Teen Programs for grades 7 - 12.

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News and Coming Programs

Programs for teens in grades 7 - 12 unless otherwise noted. 

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for photos of past programs.

Also see family programs on the "Kids" page.


National Library Week

April 13 - 19

"LIVES CHANGE @ your library"

Visit your local Sussex County Library System library today!

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Garden State Teen Book Awards!

Grades 6-8:       Legend by Marie Lu

Grades 9-12:     Divergent by Veronica Roth


 Nonfiction 6-12: (tie) F in Exams : the very best totally wrong test answers by Richard Benson and How They Croaked : the awful ends of the awfully famous by Georgia Bragg


April 2014!

National Poetry Month


What if - Blackout poetry by Kevin Harrell.


Pick up sheets between April 7 - 12 and

turn in between April 14 - 19

Pick-up a Blackout Poetry sheet at your local library, make your own "creative destruction" and turn it in for a snack sized chocolate bar.

E-mail a photo of it to dsebastian@sussexcountylibrary.org

and we'll put them on our website.




R. I. B. Y. S. I.

(Read it before you see it!)

The books featured here are being released as movies in

March through June 2014.


Adult Fans of Teen Books @ the Main Library

We are a group of adults who are not embarressed to admit that we love teen books.  We are looking for teens to join us, who can recommend and discuss teen books with us..

Third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM.


April 16: Poetry in honor of National Poetry Month

May 21: author, John Green and The Fault in Our Stars

Light refreshments served.

No registration needed.


Teen Literature Day

Thursday, April 17

Find (and read) a teen book at your library today!

Or download an e-book or audiobook from our website!

All for FREE!


Rockin' Evening Out @ the Franklin Branch

Thursday, April 17 at 6 PM

Rock Painting with Sally Crabb.  The whole family can join in and paint rocks for their gardens or patios.  Rocks and paints will be supplied.  Just bring your creative imagination.  Sign-ups begin March 25 for children ages 8 and up and adult of all ages.


Sculpture Series at the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Local artist, Lisa Ocasio Hirkaler, will conduct a series of step-by-step sculpture lessons based on her article published in School Arts. Each participant will create a clay figurative sculpture based on Ms. Hirkaler's method of construction.

Class size is limited to 20 participants, high schoolers through adults. Each session builds on the previous class so you should only register if you can commit to all four dates (below).  All four sessions will be held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Sussex-Wantage Branch. A materials fee of $5.00 will be collected at the beginning of each class.

  March 8
  March 22
  April 12
  April 19


Onigiri Animanga Club @ Main Library

First Friday of each month

( May 2)

from 4 - 5:30 PM.


Third Saturday of each month

(April 19 - Cosplay Show-and-Tell, May 17) 

from 2 - 4 PM

for Teens in Grades 7  -  College age.

No registration needed.



Teen Carry-Out Project

for April

Zentangled Pattern Eggs

Pick up your free kit during the week of April 21 - 26.  In the kit you'll find a plastic egg, a sheet of zentangle patterns and a mechanical pencil.

E-mail a picture of your creation to dsebastian@sussexcountylibrary.org and we'll put it on our website.


Minecraft Clubs @ Main Library and Sussex-Wantage Branch  

Meet other "Minecraft minded" teens and pre-teens at two locations!  Bring your lap-top or other device.  All meetings are from 3:30 to 4:45 PM.

Wednesday,  April 23, May 28 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch.  For kids in grades 5 and up.

Friday,  April 25, May 16 at the Main Library. For kids in grades 6 and up only.

NEW!  Monday, May 12, June 9 at the Louise Childs BranchFor kids in grades 5 and up.

Please register.


 The Roots and History of Finger-Style Guitar @ the Dorothy Henry Branch

Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 PM

Speaker/Presenter: John Sheehan

Sponsored By: Friends of the Library

 Music and a historic overview of the guitar performed by John Sheehan., followed by refreshments.

Children of middle school age through adults are invited.

No registration needed.


SAT 101 by Kaplan @ Main Library

  Even if you didn't take the practice test, come out for a SAT 101 class. 

It's FREE. 

Monday, April 28 at 7:00 PM

PLEASE REGISTER beginning March 20 and  BEFORE April 3.


TFIOS Trivia Sheet

Pick up sheets between May 5 - 10 and

turn in between May 12 and 17.

Pick-up a "The Fault in Our Stars" trivia sheet at your local library.

Turn it a correct one for a snack sized chocolate bar.


Coming on May 10, 2014!

501st Star Wars Legion!

Sussex-Wantage Branch

Saturday, May 10 at 2 PM


Teen Carry-Out Project

for May

Flag "Safety Pin" Pin

Pick up your free kit during the weeks of May 19 - 24.  In the kit you'll find  safety pins, red, white and blue beads, and instructions.

  Wear it in memory of the heroes that gave their lives for our country.

While supplies last.

E-mail a picture of your creation to dsebastian@sussexcountylibrary.org and we'll put it on our website.


Coming Summer 2014!

Spark a Reaction!

Summer Reading Program!


Coming in September 2014!

Library Card Sign-up Month!