Welcome to Teen Our Teen Space!

Blackstone is more than great books. If you need a place to study, help with a project, or a community to get involved in, we’ve got you covered! Our Teen Space has computers, tables to work or hang out, & an ever-growing collection of books, manga & movies.

The Teen Space is open to middle & high school students in grades 5-12 during regular library hours. The #1 rule is that everyone gets along in the library – this is a social space where everyone should feel safe! Please be respectful of everyone’s health & don’t visit the Teen Space if you’re feeling sick. By following this rule, you’ll be doing your part to help keep everyone safe.

Not ready to visit the library in person? We also have plenty of resources available online! 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 are the original Google). Reach out any time: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

News

Return to In-Person Events, March 2023!

The Youth Services Department will be offering a variety of events this spring, including anytime take-home kits, virtual events, & now in-person events, too! To check out our list of upcoming teen events, visit & follow our eventbrite page @ www.blackstoneteens.eventbrite.com

Upcoming Events

Teen Take-N-Makes: Grab and Go Activity Kits for 5-12

Teen Take-N-Makes: Grab and Go Activity Kits for 5-12

Wednesday, September 28

All Day

The Program with no schedule is back for another season, this time for grades K-4! If you’ve enjoyed our Take-N-Makes in the past, this program is for you! Each month, we’re putting together a different craft kit. No sign up is required but kits are limited. Drop by to pick one up while supplies last! 

Want to see a list of all upcoming teen events? Check us out on eventbrite & follow our page for all the latest updates! http://blackstoneteens.eventbrite.com Sponsored by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation

TAG: Teen Advisory Group for grades 9-12

TAG: Teen Advisory Group for grades 9-12

Thursday, October 6

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Meeting in-person. Are you a high school student who wants to make the world a better place? Do you enjoy reading, crafting & talking about the books & movies you love? Consider joining our Teen Advisory Group! This small counsel of dedicated teen volunteers provide book reviews, vote on books to purchase & more. Free snacks are provided & as an added bonus, you earn community service hours for school! Not sure if it’s for you? Drop in for a meeting & check us out! 

Want to see a list of all upcoming teen events? Check us out on eventbrite & follow our page for all the latest updates! http://blackstoneteens.eventbrite.com

Junior Teen Advisory Group for grades 6-8

Junior Teen Advisory Group for grades 6-8

Wednesday, October 12

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A club for intermediate students who want to make a difference!

Are you an intermediate student who loves books, crafts, and making the world a better place? Consider joining our Junior Teen Advisory Group! This small counsel of dedicated teen volunteers provide book reviews, vote on books to purchase & more. Free snacks are provided & as an added bonus, you earn community service hours for school! Not sure if it’s for you? Drop in for a meeting & check us out! 

Want to see a list of all upcoming teen events? Check us out on eventbrite & follow our page for all the latest updates! http://blackstoneteens.eventbrite.com

Saturday DnD: A Teen Roleplaying Club

Saturday DnD: A Teen Roleplaying Club

Saturday, October 15

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gather treasure, battle monsters, be home by dinner!

This fall, we’re officially bringing back our D&D Club at Blackstone Library, where middle & high school teens can explore their creativity in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Sign up for a once-a-month opportunity to build your experience in an ongoing campaign. Each month will build on what we did the session before, continue coming back to see your character’s level rise as they learn new abilities, spells & powers!

Dungeons & Dragons is a storytelling game where players create their own characters & go on an interactive adventure. No experience is necessary to play. Both new & experienced players are welcome! Space is limited, sign up is required for this event. Meeting in the auditorium

How to Even: Drop-In Relaxation & Crafts for grades 5-12

How to Even: Drop-In Relaxation & Crafts for grades 5-12

Wednesday, October 19

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We’ve all had days when we can’t even. But anxiety, stress & depression are more than just being in a bad mood–they’re real health struggles that can impact you both mentally & physically. Whether you need a place to talk it out or just a place to unwind, drop-in any time between 3:30-4:30pm for a relaxation craft, meditation & other activities with Miss Sarah & Maggy Trapasso, LSCW from Branford Counseling & Community Services. The craft is open to all teens; Maggy will be available to provide information and answer any questions you might have.  This is a stress-free zone, so no signup is required, drop-ins welcome. Event made possible by Branford Counseling & Community Services. Sponsored by The Friends of Blackstone Library. Meeting this month in the Auditorium

Want to see a list of all upcoming teen events? Check us out on eventbrite & follow our page for all the latest updates! http://blackstoneteens.eventbrite.com

 

TAG: Teen Advisory Group for grades 9-12

TAG: Teen Advisory Group for grades 9-12

Thursday, October 20

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Meeting in-person. Are you a high school student who wants to make the world a better place? Do you enjoy reading, crafting & talking about the books & movies you love? Consider joining our Teen Advisory Group! This small counsel of dedicated teen volunteers provide book reviews, vote on books to purchase & more. Free snacks are provided & as an added bonus, you earn community service hours for school! Not sure if it’s for you? Drop in for a meeting & check us out! 

Want to see a list of all upcoming teen events? Check us out on eventbrite & follow our page for all the latest updates! http://blackstoneteens.eventbrite.com

Teen Take-N-Makes: Grab and Go Activity Kits for 5-12

Teen Take-N-Makes: Grab and Go Activity Kits for 5-12

Wednesday, October 26

All Day

The Program with no schedule is back for another season, this time for grades K-4! If you’ve enjoyed our Take-N-Makes in the past, this program is for you! Each month, we’re putting together a different craft kit. No sign up is required but kits are limited. Drop by to pick one up while supplies last! 

Want to see a list of all upcoming teen events? Check us out on eventbrite & follow our page for all the latest updates! http://blackstoneteens.eventbrite.com Sponsored by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation

Gaming Cafe: a Tabletop Space for grades 5-8

Gaming Cafe: a Tabletop Space for grades 5-8

Thursday, October 27

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Drop-in event. Gaming as a group, sounds good to me! Join our gaming club where you can meet a bunch of middle school peeps to decompress, connect and laugh. Each month we will meet in-person to play a combination of multiplayer games that call for strategy, teamwork and plain old fun!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Blackstone Library

Animal 911 with Farm River Wildlife Rescue for grades 5-12

Animal 911 with Farm River Wildlife Rescue for grades 5-12

Tuesday, November 1

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you love animals? Do you know what to do in a wild animal emergency? The answer is almost always “call an animal rehabilitator,” so that’s who we’re calling to join us at the library! Learn more about animal rescue from Karyn Putney of Farm River Wildlife Rescue and special guests Dahlia and Charlie, the (very cute!) animal ambassadors/rescue opossums, at this special event! Registration is required for this event, sign up here. Sponsored by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation

TAG: Teen Advisory Group for grades 9-12

TAG: Teen Advisory Group for grades 9-12

Thursday, November 3

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Meeting in-person. Are you a high school student who wants to make the world a better place? Do you enjoy reading, crafting & talking about the books & movies you love? Consider joining our Teen Advisory Group! This small counsel of dedicated teen volunteers provide book reviews, vote on books to purchase & more. Free snacks are provided & as an added bonus, you earn community service hours for school! Not sure if it’s for you? Drop in for a meeting & check us out! 

Want to see a list of all upcoming teen events? Check us out on eventbrite & follow our page for all the latest updates! http://blackstoneteens.eventbrite.com