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ATTENTION TEENS (gr. 6 - gr. 12):


For teens (gr. 6 & up) each Wednesday* after school from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Each week we will provide snacks, drinks, and something fun to do. Come join the fun and bring a friend. Each week there's something different – movies, games, crafts, snacks. ?’s - call Sheila @ 513-897-4826.  *Reminder: if Wayne Local closes due to inclement weather, the teen café is cancelled. Our last session will be Apr. 24. *No Teen Café on Apr. 3.


If you are in grades 7-12 and like working with children, we have the program for you! “Book Buddies” pairs older students with younger children for a fantastic reading experience. Be a Book Buddy this Summer!  You will help children select books, become a reading mentor, and encourage children to love books and reading.  You will earn community service hours. These “Book Buddy” sessions will be scheduled to meet on Monday evenings 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm from June 3 - June 24.  All teens are asked to arrive at 6:30 pm to prepare for sessions. If you are interested in becoming a Book Buddy, please contact Kathy Daniels danielka@marylcook.com for an application.  No more than 15 students will become Book Buddies. **If you have never served as a Book Buddy, you will need to attend a mandatory training session at the library.


The Teen Advisory Board recently welcomed 5 new members to its board! These teens are helping to create the Teen Scene at the Mary L. Cook Public Library.    These new members will help to organize several programs ‘just for teens’, and to do some fund-raising to ‘pay their own way’.  They will also volunteer to help whenever asked and will be involved in materials selection, too.  The opinions and ideas that these teens share will help make things happen for the teens who visit our library.  The new members of TAB include David Fessler (gr. 7), Hannah Fleshman (gr. 7), Maria Gill (gr. 7), Emma Landell (gr. 7), Mack Orcutt (gr. 10), and Makenna Orcutt (gr. 9).  Welcome!

Visit the digital collection for TEENS in the Ohio Digital Library (http://ohioebooks.com/teens). Find your favorite titles quickly and easily. If you can't find what you are looking for, or if you are on a long wait list, request it from us (Mary L. Cook PL), and we will do our best to get it for you.