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

For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Dec.16th – 22nd

This week’s staff pick is Shelter (Mickey Bolitar series, book I) by Harlan Coben.

After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents and former life, he is forced to change schools and live with his estranged uncle Myron. As time goes on he meets a great girl named Ashley, and things finally seem to be improving. However, when Ashley vanishes one day Mickey is determined to find her. Continue reading For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Dec.16th – 22nd

For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.9th – 15th

This week’s staff pick is Divergent by Veronica Roth.

In a future dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. On an appointed day of the year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice Prior, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is. She cannot have both. Continue reading For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.9th – 15th

For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Dec.9th – 15th

This week’s staff pick is Every Day by David Levithan.

Can you truly love someone who is destined to change every day?

There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. Every morning A wakes in a different person’s body, in a different person’s life. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. Continue reading For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Dec.9th – 15th