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September 2016

Stay informed! Follow the Franklin Public Teens on Facebook.

Email the Teen Department directly at yalib@franklinlibrary.org.

All teens are welcome to participate in our programs, regardless of residence.

Teen Anime Club

anime club BlannaTeen Anime Club is a celebration of the cartoons from the amazing culture of Japan! We watch an Anime (Japanese animated cartoon), hold round table discussions, play Japanese games, and learn a Japanese word of the day.

The club meets biweekly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (September 13 & 27) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. The Teen Anime Club is open to ages 13 to 18. Pre-registration is required and a parent must be present to sign the registration form.

2016 Spooky Story & Art Contest

bone-orangeNeverending Stories and the Franklin Public Library are once again challenging teens to scare us with your best spooky story or character! Your story or art can be scary, suspenseful, spooky, ghostly, gruesome, or (not too terribly) gory. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, October 15, and winners will be announced on Monday, October 31.

The official rules are as follows:

  • There are three categories: Grades 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12.
  • We will accept one submission per person, and one author per entry.
  • No previously published stories please!
  • Stories must be emailed to FranklinStoryContest@gmail.com by Midnight Saturday, October 15, 2016.
  • Artwork must be 8.5″ x 11″ or smaller, and must be handed into the library by the close of business on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
  • The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners in each category will each win a gift certificate to Neverending Stories!
  • Winners will be announced at a special Teen Halloween party at Neverending Stories on Monday, October 31, 2016.
  • Winning stories will be printed in a booklet courtesy of Seneca Printing Express. Winners will each receive a copy, and one copy will be cataloged at the library for all our patrons to check out!

The contest is sponsored by the Franklin Public Library, Neverending Stories, with generous assistance from  Seneca Printing Express & Label, Inc. and Victorian City Art & Frame.

Teens: Coming Up

Thunder: Teen Dinner & Gaming

Thunder is returning next month!

Thunder is a program for teens to relax, have fun, and socialize in the safe environment of the library. Thunder meets each Thursday (October 13, 20 & 27), from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We have video games, activities, and of course, food! Some activities include making mixed media artwork, a Halloween Party, and playing games like Pokemon Go and Wii. No registration is required. Anyone in 6th through 12th grades is welcome to come to this free program, but it is limited to the first 15 teens to sign in.

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

November is National Novel Writing Month (National Novel Writing Month), and Miss Kathleen and the teens will be participating for their second year. Watch for more details!