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Teen Volunteers

If you are a teen volunteer who began volunteering at Plymouth Library BEFORE August 2014, we would like to invite you to come to a "refresher" training to learn about our  revamped teen volunteer program. 

We are now using a new on-line sign up system for volunteer shifts. We have also started a new tiered volunteer structure and a greater variety of volunteer opportunities. 

We need to bring you up to speed on these changess. Please sign up for a brief (less than 60 minutes) re-orientation session. (You will earn time for this session.) The dates for the Teen Volunteer Program & Update are:

  • Thursday, March 12, 7pm
  • Saturday, March 21, 1pm

Mix It Up After School

Drop in to the Plymouth Library Teen Zone after school for a chance to mix it up with games and activities. We will do some online gaming, video games, and board and card tournaments. We also make everything from origami shapes to pizza and we'll make our own music and videos too.

Drop in between 3pm - 5pm on:
March 5, 16, 23, & 30 for games and movie making.

Learn to knit at a special Mix It Up on Friday, March 6th. We provide needles and yarn and show you how to get started.

Books & Bites: Ghosts of War

ghostsofwarOn Tuesday, April 14 at 3:30 pm we will discuss Ghosts of War: the true story of a 19-year-old GI by Ryan Smithson.

Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve in 2002. In Ghosts of War he recounts his time as an army engineer in Iraq. While in Iraq, he's shot at and faces mortar attack, but he spends more time on responsibilities like methodical cleanups of roadside bomb craters-work that's as vital, if not as glamorous, as actual combat. Smithson's interactions with Iraqi children and families, as much as with his fellow soldiers, drive the story.

Sign up online or call 734-453-0750, option 4. Pick up your own copy of the book to keep (while supplies last). Read the book then return the date of the meeting for treats and discussion!

Write for our Teen Blog

Here at the library we're always looking out for the next big book for teens, and we love hearing what our friends have to say about the books they're reading. Moreover, we love sharing what they have to say. In fact, we have an entire blog for book, movie, and music reviews by teens. We would also love to know what games you like?

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What have you read, watched, listened to, played recently? What did you think about it? We'd love to hear it! If you want to write for our teen blog, send your book review to our Teen Librarian Barb Dinan and we'll take it from there. We'll take care of all the links and images!

NHS Tutors on Wed & Thurs

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NHS student tutors provide homework help and tutoring for students in grades 3 -12.

Tutoring will take place in the Teen Zone every Wednesday after school from 5:00pm-7:00pm and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This program is very popular, so it is advisable to call to schedule a time in advance at 734-453-0750, #4.

NHS tutors will also be at Canton Public Library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm for 15 minute, drop-in appointments. Tutors will be at the library when school is in session, not on breaks or snow days.

Thank you to the PCCS NHS for making this service available. 

College-Bound Book Club: Half the Sky

halftheskyOn Tuesday, March 24 at 3:30pm, we will discuss Half the Sky: Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn

Kristof and WuDunn, the first married couple ever both to win Pulitzer Prizes for journalism, here expose the brutal horrors endured by millions of women throughout Asia and Africa, putting names and faces to these individuals and their suffering. They argue that the key to change is social entrepreneurs who can empower at the grassroots level through such means as education and microloans.

Pick up your copy now at the library and come back to discuss the book and enjoy snacks on Tuesday, March 24. Sign up by calling 734-453-0750 #4 or online

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books: Contaminated

contaminatedContaminated by Em Garner on Friday, April 24, 3:30 p.m.

A weight-loss drug causes a zombielike disease. Supposedly a cure has been found, but the suspicion and fear left in its wake engenders political and moral conflicts about how to treat the permanently affected. Among those caught in the web is Velvet Ellis, who struggles with the ethics of taking care of her rehabilitated zombie mother and her 10-year-old sister in the midst of a postapocalyptic economy.

Sign up online or call 734-453-0750, option 4. Pick up your own copy of the book to keep (while supplies last). Read the book then return the date of the meeting for treats and discussion!

Teen User eXperience - TUX

Come be a part of the Teen User Experience!  Share your ideas on how to make the Teen Zone and programs be a "perfect fit" for you and other teen patrons.  Meetings are scheduled on

Monday, April 13, 3:30 pm

Monday, May 11, 3:30 pm

RSVP by calling 734-453-0750 #4 or sign up online

If you can not come to the meetings, but you would like to share some ideas, you can contact Barb Dinan, Teen Services Librarian at 734-453-0750 x 271. Or use our suggestion form to share your ideas.

Teen Volunteer Training Session

Teens interested in volunteering at the library can register for orientation and training session that best fits your schedule. Orientation sessions will be held on 

Thursday, March 19, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.

Register in person, or by calling 734.453.0750, ext. 4, or click one of the dates above.

Please bring your completed Teen Volunteer Application.  Get a blank application at the Reader's Advisory Desk in the Library or print it now.

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