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When the weather is hot and you're looking for something to do, drop by the Library's Teen Area where you can enjoy crafting, puzzles, and tabletop games.  In addition to our summer reading activities, we are offering two new monthly summer programs:
 
Teen Game Night

Game OnDrop in for a fun and informal evening of tabletop gaming on Thursday, June 20 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with board game guru Greg Stevens.  Mr. Stevens will provide a selection of popular games, teach those interested how to play a game new to them, and help teens with game strategy.  Pizza will be served while supplies last.  No registration required for this free program.  
 
For teens aged 11-18.     
 
Teen Game Night will also be held on Thurs., July 18 and August 1.
 
Greg Stevens, a resident of Middleboro, is a board game enthusiast with over 100 board games in his collection.  He teaches science at South Shore Technical High School.
 
This program is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.
 
"Turn the Page" Middle School Book Club 

Open Book

 
Calling all seventh and eighth grade students!  Join us for a meeting of  the "Turn the Page" Middle School Book Club on Thursday, June 27, from 6:30-8:00  p.m. in the Library's downstairs meeting room.  The Club will be discussing their first book:  Scythe by Neal Shusterman.
   
The "Turn the Page" Middle School Book Club was created for teens, by teens to give teens an opportunity to share their interests in a welcoming environment.  Escape the summer heat and make new friends while discussing some of the greatest teen novels.    
 
Newcomers are always welcome!  If you'd like to join a discussion and need a copy of the book, visit the Library's Main Circulation Desk where extra copies of discussion books are held for Club participants to borrow.
 
Monthly Meeting Schedule:
 
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien -  July 25
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson - August 22
 
Refreshments provided.  Open to all seventh and eighth grade students.  

Teen AreaTeens now have a much larger space, with added natural light, a privacy screen, and two seating areas where teens can relax, play tabletop games, and participate in self-guided crafts and activities.

The new teen space is just for teens aged 11-18 during weekends and on the weekdays from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m.2nbsp; All are welcome to browse and borrow from the teen book and audio book collections at any time.

Board GamesA collection of classic and popular tabletop games, as well as puzzles, are available for teens to use in the Teen Area.  Teens are invited to help themselves to games from the new game cart during their library visit.  Some games require teens to borrow them with a library at the Main Desk.  If you have a teen game in good condition that you'd like to donate to the Library's collection, please email Teen Librarian Christine Dargelis at cdargeli@sailsinc.org.

In addition to games and puzzles, the Library will provide materials and instructions for teens to participate in a fun and simple craft or activity each month.  For May, teens can make tissue paper flowers and/or origami.

Themed book and interactive displays will provide further inspiration and challenges.  Throughout the year, teens will be encouraged to hang their own creations on the mobile wall to share with others.

We want the new Teen Area to be a place where teens can create and recharge, as well as study and do homework.  We hope you stop by and try out your new space!

Funding for the games and materials was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library and an anonymous donor. 

Middleborough High School students are invited to check out the public library's Pop-Up Library appearing in the school cafeteria during lunch period on the first Tuesday of the month. Teen Librarian Chris Dargelis will be there to lend you materials--new and popular books, DVDs, and video games--and let you know about upcoming programs and services.  It's all free with a library card.  

Don't have a library card, yet?  Students 16+ can register and borrow items immediately at the Pop-Up Library, while students 15 and under should take home a registration form for their parent or guardian to sign.  Materials can be returned either to the MHS or public library for your convenience.  

Starting in March, students can enter the Dunkin' Donuts Raffle each month just by answering a library trivia question for a chance to win a $5 Dunkin' Donuts gift card.  

Stop by the table to see what we have, chat about books, and find out more about all that you can do with your library card.  See you there!  

Thank you to Dunkin' Donuts for their generous donation to our Pop-Up Library raffle.

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