Hey, I’m Kyle the YA 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”.

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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

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2022 YA READING CHALLENGE BINGO:

What are your reading goals for 2022?  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!  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, taking my dog for hikes, playing disc golf, dancing, and Netflix-bingeing.

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!

To-Read List

TEEN RESOURCES

Find something to read!

Goodreads Choice Awards – Best Young Adult Fiction of 2021

Goodreads Choice Awards – Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2021

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 for Young Adult Fiction.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

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

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.

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.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Winners

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

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:

– Be at least 14 years of age.

– Commit to a regular schedule and be available to volunteer at least 1-2 hours a week. (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!)

Current Volunteer Activities:

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

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

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

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

– Setting up meeting rooms for various library programs.

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

– Shelf reading (making sure the books are in order by using this handy guide HERE, please print and bring along with you.)

– Teen Advisory Board

– Assisting with Children’s Programs or Seniors

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

– Decorating the library

Virtual Opportunities

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

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

-Promoting the Library (hanging up flyers, creating social media posts for the teen accounts…)

-Book Reviewer

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.