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Teens

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Teen Events and Clubs

Teen Advisory Board at NOPL @ N. Syracuse
Teen Maker Club at NOPL @ Cicero
BFF Club (Books, Films, & Fun) at NOPL @ N. Syracuse
Upcoming Events in our calendar (click “teen”)

Teen Online Resources

Freegal
Download up to three mp3s a week from over a million songs including popular new artists. Need help getting started? Click here for directions (pdf).

Hoopla
Stream TV shows, movies, albums and audiobooks right to your desktop – or download them to your Apple or Android digital device for offline enjoyment! Hoopla’s auto-return feature means no late fees. Available to anyone with a NOPL library card! For more information, see nopl.org/hoopla.

Teen Advisory Board

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on November 20, 2014
Nov 202014
 

North Syracuse Teen Advisory Board
Meetings / Special Events 2014

September 27 – Teen Advisory Board Meeting 1pm
October 12 – Teen Read Week event is now a week-long raffle Oct. 12-18. Teens can stop in and when they use their library card they can put a raffle ticket in. The drawing will be at the TAB Halloween Party now scheduled for 10/18 1-3 PM.
October 13- Tim Burton Halloween Film Fest from 1-6 PM. All Ages are welcome.
October 18-  Teen Advisory Board Halloween Party 1-3 pm
November 22-Teen Advisory Board Meeting and Fall Bake Sale  Noon- 5 pm
December 20 – Teen Advisory Board Meeting and Holiday Party 12:30-2pm

Join the Teen Advisory Board!

Meet, discuss, and volunteer with the N. Syracuse Teen Activity Board.

TAB meets once a month to discuss books, magazines, teen issues, and programming.
Join the conversation! Anyone in grades 7 – 12 (or the equivalent homeschooled) are welcome.

Find us on Facebook!

Wait a sec – I have some questions first.

Q: Do I have to be a teen to join the Teen Advisory Board?

A: Yes. The T.A.B. is just for teens.

Q: What does the Teen Advisory Board do anyhow?

A: Lots of stuff, including:

- suggest books, music, and DVDs for the library to purchase

- help plan events for teens at the library

- help with library events and earn volunteer hours for school or college applications

- write reviews and articles for the NOPL Teen Blog

Q: Do I have to be a member of the T.A.B. to come to teen events at the library?

A: Nope. But if you have opinions about what you want to do, see, or borrow at the library, the T.A.B. is a great way to get those opinions heard.

Check out the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Spotlight on Teen Group Making a Difference at NOPL @ North Syracuse Library

By Alyssa Newton, March 2013

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend a Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting at the NOPL @ North Syracuse branch.  This group of teens, in grades 7 through 12, meet once a month, working on projects to improve the teen services at the library and discussing everything from books and movies to new programming ideas. According to the group, TAB is the voice for teen issues in the library. It is a place where teens can share their ideas for the library, meet new people and volunteer at library programs.

Teen groups like this have become popular in public libraries across the nation. According to the Young Adult Library Services Association, teen advisory boards “incorporate teens as direct stakeholders in their library, instilling a greater sense of pride and responsibility for the collection and programming.” The teens involved in the group at NOPL @ North Syracuse know it is a great opportunity to meet new friends and add volunteer and service hours to their college resumes. Emily Bell is a member because she thinks “it’s fun and you get to hang out with people you haven’t met before, and it’s exciting.” Natalie Ackerman shares the same enthusiasm about the group, adding, “It’s awesome!”

These teens volunteer to help out at many different programs each month at the library. In addition to planning activities for their peers, they assist with children’s programs at the library. Chris Suppa is one teen that volunteers each week at Family Fun Night because he enjoys helping the little kids.

A New Season of Crafting

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on November 11, 2014
Nov 112014
 

Simple Stories Scrapbooking

Learn a new style of keeping memories with quick  scrapbook and stamping techniques.
Participants have the option of either watching and learning – or choosing to become fully immersed and make the project for $10.00 for supplies and materials (payable at time of class).

See all Scrapbooking event dates to Register

 

Paper Arts Club

Presented by Lyn’s Paper Petunia

Join in for learning and creating with our Paper Arts Club! Participants have the option of either watching and learning – or if you chose – become fully immersed and make the monthly projects for $10.00 for supplies and materials (payable at time of class).

For more information, visit http://www.lynspaperpetunia.com/p/paper-arts-club.html

See all Paper Arts event dates to Register

 

Card Making

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Card Making Workshop Dec 2nd at NOPL at N. Syracuse

Make your own beautiful and unique homemade cards. During this workshop Barbara Burrows will teach four creative projects for you to customize and take home.

Adults and children over the age of 9 accompanied by an adult are welcome.
Supply fee is $15 (payable at the time of the class).
Registration Requested.

To see sample projects, visit her blog at www.senditagain.blogspot.com.

See all Card Making Workshop event dates to Register

Zinio

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 26, 2014
Sep 262014
 

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Access Zinio by clicking here

NOPL is excited to announce the addition of Zinio “the world’s largest newsstand”, providing our members with access to digital magazines by way of a web browser or app. You can read the entire magazines, zoom in on photos, watch embedded videos and follow web links.  Access more than 70 popular titles, including Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Kiplinger’s, Forbes, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Fitness, Martha Stewart Living, MacWorld, PC World, and Popular Photography.  All you need is a NOPL library card and a PIN number to get started.

What’s great about digital magazines?  They never have to be returned, and you won’t have to worry about losing them, or paying late fees.  The newest issue is available as soon as it appears on newsstands.  Browse titles, and check out as many as you want – no limit! Continue reading »

BFF Club

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 18, 2014
Jun 182014
 

BFF Club

BFF (Books, Films, and Fun) is a book and film club for teens grades 7-12. During the summer we will read various types of books, such as graphic novels, poetry, and realistic fiction. We’ll also do Reader’s Theater, watch films and so much more. Registration is required; so please sign up
at nopl.org within the events calendar.

Upcoming Events: Click to sign up

Thursday, July 3rd, 2-3 PM
NOPL @ N. Syracuse, Community Room

Wednesday, July 16th, 2-3 PM
NOPL @ N. Syracuse, Community Room

Thursday, August 21st, 2-4 PM
NOPL @ N. Syracuse, Community Room

Summer Reading Program

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 16, 2014
Jun 162014
 

Summer Reading Program

June kicks off the 2014 Summer Reading Programs! This year’s children’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read”, which mixes science with summer reading. The Teen Reading program, SPARK, is made up of list of activities, that when completed, earn readers badges that can later be traded in for prizes.

There are a variety of activities for all ages at each NOPL location. Take a look at our events calendar to review and register for upcoming events. Summer Reading Programs run late June to early August with many programs requiring registration. If you sign up online for an event you will receive an e-mail reminder one day in advance in your email inbox. Please let us know as early as possible if you cannot attend an event so we may let those on the waiting list fill your spot.

 

Click here to SIGN UP!

 

Download your local branch’s Summer Reading calendar handouts (.pdf):

pdfNOPL @ Brewerton: Children’s Programs

pdf NOPL @ Cicero: Children & Teen Programs

pdf NOPL @ North Syracuse: Children’s Programs,  pdf NOPL @ North Syracuse: Teen Programs

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Overdrive

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 16, 2014
Jun 162014
 

Overdrive, start downloading!

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