Teen Programs for grades 7 - 12.

News and Coming Programs

Meet Dodocase VR - Build Night is on October 22.




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

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FREE Practice SAT / ACT Combo Test @ the Main Library

Saturday, October 25 from 12:30 - 4:30 PM

The Kaplan Test Pres Services will be presenting an SAT / ACT combo practice test for college bound high school students, at no cost.  Kaplan will meet with you to discuss your scores onNovember 19.   Bring # 2 pencils and a scientific calculator to the test and come early as the test will begin on time.

  IT IS VITAL THAT YOU PRE-REGISTER beginning October 11.





The winners are!

 2014 Top Ten Teen Books Announced

This is an award for Teen Books voted on by teens ages 12 - 18.

Borrow one of these winners at your local library:

1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2. Splintered by A.G. Howard

3. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey  

5. Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

6. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

7. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau, Joelle

8. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

9. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

10. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner


 Minecraft Clubs  

Meet other "Minecraft minded" teens and pre-teens at two locations!  Bring your lap-top or other device. 

Monday, November at 3:30 PM at the Louise Childs Branch

Wednesday, October 22 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM at the Sussex-Wantage Branch for grades 5 and up.

 Please register.


Teen Build Nights @ the Main Library

Wednesdays, October 22 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Main Library

Friday, November 21 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch

For teens in grades 7 through adults.

Sponsored by Instructables.com.

We will continue to explore SUGRU but we will be adding another challenge.  Instructables.com is sending us 10 DODOcase Cardboard Virtual Reality Toolkits and asking us to find ways to improve it.  Come both nights or one.  If you idea is unique enough, you could help the SC Library System win some cool prizes.

Registration required beginning October 8.


Markorama Games @ the Franklin Branch

Thursdays, October 23, 30

from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Join in the fun at Franklin and learn to play exciting, interactive, 3-D board games. The games Rampage and King of Tokyo will be available. Both games involve giant monsters with loud roars and special powers who are on a quest to rule your opponents and the world.

Mark and Hope Miladinovich of MarkoramaGames.com will be on hand to direct the play and help the group come up with ideas for future gaming nights.

The games are for players ages 8 and older. Please complete a separate registration for each player, noting their age, so that we may have other, age-appropriate games available.


2015 Garden State Teen Book Awards

Teens Vote!

Teens all across NJ are invited to vote for their favorite book title in any one or all three voting categories.

Deadline for voting is December 31, 2014 and winners will be announced in January 2015!

Vote online at:  http://njla.org/gstba2015


Ragtime Rascals @ the Dorothy Henry Branch

Sunday, October 26 at 3:00 - 5:00 PM

 Ken Lelen will play a variety of guitars and sing music of the World War I era.  Refreshments will follow.

For adults & teens in 7th grade & up

Sponsored by: Dorothy Henry Friends of the Library Program

Registration not required.


Mobile Phone Photography @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Saturday, November 1 from 10:00 - 1:00 PM.

Professional photographer Stephen Harris will show you how to use your mobile phone camera to take unique and interesting pictures.  We will also discuss creative and useful apps and social media platforms.  For teens and adults.

Registration is required beginning October 18, as space is limited to 10 students.


"Children of Eden" Musical Selections @ the Louise Childs Branch

Saturday, November 1 at 11 AM

Fun and entertainment for the entire family.

The First Presbyterian Church  of Sparta will be presenting musical excepts from their December production of "Children of Eden"!

Registration not required.


NEW!  Teen Book vs. Movie Club @ the Main Library

We will alternate our meetings for every two week.  One week we'll watch a movie and two weeks later we'll compare the book with the movie.

Monday, November 3 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM - Book vs. movie discussion on Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Monday, November 17 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Viewing of the movie based on the book, City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.  Rated PG, 95 mins.

Monday, December 1, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM - Book vs. movie discussion on City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.

No registration needed.


Onigiri Animanga Club @ Main Library

 First Friday of each month, November 7 from 4 - 5:30 PM.

Third Saturday of each month, November 15 from 2 - 4 PM.

No registration needed.



The Lenape-Delaware Indian Heritage @ the Dorothy Henry Branch

Sunday, November 16 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Refreshments to follow.

A speaker from Lenape Lifeways will present slides, a lecture, stories, touchable objects, and artifacts. 

For adults and children in middle school.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Dorothy Henry Library.

Registration not required.


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.

TOPICS: Read a book from the Teens Top Ten nomination list.

November 19 - we'll be looking at the Garden State Teen Book Awards Nominees.

Light refreshments servef.

No registration needed.


Makerspace Night @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, November 21 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Our theme this month is Technology and Architecture.  We'll have new CoLAR coloring pages, a Connectx box, structure building for all ages, DIY marble mazes, computer dissection, and more. 

6:00 PM Teen Build Night

For all ages through adult.   Come and go as you like.

No registration required.


Teen Coffeehouse and Open Mic @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, November 28 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Bring your prose and music for a fun night with friends!  Free refreshments will be available.

Registration is not required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.