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.

Learning Express

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on April 14, 2015
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The Discovery Den

The Discovery Den is NOPL at North Syracuse’s new space for leisurely hands-on projects

The Discovery Den is NOPL at North Syracuse’s new space for self-guided “mini make” projects – hands on activities that anyone can participate in – designed to educate, inspire, and engage. Each month there will be a different themed activity, and all the materials needed to complete the projects will be available inside the Discovery Den.

The first Discovery Den activity involves writing Haikus or other short poems on sticky notes that will then be placed on the beautiful tree mural on the wall, serving as a living art piece when completed. Other upcoming monthly activities include: Hero Masks (June), Fizzing Fireworks Art (July), Make Your Own Comic Book (Aug), Halloween Safety Lights (Oct), and more!

In addition to the monthly themed activities, the room is also equipped with iPads, a Fellowes Comb Binding Machine, a Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine, and a Wolverine Slide/Negative Scanner. We invite everyone to come get hands-on at the Discovery Den at NOPL at North Syracuse!

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.

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 »

Overdrive

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 16, 2014
Jun 162014
 

Overdrive, start downloading!

Art & Literacy Do Over

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on May 21, 2014
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North Syracuse Junior High and Northern Onondaga Public Library teamed up to present, “Do Over, an Art and Literacy Project”. The Do Over Project allowed 9th grade Media Art students to take on the responsibilities of a Cover Art Designer and create a book cover and book jacket for their favorite storybooks. All artwork was judged and juried by Cicero Elementary, grades K-4. Below are winners from 2014. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated and helped make this project a success!

 

Grand Winner: Grace Krichbaum “Alice and Wonderland”

Grand Winner: Grace Krichbaum “Alice and Wonderland”

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