Teens

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.


 

Summer Reading for Teens

2024 Children’s and Teen Summer Reading Program  READ, RENEW, REPEAT!

Presented by the Belfast Free Library's Youth Services ~ For Children and Teens

Free events and a game board to record your reading and win prizes!

Thursday, June 20 through Wednesday, August 14.

Visit  the second floor of the Belfast Free Library during business hours to receive a game board, a reading log and a list of free events for children and teens.

You will mark your progress on your game board and at five stops on the game, you will win a prize and a raffle ticket .

You have until August 14 to collect your prizes and submit up to five raffle tickets.

See you at the library!

 

 


 

Call for Artists

Call For Artists

~Do you draw, paint, sculpt, quilt, or do any kind of art or craft?  Are you 11-17?  Do you want your art framed and displayed in the YA Gallery of the Belfast Free Library?  If you do, please contact [email protected], or speak with a staff member on the second floor of the library!!  Get your art out there, because you are a genius and people deserve to see your work!!!

 


 

June/July/August 2024 ~ Upcoming Events for Teens



 

~Origami Club for Teens ~ Cancelled - see you in the Fall!!

Are you into origami?  Are you into geometric shapes you can use as a ball?  Then this club is for you!  Each month we will be learning a new fold!!  Snacks will be provided!

Date~ May 20th and June 10th

Time~ 3:30 to 5:00

Place~ The Abbott Room/Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library


 

~Wire Sculpture for Teens

Belfast Summer Reading invites you to make a wire sculpture! We will be playing with minimalist wire sculpture technique, but anything goes! If you are feeling something take shape, I suggest you make it!

Date~ June 21

Time~ 3:30 to 5:00

Place~ The Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library


 

~Balloon Lantern Making for Teens

Belfast Summer Reading invites you to make a balloon lantern using yarn. You will leave with a beautiful lamp, powered by a decorative hanging solar light. Wear clothing you can get dirty!!

Date~ July 9

Time~ 3:30 to 5:00

Place~ Back Garden Patio or Conference Room (rain location) of the Belfast Free Library


 

~Hula Hoop Making for Teens with Katie Leone

A hula Hoop making event, with hula hooping party to follow. Katie Leone will be teaching us some sweet Hula hooping moves!! for teens 11-17

Date~ July 25

Time~ 3:30 to 5:00

Place~ Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library


 

~Beeswax Collage for Teens

Belfast Summer Reading invites you to learn a painting technique called encaustic painting/collage, in which pigments are mixed with hot liquid wax. You will leave with your very own encaustic painting/collage and a new found love of beeswax!

Date~ August 6

Time~ 3:00 to 4:30

Place~ Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library


 

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.