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Teens/Young Adults

Reading is SUPER This Summer!

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Reading prizes, special events, and educational classes for pre-readers, kids, teens, and adults all summer!

Check us out this summer: Fun activities, WiFi, Play Area, Art Gallery, Computer Access and Tutoring, Books, Magazines, eBooks, eAudio Books, eMagazines, CD Audio Books, Toys, Music, DVDs, Games, Graphic Novels, Newspapers, Genealogy Research, Large Print selections and much more!

  • Sign-ups begin June 22

Mini Comic Con

Saturday, June 27 @ 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Stop in to see Art Force Five, view the history of comic books display, hear retro gaming talks, speak to a superhero expert, choose to make a craft, and enjoy some refreshments.

Cosplay gear encouraged. All ages. No sign-up for this event. Free.

Mutants & Masterminds: the Life of a Superhero

Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 4:30-6:00 PM

Ever wonder what it would be like to make your own superhero?

Create their secret identity?

Design their superpowers?

How would they save the world?

Through the use of a role-playing game (RPG), participants will create their own superhero and story, with everything from the heroic backstory to the most climactic struggle, they will tell it all! Feel free to bring your laptops for story writing. Ages 13-18. Sign-up required. Free.

Crafternoon Tuesdays

Tuesdays, July 7, 21 & August 4 @ 1:30-2:30 PM
  • July 7th—ZenDoodle: On rocks, paper, or anything! Experience the Zen!
  • July 21st—Vision Boards: Create it and get inspired to be awesome!
  • August 4th—Dream, Gratitude, or Kindness Jars.

Ages 13-18. Separate sign-up. Free.

Change Your Life! Be your own superhero!

Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 7:00-8:00 PM

Do you keep waiting for that moment when your life will suddenly be awesome?

Instead of waiting for someone or something else to save you, save yourself. With a few tips on taking charge of your own goal-planning, making decisions, finding a balance in how you spend your time, and mapping the way you spend time now, you can learn how to be your own superhero. Make your life amazing today. Right now. Well, what are you waiting for?

Presented by Life Coach Elaine Snyder. Ages 13-18. Sign-up required. Free.

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Teens Write Competition

  • Registration begins July 1, 2015
  • First submission due July 15, 2015 @ 12 noon

Participants will write short fictional or autobiographical stories, no more than 5 pages weekly. Submissions and anonymous public voting are managed via the competition website. Enter as an individual or partners. Winners will receive a gift certificate and fame throughout the land.

Registration and more info online @ http://cclslib.weebly.com/teens-write-2015.html

Overdrive Teen eReading Room

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There is now an eReading Room that is specific for Teens.

SYNC

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SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads—a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title—each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

New YA Books

  • THE EDGE OF THE SHADOWS by Elizabeth George
  • CHICK'S LISTER by Alex Van Tol
  • EYE SORE by Melanie Jackson
  • OFF THE RIM by Sonya Spreen Bates
  • RISE OF THE ZOMBIE SCARECROWS by Deb Loughead
  • BLAMELESS by Gail Carriger
  • FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella
  • ONCE IN A FULL MOON by Ellen Schreiber
  • VAMPIRE KISSES by Ellen Schreiber
  • VAMPIRE KISSES: VAMPIREVILLE by Ellen Schreiber
  • BEAUTIFUL CHAOS by Kami Garcia
  • BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia
  • BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Kami Garcia
  • BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION by Kami Garcia
  • DANGEROUS CREATURES by Kami Garcia
  • I'LL MEET YOU THERE by Heather Demetrios
  • MICHAEL VEY: HUNT FOR JADE DRAGON by Richard Paul Evans
  • MOSQUITOLAND by David Arnold
  • SAINT ANYWHERE by Sarah Dessen
  • UNDERTOW by Michael Buckley
  • COLD BURN OF MAGIC by Jennifer Estep
  • THE EDGE OF NOWHERE by Elizabeth George
  • AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir

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Minecraft Club

Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3 @ 3:00 PM

Ages 12-17 compete in Weekly Building Challenges. Players may bring their own device or use one of the notebooks provided.

LEGO® Club

September 2015

for ages 6-15
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult


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Teen Volunteers

Teens in grades 7-12, get a Teen Volunteer application at the Circulation Desk or print one here.

Shelving/Straightening Volunteer
  • Shelves YA hardcovers, YA paperbacks, and YA Displays
  • Straightens all the above sections
  • Reads reviews then suggests titles for purchase
  • Performs other duties as assigned, ie. copying, displays, stamping
Graphic Novel Area Volunteer
  • Shelves Graphic Novels
  • Straightens graphic novels
  • Reads reviews then suggests titles for purchase
  • Evaluates series to see if new volumes are needed

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CCLS Catalog

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OverDrive®

Download eBooks and Audiobooks directly to your device.

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