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Hey, I’m Kyle the Teen Librarian at The Free Library of Monroe Township. Thanks for checking out our teen page!

If you want to know a little bit about me, or want to follow this section on other platforms, please check out “About the Librarian”.

If you want to stay up to date on all the fun things we have going on, Follow Us.

If you came to check out some of our great teen resources, just Click Here.

If you are interested in finding out how to volunteer and help out, check out our Volunteering section.

Young Adults SECTION NEWS

TEEN SUMMER PROGRAMS!!:

June 15th – August 23rd

Earn program points by reading, attending library programs, completing activities, or volunteering for community service hours to win prizes that you can claim during the week of August 19th.  More points = more prizes PLUS more chances to win bigger prizes in our end-of-summer drawing.

 

**Visit the Circulation Desk starting June 1st to register and receive your welcome bag!!

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JUNE:

**No registration required — available starting June 1st on a first-come basis while supplies last.**

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JULY:

**No registration required — available starting July 1st on a first-come basis while supplies last.**

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AUGUST:

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UPCOMING TEEN VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS:

TAB is the perfect place for you to make a difference here at your library, get involved in your community, let your voice be heard, and earn 1 hour of volunteering! 

Whether you need service hours or just have some ideas you’d like to share with the library, register at the links below…

 

** Click on the links below to Register for each available date:

Saturday, June 1st @ 1:30 pm

Tuesday, July 2nd @ 2 pm

Wednesday, July 10th @ 1:30 pm

Thursday, July 18th @ 11:30 am

Wednesday, July 24th @ 3 pm

Tuesday, July 30th @ 2 pm

Wednesday, August 7th @ 2 pm

Thursday, August 15th @ 12 pm

 

 

 

OTHER UPCOMING TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

TEEN SUMMER VOLUNTEERING SCHEDULE:

** CLICK HERE to view the GoogleDoc to sign up for our TEEN Summer Volunteer Opportunities.  Check back as this will be updated regularly all summer long.**

 

SUMMER COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER:

** Click here for more information on how to contribute and how to receive community service credit!

 

TEEN VOLUNTEER RESOURCE:

Looking for community service hours? Check out this list of local contacts for organizations possibly offering upcoming volunteer opportunities!!

 

 

Click here for ALL the library’s upcoming events and to Register for events!

And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and TikTok and Facebook @monroeteenslibrary

 

 

NEWS!:

 

 

** Follow us on social media!  We’re on Instagram and TikTok with content exclusively for teens so you can stay up-to-date on programs, volunteer opportunities, and young adult materials and services offered here at the library!

 

2024 YA READING CHALLENGE:

 

What are your reading goals for 2024?  Here’s some inspiration to help you take charge of your own reading journey this year.

Keep track of your books all year long to get BINGO and complete your 2024 BOOK BRACKET!  All those who complete the challenge will win a gift card of their choice!  Happy reading =)

 

 

 

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About the Librarian

Hey my name is Kyle.  I’m the teen librarian at the Monroe Township Library.

If you’re looking for info on all the teen-related stuff happening in the library, you’re in the right place!  I’ll frequently post updates here about upcoming programs, book recommendations, activities and other relevant topics throughout the year.

When I’m not librarian-ing, I do other stuff too!

Some of my interests are:  reading, writing, listening to audiobooks/podcasts, taking my dog for hikes, playing disc golf, dancing, and binge-watching tv shows.

I love to hear from the teens in our community, and I’ll gladly accept any suggestions for books, programs, services, etc.  If you’re near the library, come stop in and say hi!!

Don’t hesitate to e-mail me with any questions: kcasser@monroetpl.org

And feel free to follow me on Goodreads

Thanks for reading!

Currently Reading

To-Read List

TEEN RESOURCES

Find something to read!

Each year, Goodreads chooses a selection of the best books from several different genres and allows users to vote for their favorites. These were the nominees and winners…

Goodreads Choice Awards – Best Young Adult Fiction of 2023

Goodreads Choice Awards – Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2023

Goodreads Choice Awards – Best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2022

YALSA Teens’ Top Titles

A “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.  Voted BY teens FOR teens.

