Teen Services

Check Out Our Teen Space!

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The Rochester Public Library has a variety of activities and clubs for teens. Click here to see what’s new, or scroll below!

Special Events

Project Linus Blanket Party| Wednesday, April 22nd from 3:30 – 5:00p.m.

For ages 12-18.  Do you want to do good for your community? Come to the Library and help create a baby blanket for Project Linus. Blankets will be collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, and anywhere a child might be in need of a big hug!  Registration Required.

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Blackout Poetry| Wednesday, May 6th from 3:30 – 5:00p.m.

For ages 12-18.  Learn how to turn old magazines and newspapers into artistic poems with nothing but a Sharpie and your mind! Blackout poetry is a form of “found” poetry created by erasing or covering up pieces of text to make poems out of the remaining words. No registration required.

Clubs

Teen Advisory Board | Last Wednesday of the Month from 3:30 – 5:00p.m.
March 25th| April 29th| May 27th

Teen Advisory Board meets the first Wednesday of each month.  TAB members provide advice on book purchases, teen programs, and help with library projects.  If you would like to contribute your ideas, please joins us! Ages 12-18 are welcome to attend.

The Note and Pen Society| First Saturday of the Month from 11:00 – 12:00p.m.
March 7th| April 4th| May 2nd

Ages 12-18. Do you love to write? Are you looking for a group to share your writing with and bounce ideas back and forth?  The “brainchild” of a local teen, this new group will focus on key elements of creative writing. We will share and edit our writing projects together, as well as Round-Robin Writing and Painting Inspired Poetry.  All genres of writing styles welcome!

Teen Volunteers

The Rochester Public Library District would love to have teen volunteers to help with various programs this fall and winter! Please contact Rachel Kocis, Youth Services Director, at youth.services@rochesterlibrary.org or call (217) 498-8454 to get started!

Resources

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