Teen Services News

Summer Reading Club Volunteer Information

(ages 11-18 years)

If you are interested in helping our Children's Department with their Summer Reading Club, and have 2 hours a week to give over the summer, please come to one of these MANDATORY hour-long orientations. You must attend one training session to volunteer this summer.

Monday, June 1 -  7:00pm - KENNEDY 

Wednesday, June 3 - 7:00pm - WESTERGARD

Tuesday, June 9 - 7:00pm - KENNEDY Read more about Summer Reading Club Volunteer Information

Teen Events

SAT Critical Reading and Writing Workshop

04/29/2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Techniques for maximizing scores on the SAT Critical Reading section and Writing section will be explored.  This class will cover both broad test-taking strategies for the test as a whole as well as specific strategies for different question types.  Students will be taught techniques for responding to sentence completion and reading comprehension questions, and will also learn the most common grammatical/usage errors that occur in Writing section items.  Finally, though students can never be sure what the specific essay topic will be, students will be shown how they can prepare for the essay ahead of time.

Please come prepared with a pencil and paper.


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Fuel Up to Play 60 - Presented by the Teen Advisory Board

05/03/2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn about Fuel Up to Play 60 and participate in different fitness challenges. Enjoy healthy smoothies and games! Open to Grades 4-12.


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Mother’s Day Card Making

05/07/2015 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

Make a beautiful card to give to your mom. 

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Crayola Candles

05/13/2015 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

Make awesome DIY candles using crayola crayons.

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Graham crackers, and frosting, and candy! Oh, my!

05/14/2015 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

Make a spring themed gingerbread house!

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Comic Book Club

05/14/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Calling all comic book fans! Come out and talk comic books and superheroes. We will meet in the Teen Space.

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The Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, Inc. presents Resolving Conflict: Living with Wildlife

05/17/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Piscataway Library, Kennedy Library is proud to host this program presented by the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. This program will examine the most common causes and resolutions of human/wildlife conflicts, discuss how to prevent wildlife encounters, and also present a photographic journey depicting the challenges and successes experienced at the Woodlands. Come meet one of their residents, Tank, and learn more about the animals that share our world.


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MiY : Do it Yourself Speakers

05/21/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us as we take paper plates, magnets, wire and tools to make DiY speakers that will work with any electronics device. This program is for those ages 11-18. To register for this program, call or visit the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 x6.

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Rice Krispy Characters

05/27/2015 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

Decorate Rice Krispy Treats to look like your favorite characters.

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MiY : Jewelry Making (Tree of Life Pendant)

05/28/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Join us for an afternoon of jewelry making as we create a tree of life pendant you can wear with a necklace or lanyard. You will do the wiring and beading, we will provide the supplies and instructions! This program is for ages 12 to Adult. Register by visiting or calling the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 x6

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