For young adults ages 12 –16

(Young adults ages 12-18 are welcome to join us for the fun programs !)

How the Reading Program Works....what to read...."rules" prizes!!


| Kick-Off | Volunteer Orientation | Tie Dye | Tote Bags | Skincare | Bracelet & Necklace | Yoga | Cooking |

| Monster Movies | Jeweled T-Shirt | Magic ! | Russian Doll Workshop | Freakshow ! | Paper Boxes |

| Monster Mash End of Summer Reading Program Party ! |



Click HERE for a quick calendar


All summer long, join us for these fun FREE Programs.  For planning purposes (materials and FOOD!),

registration is required - please call 432-7154, visit the front desk, or email us.


 Teen Summer Reading Program

Kick-Off Event!!!

Thursday, June 26th

from 7-9pm


When you arrive, a feast of

terrifying treats awaits you and your friends.  Games, prizes and


will follow with Deb Humiston from Ultimate Treasure Hunts. 
If you are feeling brave, you can find the clues 
inside and outside the library and discover 
hidden treasure 
lurking where you least expect it!  
(Please wear sneakers and bring a flashlight) 

Also, during the kick-off event, we will be collecting

non-perishable (no glass please) food items to be donated to the Shepherd’s Pantry here in Windham. 

You will receive a raffle ticket for each food item you bring

so the more food you bring the more chances you have to win!


Items in need are:

Pasta and pasta sauce

Peanut Butter

Canned Vegetables and Fruit


Tuna and Canned meats

Baked Beans


If you can’t make it to the kick-off event, you can visit the front desk at the library to sign up any time during the summer.

Once you are signed up, you can start reading and earning “book bucks” to buy fun stuff and chances to win BIGGER prizes too!


Teen Volunteer Orientation plus

T-shirt Tie Dying Program!

Monday, June 30th

Teen Volunteer Orientation 1-2pm

If you are 13 years of age or older, and would like to help out in the

Children’s Room this summer, come to our orientation meeting and learn more!



 Tie Dye Program 2-3:30pm

  Using stamping and marbling techniques, create a wearable t-shirt that is a work of art. 

Please bring 2 white t-shirts or tank tops with you.


Decorate Your Own Tote Bag

Monday, July 7th from 1-2pm

Have you been searching for the perfect beach bag? 

Look no further - come decorate a tote bag

for the beach or for any occasion with jewels, ribbon, paint, fringe, iron-ons, and more! 


Skincare Basics

Friday, July 11th 1-2:30pm

Learn great skincare tips while sampling skincare products from Arbonne’s youth line, Arbonne f.y.i. (For Young

Individuals).  To see some of the

products you will be sampling, go to: (For Young Individuals)

All participants will be entered to win a Skincare kit from Arbonne! 

Learn how to apply makeup and how to choose the best color for your skin tone. 

Experiment with great makeup from Arbonne’s youth line.



Ribbon and Button Bracelet and Silver Pendant Necklace

Monday, July 14th from 1-2pm


Choose from a variety of ribbon colors for this super-easy bracelet and

necklace craft.


Yoga for Teens

Monday, July 21st 1-2:30pm

Instructor Amy Spencer will lead a basic

yoga class for teens. 

This program is for all levels of experience.  Please wear comfortable clothing.


Cooking For Teens!

Friday, July 25th from 11-12:30

Kathy Schader is back by popular

demand for a cooking program you don’t want to miss.  Please bring your

appetite to this delicious demonstration! 



“I Want My Mummy! “ Monster Movie Monday!

Monday, July 28th 12:30-4:30pm

It’s a Mummy Movie Marathon! 

Chill out in the cool air conditioning of the library while watching an action packed duo of popular mummy movies starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz (The movies are Rated PG-13).  Please call 432-7154 for exact movie titles. 

Fresh-popped popcorn from our own popcorn machine,

your favorite movie snacks, and beverages will be served.


Jeweled T-shirt Craft

Friday, August 1st from 11-12

Are your summer t-shirts and tanks too plain and boring? 

Fancy up those plain white tees with fun and colorful jewels. 

Bring at least 2 plain shirts or tank tops (any color) to decorate





Magic Workshop

with Mr. Phil and Co.

Wednesday, August 6th from 6-7pm

Have you always wanted to learn magical tricks of the trade? 

Here is your chance - don’t miss this fun

introduction to magic with an

experienced entertainer and magician! 




Paint Your Own Russian Nested Doll Workshop

Monday, August 8th from 1-3:30pm

Marina Forbes will tell a slightly scary tale about the fearsome witch,

Baba Yaga of Russian folklore. 

Then, you will paint your own nested doll(s) in the likeness of Baba Yaga, in the traditional

Russian style, or any way you like. 

Marina will bring a variety of dolls in different sizes. The dolls range in price between $10-$25 so please bring at least $10 with you to this program.





Saturday, August 9th from 2-3pm


Tom McKittrick is a native of Lowell, MA who has taken his

one-man freak show to audiences,

including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, for two decades!


Don’t miss this exciting show where you get to learn the science behind 

amazing feats like hammering a spike up his nose, eating light bulbs, sticking his arm in a bear trap, contortion, bizarre feats of strength, and so much more!


Why would a man who has a degree in Physics do these crazy things? “It’s all in the name of science!,” jokes Tom.




Make and Decorate Paper Boxes

Monday, August 11th 1-2pm

Make your own paper boxes out of

gorgeous paper and/or use plain paper and decorate to your hearts content! 

These boxes make beautiful and unique gift boxes

or use them to store all of your little treasures.


Monster Mash End of

Summer Reading Program Party!

Thursday, August 14st from 1-4pm

Come to the


Pile on the terrifyingly tasty treats while we raffle off lots of great prizes, including gift cards to iTunes, Target,  and Simon Malls!  More big prizes will be announced throughout the summer.  Don’t miss out on fun games, great food, karaoke and more!




The Nesmith Library Teen Advisory Board is asking those

attending the party to please bring at least one non-perishable food item (no glass please) to be donated to the Shepherd's Pantry here in Windham.  You will receive a raffle ticket for each food  item you bring so the more food you bring the more chances you have to win!


Items in need are:

Pasta and pasta sauce

Peanut Butter

Canned Vegetables and Fruit


Tuna and Canned meats

Baked Beans



Please contact Youth Services

Librarian Lori Morse with any

questions or call



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Updated 08/18/08