Friday, April 3, 2020

Virtual Teen Zone Games

Next week the Teen Zone will be hosting three virtual games on Zoom. You will need to register for the events you want to attend so that you can be emailed the access codes to participate and also any necessary materials.


Thursday, April 2, 2020

Virtual BINGO: Thursday, April 2 at 4:15

Thursday, April 2

4:15

Google Hangout

 https://hangouts.google.com/call/ZgEGzk6FALznbfg9gVCTAEE

Hey everyone, the Teen Zone will be hosting a Virtual BINGO game via Google Hangouts TODAY at 4 :15. Unlike most of the Teen Zone programs, this game is open to everyone...not just teens. If you're interested click on the link at 4:15 this afternoon (April 2) and bring some paper and pen and get ready to play. If you'd like to get a head start, make a bunch of 5x5 BINGO grids with a FREE space in the middle.  You can clink on the link before 4:15 to make sure it works but I won't be there until game time. If you have trouble accessing the Hangout, email Wplyoungadults@gmail.com and I will try to help. Hope to see you all this afternoon!!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

March Madness Round 4 Voting is Now Open

Voting for Round Four is Now Open



Help your favorite fictional characters advance to the Final Four. Vote now and vote often. This poll will close on Friday afternoon.

Monday, March 23, 2020

March Fictional Character Madness....starts today!!

The Teen Zone has a created a fun way to take part in March Madness....The Favorite Fictional Character Competition. We want to know who you think is the best fictional character of all time. The survey ranks characters from literature, tv, and movies in  head-to-head battles. Round one will consist of 32 match ups and will continue for several rounds until we determine a Champion Fictional Character. You can print out a bracket and try to predict the winner. For every match up that you guess correctly, you will earn points. The contestant with the most points at the end of the tournament will win a Dairy Queen gift card...and lots of bragging rights. This contest is open to ALL ages. You must get your completed brackets to me (via email) before we post the winners of Round 1 on Thursday.

 Vote in round one now!!


VOTE


Printable Bracket

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

We're Here For You: Special Teen Zone Virtual Programming

These are very strange days but the Teen Zone is here for you!! Starting tomorrow the Teen Zone will be offering some brand new, VIRTUAL programs for teens in grades 6 through 12. This will be a great way to have some fun, win some great prizes, and most importantly...STAY SAFE! I will be putting more information about all programs and activities on the library website under Teen Services. I will also be using social media to update. While the library is closed to the public, I am working and available to answer your questions. The best way to reach me is via email: WPLyoungadults@gmail.com

Super Scavaganza: Stuck at Home Edition
Part Scavenger Hunt, Part Amazing Race, 100% Fun
This competition will be comprised of over 50 challenges. Teens can complete as many challenges as they like for points. The teen that has earned the most points when the contest ends will win a really great prize. The event starts tomorrow and will end when schools reopen. You must 
register to take part in this challenge but you can register at any point during the competition. 

Spring Reading Program
Who says you need summer to have a reading program? The Teen Zone is hosting a spring reading program for teens in grades 6 through 12. Register and then keep track of the amount of time spent reading (for fun and enjoyment...not required school reading) and the titles of the books you have read.  There will be a prize for the teen who logs the most reading hours and an invitation to a pizza/ice cream party to anyone who completes a minimum of 4 hours each week that the school is closed. This program will start immediately. 

Write a Book Review
Love to read YA? Why not share that love with others by writing book reviews of Young Adult books. Email your reviews to WPLyoungadults@gmail.com and I will share them on our website and social media. As a bonus, any teen that submits a review will earn an hour of volunteer service.

Surprises: Stay Tuned
In addition, we will be adding surprise events and challenges throughout the upcoming weeks so be sure to check our website and social media sites often.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Teen Choice Survey

This year's survey is now closed. Attend the Extravaganza on Friday, March 27 at 7 PM to learn the results....and win prizes.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Check It Out!!



Vidula, a Teen Zone regular, has created a very important website as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project that offers tips and advice on dealing with stress. What teen doesn't need some help dealing with stress??? Check out the website today!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

New Teen Zone Digital Newsletter

The Teen Zone now has a brand new digital newsletter! Sign up to receive updates on all the latest teen programs, volunteer opportunities, and so much more.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Check Out A New Science Digital Resource For Teens



The Teen Zone is so excited to announce a special trial subscription to ScienceFlix. This amazing resource will allow you to explore hurricanes, space, biomes and thousand of other science topics from the library or home. You can feed your need for science knowledge and exploration with:

  • Fun projects and experiments
  • Fascinating articles for most reading levels
  • Articles in Spanish
  • Thrilling videos and interactive media
  • Real-world science news
  • Exciting science careers

Click on the link below and start exploring today!!!

