Teen Services News

Westergard Library Undergoing Renovations

Following Labor Day weekend, Westergard Library (20 Murray Avenue) will be CLOSED for renovations. On Tuesday, September 6 and throughout the renovation, Kennedy Library (500 Hoes Lane) will be open regular hours:
  • Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm
  • Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 1-5pm

We anticipate that Westergard Library will reopen by October 2016. Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to make improvements to the building. 

You can always use a valid Piscataway Public Library card at any of the member libraries of LMxAC. Call 732-463-1633 with any questions or for more information!


Teen Volunteer Opportunities

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)
Fall 2016 - School Year Teen Volunteers @ Westergard Library 
If you are a Piscataway resident in grades 6-12 interested in volunteering at Westergard Library for Fall 2016, click here to fill out the form! Students will be contacted in the order the applications are received starting in OCTOBER 2016. For information on volunteering at Kennedy Library, please click here

Teen Events

Back to School Craft

09/07/2016 -
3:15pm to 4:00pm

Get ready for the school year with duct tape pens and pencil cases. We’ll even make stress balls out of balloons for those long study hours!

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MiY: Adjustable Bookshelf

09/14/2016 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Build your own adjustable wooden bookshelf!

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Teen Advisory Board

09/14/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Looking for community service opportunities? Join the Teen Advisory Board and make a real difference at your library and in your community!

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New SAT Practice Test

09/24/2016 -
10:30am to 2:30pm

Proctored by Kaplan

Get a practice run of the New SAT! Through this unique opportunity, students will take a fully-proctored paper-and-pencil exam and will learn what to expect in a test-like environment. Practice test scores from this event can serve as an SAT score prediction for the student, prior to having to sit for the actual exam. This practice test will take approximately 4 hours.

Students will need to bring a calculator, two #2 pencils, a full charged web enabled device or smartphone,  a snack and water. Students will self score their tests and receive their results immediately after the practice test.

No Fee. Registration required through Kaplan. Please visit the following link to register: http://bit.ly/piscataway-pt

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Light Painting

09/26/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Create a painting with light!

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Cupcake Wars

09/28/2016 -
3:15pm to 4:00pm

Are you creative, competitive, and have a sweet tooth? Join us for our first ever Cupcake Wars. Teens will be competing against each other to create the best decorated cupcake in different categories.

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MiY-Sci: Make It Yourself Science Kits Demonstration

09/29/2016 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm

Beginning in October, we will have science kits available for checkout at both branches. Topics include Simple & Powered Machines, Simulated Frog Dissection, Physics, Robotics, and more!

Drop by the Teen Space at Kennedy Library between 2:30 and 4:30pm for a preview of all available kits!

Made possible by IEEE Science Kits for Public Libraries Grant Program

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Comic Book Club

10/08/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Calling all comic book and superhero fans! Want a place to talk all things nerdy? Come to Westergard Library's teen space on the second Saturday of every month.

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Raspberry Jam - Learn and Tinker with the Raspberry Pi

10/10/2016 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a unique learning and tinkering experience in the MiY Makerspace for our first Raspberry Jam. Sarah Roman, a teacher and maker at Raritan High School, will be leading attendees through learning about the Raspberry Pi computer, from its use as a computer to electronics projects, to gaming, home media and more. The program will be running continuously from 5pm-9pm. Feel free to come and go anytime within that time frame - its open-ended.
If you have your own Pi and would like to bring it we highly encourage you to! If not, we will have several on hand to tinker and become familiar with. This program is for those ages 13 and older. To register for this program, please visit of call the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 x6.

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Ghosthunting NJ & NYC

10/20/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm

Author and Founder/Director of the NJ Ghost Hunters Society details with sight and sound the history and haunts in Jersey and The Big Apple. Some venues include Charlie Brown's Restaurant, the Hotel Belvidere, the Proprietary House, Snug Harbor, the Van Cortlandt Museum and the Palace Theatre. Get in the spirit (no pun intended) of the season with this mulitmedia presentation! 

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