Participate in our teen summer reading program to earn a free book, DQ ice cream cone, and a chance to win a raffle prize! Students in grades 9-12 can register online here. Click on the tab for grades 9-12 to access your program. All you have to do is read 3 books and write a short review for each before school starts!
FREE audiobook downloads for you! Each week you can download 2 free audiobooks that are yours to keep – 1 YA title and 1 classic title. Audiobooks will be available May 7 – August 13. Below is a schedule of which books are available each week.
May 7 – May 14
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
May 14 – May 21
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
May 21 – May 28
X: a Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon
Here in Harlem by Walter Dean Myers
May 28 – June 4
The Ring and the Crown by Melissa De La Cruz
Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan
June 4 – June 11
A Corner of White: Book 1 of the Colors of Madaleine by Jaclyn Moriarty
Dracula by Bram Stoker
June 11 – June 18
The Living by Matt de la Pena
The Perfect Storm: a True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger
June 18 – June 25
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies & Alison Leslie Gold
June 25 – July 2
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
July 2 – July 9
Echoes of an Angel by Aquanetta Gordon
Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja
July 9 – July 16
The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
July 16 – July 23
Crows & Cards by Joseph Helgerson
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
July 23 – July 30
March by Geraldine Brooks
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
July 30 – August 6
Courage Has No Color: the True Story of the Triple Nickles by Tanya Lee Stone
John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night by Matt Pelfrey
August 6 – August 13
Under a War-Torn Sky by L. M. Elliott
The Old Brown Suitcase by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
Do you like to doodle or draw? Learn how to Zentangle! Come to the library Tuesday, March 31 from 5:30-7:00 PM to learn how to create these unique drawings and learn how to make your own patterns. Supplies and pizza are provided by the library. Call us at 860-465-3082 x3 to register for the program. Space is limited, sign up now!
Tuesday, November 18, 6:00-7:30 PM. Design your own Minecraft wallet using duct tape! Call the library to register for the program at 860-465-3082 x3.
Our online teen summer reading program for students going into grades 9-12 is now active and goes until August 25. Earn rewards for registering for and completing the program, and be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card when you finish the program! It’s super simple: register online for the “Spark a Reaction” program and log each book you read, along with a review that is at least a paragraph long. Log and review three books – the same number you have to read for Windham Public Schools summer reading – and you’ve finished the program. Why not join the program and earn rewards for the books you’re going to read anyways?
“Where’s My Muse? Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary in Your Writing”
A free writing workshop on Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 PM for teens and adults with poet Lisa Taylor, author of Necessary Silence and three other books. Lisa holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and she currently teaches writing at Eastern Connecticut State University and Nichols College. Explore your creative side with one of our local authors! This workshop is free and open to all ages 13 and up. Space is limited – please register at 860-465-3079 or email@example.com.
Do you have a Halloween-themed short story, poem, or limerick you would like to write or tell? Submit an entry into our Howl At the Moon Story Contest! Contest is for kids and teens ages 10-18. Entries must have a Halloween theme and not exceed 1,000 words. One submission per category is allowed (short story, poem, or limerick) and prizes will be awarded for each category. Entries must be submitted either at the Library or to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, October 26 at 1:30 PM. No late entries will be accepted. Please make sure your entry has the following information in front: your name, date, age, phone number. Then join us at the Library on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 PM for a special program where the winners will be announced. Wear a costume, read your entry out loud if you’d like, eat Goblin Guts and drink Witches’ Brew, and find out which entries have won prizes!