Teens

Location & Contact

Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

GET DIRECTIONS


Main
Lending
Reference
Children

860-652-7719
860-652-7719
860-652-7720
860-652-7718


Hours

Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-9pm
Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
(Closed Sun, mid-May – Labor Day)

Right Col img

Teens

Welcome teen visitors!

Teen Reading in Creative Space-copyright olly/Fotolia.comSince you’ve arrived here @ wtmlib.info, you know that you can visit us virtually as well as at our Main Street scene. You might be surprised, though, by all that there is for you here. So, as long as you’re here, take a look around …

Did you know that you can also visit us on Facebook? We look forward to your visits – in person, on Facebook and, here, on our web site!

You can reach us by phone at 860-652-7720.

Teen Scene

Upcoming Events

Kindness Rocks: Create, Hide, Find & Inspire

Who: Teens & adults
When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

This summer is all about how Libraries Rock, but we think Kindness Rocks even more! Take part in The Kindness Project, a trend where people paint rocks and hide them around town for others to find as an act of random kindness. Shirley Musumeci, Glastonbury Rocks, will lend her expertise for newcomers and experienced “rockers.” Please bring a smooth, palm-sized rock to paint; all other supplies will be provided. We will have ideas for designs to create, but you’re encouraged to bring your own design if you choose. Adults and teens age 12 and over are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

Bath Bombs-copyright Perlav/Fotolia.comBathtime Rocks: Creating Scent-sational Bath Bombs

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 3-4:30pm
Place: Friends Room

Treat yo’ self! Join Ms. Meghan at the library as we learn to make luxurious bath bombs that will make your next bath explode with awesomeness! These luxurious creations fizz up in the water and release soothing epsom salts and essential oils. Choose from a variety of scents and colors to make your own unique combination. Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 27, online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. Adults and teens age 12 and over are welcome. Space is limited, so registration is requested online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

 

Microphone and Stage Lights-copyright Carlos Yudica/Fotolia.comTeen Karaoke Coding

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Monday, July 30, 2018
Time: 3:30-5pm
Place: Friends Room

Rock On! The Rhode Island Computer Museum will be visiting the library to lead a workshop using portable microphones and free coding software to inspire a new generation of programmers and sound engineers. Teens will be introduced to coding concepts and basic sound design using simple programs to record and modify their voices and design their very own beat box! For teens going into grades 7-12. All supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

Totes Rock: Designing a One-of-a-Kind Shoulder Bags

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time: 3-4:30pm
Place: Friends Room

We will be using the library’s new Silhouette machine to design stencils for use creating a bespoke carryall. There will be a variety of paints and designs to choose from, and the bags are the perfect size to lug home all of your library books. You’ll make everyone on the street say, “OMG I’m so jelly! That tote is totes adorbs!” Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

Tote Bags-Various Color Handles-copyright nopha9nopha/Fotolia.com

 

Tumblers-copyright Sonia/Fotolia.com

Hydration Rocks: Customizing Plastic Tumblers

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time: 3-4:30pm
Place: Friends Room

August is one of the hottest months, so make sure you are getting your daily allotment of water in style! We will be using the Silhouette machine once again to create vinyl designs that are perfect for creating a personalized cup that you can use at the library, the beach … or anywhere you find yourself this summer. Never worry about someone accidentally drinking from your cup again! Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested starting July 17, online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

 

 

2017 Teens' Top Ten List

YALSA* announced the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominations on April 13, 2017 (listed below). The stars of the movie "Everything, Everything" announced the titles in a video, and teens across the country voted on their favorite titles. The winners were announced on October 19. Click on the video link (at right) to view the 2017 Teen Top 10 announcement!

Video Play Button-copyrighted image

The titles nominated for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten are as follows (in order by author last name). Highlighted titles made the Top Ten.

 

Nightstruck by Jenna Black (Tor Teen)

YALSA Teens' Top Ten Logo

 

 

The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth (Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux)

 

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (Disney-Hyperion)

 

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell (Disney Press)

 

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (Random House)

   4

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry)

 

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Tor Teen)

   1

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan (Sourcebooks Fire)

 

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle (Simon & Schuster)

 

We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman (Clarion Books)

 

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow (Delacorte Press)

   9

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout (Feiwel & Friends)

 

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Viking Books)

 

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (Simon & Schuster)

 

Starflight by Melissa Landers (Disney-Hyperion)

 

The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin (Simon & Schuster)

 

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh (Random House)

   6

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends)

 

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills (Bloomsbury)

   5

This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Sourcebooks Fire)

 10

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (Flatiron Books)

   2

Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster)

   8

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (Simon & Schuster)

   7

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (Scholastic)

 

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux)

   3

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press)


*YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association

 


DMV Permit Practice Tests ButtonTeen Driving-Copyrighted ImageDriver Education

Driving-Tests.org offers free DMV permit practice tests for new drivers, including: car practice tests motorcycle practice tests CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

 

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

Images on this page subject to copyright; used with permission.