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TeenLounge    We're excited to offer a Teen Lounge!  This space is designed just for you: hang out with friends, discover fantastic new reads, or use our free wifi on your favorite digital device.

Teen ebooks and digital audio books are available through the MCLS Overdrive catalog.   All you need is an MCLS library card.

Summer Reading 2017 
June 30-August 18 



Teens and tweens (ages 11-18) are invited to "Build a Better World" and participate in our 2017 Summer Reading Program. Explore the appeal of creating, repurposing, and building. We have a variety of events planned on STEM, the envirnoment, art and design.  Just as skyscrapers are built brick by brick and a community comes together person by person, participants will find themselves soaring to new heights through hands-on learning experiences.  

The program is simple:

  • Read what you want, when you want: magazines, comics, blogs, and books.
  • Keep track of how long you read on a time log.
  • Completed time logs (5 hours) are turned into the library for a small prize, including books, earbuds, silly toys, restaurant coupons, and more.
  • Every completed time log is entered into weekly drawings for museum passes and a grad prize drawing for a Barnes & Nobel gift card at the end of the summer.
  • Enter to win free tickets to Seabreeze just by registering. 



Teen Advisory Board 
Monthly meetings on Fourth Fridays at 3:00pm
July 28, 2017 at 3:00pm
Join us for snacks and conversation about teen events, books, movies, music, and what the library can do for you. We'll meet every other month, planning teen/tween events and decorating the Teen Lounge. Never been to a meeting before? No worries! Feel free to drop in anytime.  Our group is open to all 6th-12th graders. 

Summer Reading Kickoff with the Wegman's Zoomobile
Friday, June 30, 2017 at 3:00pm

Learn about endangered animals, the zoo's conservation efforts, and what you can do to protect animals. For all ages.

Container Butterfly Gardens
Friday, July 7, 2017 at 3:00pm

Learn how to attract butterflies to your garden with a planting project that you can take home. For ages 9 and up.

Teen Tech Challenge
Friday, July 14, 2014 at 3:00pm

Take on a STEM challenge with a fun tech toy that teaches beginning electronics, coding, and robotics. For ages 11 and up.

Candy Sushi
Friday, July 21 at 3:00pm

Enjoy a sweet treat by making sushi out of candy and rice krispie treats. For ages 9 and up.

Writing Workshop with Local Author Joan Baier
Friday, August 4 at 3:00pm

Learn writing techniques with local author Joan Baier in a workshop designed for teens and tweens. For ages 11 and up. 

Teen Art Program
Friday, August 11 at 3:00pm

Details to come soon

Ice Cream Social
Monday, August 14 at 3:30pm

Celebrate all your hard work this summer with a yummy frozen treat, crafts, and games. For all ages.

 Volunteer @ the Library   

Teen Volunteer 

Love your library? Want to look good on college applications?

The East Rochester Public Library is looking for volunteers to help out with children's programs and other tasks that help keep the library running. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age, and volunteers under the age of 18 require a parent or guardian's permission.  Pick up an application at the library today.

Websites Just For You  

Get book lists, college tips, event information, homework help and more at this website, designed especially for Monroe County Teens: MCLS Teens 

Check out Teen Reads for information about your favorite authors and series.

The annual Teen Book Festival connects local teens with their favorite authors.  Check out the TBF website or like them on Facebook for more information.

For the college bound student, sorting through all the college sites can be overwhelming.  Check out the MCLS College Bound Help page for some recommended sites.

Need homework help? Click here.