Teen Scene

 

 
Welcome to the Teen page.  For information on all things teen related stop by the Teen Center or call the Teen Desk 941-3031. The Teen Center is a place for all teens to be able to read, learn, and socialize.
 
Check out our programs below. All teen programs will take place in the Teen Center unless otherwise specified. Anime Club meets downstairs in the American Veterans Auditorium. You must be in Grades 6 - 12 to participate in Teen Programs. You can register for all programs in the Teen Center at the Main Library.
 
Our Collections:
  • Young Adult Fiction: Our primary collection. We focus on providing a selection of Young Adult Fiction that represents the diversity of our commuity. Genres include realistic fiction to fantasy and everything in between. 
  • Young Adult Books on CD: We still offer physical Books on CD, but you can also find eAudiobooks on the Library's Libby and hoopla apps.
  • Young Adult Graphics: Here you can find your comics and graphic novels. We are currently working to expand our comics collection, with newer volumes of Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse Comics. You can find the YA Graphics collection in the right most section of shelves against the outside wall of windows. 
  • Young Adult Manga: Manga is an umbrella term encompassing comics and graphic novels originating from Japan. Parents of teens just getting into manga might want to check out this article, A Beginner's Guide to Manga, from the New York Public Library. This collection is located in the clear acrylic shelves in the back right corner of the Teen Center. 
  • Young Adult Paperbacks: Paperback Classics that are located in the cubbies to the left of the TV. 

Jessica Howard
Young Adult Services Coordinator
Office Phone: (864) 941-3030
 
Other Teen Center Staff:
 
Lorelei Harper
YA Assistant
 
Adrian Little
YA Assistant
 
Call the Teen Center Desk:
(864) 941-3031
 

2022 Summer Reading
June 3rd - July 15th
 Summer Reading Starts In

Teen

  • Rising 6th - Rising 12th Graders

  • Read 4 Young Adult books. You may substitute one chapter book for a graphic novel.

  • Complete the program to receive a Summer Reading Bag (while supplies last) and a chance to win a Summer Reading Prize at the End of Summer Prize Drawing.

  • Continue logging books after you meet the requirement to become a Star Reader! The top three Star Readers will receive a Star Reader Shirt!

  • Books must be logged in to READSquared by July 15th at 11:59 PM

 

 

Greenwood Main Library Teen Programs

Ninety-Six Branch Library Teen Programs

Ware Shoals Community Library Teen Programs

Teen Main Contact

Teen Center Phone Number
 
Jessica Howard, Young Adult Services Coordinator
jhoward@greenwoodcountylibrary.org - (864) 941-3033
 
  (864) 941 - 3031
 

Anime Club Crafternoons Tween Days Battleship Tournament Teen Volunteers

Teen Programs are for grades 6th - 12th. During the summer, rising 6th graders (just finished their 5th grade school year) will be able to participate in the Teen Center programs. Most programs will be held in the Teen Center, but larger programs, such as Anime Club, will be held in the American Veterans Auditorium. Currently, we might hold other programs in the Auditorium to social distance.

Sign up for the Teen Scene Newsletter to keep up with programs and new materials. 

We welcome program suggestions! If you have an idea, please submit it to Ms. Jessica either in person or by email! (We can't do everything, but we can try.)

Calling all Anime and Manga fans! 

Come hang out with the Anime Club! We will celebrate all things Japanese, so join us as we try out candy, play games, do crafts, watch anime, and more!

During January - May, we will be meeting twice a month. Sign up is not required to attend, but we might occasionally ask you to sign up for crafts so we have enough materials. Even if you didn't sign up for a craft, still come! We always watch anime together and have a great time!

We will meet in the American Veterans Auditorium (Located on the First Floor)

Parents: If you have a question, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Jessica.  

May

 

Thursday, May 12:

4PM - 5PM

Thursday, May 26:

4PM - 5PM

 
Summer Anime Club will last from 3PM - 5PM!
June

Thursday, June 2:

3PM - 5PM

Thursday, June 9:

3PM - 5PM

Thursday, June 16:

3PM - 5PM

Thursday, June 23:

3PM - 5PM

Thursday, June 30:

3PM - 5PM

     
July

Thursday, July 7:

3PM - 5PM

Thursday, July 14:

3PM - 5PM

Thursday, July 28:

4PM - 5PM

 

 

 

 


 

Come Craft with Us!

Spend an afternoon crafting with us. Space is limited so registration is REQUIRED.

Stop by the Teen Desk or call 941-3031 to register.

