Stop by and see us when you are not busy doing homework, working, being grounded, etc…

Family Feud

At the Huntington Branch Library on Saturday, 7/18, at 1:30 PM. Tweens and teens get to play our version of the game show! Can you guess the most popular answers to our host’s questions? Earn tickets for the chance to win a $15 Subway gift card. Registration is required and begins 6/29.

Dessert Factory

At the Huntington Branch Library on Friday, 7/10, at 4:00 PM. Tweens and teens – invent your own dessert using treats inspired by the 1990s! Registration is required and begins 6/24. Deadline to sign up is 7/8.

Teen “Time Travel” Summer Reading Club

At both libraries beginning June 29, teens entering 7th grade through entering 12th grade can participate in teen events as well as reading challenges to compete for exciting prizes including a free introductory flight lesson on a small plane – donated by Image Aviation! Contact each library for more information since rules are different at each location.


Book Club Time Travelers complete reporting slips with an attached prize-drawing ticket for items they have read. Reports are posted in the Teen room and teens can place their ticket bids in the ongoing prize jars of their choice. Teens also receive one ticket when they come to teen events, and TWO tickets when they bring a friend to an event!

Tuesdays, 6:00PM – 8:00PM     Teen Time: Each week there is something different to uncover; a list can be found on our event flier.

Tuesday, 7/21 and 8/18, 7:00PM – 8:00PM     Teen Advisory Board (TAB): TAB’s current project is to plan and “host” the End of Summer Teen Party with a Hogwart’s theme.

Friday, 7/24 and 8/7, 4:00PM – 10:00PM     After Hours: A mash-up of TV, crafts, takeout, video games, possible a speaker, artist, discussion – ending with a movie.

Saturday, 7/11 and 8/18, 12:00PM – 9:00PM     Moviethon: A TVthon or Moviethon with snacks and dinner. Contact Sarah for more information.

Ongoing throughout the summer     Creative Writing Contest: Teens can bring in their own works and post them on the creative writing board in the teen room. There are also two creative writing meetings on Tuesday, 7/21 and 8/18, 6:00PM – 7:00PM (during Teen Time).


Enter our weekly Instagram challenges (if you don’t have an Instagram account email Marissa at marissa@biblio.org, or bring them in person to the library). Grand prize is a free flight lesson at Oxford Airport!

Post by July 9     #SLSDinner

Imagine you could share a meal with the main character of the last book you read. The picture: Snap a picture of the food you’d share. The caption: Tell us the character, book title, and one question you would be sure to ask this character while you ate! HBL prize: One teen will receive a $20 gift certificate to DJ’s Pizza!

Post by July 16     #SLSBookFace

Make us laugh! Fast forward to the year 3015 when it’s common for people to trade faces! Read a book or magazine that has a portrait of a face on the cover. The picture: Take a selfie with the cover in from of your face like a mask. If it’s a partial portrait, line it up with your features. This is not limited to the faces of human beings! Be creative! The caption: What makes the cover character’s personality similar to yours – or nothing like yours! HBL prize: For being a good sport, one teen will receive a certificate for Connecticut Sports Center – good for one Lazer-Tag game, one open skate admission, one Fun Bowl game, four game tokens, one batting cage token and one round of mini golf for up to 4 people with one regular bucket of golf balls. This cerrticate has a $70 value!

Check back for more challenges!

Library/Home School TEEN and TWEEN Book Club

At the Plumb Memorial Library on Wednesday, 7/22, at 2:30PM. This drop-in book club is just for home schooled teens (12- 19 years old). This month Mr. Adam will be leading the discussion with the teens. Tweens will meet in a separate group with Monica to share opinions on their selected book.

SYSB Safe Sitter Class

At the Plumb Memorial Library on Tuesday, 7/7, from 11:30AM – 6:30PM.  This very popular all day seminar returns! For questions and registration please contact the Shelton Youth Service Bureau (SYSB) at 203-922-2087.