Teen Services

Teen Programs

Teen Book Club
Middle school and high school students are invited to join the Teen Book Club, Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m. during the school year. Participants receive free paperback books, eat snacks, play board games, meet other students their age, share ideas, and make friends.

Teen Summer Reading Program
We sponsor a popular Summer Reading Club division for teens. Participants read eight books by the end of the program and earn prizes for every two books read.

Teen Volunteers
Teens interested in becoming a volunteer history docent can sign up in August 2013, at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Beginning in September, five teens at a time will train and give tours during a five-week period using new Digital Storyboard technology at the Library’s Local History Room and at the Richardson House museum. A total of 25 teens will be part of the program during the grant period, and then the library will continue the program after the grant period ends. Sierra Madre‘s Library received a grant from the state to train the teen volunteers as history docents. Volunteer Applications are available at the Library and online.

The Summer Reading Program depends on teen volunteers in grades seven and up. Volunteers are asked to work two hours a week to help with the Summer Reading Club, read to children, keep books organized on the shelves, clean books, and perform other necessary tasks during their shifts. We have always been fortunate to have many enthusiastic teen volunteers during the summer.

Reference and Research

Teen Collection
The Young Adult collection includes fiction and non-fiction for seventh through twelfth grade, for both recreational reading and educational support. Our fiction collection includes popular books and classics.

Online Databases
In addition to print materials, our online databases support both recreational and educational inquiry. Databases include:  Biographies, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Opposing Viewpoints, Maps, NoveList, ReferenceUSA, World Book Online, Language learning.

You can access these excellent resources in the library and remotely at home and school. Remote access requires a library card and a PIN.

For more information about programs and services for teens or to make a suggestion, please contact Meegan Tosh, Youth Services Librarian or by phone at 626-355-4672.