Teen librarian sets summer activities


by Ben Solomon , Staff Writer

The Glen Rock Public Library is hosting teen activities and volunteer programs all summer along.

Teen librarian Morgan Taylor organized all of the events “with help from any volunteers who join the Program Prep Team,” she explained.

The various events throughout the summer are as follows: 


Makerspace Mondays

Weekly on Mondays from June 27- August 8th, 12pm-4pm

The Makerspace offers courses on “Snap Circuits, LittleBits, Ozobots, Silhouette Cameo, Google Cardboard, sewing machine,” according to the released flyer.


Tween/Parent Book Club

Wednesday, July 13 at 7pm- Bomb! by Steve Sheinkin

Wednesday August 10 at 7pm- Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

A read at your own pace book club for parents and tweens


Teen Gaming Afternoons

Thursdays, June 30, July 28, August 11 at 3pm

Offers both video games and board games with a live action board game on August 11


Harry Potter Quidditch

Thursday, July 14 at 2pm

Play or help younger children learn and play Quidditch


Teen Recess!

Tuesday, July 25 at 3pm

“Do you miss getting to play outside? Here’s your chance: play games, jump rope, hula hoop, hopscotch, DIY and more!” 


Library Olympics

Wednesday, August 3 at 7pm

An intense competition with chocolate and library theme challenges  


Along with the activities the library is also offering the following volunteer work:


Decoration Task Force June 20- 24 only.

Help prepare and decorate the library for their summer reading


Adopt a Shelf 1 to 5 hours per week (flexible)

Adopt a shelf and keep it neat and organized


Tech Tutoring Up to 4 hours per week (scheduled)

Help and answers people’s questions about their iPhones, Androids and Kindles


Program Prep Team

Up to 4 hours per week (varied, but scheduled)

Help run and set-up library events


Makerspace Ambassadors

Up to 4 hours per week (scheduled)

Help run Makerspace classes


To keep teens moving, the library is running a Summer Step race.

The library is providing a limited amount of pedometers, any pedometer apps could substitute if the library runs out. Whoever has the most steps by the end of the summer will win the race.  The library has set up a website where participants can log their progress weekly.

“The Summer Step Race winner will receive a Bluetooth speaker, runners-up can win smaller things like water bottles and ear buds,” Taylor said. 

To keep teens reading, the library is holding a raffle. Reading 100 pages and/or 3 hours of volunteer library work (and logging it) earns 1 raffle ticket. The raffle tickets will be available until August 12.

“The raffle prizes will include $50 Amazon gift card, an inflatable pizza slice raft and water gun, table top hockey & tabletop baseball (it’s like a pinball machine), plus assorted pop culture/fandom themed prizes,” Taylor said.