Just for Teens

Summer 2017 Programs

All programs open to teens ages 12 – 18. No registrations necessary, unless otherwise noted.

Details about weekly prizes and giveaways are below.

Kick off our 2017 Summer Reading Program with Author David Lubar!

Image of David Lubar and 4 books he's writtenBorn and raised in Morristown, David Lubar has written over 30 books for children and teens. We are pleased to welcome him to the Morris County Library for an author talk to kick off our Summer Reading Program! David will be signing books following his talk; please bring your own copies if you would like them signed.

  • Date: Saturday, June 10
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Register by calling 973-285-6933. Seating is limited!

Star Wars Rogue One posterTeen Movie Night:  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017; 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Celebrate the start of summer vacation with a free movie night at the Morris County Library.

Cupcake Decorating posterCupcake Decorating

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Come to the library for a sweet treat…decorate a cupcake and eat it too. Please call 973-285-6933 to register for this program.

Lego Batman movie posterTeen Movie Night: The Lego Batman Movie

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017; 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Movie and craft night at the library…and of course, legos!

Build a Better Story posterBuild a Better Story: Writing Workshop

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017; 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
  • Join us for a teen writing workshop with poet and writing instructor Tamara Hart! We will explore ways to improve your storytelling abilities and hone the skills you’ll need to build a better story!

Teen Craftravaganza posterTeen Craftstravaganza

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Choose from a variety of fun crafts to make: create your own fantasy map, bookmarks, and much more!

Cardboard Challenge Pizza Party posterCardboard Challenge & Wrap-Up Pizza Party!

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017; 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Get creative building with cardboard at our Cardboard Creation Station: build your own structures, games, creatures, or costumes; we will provide examples, but your imagination’s the limit!
  • Join us afterwards for a pizza party, book giveaways, and raffle prize drawings for teen summer reading participants. Open to all teens; please call 973-285-6933 to register for this program.

Win Summer Reading Prizes at MCL!

Here’s how it works:

Pick up a Teen Reading Log at the Children’s Services Desk at Morris County Library. Record the number of books you read each week in the log and check-in at the Children’s Services desk once a week to be entered into a raffle for weekly prizes.

Write Book Reviews:
You can earn more raffle tickets for writing brief book reviews of any of the books you read, which you can submit through an online form:

Attend Library Programs:
You will receive an extra raffle ticket for each library program you attend!

Win Prizes:
Each week we will draw winners for Summer Reading prizes. Weekly prizes will consist of brand new books of your choosing, and end-of-summer prizes will include gift cards as well as books. Winners will be notified in advance by phone or email.

Be sure to attend our Wrap-Up Pizza Party on August 8th for a chance to win lots of prizes! Call 973-285-6933 to register for the party or sign up at the Children’s Services desk at the library.

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