South Kingstown Public Library Teens

The Undead Book Group

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Like ghosts, monsters, vampires or werewolves? Students in grades 7 and up are invited to a special meeting of The Undead Book Group on Wednesday, October 21st from 4-4:45 p.m. We will be discussing Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde. Copies are available at the Peace Dale Library. Contact the library at 789-1555 for questions or registration, registration is preferred but not required.

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Book Buddies Volunteer Program

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Need Volunteer Hours? Like Kids and Books? Join the Book Buddies!

Sign ups have begun for the fall session of the Book Buddies at the Peace Dale Public Library. Beginning on October 16th at 4 p.m., the program will run consecutive Fridays through November 20th. (On Oct. 16th only, Teen Readers are asked to arrive at 3:30). This is a great way for students in grades 6 and up to earn community service hours.

Each week Teen Readers in grades 6 and up will meet with 3-8 year old Little Book Buddies. One on one reading is ideal, but no more than 2 Little Buddies will be assigned to a teen reader. The first 30 minutes are dedicated to reading, book selection or coloring will follow if so desired.

This is a joint program supervised by the Teen Librarian and the Children’s Librarian. Registration and a six week commitment to the program is required; register by stopping in or calling the library at 789-1555.

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Rescheduled Teen Survival Craft

This program has been rescheduled until Wednesday, September 30th from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Students in grades 6 and up are invited to make locker chalkboards, squishy stress balls and trail mix…all the things to help survive the school year! Snacks will be served!

Registration is required for this event, stop in or call 789-1555.

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Back to School Books

Going back to school after a nice long summer can be a bit of a drag…how does your school experience compare to the teens in these books? Check out these titles in more in the “Back To School” display at the Peace Dale Library.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman
When fourteen-year-old Katie and her older sister, Michaela, move from New York City to upstate New York, Katie is horrified by the country life-style but is even more shocked when her sister adapts effortlessly, enjoying their new life, unlike Katie.

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My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger
Three teenagers in Boston narrate their experiences of a year of new friendships, first loves, and coming into their own.

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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Sophomore Frankie starts dating senior Matthew Livingston, but when he refuses to talk about the all-male secret society that he and his friends belong to, Frankie infiltrates the society in order to enliven their mediocre pranks.

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Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick
When thirteen-year-old San Lee moves to a new town and school for the umpteenth time, he is looking for a way to stand out when his knowledge of Zen Buddhism provides the answer–and the need to quickly become a convincing Zen master.

Check out a full list of titles on the Teen Booklist Page of the South Kingstown Library website.

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