Sunday, April 30, 2017

Summer Reading Program Volunteer Training

Summer Reading Program Volunteer Training
Teens can volunteer at the Westminster Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Teens must use people-skills and organizational abilities to register kids, hand out prizes, and perform other duties. Teens must commit to working scheduled shifts, and can earn between 10-30 volunteer hours.  Ages: 12-17

*Registration begins May 1, 2017.

*Click to register for training sessions here.

You can check out the calendar of volunteer shifts that you will be signing up for at the training session here:

College Hill Library   Irving Street Library

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Long Walk

By Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman

     In The Long Walk by Stephen King, 100 boys walk as far as they can until there is only one standing. If the boys go under the speed limit, they get a few warnings, and then they get shot. The contestants walk as far as they can, making friends along the way, and overcoming a lot of challenges. Garraty, the main character meets and watches a lot of friends go in the walk.
     This book is violent and gruesome, but if you can handle that, this is a good book. The main character meets a lot of friends, and in the physically and mentally scarring experience for the winner, they can have The Prize. Will Garraty win, or will someone else beat him out? Read to find out!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

April TAB Meeting

Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, April 25 from 4:30-6:00 pm!

Join TAB and get volunteer credit for promoting library services to teens at the Westminster Public Libraries:
  • Advise, plan, and participate in teen programs.
  • Post reviews and teen news on the Teen Underground blog/website.
  • Promote teen reading and news by creating bulletin boards and displays in the Teen Underground areas.
  • Recommend materials for the young adult collection.
Attend one of our TAB meetings to get started! 

Ages 12-17
No registration
Last Tuesday of each month
College Hill

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Irving Street Arcade - NBA 2K17

Hone your gaming skills at the Irving Street Arcade, where each season you'll play a new game and a tournament champion will be crowned. All Games Rated E-T.

The NBA playoffs are here! Play as your favorite team and try and advance to the finals in NBA 2K17.

Ages 12-17
Saturday April 22
2-4 p.m 
Irving Street Library

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The 2017 Teens' Top Ten nominees have been announced!

Check out this video of the announcements featuring the stars of the upcoming film, Everything, Everything! (coming May 19)

Teens - read these titles over the summer and vote for your favorites in August-October! All titles will be available from your Westminster Public Library by mid-May.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Family Game and Movie Day

Watch a movie, play card games or checkers, put together a puzzle and enjoy some free popcorn!

Sunday April 23
2-4 pm
College Hill Library

Saturday, April 15, 2017

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens is back!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 27 2017, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016

Think books aren't banned today? Think again. These are the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016, compiled by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF).

Out of 323 challenges recorded by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom, the “Top Ten Most Challenged Books in 2016” are:

1. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
2. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
3. George by Alex Gino Despite
4. I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel
5. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
6. Looking for Alaska by John Green
7. Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction
8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread by Chuck Palahniuk
9. Little Bill Books series by Bill Cosby
10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Monday, April 3, 2017

Courage To Soar; Simone Biles

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Courage To Soar by Simone Biles is an autobiography about the events in her life so far. The story leads up to the 2016 Summer Olympic Rio Games. This book gives you an insight to Simone Biles' life and you get to learn everything she has been through. For me personally, this book was very motivational and as you read about the very many struggles Simone went through as a child, it inspires you to get moving. If you want a good book, that is hard to put down, is very relatable, and super motivational, I recommend this book.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, April 8!

Take on the role of a heroic character of fantasy in a world of monsters, magic and destiny! We have a variety of characters to choose from...look forward to seeing you!

Ages 12-17
No registration
2nd Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm
College Hill