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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

Aspiring Authors Workshop

  • Who: Students in grades 8-12
  • Where: Olean Public Library's Conference Room
  • When: Every first Monday @ 3:30 PM

If you have a serious writing habit and would like to take it to the next level, come check out our monthly writing group.

Bring your latest writing project from any genre, either short story or novel length, and learn how to edit, write better descriptions, create more realistic characters, and get tips on how to prepare for publishing.

We will share work with the group, so prepare to read aloud, or to have work read silently by a peer for editing and advice. This will be a working session, so bring paper/pen, laptop, or tablet. No signup necessary.

Upcoming meetings: Mar. 2nd, Apr 6th , May 4th , and Jun 1st

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

  • 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
  • BOYS DON'T KNIT (IN PUBLIC) by Tom Easton
  • CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal Shusterman
  • CITY LOVE by Susane Colasanti
  • THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander
  • THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL by Paige McKenzie
  • THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young
  • WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly
  • COLD BURN OF MAGIC by Jennifer Estep
  • THE EDGE OF NOWHERE by Elizabeth George
  • AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir
  • GAME by Barry Lyga

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Minecraft Club

Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 @ 3:30 PM

School age kids compete in Weekly Building Challenges. Players may bring their own device or use one of the notebooks provided.

LEGO® Club

LEGO® Club 2015

May 5, 12, 19, 26, 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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Our Services

CCLS Catalog

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System member libraries catalog. Borrow from any online member library.

OverDrive®

Download eBooks and Audiobooks directly to your device.

BookMyne

Library catalog app for your smartphone.

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