We have some exciting crafts planned for this season. All our crafts are designed for beginners, so come join us and create something new. 

Crafternoons will be held either in the Teen Center or the American Veteran's Auditorium (Located on the First Floor) depending on group size. 

How Registration Works:

  • Please note that Library staff will contact you the day before event to confirm your attendance.
  • We can contact you by phone OR email. If you want us to call you, please make sure the Voicemail box is set up or not full in case we have to leave a message!
June

Clay Narwhal

Monday, June 13: 2:30PM - 5:00PM

Reservation begins May 30

Rising 6-12 Grades only
Supplies and instructions will be provided.

Shell Photo Frame

Monday, June 20: 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Reservation begins June 6

Rising 6-12 Grades only
Supplies and instructions will be provided.

Shark Painting

Monday, June 27: 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Reservation begins June 13

Rising 6-12 Grades only
Supplies and instructions will be provided.

   
July

Clay Starfish

Monday, July 11: 2:30PM - 5:00PM

Reservation begins June 27

Rising 6-12 Grades only
Supplies and instructions will be provided.

   

 

 

 

Tween Quest

The following Wednesdays in the Veterans Auditorium

Rising 4th - 8th Grade

About:
Join us for special activities designed for Upper Elementary and Middle School age tweens. Our YA Librarian, Ms. Jessica, and Ms. Sabrina from the Children's Room will be hosting a variety of games, competitions, and more! 
 
Jump to:  July 
June

Wednesday, June 1: 3:00 PM - 5:00PM

Trivia Day!

Come play a trivia game with Ms. Sabrina and Ms. Jessica. Test your knowledge of this years SRP theme: the ocean! There will be prizes for the winning team!

Wednesday, June 15: 3:00 PM - 5:00PM

Ocean Slime Buffet!

Come make your own ocean-themed slime mixture by mixing slimes to create new textures and picking you own fun mix-ins!

 

Wednesday, June 22: 3:00 PM - 5:00PM

Game Day!

Come join us for two different games: Ocean Bingo and Sea Creature Guess Who! Play classic Bingo with an ocean twist, and try to  find out what sea animal you are before everyone else! There will be prizes for the winners of each game!

Wednesday, June 29: 3:00 PM - 5:00PM

Map-Making Experience!

Join Ms. Jessica and Ms. Sabrina and explore the world of map making. We will give you a prompt from some popular books and you can make your own map!

July

Wednesday, July 6: 3:00 PM - 5:00PM

Sandcastle Building Competition!

Work in teams to build the best sandcastle you can in the time allotted! The winning team will win a prize and the winning sandcastle will get posted on Facebook!

Wednesday, July 13: 3:00 PM - 5:00PM

Under-the-Sea Relay Race Competition!

Team up and get ready to relay! Lots of minigames will get you multiple scores. The team with the highest combined score will win the competition and get prizes!

 

 


Teen Battleship Tournament

Monday, June 6: 2:30PM - 4:30PM

Teen Center

Battle for prizes!

Space is limited so registration is REQUIRED

Stop by the Teen Desk or call 941-3031 to register. Registration begins: May 23

How Registration Works:

  • Please note that Library staff will contact you the day before event to confirm your attendance.
  • We can contact you by phone OR email. If you want us to call you, please make sure the Voicemail box is set up or not full in case we have to leave a message!

 

 

 

 


Teen Volunteers

Now Accepting Applications for Rising 9th - 12th Graders! *Our Teen Volunteers positions are currently filled for the Summer*


 
Are you looking for community service opportunities for school or college applications? Become a Teen Summer Volunteer at the Library! Teen Volunteers will be under the supervision of the Young Adult Services Coordinator and will be able to particpate in a variety of service activities in the Teen Center, Children's Room, and other areas of the Library.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Shelving Teen and Children's Books
  • Assisting with Children and Tween Programs 
  • Setting up and taking down programs
  • Preparing Take-Home Crafts
  • and more!
 

How to apply:

Fill out and submit a TEEN VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and a PARENTAL CONSENT FORM at the Circulation Desk.  The Volunteer Coordinator will submit your application to the Young Adult Services Coordinator who will contact you to set up an appointment.

 

Have Questions?

Contact Jessica Howard, the Young Adult Services Coordinator,
at 941-3033 or jhoward@greenwoodcountylibrary.org if you have any questions

 

Expand your reading horizons by checking out some of these new book or themed lists. Simply click on the cover to be taken to our catalog. 


 

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