*Second Annual Spookfest: Murder Mystery
and Costume Contest!
Friday October 31, 5:30-8:30pm, Main Library, Costin
Room – Our FLYAZ (Framingham Library Youth Advisors)
event planning committee is concocting a nasty brew of
events for this year’s Spookfest; we promise you one dead
body and a good whodunit! Come dressed in costume
because we’ll be eyeing the crowd for best costumes in
several categories. Pizza and treats provided.
*Teen Read Week: Turn Dreams into Reality –
Teen Read Week, an annual event sponsored by
the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), wants you to READ
and DREAM! To that end, we have a bunch of activities going on that
the Loose! October 13-16: Your librarians along with Sandy Thomas from
Barnes and Noble in Framingham, will be visiting the schools with books
for you to check out, along with prizes, and entry forms for our Book
Dreams Contest. Bring your library card the day we visit (your school
will provide you with dates and times). If you don’t have a card or lost
yours, come to the library and we’ll get you a new one.
Poetry/Story Slam: Wednesday, October 15, 6:00- 8:00pm, Main Library,
Costin Room – Speak your mind with a poem or story you’d like to tell!
Dream Crafts: Wednesday, October 15, 3:00-5:00pm, Christa McAuliffe
Branch Library – We will be making dream catchers, dream journals, dream
bookmarks and dream stones. Please join us for one or all of the crafts!
All materials provided.
Seeking FLYAZ (Framingham Public
Library Youth Advisors) volunteers for
the 2014 school year:
This is an excellent opportunity to earn community service
points, round out your college application, and shape the
direction of the Young Adult department of your library!
There will be two options:
FLYAZ Teen Tech Team. Are you a passionate gamer? Love
technology? Lend your expertise to the library by joining
the Teen Tech Team! As a member of the team, you’ll plan
gaming events for teens and younger children and advise
the Youth Services Librarian on all matters of technology for
the teen area in the library. Grades 8-12.
FLYAZ Event Planning Committee. We are looking for
creative and enthusiastic teens who work well on a team
and enjoy planning events to help the Youth Services
Librarian plan exciting events throughout the year. Last year
we ran a Halloween Spookfest, a manga event, Minecraft
tournament, two teens only open mic nights, a Hunger
Games event and Divergent event, and a book ordering
group at Framingham High School. You bring the ideas, and
the library will provide the resources to make it happen!
There will be two separate committees: one for middle school
students in grades 7-8, and the other for grades 9-12.
To apply for any of these committees, please contact Marcy
Maiorana, Youth Services Librarian, at 508-532-5570, ext.
4335 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New! Get ready for your Permit Test with free online practice exams!
The Homework Center is open!
Free tutoring, homework and school project help available to all
Framingham elementary, middle and high school students every
Monday through Thursday afternoon from 2:30-5:30. Helpful
tutors, computers, color printers, resources, school and craft supplies.
Stop in and check us out!
The Student Advisory Board represents
the middle and high schools in Framingham. Together we plan and
facilitate events for the school year. Our next board meeting is Monday,
October 6th. Everyone is welcome! We need student representatives from
Walsh, Cameron, Fuller and St.Bridget’s Middle Schools. Share your ideas
and inspire us! For more information email Judy Gatlin
Teen Advisory Board Meetings
Need community service hours? Love the library?
Consider joining the Teen Advisory Board and help us
create exciting programs for teens. Questions? Please
contact Marcy Maiorana at 508-532-5570 x4335 or
email@example.com Snacks provided at all meetings.
Check out Novel Commentary,
our new YA Book Review Blog!
Developed by a high school intern over the summer,
it features reviews of books for teens. If you love
reading, feel free to comment on current reviews
or make a contribution of your own. Link to it at
Shonen Jump online manga magazine
is now available at the library!
Thanks to Adam Finke, Grade 8 student at the Christa McAuliffe
Charter School, for the following description of Shonen Jump:
“Shonen Jump was a weekly manga magazine, but now it’s
online only. It has new chapters from all the new manga like
One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh, Bleach, and Naruto. It is very popular here
because it is the main source for new manga. Many people in many
age groups enjoy it. It is great for manga fans, especially for ones
who want more suspense. It’s awesome and definitely worth it.”
Ask Marcy Maiorana at the main library or Kim Jung at the
McAuliffe branch for in-library access to Shonen Jump online.
Video games are here!
We have recently added several games for the Wii and
xBox 360 to the Young Adult collection! Games may be
borrowed for free for one week. We would like to expand
our gaming collection, so please consider donating games
you don’t play any more to the library.
Visit our new Young
Adult Space on
FacebookFor tweens and teens in grades 6-12. Here you'll find information about YA events at the library, homework help for middle school students, book recommendations, and more.
Forgotten Our Stuff?
We have manga, anime, fiction, paperbacks, an online list of new books, databases, Internet access, wireless, audiobooks,
videos, and all kinds of nonfiction and reference materials. If you're looking for something fun to do or read, or if you just need to study, we're the place - we've got it all!
Looking for a Good Book?Check out our
Teen Reading page with lists of great books
created by librarians and links to author websites.
Do you love Fantasy Books?Check out the wiki
More than Magic Mirrors. Add your own review to books! Each title page has a comments box you can use.