2013 “Little Buddies” application deadline EXTENDED!!

Attention everyone!!

We have MANY eager Teen volunteers that are looking forward to helping young readers improve their reading skills through paired reading in our Reading Buddies Program this summer. The program is open to independent readers entering 1st – 4th grade!

The deadline to apply for the “Little Buddy” participants HAS BEEN EXTENDED until Tuesday July 2, 2013!  Applications are still available at the Children’s Reference Desk!

2013 Teen Summer Reading Program – “Beneath the Surface”

Slogan GraffitiHello everyone and welcome to another summer with FTPL!  The 2013 NJ Summer Reading Program has begun.  The Teen theme this summer is “Beneath the Surface,” and young adults ages 12 – 18 are eligible to sign up.  Register online at www.franklintwp.org (summer reading tab) anytime between June 15th and August 15th to participate.

Log your readings online and earn book bucks and raffle tickets for the “Grand Raffle Prizes!”  Keep in mind that summer reading list books count!  Book bucks may be redeemed at the Adult Reference Desks at both Library locations for all sorts of prizes on display.  The last day to log readings, turn in raffle tickets, or redeem prizes will be August 31st.  The Grand Raffle Prize winners will be notified by phone September 5th.

Grand Raffle Prizes:
I. Kindle e-reader
II. $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
III. Gift bag of assorted prizes.

2013 Reading Buddies – Little Buddies Update!

Attention everyone!! kidsreading

The “Little Buddy” applications are now available at the Children’s Reference Desk. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

The program is open to independent readers entering 1st – 4th grade! Join us as we help children improve their skills by reading with a Teen Buddy.

2013 Summer Reading Buddies @ FTPL!

Calling all teens! kidsreading

It’s that time of year again when the library is recruiting young adult volunteers for the Summer Reading Buddies Program.  Join us this summer as we help younger children develop their reading skills!

Applications are now available online and at the Adult Reference Desk. The deadline for “Teen Buddy” applications is Sunday, June 9, 2013.

Click on the Reading Buddies tab at the top of this blog for more information and access to a PDF application.

Handmade Cards That Make a Difference @ FTPL!

This event is for tweens & teens, ages 9-18!BreastCancerRibbon

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Children’s Program Room
10:30 – 12:30 pm

Help us brighten someone’s day! Join us as the library welcomes back local artist Faith Saunders for a fun filled afternoon making handmade cards for the Sisters Network of Central NJ, Inc. an affiliate chapter of Sisters Network Inc., National African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization. The cards will be given to breast cancer survivors. All materials will be provided.

Space is limited and registration is required;

Click here to Sign up today!

Teen Movie Night – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Who: Young Adults ages 13 – 18!

What: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Rated PG-13; 102 min.)

Where: Community Room

When: February 21, 2013 @ 7 – 8:45 pm

(Click here to register now!)

Join us for a Teen screening of the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.

This film is based on the wildly popular novel by Stephen Chbosky about a freshman named Charlie (Logan Lerman) who is always watching from the sidelines until a pair of charismatic seniors takes him under their wing. Beautiful, free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her fearless stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller) shepherd Charlie through new friendships, first love, burgeoning sexuality, bacchanalian parties, midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the quest for the perfect song.

Teen Movie Night – Pitch Perfect

Who: Young Adults ages 13 – 18!

What: Pitch Perfect (Rated PG-13; 112 min.)

Where: Community Room

When: January 24, 2013 @ 6:45 – 8:45 pm

Join us for a Teen screening of the movie Pitch Perfect starring Anna Kendrick , Skylar Astin & Brittany Snow. (Click here to register now!)

This is the story of a college freshman whose life takes an interesting turn as she is recruited to join an a cappella group at her new school. Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together.

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For Those Who Prefer The Real World…Staff Pick Dec.23rd – 29th

This week’s staff pick is Under the Bridge by Michael B. Harmon.

Wearing a police wire, a skateboarding street boy confronts the drug dealer who threatens to kill his brother. A fast-paced and highly charged novel capturing the enduring bond between brothers and their struggle for survival. Continue reading For Those Who Prefer The Real World…Staff Pick Dec.23rd – 29th

For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.23rd – 29th

This weeks staff pick is Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

It’s a cryogenic nightmare. Amy decided to leave everything behind her and join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. The plan was to travel on the spaceship Godspeed cryogenically frozen to a new planet. The journey was to last 300 years. However, fifty years before Godspeeds’s scheduled landing, Amy is violently woken from her frozen slumber. Someone tried to murder her, but why? Continue reading For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.23rd – 29th

For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.16th – 22nd

This week’s staff pick is Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr.

A centuries-long war between daimons and witches sets the stage for three teens caught up in a deadly struggle for power and autonomy. In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live. Continue reading For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.16th – 22nd