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Teens at the Library

Are you looking for ways to earn high school volunteer hours?
Want to WIN free bookish stuff from time to time?
Searching for social time with other Teen readers?
You came to the right spot!
Your library has lots of opportunities for youth in grades 9-12.

Read to kids and help them love books forever!

You can earn volunteer hours at the library this summer by becoming a Teen Big Buddy! Read to younger kids in grades 2-5 and help them develop their vocabulary and literacy skills.

  1. Reading Buddies program will take place on:
    Mondays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    -or- Tuesdays from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
    from July 10th to August 1tsth
  2. You also need to complete the Teen Volunteer Orientation & Training on:
    Mon. July 3rd from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    -or- Tues. July 4th from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm
  3. Fill out and submit the application form before June 23rd if you would like to become a Teen Reading Buddy!

Events for Teens

Andrew Varga!!
Tuesday, July 12th @ 3pm

Meet Andrew Varga, the author/historian behind the incredibly popular new series of YA novels, A Jump In Time. Join us in the rotary room where the author will present “A Time Traveller’s Guide to 1066.” What was it like to live as a Saxon in pre-Medieval Europe? What did people eat? How did they dress? What apps were they using on their smartphones? With actual historical artifacts and his trademark sense of humour, Andrew Varga will take you back in time to an age of marauding Vikings and invading clans. There will even be a Q&A with the author and a chance to purchase a signed copy of his book, The Last Saxon King.
This is a free event for tweens and teens ages 10-18, registration is not required.

Tuesday, August 8th @ 7pm

Join other teens for a coffee-house style Open Mic Night at the library! Bring a song, poem, short story, or something else you’ve written and share it with the rest of the group; or, if you would rather sit in the audience to support your friends, that is totally cool, too! There will be free snacks, warm beverages and excellent company!
This is a free event for teenagers age 13-18, registration is not required.

Earn Volunteer Hours by joining TAG!

Every month during the school year, the Teen Advisory Group meets to discuss ways that libraries can enrich the lives of teenagers. Learn library skills, plan teen events, discuss books and movies with like-minded teens:

  1. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month @ 3pm.
  2. Earn 1 hour for every meeting you attend.
  3. Earn more hours by planning and organizing events and contests at the library.


Check back here often for more contests for teens in Scugog Township!

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