Teen Services News

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Teen to Tween ESL Tutoring
Teen volunteers will provide one on one tutoring to a tween in gr. 3-6 to help strengthen his/her English skills.
Sessions will run for 1 hour on 5 different days during the summer. Dates and times are provided when filling out an application.
*Teens entering gr. 9-12 who are interested in volunteering can fill out an application at the Kennedy Information Desk. You must be able to attend a 1 hour orientation on Wednesday, June 28 at 5:30pm.*
*Tweens entering Gr. 3-6 who are interested in receiving one-on-one ESL tutoring can fill out an application at the Kennedy Information Desk (tweens to not need to attend an orientation)*
Teens Teach - teach a skill, get volunteer hours!
We are interested in hosting you and your skill as a tutorial on our website! If you are good at magic, gardening, playing an instrument, knitting, sewing, etc. and would like to create an online tutorial, click here to fill out the form!  (For Piscataway residents only)

Teen Summer Reading Club: Build a Better World

Anyone entering grades 7-12 can sign up at either Kennedy or Westergard beginning Tuesday, June 20.

Read, attend programs, and win prizes! The Teen Summer Reading Club runs through Friday, August 4. 


Teen Events


05/25/2017 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

Create your own slime! 

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Google Science : Discovering Shadows

05/30/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Using our Google Science kits, we will continue to explore and test the world around us. This sesssions activity is Discovering Shadows.  In this activity, measure and test for various types of ambient and shadowed lighting and how we can measure these.

This program is for those in grades 5-12

Please register by visiting or calling the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 x6. Registration is limited to 10 participants.

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05/31/2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for yoga! Bring a mat or towel. Open to high school students and adults.

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Build It Better

06/10/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Build It Better Design Challenge will be a one-day startup competition that exposes high school students to the basic skills of entrepreneurship.

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Saturday, June 10, 9:30 am | Westergard Library

Participating students will be divided into teams, and local experts will guide the teams through essential stages, including planning, designing, building, and marketing. Final products will be evaluated by a panel of judges, and the members of the winning team will each receive a $100 scholarship.

Build It Better Design Challenge is open to Piscataway resident high school students entering grades 9-12 in September 2017.

Registration is limited to 25 participants. Please register online by visiting http://bit.ly/BiB2017 or calling 732-463-1633 ext 6. Lunch will be provided for participants at this all-day event.

This competition, including scholarships, is made possible by a generous donation from Piscataway resident George Tsacnaris, and in partnership with ManufactureNJ, & MacEwan Consulting.


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Teen Gaming

06/20/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Kickoff the start of summer with gaming! Drop by the meeting room to play ping pong, foosball, Wii U games, and more!


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Summer Reading Club Kickoff: Scavenger Hunt

06/23/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Summer Reading Club begins with an active scavenger hunt!

Be prepared to work in teams and explore the library, both inside and outside. Pizza will be served.

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No-Sew Blankets

06/29/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Make fun no-sew blankets using fleece to create checkered and braided designs. The blankets that we make will be donated to “The Snuggles Project” a charity that accepts blankets for animal shelters.

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Locked Room Challenge

07/06/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Work as a team to gather clues and solve puzzles, but be sure to do it before time runs out.


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Structure Building

07/19/2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Can you build the tallest, freestanding structure using just spaghetti, tape, and string? How about the strongest structure? Come out and show off your building and design skills! You might even win a prize.

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