Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program @ FTPL

Think of the successful leaders you know.  They probably have one trait in common – the ability to communicate effectively.

This FREE six-week Youth Leadership Program, sponsored and conducted by members of the Conackamack Toastmasters, will be held Tuesday evenings from September 30th through November 4th at the Main Library.  Young Adults ages, 13 – 18 are eligible to participate.

This program provides an emphasis on specialized speaking and leadership skills.  (For more information please visit the September Calendar tab located at the top of the Blog.)  Space is limited, and registration is required.  All interested young adults must contact the program coordinator Sheila Mason at Sheila.mason1@gmail.com to register for the program.

2014 Summer Reading Buddies Certificates are ready for pick-up!

Email notifications were sent out to all participants indicating that the 2014 Summer Reading Buddies Program has ended.  All materials are now available for pick-up at the Main Library.  Teen Buddies may pick-up their volunteer hour letter and certificate at the Adult Reference Desk.  Little Buddies may pick-up their certificates at the Children’s Reference Desk.

Arrangements can be made for those participants that would prefer to pick-up their materials at the Franklin Park Branch location instead.  Teen Buddies that will require a signature for their volunteer hours may email the program coordinator to make an appointment.

2014 Summer Reading Buddies Program is finished

kidsreadingThe Franklin Township Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Buddies Program is now finished.  Thank you to all of our participants for making this year’s program another success.  Email notifications will be going out shortly regarding certificates of completion and volunteer hours.  We hope that everyone had fun reading at the Library this summer!

Young Adult Programs in August

As summer continues, here’s a reminder that there will be lots of fun stuff going on at the Franklin Township Public Library this August.  The August calendar of events for young adults, ages 10 and up is now available online.  Click on the “August Calendar” tab at the top of the blog for links to the Library’s programs.

Young Adult programs in July

As we all start our countdowns to summer and vacations, here’s a reminder that there will be lots of fun stuff going on at the Franklin Township Public Library this summer. The July calendar of events for young adults, ages 10 and up is now available online. Click on the “July Calendar” tab at the top of the blog for links to the Library’s July programs.

Reading Buddies Registration is closed

Over the past several weeks there has been tremendous interest in the 2014 Summer Reading Buddies Program.  As a result, the Library is NO LONGER accepting applications.  Registration and waiting lists are full for both Teen and Little Buddies at this time.  All accepted applicants will be notified around June 12th 2014.

Teen Buddies Registration Closed!

The Library is NO LONGER accepting Teen Buddies applications for the 2014 Summer Reading Buddies Program.  Accepted teen applicants will be notified around June 12, 2014.

2014 Summer Reading Buddies

It is time to apply for the Franklin Township Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Buddies Program.  This 6-week program takes place Monday evenings, at the Main Library – Children’s Department (July 7th – August 11th).  Reading Buddies is a social program that promotes literacy through paired reading.  Teens earn volunteer credit by helping young readers develop confidence in their reading and comprehension skills.  Paired one hour reading sessions allow teens the opportunity to become mentors, and young readers the chance to make new friends while reading. 

Please visit the Reading Buddies page at the top of the blog for more information.

Applications are available Thursday May 1, 2014.  Space is limited, and the deadline for all applications is Thursday, June 12, 2014!

Did you know today was author Ronald Koertge’s birthday?

RonaldKoertge_April22Ronald Koertge is famous for his angst-filled, fast-paced, witty, realistic fiction.  His often offbeat characters, frank depictions of teenage life, and humorous dialogue make these coming-of-age stories engaging for teen readers.  Koertge explores themes of friendship, self-acceptance, death, young love, and family relationships.  He is not afraid to touch upon controversial subjects in his stories.

 

Have you read any of these:

Stoner & Spaz

Boy Girl Boy

Strays

Fans of Ronald Koertge’s writing might also enjoy the works of Ned Vizzini, such as:

The Other Normals

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Be More Chill

Did you know today was author T. A. Barron’s birthday?

taBarron_Birthday_March26T. A. Barron is famous for writing fast paced, action-filled, world building fantasy fiction.  Most stories are heroic quests filled with twists on Arthurian legends, and other myths.

Have you read any of these:

The Lost Years of Merlin (The Lost Years of Merlin series)

Child of the Dark Prophecy (Greater Tree of Avalon series)

Atlantis Rising

Continue reading Did you know today was author T. A. Barron’s birthday?