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:
- Tuesday, October 28th at 3:30 pm
- Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 pm
- Saturday, November 15th at 1:00 pm and
- Tuesday, November 25th at 3:30 pm
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 October 27:
November 3, 6, 10, & 24:
December 1, 4, 8, & 18.
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?
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
NHS student tutors return to Plymouth Library on October 15 to provide tutoring for students in 3rd through 12th grades.
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.
Teen Knit - First Tuesday at 7pm
TEEN KNIT - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Girls and guys in grades 7 and up…Join us on the first Tuesdays of the month for our Teen Knitting Group.
If you’ve never knit before (or are a little wobbly with technique), we’ll lend you a pair of needles to use at the library, and even throw in a ball of yarn to keep and practice on. If you already knit, come show off your projects! You can chat with other knitters, munch on snacks, and learn some new techniques.
We'll be meeting these Tuesdays @ 7:
December 2, &
C’mon over! Bring your friends! No registration necessary.
Hunger Games Party
On Friday, November 21 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club invites you to a Hunger Games Party to celebrate the release of Mockingjay, Part 1.
We will have trivia contests, play "hunger" games, award prizes and munch on snacks. We will also watch parts of the first two movies so we are ready for Mockingjay.
Sign up online or call 734-453-0750, option 4.
Money Smart Teens
Money Smart Teens: Credit and Car Loans
Parents and Teens - Are you thinking about buying a car to get around now that winter is coming? Wondering how to pay for it? Come get some tips on credit and consumer loans from the professionals at Community Financial on Wednesday, November 19 at 7pm.
Sign up online or call 734-453-0750, option 4.
Dia de los Muertos
Or Day of the Dead is a Mexican family celebration to honor the memory and life of deceased relatives. This holiday is celebrated on All Souls Day (November 1) with shrines, picnics at the cemetery, dancing and celebration.
Join us on Friday, October 31 at 3:30pm as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos with calaveras, papel picado, and pan de muerto and more.
College-Bound Book Club: Fast Food Nation
On Tuesday, November 25 at 3:30pm, we will discuss Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the American Meal by Eric Schlosser.
This exposé revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. The book changed the way millions of people think about what they eat and helped to launch today's food movement. In a new afterword for this edition, Schlosser discusses the growing interest in local and organic food, the continued exploitation of poor workers by the food industry, and the need to ensure that every American has access to good, healthy, affordable food.
Pick up your copy now at the library and come back to discuss the book and enjoy snacks on Tuesday, November 25. Sign up by calling 734-453-0750 #4 or online
Books & Bites: Bruiser
ACT Test Prep Course
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, September 15, 3:30 pm
Monday, October 20, 3:30 pm
Monday, November 17, 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
Wed., September 18, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Register in person, or by calling 734.453.0750, ext. 4, or online.
Please bring your completed Teen Volunteer Application. Get an Application at the Reader's Advisory Desk in the Library or online now.