Teens

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 20:00
cover of Monday's not Coming

Hello Everyone! 

Central Library’s social justice book group, Rising Voices, is meeting online currently.  Want to join us? Read on for details! 

We will be meeting via Zoom. You can participate on your computer, tablet or phone. I will invite people to the event with a link through their email. This link will not be made public. To obtain this code, you must email me, lowem@buffalolib.org, sometime before the start of the meeting date and time to let me know you’re interested. 

At this point, you may be wondering who I am. My name is Maria and I am the teen services librarian at the Central Library. It's nice to meet you. Now that we’ve got the nuts and bolts out of the way, on to the fun stuff! I am happy to meet you and/or a parent before the group, in a short Zoom meeting, if that makes you more comfortable. 

Rising Voices Social Justice Book Group

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 20:09
cover of the girl who drank the moon

 

Hello Everyone! 

Central Library’s middle school book group is meeting online while we are closed. Want to join us? Read on for details! 

We will be meeting via Zoom. You can participate on your computer, tablet or phone. I will invite people to the event with a link through their email. This link will not be made public. To obtain this code, you must email me, lowem@buffalolib.org, sometime before the start of the meeting date and time to let me know you’re interested. 

At this point, you may be wondering who I am. My name is Maria and I am the teen services librarian at the Central Library. It's nice to meet you. Now that we’ve got the nuts and bolts out of the way, on to the fun stuff! I am happy to meet you and/or a parent before the group, in a short Zoom meeting, if that makes you more comfortable. 

Reader’s Quest Book Group

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:47
Cover of Verify

Hello Everyone! 

Central Library’s social justice book group, Rising Voices, is meeting online currently.  Want to join us? Read on for details! 

We will be meeting via Zoom. You can participate on your computer, tablet or phone. I will invite people to the event with a link through their email. This link will not be made public. To obtain this code, you must email me, lowem@buffalolib.org, sometime before the start of the meeting date and time to let me know you’re interested. 

At this point, you may be wondering who I am. My name is Maria and I am the teen services librarian at the Central Library. It's nice to meet you. Now that we’ve got the nuts and bolts out of the way, on to the fun stuff! I am happy to meet you and/or a parent before the group, in a short Zoom meeting, if that makes you more comfortable. 

Rising Voices Social Justice Book Group

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 14:18
Read Down Your Fines

Books + Read Down Your Fines

 

Read Down Your Fines

July 1 – December 31, 2020

Our annual Read Down Your Fines program for children age 16 and under has been extended! 

This year, Read Down Your Fines will run from Wednesday, July 1, 2020 through Thursday, December 31, 2020. 

Also new this year: children can read whatever and wherever they want!  Read at home, the library, summer camp, etc.  Read a book, eBook, magazine, a newspaper, instructions, a cereal box…  List what is read and minutes spent reading on the Read Down Your Fines READING LOG!

Completed reading logs can be:

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 10:54
book covers for books listed in the blog

EDIT: This program is FULL. 

Are you disappointed that Battle of the Books was canceled this year? Join Central's Tirade of the Tomes, hosted by Central's Teen Advisory Group!

If you are unfamiliar with this event, let me tell you how it works. We will split the participant list into two teams. You pick up a set of books from the Central library, read the books, and join us for online practices. You will answer questions about things that happen in the books and the teams will compete against each other in August. Whatever team gets the most questions correct, wins! 

Tirade of the Tomes is a smaller, gentler sibling to our usual system-wide program. We will be ironing out some of the details as we go along but if you're willing to take this slightly bumpy, but surely joyful journey with us, please sign up. I guarantee it will be super fun and full of awesome people.

The Nuts and Bolts

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 09:19
book covers of books listed in blog post

 

These are complicated times but social unrest often brings change and growth. It is also an opportunity for us to talk to one another, learn, and think about how our beliefs and actions impact those around us.

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:56
image of person reading

 

School is almost out and we invite you to join our online Summer Reading Program which begins June 13. 

How does it work?

Create an account and record all the books that you read this summer.  You will need to give a short review of each book which helps other teens find new things to read.  You can also play games or go on a series of  missions.  Every time you complete an activity, you earn a chance to win some awesome prizes.  

The Summer Reading contest will officially kick off on June 13 and runs through August 13. It's open to all ages so encourage your parents and younger siblings to join in on the fun!  Feel free to contact the library at 716-858-8900 for more information!

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:18
book cover_ Weight of our sky

Hello Everyone! 

Central Library’s middle school and high school book groups are meeting online while we are closed. Want to join us? Read on for details! 

We will be meeting via Zoom. You can participate on your computer, tablet or phone. I will invite people to the event with a link through their email. This link will not be made public. To obtain this code, you must email me, lowem@buffalolib.org, sometime before the start of the meeting date and time to let me know you’re interested. 

At this point, you may be wondering who I am. My name is Maria and I am the teen services librarian at the Central Library. It's nice to meet you. Now that we’ve got the nuts and bolts out of the way, on to the fun stuff! I am happy to meet you and/or a parent before the group, in a short Zoom meeting, if that makes you more comfortable. 

Reader’s Quest Book Group

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 13:10
Teen Advisory Group logo (circle)

We've taken our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) online and we are now meeting every week.  This is a great time to stop by and see what we do.  

TAG is a group of teens, ages 13 to 17, who meet to help the library figure out how to best serve teens and others. It's a great opportunity to build leadership skills, work on creative projects, and meet new people. 

We are currently working on a list of favorite books that are downloadable from the library's catalog. You can see the list so far on our Pinterest board, TAG Recommendations. Perhaps you have some ideas to add? TAG is also working on a social media challenge to invite people to create and post their dream library. 

If you have questions or would like to join us, email me at lowem@buffalolib.org to get the link to the meeting via Zoom. 

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

  • Saturday, May 9, 23, and 30, 1:30-3:00 (no group May 16)
  • For teens 13 to 17 years old

Maria, Teen Librarian

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 17:30
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) logo

We've taken Central's Teen Advisory Group (TAG) online, so now  is a great time to stop by and see what we do.  

TAG is a group of teens, ages 13 to 17, who meet once a month to help the library figure out how to best serve teens and others. It's a great opportunity to build leadership skills, work on creative projects, and meet new people. 

What have we done in the past? We've planned and hosted tween manga parties, created displays of our favorite books, helped the library at local comicons, made videos to promote Summer Reading programs, and so much more! 

If you would like to join us this weekend, email me at lowem@buffalolib.org to get the link to the meeting via Zoom. 

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

  • Saturday, May 2, 1:30-2:30
  • For teens 13 to 17 years old

Just for fun, I'll leave you with our videos. Summer Reading 2018, Summer Reading, 2019.

Take good care out there!  

Maria

Teen Librarian, Central Library