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Teen Update September 2021

Hello Teens!

General Updates

I have some bad news. Game Night will be canceled until further notice and Teen Book Club will be moving back to a virtual format. Hopefully, we can return to in-person events soon! The library has also moved to a browse-by-appointment model once again. Give us a call at 541-895-3053 to set up an appointment. We are continuing to offer our Curbside Checkout program.


We are still looking for members (ages 14-18) to fill out our Teen Volunteer Council. The council meets once a month to help plan activities for young adults at our library. Each of these meetings counts as volunteer hours and looks great on a resumé! Send an email to Nick at with any questions.


Teen Tabletop is still full at this time but please let me know if you are interested in signing up! We can get you on a waitlist or work toward starting another group. Our two groups currently meet Wednesdays from 6-8pm and Thursdays from 4-6pm. 

Blackout Poetry

We have our first Teen Take-and-Make activity of Fall. Blackout poetry! Swing by the library and get a few pages out of one of our damaged books. If you want to display your work in the library send a picture of your poem to and we will put it on display. 

Blackout Poetry is created by removing words from an already created work to create a new meaning/story/poem. If you are much more creative than me, you can make the way you blackout the unused words into another piece of art. For my poem, I could have tried to make the blackout shape into a heart since I wrote a love poem. Here is my example without the heart.

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Book Clubs

Don't forget our awesome Middle School Book Club will be chatting about the book Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner on 10/13/2021. Email Nick at to sign up! Here is a little bit more about the book. 

"It's the beginning of the new school year and AJ feels like everyone is changing but him. He hasn't grown nor had any exciting summer adventures like his best friends have. He even has the same crush he's harbored for years. So AJ decides to take matters into his own hands. But how could a girl like Nia Winters ever like plain-vanilla AJ when she only has eyes for vampires? When AJ and his crush Nia are paired up for a group project on Transylvania, it may be his chance to win her affection by dressing up like the vampire hunk of her dreams. But soon enough he's got more of Nia's attention than he bargained for... when AJ learns she's a slayer."


Our Teen Book Club will be moving onto the second book in the An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir. Since it is the second book, I'll skip the synopsis but please email Nick at to sign up or with any questions!



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