The BFL Teen Room welcomes all young people ages 11 – 17. Designed with the help of a local Teen Advisory Board, this multipurpose area includes our Young Adult book collection, computers, and comfortable places to work and socialize.



February Short Story Contest Winners


Thank you to all the writers who submitted a story to our February Short Story Contest.  The theme was LOVE!  All kinds of love.  Below are our three winners .  I posted a link to their stories, just beneath their names.  Congratulations!!  We hope they enjoy their gift certificates to Left Bank Books in Belfast, Maine.

1st place- Ian Norwood

The Greatest Weapon Ian Norwood (pdf)

2nd place- Ava Gilbert

Strong Winds

3rd place- Carmyn Brassbridge

The Infinities




June/July/August 2023 ~ Upcoming Events for Teens

~June 22, 2023~ 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Hula Hoop Making For Teens

You are invited to an awesome event where you will leave with your own hula hoop!  We will be making them from scratch!  All supplies provided.   We will also learn a few hula hoop tricks, and generally have a grand time!!

Date~ June 22

Time~ 3:00pm-4:30pm

Location- The Belfast Boathouse/34 Commercial Street/Belfast, Maine





~July 21, 2023~ 4pm to 5:30pm

Drip Painting for Teens

Want to learn about drip painting?  Want to see why artists like Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock were so gaga over this medium?  Want to make your own drip painting?  Then join us for this awesome event!  You will not regret being creative!

Date~ July 21

Time~ 4pm to 5:30pm

Location~ Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library


~August 4, 2023 – 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Color Field Painting for Teens

Come learn about color field painting, and then create your own painting.

Date~ August 4

Time~ 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location~ The Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library


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New Teen Books

Access free audiobooks and ebooks with your library card through Maine's Cloud Library.

At this time BFL patrons have free access to all of the great resources through Tumblebooks, too! These databases offer hundreds of interactive books that read to your child. More audiobooks are available through their AudioBookCloud. Check out the Tumblemath e-books database, too.

Questions? Need help with your library card or help accessing these resources? Call the library @ (207) 338-3884 ext. 26 or contact us by email.