Teens


Teen Programs at the Wells Public Library
 
These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Snacks provided at each program.
For more information, please contact Kayla Sawyer at ksawyer@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

Challenge Mode Wednesday: Paranormal Passport
Wednesday, October 26 at 1:15 p.m.

A special themed Wednesday event will challenge teens to work together to solve puzzles with a paranormal theme.  Be warned: the fun may haunt you for a while to come!   

Snacks will be provided.  For students in grade 5 and up.

 
​Teen NaNoWriMo Kick-Off
Wednesday, November 2 at 1:15 p.m.

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) invites writers of all ages to take on the challenge of putting pen to paper, recording ideas, dreams, memories, anything- in hopes of creating a first draft (no editing!) of a novel in November.

Of course, prompts, sprints, and writing fuel provided. 

 
​3Cs of Storytelling: Character, Conflict, and Context
Thursday, November 3 at 4 p.m.

Join Chris Boucher in this interactive writing workshop for National Novel Writing Month where attendees will learn to: Identify the 3 Cs in the stories around them, apply the 3 Cs in planning their own story, and develop an original scene based on the 3 Cs.

This class is for ages 11-99+. 

 
​Teen Random Fandom: Minute To Win It!
Wednesday, November 9 at 1:15 p.m.

Using only a piece of spaghetti, how quickly can YOU move Froot Loops from one cup to another? Embrace your inner competitor while participating in feats of balance, patience, and silliness. 

Snacks will be provided. For students in grade 5 and up. 

 
​Teen Collaborative Crafting: Geometric Watercolors
Wednesday, November 16 at 1:15 p.m.

Using painter's tape, create a geometric unique piece of art that plays with negative space and color.  We have the materials; you bring the creativity! 

Snacks will be provided. For students in grade 5 and up. 

 
Lego and Rubik’s Cube Club
Fridays, September 9-December 16 at 3 p.m.

Participants are invited to build master creations with Legos provided by the library. We will also have Rubik’s cubes on hand with instructions on how to solve the Cube.

All ages welcome. 
 

Resources for Teens

Book Reviews and Suggestions

Comics Plus: For those who love manga, comics, graphic novels, and tales in illustration, rejoice! Wells Public Library subscribes to Comics Plus, which allows you to read titles new and old on demand using your device. Simply type your Wells library card number and explore.

Epic Reads: Like browsing BuzzFeed but want it to be more book focused? Try Epic Reads, a listicle website complete with funny gifs and lots of YA books.

The Guardian: Use social media platform TikTok to check out #booktok, a sharing ground for book reviews of current titles, as well as a solid comment section for references.

The HubFind a book review or recommend books to others specifically geared toward young adults at The Hub. They take nominations for categories like “Amazing Audiobooks,” “Best Fiction for Young Adults,” “Great Graphic Novels for Teens,” and “Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers.”

Meet New Books: Just finish a book you wish had gone on longer? Type the title of a book you loved into the Meet New Books generator to get some suggestions that fellow readers have found similar in topic, writing, or setting.

No Flying No Tights: Love graphic novels? Check out this website which is filled with graphic novel reviews.

Reading Rants: Want to find a new book to read? Try this website which features out-of-the-ordinary book suggestions.

Writing Resources

NaNoWriMo: Join a community of writers focused on capturing ideas in writing, composing an entire novel over the course of the month of November! We will have a writing cohort here at the library - see Kayla for details.

Teen Ink: Do you like to write, read, and make art? Then check out Teen Ink, a website for teens ages 13 - 19 who love to write or express themselves artistically. 

Underlined:
 Do you like to read, write, and connect with other writers? Then Underlined might be a great place to explore. It's a website to share your writing, read new writing, and discover new ideas.

Cyber Awareness

Interland
Play your way to internet safety with Google’s challenge to “be internet awesome.”


A Thin Line: Curious about the digital world, but worried about it at the same time? Check out this website which was created by MTV to help spot, respond to, and prevent digital abuse. Learn how to be more tech savvy and safe.