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Check this list out if you’re into graphic novels (comics/manga) and you’re looking for more to read. YALSA publishes a new graphic novel list yearly.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Winners

Honors the best nonfiction books published for young adults (ages 12-18).

Printz Award Winners

Books that have been recognized for exemplifying excellence in young adult literature.

Coretta Scott King Award Winners

Honors outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Pura Belpre Award Winners

Honors Latino/Latina writers and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winners

Honors the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Winners

Honors Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage.

Stonewall Book Award Winners

Honors works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

Schneider Family Book Award Winners

Books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners

Honors outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.

Morris Award Winners

Honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

Alex Award Winners

Given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults.

 

YALSA Book Finder

Book Finder is an amazing resource with book lists curated by teen librarians. You can search by awards, author, genre and more.

Volunteering

The library can help teens and young adult achieve their volunteer community service hour goals. Please note that while we always welcome applications, there are limits to the number of available openings the Library may have at a given time. We will keep your application on file. Thank you for your interest.

To Join the Volunteers:

– Must be at least 14 years of age to work independently — otherwise must be chaperoned by an adult.

– Commit to a regular schedule and be available to volunteer 1-2 hours a week (but NO MORE than a total of 4 hours a week can possibly be accommodated). (Available hours are often in the late afternoon/early evening).

– Have the ability to work alone or with others. (Feel free to apply in groups. Having two friends work together makes the time go faster!)

– Must conduct yourself in a professional manner — arrive on time, work productively and meticulously, don’t be disruptive to other patrons in the library, contact kcasser@monroetpl.org in advance if unable to make your scheduled time.

Current Volunteer Activities:

– Teen Advisory Board.

– Cutting out materials to help prepare for children’s crafts or programs.

– Setting up meeting rooms for various library programs.

– Shelf reading (making sure the books are in order by using this handy guide HERE).

– Gently peeling off old labels or “new” stickers.

-Cleaning or Organizing the bookshelves.

– Relabeling projects — changing the call numbers by creating new labels and adhering them to the books.

– Applying barcode, call number and location stickers to books.

– Placing book carts in order alphabetically or by call number.

– Shifting the collection to make the books fit better on the shelves.

– Assisting with Children’s Programs or Seniors.

– Decorating the library.

Virtual Opportunities

(you will get volunteer hours for assisting with these tasks from home!)

These VIRTUAL volunteer opportunities are eligible for 1 HOUR of community service credit each:

-Book Reviewer

-Creating/Re-sharing Social Media Posts for the Library’s Teen Pages

-Promoting the Library (hanging up flyers at school or around town, creating social media posts for the teen accounts…)

EMAIL kcasser@monroetpl.org if you are interested in any of the above opportunities and to receive instructions and guidelines on how you can receive volunteer credit.

Volunteer Requirements:

– Able to listen to and follow directions.

– Self-starters who are able to work under little supervision (at times) due to the fact the librarian may have to be in and out of the office.

– Able to push a book cart and carry/shift piles of books.

– Good communicators- See something, say something! Not clear on the instructions- say something!

– Detail oriented- Place labels on straight, be on the lookout for mistakes.

– Clear about when they can and cannot make it to the library (please email kcasser@monroetpl.org if you can’t make your arranged time).

Volunteer Form


PleaseCLICK HERE for the Volunteer Form.

PHONE & EMAIL

Phone: 1-856-629-1212

Email: info@monroetpl.org

Circulation Desk: ext. 210 or 211

- For help renewing books, checking your account and library hours.

Reference Desk: ext. 206

- For help with research, reserving private study rooms, locating items in our library, placing holds and program registration.

Children's Reference Desk: ext. 214

- For information on Children's story times, registration for children's programs and scheduling school tours.

Administration: ext. 203

- For business inquiries and meeting room reservations.