***Our next meeting will be on Saturday,August 20, 3-4 p.m. Hope to see you there!***

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Next meeting: This Saturday, May 21!

It's that time again! Our next Teens Reading Bravely meeting is this Saturday, May 21, from 3-4 p.m. at the Hamline Midway Library!

We'll have six nominees for Read Brave 2017 for you to consider, and we'd love for you to read one (or more!) and give us your feedback.

We'd also love to hear from you if you have a judgment for our Battle of the Books that you haven't yet shared with us.

Come for the yummy snacks (as always) and the great conversation (guaranteed).

New members always welcome. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Meeting this Saturday!

Are you ready for our Battle of the Books? At our last meeting, some of you took on the judging of the contenders. Here they are...

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler vs. Challenger Deep
Drowned City vs. Echo
Gone Crazy in Alabama vs. Goodbye Stranger
The Hired Girl vs. I Crawl Through It
The Marvels vs. Most Dangerous
My Seneca Village vs. Nest
Nimona vs. Rhythm Ride
Symphony for the City of the Dead vs. X: A Novel

Come to hear the judgments this Saturday, April 16, 3-4 p.m. at the Hamline Midway Library! (We'll also post them here.)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Next meeting: This Saturday, March 12!

Greetings, Teens!

Our next book club meeting will be this Saturday, March 12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hamline Midway Library. We hope you can make it!

Our Teen Area d├ęcor has arrived! We are excited to enjoy it on Saturday with you. Stop into the library anytime it's open to hang out this space especially made for you.

Announcing our Battle of the Books! Come hear about the contenders, predict the winners, and volunteer to judge a battle if you like.

Read Brave: Your thoughts? We want to hear about your Read Brave experiences, as well as your recommendations for future titles and authors.

What are you reading? As always, we'll chat about the books we've been enjoying and make recommendations to each other.

Don't forget your library card!

Remember: If you are new to book club, or haven't been for awhile, we'd love to have you join us!

Hope to see you at the library on Saturday, March 12 at 3:00!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

What are your New Year's READolutions?

We'd love to hear them! Post them in the comments below. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • the 2016 Read Brave book
  • a book published this year
  • a book you can finish in a day
  • a book you’ve been meaning to read
  • a book recommended by your local librarian
  • a book chosen for you by a friend or sibling
  • a book chosen for you by a parent/guardian or teacher
  • a book that won an award
  • a book published before you were born
  • a book that intimidates you
  • a book you’ve already read at least once
  • attend a 2016 Read Brave event
  • keep a list of the books you read
  • keep a reading journal
  • visit your library at least once each month
  • recommend a favorite book to a friend
  • write a book blurb to display at your library
  • write a book review for the Teen Book Club blog

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Next meeting: This Saturday, January 9th!

Hey, Teens!

Our next book club meeting will be this Saturday, January 9 at 3:00 p.m. Here's what we've got planned:

~ READolutions! Snowflake craft! Snacks!

~ I requested copies of many of the books you recommended to each other at the last meeting. This way, they should be available for check out right away. (Don't forget your library card!)

~ We have a limited number of copies of our new Read Brave title to give out at the meeting. If you aren't able to come, please let me know, and if we have extra copies, I will try to save one for you at the desk to pick up.

~ We’d love your input on the Teen Area at the Hamline Midway Library. Our interior designer, Jen, has prepared some great redecoration examples and ideas for us. Bring your awesome sense of color & style, and be ready to share your thoughts.

Remember: If you are new to book club, or haven't been for awhile, we'd love to have you join us.

Hope to see you at the library on Saturday, January 9!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Next meeting: This Saturday!

Hello, Teen Readers!

We are meeting this Saturday, November 14, at the Hamline Midway Library from 3-4 p.m. We'll gather in our teen area and enjoy great book discussion & snacks together. We'll have some book recommendations for you plus a fun activity.

Hope to see you there!

~Caryl & Jean

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Teen Read Down: You're Invited!

We are having a party at the Hamline Midway Library on Saturday, October 31, from 2-4 p.m., and you are invited!

For the first hour (2-3), we will be hanging out in the auditorium, enjoying snacks and reading whatever we like. This is your last chance to read down your fines -- 15 minutes of reading in the library = $1 off your library fines. We'll have some books & reading material for you to choose from, but feel free to bring a book if you like. (And if you don't have any fines, that's fine! ;) You can still join us for this part.)

For the second hour (3-4), we will have snacks and socializing and some fun activities for you to choose from:
~ Button-making
~ A special craft to help decorate the Teen Area in our library
~ An interior designer will be there to get your input on redesigning the Teen Area. What would make you want to come and hang out at the library?

Come for whatever part of the afternoon you like.

Invite your friends! Feel free to forward this email to them.

We hope to see you there!

Caryl & Jean (Teen Book Club co-leaders), Shelly (library manager), and Jen (interior designer)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Teen Read Down

Got fines? Read them away!

During October, anyone ages 12-18 can read down fines and billed items from their Saint Paul Public Library cards.

Here's how it works:
  • Read in the library.
  • Sign in at the start of your reading time, and sign out at the end.
  • Read print media only (books, comics, magazines, newspapers, textbooks, etc.). If participants can’t read on their own, time spent listening to audiobooks or being read to also counts.
  • For every 15 minutes spent reading, earn one dollar off in fines or fees.

For more information, click here!

Stay tuned for Teen Read Down event announcements...