2017 Teen Summer Reading Club: Build a Better World
Summer Reading Sign Up and Sign InRead books you love, register, and record your book reviews online. Earn prizes including raffle tickets after you read five (5) books which you can use to win additional prizes at our End of Summer Reading Party on Friday, August 25, 2017.
The RFL Teen Services Department strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all teens within the greater Riverhead Community, with special programming that is designed for youth entering grades 7 through 12. We recognize that teens can be drawn to libraries to access the library’s Internet or computers, use the library’s research resources, study, read, write, discuss books, socialize, participate in programming, and just “hang out.”
To meet, support and vitalize these needs, our "Teen Loft" provides a neutral, safe space where we provide opportunities where adolescents can grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially in a caring, nurturing and respectful environment; where they can develop new literacies for learning and expression; and gain workplace preparedness through engagement in various community service projects. We are dedicated to serving the Teens of our community with compassion and understanding.
Lauren, Mark, Kristen, Alison, and Annie, your Teen Department Team
Teen Advisory Crew: Monday, July 11 4:30-5:30 pm - Program Code: RVY810 (Grades 7-12) Stop in and give us your ideas about what YOU want to see and do in the Teen Loft. Earn 1 hour of community service.
Rock Design: Tuesday, July 18 2:00-3:00 pm – Program Code: RVY813 (Grades 7-12) Paint rocks to help decorate our first ever Riverhead Free Library garden. Earn 1 hour of community service.
Plead the Fifth: Wednesday, July 26 4:00-5:00 pm - Program Code: RVY210 (Grades 9-12) Come relax, listen to music and write. Earn 1 hour of community service.
Garden Day Helpers: Wednesday, July 26 10:00-11:00 – Program Code: RVY812 (Grades 7-12) Volunteer to help to the kids in the Children’s Department plant vegetables in our garden! Earn 2 hours of community service.
The 2017 Suffolk County Battle of the Books program is an inter-library competition between teams of teens, based upon knowledge of 8 selected titles. SIGNUP on May 15 in the Teen Loft and receive your copies of this year’s books.
Meetings will be held every Monday and Tuesday from 6:30 – 8 pm starting June 19 and 20, and will continue into July and August.