ages 13-18 in our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). TAG shares ideas on our library's teen programs, contests, gaming, reading, and more. Contact teen librarian Gina Feil for more information.
Fridays
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Teen Creative Writing Club Express yourself! Write poetry, short stories, and more presented by our Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.). Join other teens in grades 6-12. New writing prompts weekly.

1st Wednesday of the month 
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Online Gaming Meetup
Dungeons and Dragons! Jack Box! Join us to meet and play online gaming with other teens.
4th Saturday of the month
2-3 p.m.
Teen Book Club Come join us for a virtual Teen Book Club and bring your friends to talk about the book of the month! 
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Recommendations by teens!

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  • East Side Sushi (Drama) (Rated PG)
  • Loving Vincent (Documentary)
  • The Horse Boy (Documentary)
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Overdrive for ebooks which has a mix of genres of YA books.
  • The Thousandth Floor (Katharine McGee)
  • The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
  • Ten (Gretchen McNeil)
  • Desert Dark (Sonja Stone)
  • P.S. I Still Love You (Jenny Han)
  • The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
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Teens Recommend to Explore!

Fun websites to draw, program, play, and create.
  • Skribbl io is an online drawing game where players try to guess what is being drawn. It can be played with a group of friends or random group.
  • GeoGuessr is an online guessing game that gives the player an image from a place around the world and the player has to guess where the place is using clues in the picture and their knowledge
  • Snap! has basic programming and teens could use it to make a game.
  • Roll20 for character interaction and overall gameplay, I personally use Roll20. It is free and they have their own tutorials on how to use it.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium has live webcams with cute animals.
  • Tetris to play online.
  • Escape Room Greek Mythology- Our first online escape room created by TAG! See if you can escape our Greek mythology themed puzzles and riddles in less than 30 minutes.
  • Escape Room Magic- This magic themed online escape room was also created by TAG. Can you escape in less then 20 minutes?
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Teen Advisory Group


Want to earn volunteering hours and be involved in your Menlo Park community? Join other teens ages 13-18 in our Teen Advisory Group (TAG)! TAG shares ideas on our library's teen programs, Teen Zone contests and more.

Check out what the M-A Chronicle wrote about TAG in this article!
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