Category Archives: TEEN INTERESTS

Adulting for Teens

High school-aged teens are invited to register. Learn important information about how to get by in life.  Topics range from financial wellness, car care to apartment hunting. These courses are meant to allow teens to start adult life knowing as much as they can. It will be fun–we promise! REGISTER online, or call the library at (717) 533-6555. If you have questions, contact Annika Sundberg at asundberg@derrytownhip.org

Dates, times and topics vary each month.

SYNC AudioFile

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Keeps teens engaged with books all summer. Great for avid readers/listeners and reluctant readers/listeners! Access a different audiobook pairing each week from April to July. Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only). Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep. Sync is powered by OverDrive. Available for iOS®, AndroidTM, Kindle®, and Windows Phone®, as well as for Windows and Mac desktop platforms.

Artemis Starship Simulation (After Hours)

Friday, December 14. 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

You and others assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Together you operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens. Sign in to the starship “deck” at 4:00 p.m. (“After Hours” because the program continues after the library closes at 5 pm. Children under the age of 12 must have an adult in the building.)

Please register online.

Websites for Teens

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Find websites for technology interests, writing and art contests, fashion, music and other media recommendations, world current affairs and reading suggestions.

TED ideas worth spreading – global issues.

GC3 – activities and information on careers for girls in science and technology.

makeuseof.com – 10 cool websites for music, writing, bond with math fanatics, how to stand out, how to make a difference.

teens.love.toknow.com – websites for teens, and what they want to know: includes fashion, games, and music.

NoveList Plus – looking for ideas on fiction and nonfiction read – alikes? (log in with your Hershey Public Library card).

HubPages.com – 12 awesome websites for music, science, careers, games, news,  networking for saving the planet, and more.

Pomegranate Words – links to several writing contests for teens including Ray Bradbury Creative Writing Contest, Kids-in-Print Book Contest, and MISFITS Writing Contest.

Teen Ink – variety of writing contests including cover art contests, poetry contests, fiction writing contests, and environment writing contests.

In the Middle

  • Tell your own story or create your own game of life!

About In the Middle – This is a program for kids in grade 6 and up that will be offered throughout the school year. Each month there will be themed programs of games, art, writing and creative projects. The creative projects range from cookie frosting to video making. Monthly themes include: superheroes, Frankenstein, music, film making, politics, writing, science, and fandoms.

Facilitator – Annika Sundberg.

Times – 3:00 pm to 4::00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month. 3-4:30 pm for the rest of the Wednesdays.

Please register online for each session.

November’s theme is – National Novel Writing Month

Make the pledge to write a novel this month with other teens in the area online. Register for the Hershey Public Library classroom at https://ywp.nanowrimo.org – classroom code CYRVIWQL

Week one. Wednesday, November 7: Games: Play various writing games such as story blocks to get into the groove of writing an entire novel this month!

Week two. Wednesday, November 14: Art: This month tell your own story or create your own game of life! Stop by to create and illustrate your own finger labyrinth story or game using a variety of crafty supplies. As usual, we will open the creative box and see what stories and games you create.

Week three. Wednesday, November 21: Writing: National Novel Writing hangout – meet other novel-writers working on getting novels this month.

Week four. Wednesday, November 28: Creativity: Book trailers. You’ve written a book, now make a book trailer for it. Even if you haven’t, choose a book you love and make a trailer for it!

Teen Tech Week

The theme this year has been “Libraries are for Creating.”

Teen Tech Week, 2018  was March 4 to 10, 2018.  You can be a teen tech volunteer at any time, not just teen tech week. Download a JUNIOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION  form to be a Teen Tech Assistant to patrons with computer questions, and help with library tech stuff. Do you have ideas on tech recycling?  Do you know how to be safe online and about identity theft prevention? Would you like to make posters,  or organize a bookmark contest that highlights the library’s digital resources?  Continue reading Teen Tech Week

LGBTQAI

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Young adults or a parent/guardian looking for advice and information? See what is available in the online catalog, and links to Internet sites you might find helpful.

Click the image to select a non-fiction title.  Also, find digital downloads in OverDrive. Information on Gay Rights can be found in our Reference eBook collection. (Log in your Hershey Public Library card.)

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Websites to browse for information

10 Tips for Parents of a Gay, Lesbian,  Bisexual or Transgender Child

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens: Facts for Teens and Their Parents

Transgender/Inclusion Advocacy & Information

LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary 

 

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