Teen events are only for those in grades 6 – 12.

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Teen Summer Reading

Welcome to the Teen Summer Reading Program!

Be sure to stop by the library – either at our kickoff event on June 19 or any day afterwards, through July 31 – to sign up for the program and pick up your Summer Reading game card. Then start logging your reading hours! Any reading counts – books, magazines, comics, audiobooks, etc. Collect prizes any time the library is open by visiting the librarian in the YA Office, the Reference Desk, or at events. Cards must be fully redeemed by 4 PM on August 7. This is the deadline for collecting prizes, raffle tickets, and earning tickets to the Topsfield Fair. Cards do not need to be turned in, just initialed by librarians as each level to obtain prizes.

Events for Teens Entering Grades 6-12

Summer Reading Kickoff
Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30-8 PM
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and get free ice cream!

Cupcake Wars
Wednesday, June 26 from 2-3:30 PM
Join us for cupcake decorating contest! Theme and secret ingredient revealed at the event!

Pizza & a Movie Marathon: Guardians of the Galaxy
Tuesday, July 2 from 11-3:30 PM
Join us for both Guardians of the Galaxy movies on the big screen…and free pizza!

Rev Up With Robots
Wednesday, July 10 from 2-3:30 PM
Explore our Dash, Ozobot and Cubelets robots with hands on activities. Code the robots to navigate a maze, launch a ball, or draw a picture. Space is limited. Registration is recommended.
Rev Up with Robots is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


Slime Time!
Friday, July 12 from 2-3 PM
Create your own stash of squishy, oozy slime!

Murder Mystery Party
Thursday, July 18 from 2-4 PM
This fun interactive event will involve one teen secretly & unknowingly playing a murderer, and the other attendees must determine who among them is the criminal!

Straw Rockets
Saturday, July 20 from 11-12 PM
How far can you launch your rocket? Drop in to celebrate the Moon Landing and show off your engineering skills.
Location: Barnet Gallery

Henna Tattoos & Craft
Tuesday, July 23 from 12-3 PM
Get an awesome henna tattoo that lasts up to 2 weeks! Must bring signed waiver.

Hunger Games-Inspired Field Day
Tuesday, July 30 from 1—3 PM
Weather-permitting this event will be held on the Beverly Common. Rain location: Sohier Room.
Hunger Games lovers and anyone looking for an interactive adventure, join us for foam archery, capture the flag and a cornucopia elimination game. Parents must sign waiver at drop-off or teen should bring copy of signed waiver to event.

Black Light Party
Thursday, August 1 from 6-7:30 PM
Party in the dark & play fun glowing games.

Board Games, Raffle & Prizes
Wednesday, August 7 from 2-4 PM
Drop in or stay the whole time. Play board games and eat snacks! Watch the live drawing for the grand prizes & collect any outstanding prizes. Teen summer reading ends at 4 PM.

Mini Book Review Form

Read a great (or not-so-great) book? Review it here and earn a raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing on August 7.

Thank you for submitting your mini-review! The information will be reviewed and then posted to the library's review blog.

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is Now Accepting Applications!

Interested in helping plan and run teen programs, select books and suggest improvements to teen services? Apply to join TAB today! Fill out an application and contact Meghan at karasin@noblenet.org with any questions.