The Teen Room is a space for teens ages 12-18 to study, read, use computers and “rock out” with some of the latest video games on gaming days. Our Teen collection is housed here and covers some of the very best in Teen Fiction, Manga, Graphic Novels, Teen Magazines, AudioBooks on CD, Playaways, DVD and Video Games. We offer a diverse range of programming for teens, covering everything from cooking prep to college prep, with a host of other interesting options in between.
College prep tools are also available through the Testing & Education Reference Center, which you can access with your MHLS library card!
Teen Room hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Teen Room Access Form
So how can teens ages 12-18 get in on the action? Just print a Teen Room Access Form or pick one up in the Teen or Children’s Rooms on the second floor of Adriance. Teens must have a valid PPLD library card or current year school photo ID, and a parent or legal guardian must sign the form before it is returned to the Youth Services Librarians in the Teen or Children’s Room. Teens must have their library card or school photo id with them in order to enter the Teen Room.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like to volunteer at the Library and are between the ages of 13-18, print a Volunteer Application (.pdf) here, or pick one up in the Teen Room or Children’s Room at the Adriance Memorial Library. Call 485-3445 x3320 for more information.
Teens who are comfortable with technology and enjoy working with children can volunteer in the Adriance Children’s Room to assist children on the computers. Time slots available on weekdays during the summer based on your availability. To apply, print a Tech Buddies application here or or pick one up in the Teen Room or Children’s Room at the Adriance Memorial Library. Call 485-3445 x3320 for more information.
Reading Buddies & Homework Tutors
Reading Buddies is a program is for children in grades 1-5 who would like to practice their reading, and for teens ages 13-18 who would like to volunteer to act as a reading mentor to a child. Teens may also volunteer to act as a homework tutor for children after school. Print a Teen Reading Buddy Application (.pdf) or Teen Homework Tutor application here, or pick one up in the Teen Room or Children’s Room at the Adriance Memorial Library. Call 485-3445 x3320 for more information.
Gaming in the Teen Room
Challenge a friend to some friendly competition on the Wii or on the Xbox. Get into high gear with the Wii Fitness or try drums, guitar or just sing with Rock Band. Try out our new Kinect system! Get down and boogie with Dance Central or challenge yourself with Kinect Sport. Using the Kinect, dance with Michael and learn some of his steps with the dance program, “The Michael Jackson Experience.” Gaming is available during our regularly scheduled programming sessions on Monday-Wednesday afternoons from 3-4:30 pm.
Ask a Librarian
Feel free to call the Teen Office at (845) 485-3445 x3309, or contact a Teen Librarian by email for brief answers to factual questions or ideas for sources to find information.