2023 Summer Reading Coming Soon! Sign-Up begins June 21!
Welcome to the Teen Page!
The annual Summer Reading Program is coming soon! Sign up begins on June 21. The 14th annual VolunTEEN Program is coming soon – applications will be available beginning Monday June 5, 2023!
Be sure to check out the New YA section, along with special displays of books. During your next visit, say hello and introduce yourself – I might ask you what your literary appetite is!
Got a question? Call the library or send me an email and I’ll see you soon!
-Ms. Keisha, Head of Youth Services
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Teen Events - open to students in grades 6-12 unless otherwise indicated.
The VolunTEEN Program is held during the summer months from the end of the South Orange-Maplewood district school year until mid-August, or 6-7 weeks. Started in 2009, this program is open to middle school and high school students. Those interested must complete an application and attend an orientation session to participate. While COVID-19 shifted the process in the last couple of years, the work didn’t stop! VolunTEENs rolled up their sleeves to help with community projects and library programming. As a result, they were honored as November’s Villagers of the Month (2020) and presented with a proclamation by the Village of South Orange.
Students interested in continuing community service during the school year are encouraged to sign up to be a Teen Library Advocate, where they will engage with other teens sharing ideas on and planning teen programming and more. To participate, click on the tab below to complete an application to become a teen library advocate.
Teen Library Advocate