Welcome to Teen Services @ Blackstone Library!

Blackstone is more than great books! Whether you need a place to study, help with a project, a community to get involved in, or something to read, we’ve got you covered! In our Teen Space, we provide access to computers, study areas, and an ever-growing collection of books, manga, and movies!

What do you need to know to hang out @ Blackstone Library? There are only 2 rules: 1.) everyone gets along in the library–this should be a fun, safe place where no one feels bullied, picked on, or abused; and 2.) be kind–to each other, the library staff, and the library’s equipment. That’s it! Treat others with respect, and this building (and all our cool stuff) is available to enjoy, free of charge!

Looking for information on a specific topic? Check out the links @ the top of this page or the events below. Still have questions? Looking for the meaning of life, the universe & everything? We have answers (librarians: the original Google). Drop us a line any time at: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

News

The Summer Reading Trail is Opening…

And you are invited! Get ready for 9 weeks of activities that will lead you straight to the “treasure” of your choice.

Are you ready for the trek?

Upcoming Events

Getting into Nature: Take and Make for Adults, Teens and Kids

Getting into Nature: Take and Make for Adults, Teens and Kids

Wednesday, June 30

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

This summer we are getting back to basics with a series of Take and Makes for all ages! The last Wednesday of every month the Blackstone Library will drop a different nature based creation through our new crafting resource known as CreativeBug. Those interested are welcome to pick-up a Take and Make bag filled with the necessary materials in our library vestibule. Then watch the videos we link through CreativeBug at your leisure to make something connected to nature.

Registration for this activity is not required but pick-up will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits will be clearly marked in the library’s vestibule and you will be required to wear a mask when you enter the building. No-contact pick up times are between 10AM-7PM.

Kits are made possible by the Allan Louise Loeb Foundation

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

Thursday, July 1

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Earn community service virtually! Whether you’ve volunteered for our in-person teen group in the past or you’re brand new to our community, join us in our virtual teen space (on discord) for a club where we review new books for the library to purchase & choose upcoming events. Best of all, meetings count as community service. Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Open to mature teens in grades 6 through 12. Please note: registration is required to receive an invitation to join us on discord. Click here to register.

Library Closed for Independence Day

Monday, July 5

All Day

Lyman Hall Presents: Pet Snakes for Beginners (All Ages Welcome)

Thursday, July 8

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

What is Lyman Hall Presents? This summer, Lyman Hall High School students are showing off their animal knowledge in a series of all-ages programs at Blackstone Library, to teach us what they know! While the focus will be on presenting information for children and teens, parents, grandparents, and learners of all ages are welcome to join us, as well!

All About Snakes: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to own a pet snake? Join our Teen Services Librarian, Miss Sarah, and a special a guest presenter, Paige from Lyman Hall, to find out! We’ll learn all about various species of pet snakes, their behavior, proper care, and what it takes to become a snake owner. Plus we’ll meet Benny the Ball Python! Registration is required to receive a meeting link. Open to all ages.

Lyman Hall Presents: The Life Cycle of Baby Ducks (All Ages Welcome)

Tuesday, July 20

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What is Lyman Hall Presents? This summer, Lyman Hall High School students are showing off their animal knowledge in a series of all-ages programs at Blackstone Library, to teach us what they know! While the focus will be on presenting information for children and teens, parents, grandparents, and learners of all ages are welcome to join us, as well!

All About Ducks: Have you ever wondered what the life of a baby duck looks like? Join our Teen Services Librarian, Miss Sarah, and a special guest presenter, Riley from Lyman Hall, to find out! We’ll learn all about ducks and their behavior, and watch ducklings grow from an egg to living their life! The video presentation will be followed by a live Q & A. Registration is required to receive a meeting link. Open to all ages.

Lyman Hall Presents: Unique Animal Careers (All Ages Welcome)

Thursday, July 22

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

What is Lyman Hall Presents? This summer, Lyman Hall High School students are showing off their animal knowledge in a series of all-ages programs at Blackstone Library, to teach us what they know! While the focus will be on presenting information for children and teens, parents, grandparents, and learners of all ages are welcome to join us, as well!

Unique Animal Careers: Do you love animals? Are you considering a career working with them in the future? Join our Teen Services Librarian, Miss Sarah, and a special guest presenter, Shannon from Lyman Hall, to learn more about some of the unique animal career paths that could be open to you, like Venom Milkers and Pet Colorists. Maybe you’ll hear a job that sounds just right for you! Registration is required to receive a meeting link. Open to all ages.

Lyman Hall Presents: Horse Grooming for Beginners (All Ages Welcome)

Tuesday, July 27

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What is Lyman Hall Presents? This summer, Lyman Hall High School students are showing off their animal knowledge in a series of all-ages programs at Blackstone Library, to teach us what they know! While the focus will be on presenting information for children and teens, parents, grandparents, and learners of all ages are welcome to join us, as well!

All About Horses: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to care for a horse? Join Miss Sarah and special guest presenter, Autumn from Lyman Hall High School, to find out! We’ll learn about horse grooming and proper exercise, and meet one of the school’s resident horses, Annie! The video presentation will be followed by a live Q & A. Registration is required to receive a meeting link. Open to all ages.

Getting into Nature: Take and Make for Adults, Teens and Kids

Getting into Nature: Take and Make for Adults, Teens and Kids

Wednesday, July 28

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

This summer we are getting back to basics with a series of Take and Makes for all ages! The last Wednesday of every month the Blackstone Library will drop a different nature based creation through our new crafting resource known as CreativeBug. Those interested are welcome to pick-up a Take and Make bag filled with the necessary materials in our library vestibule. Then watch the videos we link through CreativeBug at your leisure to make something connected to nature.

Registration for this activity is not required but pick-up will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits will be clearly marked in the library’s vestibule and you will be required to wear a mask when you enter the building. No-contact pick up times are between 10AM-7PM.

Kits are made possible by the Allan Louise Loeb Foundation

Lyman Hall Presents: Timber’s Story – The Life of a Dog (All Ages Welcome)

Thursday, July 29

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What is Lyman Hall Presents? This summer, Lyman Hall High School students are showing off their animal knowledge in a series of all-ages programs at Blackstone Library, to teach us what they know! While the focus will be on presenting information for children and teens, parents, grandparents, and learners of all ages are welcome to join us, as well!

All About Dogs: Have you ever wondered what life looks like from a dog’s perspective? Join Miss Sarah and special guest presenters, Renee and Olivia from Lyman Hall High School, to find out! We’ll watch a video presentation about Timber’s life, discuss her family tree, and learn what makes having a dog so special. Presentation will be followed by a live Q & A. Registration is required to receive a meeting link. Open to all ages.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

Thursday, August 5

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Earn community service virtually! Whether you’ve volunteered for our in-person teen group in the past or you’re brand new to our community, join us in our virtual teen space (on discord) for a club where we review new books for the library to purchase & choose upcoming events. Best of all, meetings count as community service. Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Open to mature teens in grades 6 through 12. Please note: registration is required to receive an invitation to join us on discord. Click here to register.