Teen Programming

Franklin Public Library: Teen Reading Lounge

Teen Reading Lounge is an award-winning, nontraditional book club for teens ages 12-18. Teens help to create the reading list for their program sites and, working with trained facilitators, to design creative and civic engagement projects that bring big ideas to life. Participants report stronger interpersonal, communication, literacy, and critical-thinking skills, and increased confidence.

The program is built on the belief that encouragement to choose creative pursuits and interest-focused programs is crucial to teen development. The humanities naturally push teens to ask questions and share ideas, activities that are vital as teens begin to discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to relate to other people.

Teen Reading Lounge (After Hours!)Bi-weekly non-traditional book club. All participates receive a free book and a meal is provided in addition to book discussions, creating art, and hanging out with friends! The first TRL cycle will be held on Monday’s To Be Determined from 5:00-6:00 pm Teens are currently discuss Sink or Swim by Steve Watkins. Pick up your copy at the Circulation Desk today!

Have you got gaming moves? We’ve got Nintendo Switch and Wii, and we want YOU to show off your skills with the controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Who knows, you might make new friends too! Available during library hours, please stop at the circulation desk for games and access to the equipment.

Titan is a teen group that games (Switch and Wii), plays board games, does puzzles, and offers homework help. T.I.T.A.N. will meet on Wednesdays To Be Determined from 3-6 pm.