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Seeking FLYAZ (Framingham Public Library Youth Advisors) volunteers for the upcoming 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, youíll 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 mmaiorana@minlib.net.


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The Homework Center is opening Monday, September 8, 2014!
The Homework Center offers free tutoring and homework help to all Framingham students, elementary through high school. We will open on Monday September 8th and be open each Monday through Thursday from 2:30-5:30.
Students/parents can make appointments to be matched with a tutor for ongoing work. We also function as a drop-in center to provide academic support on an as-needed basis. Some of the students that we see are working to pass their courses. Some are honors students working to excel. We have many excellent volunteer tutors, computers, color printers, school supplies and snacks. Drop in any time and check us out.

The Homework Center is run with the help of a Student Advisory Board with representatives from each of the middle and high schools that we serve. We meet on a monthly basis to discuss ways to enhance the Homework Center and its services. We also plan and facilitate events that raise the profile of both the Center and academics in Framingham. To date, we've run town-wide spelling and geography bees, a curriculum based scavenger hunt, holiday handcrafting workshops, warm clothing and book collections, fund-raising fashion shows etc...
Last year TD Bank recognized the Homework Center as a great program for kids. They invited our board (18 students) to see the Celtics vs. the Philadelphia 76ers game. We had a blast!
Serving on the Homework Center Student Advisory Board is a leadership and community service experience. We welcome new board members during September and October. Our September board meeting is slated for Monday 9/15 at 4:00.
Come and be inspired. We would love to have your participation and hear your ideas.
For more information please contact Judy Gatlin jgatlin@minlib.net.

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 mmaiorana@minlib.net 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 http://novelcommentary.blogspot.com.

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:
ďShonen Jump was a weekly manga magazine, but now itís 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. Itís awesome and definitely worth it.Ē
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 donít play any more to the library.

Visit our new Young Adult Space on Facebook
For 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. https://www.facebook.com/YAPlaceAtFPL 

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.




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