Summer Trial

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Teen Zone Summer Reading Program is Here



Summer is Here!!

There are so many great things happening in the Teen Zone this summer. Programs. reading challenges, collaborative projects, and lots of snacks. Be sure to check for upcoming events so you don't miss out on any of the fun.

And what's with the UFO in the Teen Zone???? There's only one way to find out.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Escape The Office Final Standings


Congratulations to the Threat Level Midnight team. Not only did they escape from The Office but they did it in the fastest time of any of the 21 groups that participated. Not only did they know their Office facts, they really knew how to work together to solve puzzles and find clues.






Monday, November 19, 2018

December Fun


December is just around the corner and so are these spectacular teen events that you don't want to miss:




Sunday, September 9, 2018

SAT Prep Classes


              Register for the SAT Prep Classes hosted on October 4th as soon as possible. Learn crucial skills and tips that will be needed to succeed on the exam! Classes are free and are taught by retired college professor Dr. Mary Christensen. Space is limited so register now! 

Friday, September 7, 2018

The W.A.V.E Kickoff Event




      The new WAVE kickoff event will be on Friday, September 21st. Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:30 PM to learn about this brand new volunteer opportunity.  The first official WAVE meeting will take place on Friday, September 28 at 4 PM.  It's going to be the most fun way to earn volunteer hours from the Teen Zone! 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Library Open House!





     Join us for the Library Open House on September 14th from 4 to 8 PM. You are guaranteed to have so much fun at this event. There will be music, food, games, and so much more, so save the date for this event! We hope to see you there! 

Friday, July 27, 2018

It's Not Too Late

There's still plenty of time to sign up for theTeen Summer Reading Program. Use our online program to track and log the number of minutes you read this summer. All teens who read a minimum of 30 hours will be invited to a pizza and ice cream party at the end of summer. In addition, there will be a prize for the teen who reads and completes the most challenges. Also, all those logs and completed challenges will give you Book Bucks to use at the Survivor Style Auction on August 24. You don't want to miss this event, there will be amazing prizes like gift certificates to 5Wits and Chipotle and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Escape Room Coming This July


It's back! Make sure to register for the Library's newest Escape Room soon since they are sure to fill up quickly. Programs will take place on the following dates: 
July 7 at 11 AM, 1:15, 3:30
July 13 at 12 PM, 2 PM & 4 PM
July 16 at 2:30, 5 PM, 7:15 PM
July 25 at 11 AM, 1:15, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 PM
July 28 at 11 AM, 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM
July 30 at 2:30 PM, 5 PM, and 7:15 PM
To register call 508-366-3050  or email jmcgrath@town.westborough.ma.us

Monday, April 2, 2018

Being Active With Mental Health

Come to the Westborough Public Library on Saturday, April 28 at 2 PM for "Being Active with Mental Health", a Girl Scout Gold Award project by high school junior Michaela Clancy. The curriculum includes free mental health and suicide crisis situation training and a discussion of mental health in our lives. The curriculum is recommended for high school age and older.  Be sure to check out Michaela's website for additional information.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 22 at 7:00 PM: Teen Choice Awards Extravaganza




We asked and you answered and now it's time to find out who will be the big winners. This will be an award show like no other. Prizes don't go to the winners but to the audience and there are LOTS of prizes. In addition to prizes there will be lots of snacks and FREE FOOD. The hosts for the evening are working on making this the best award show of the season!! There are only 40 seats so make sure you reserve your spot today!!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Westborough Teen Choice Awards

Westborough Teens...We want to hear from you. Take a few minutes to complete the Westborough Teen Choice survey and let us know about all your favorite people, places and things. Your opinions will help us a crown Westborough's Best of the Best at our very first annual Westborough Teen Choice Awards Extravaganza. All teens who take the survey will have a chance to win amazing prizes at the Extravaganza. So what are you waiting for? Take the survey now and be sure to tell all your friends to take the survey too. 
**Be sure to save the date, Thursday, March 22 at 7 PM. You will not want to miss this Extravaganza!!!
**This survey is open to any Westborough student in grades 6 through 12. The survey may only be completed once by each individual.



Monday, November 6, 2017

Harry Holidays

The library will be hosting a brand new Escape Room and it's Harry Potter themed. The escape rooms will take place after library hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during December and the beginning of January. We expect this event to fill up quickly so make sure to register today!!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Words Have Power: Banned Book Week


Celebrate Banned Book Week
September 24-30

*Come to the Teen Zone and check out a "Dangerous" book
*Take a selfie with a Banned Book. Share your Rebel Reader photos with us
*Take part in the Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament...more info available in the Teen Zone
*Coloring sheets will be available all week so you can be an Artistic Rebel!