‘Tweens & Teens – Autumn Programs

Middle and High School ‘Tweens & Teens – Ages 10-18


Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.



Nov 21 – Homework Helpers

Bring your hardest assignments in to the library, and our Young Adult librarian Brendan would be happy to help. We also provide a quiet, teen-friendly working space, along with the library’s printers and wi-fi connection. Let us help you!


Nov 28 – Wreath Making and Cookie Make & Bake
While the cookies bake, create a holiday wreath.

Dec 5 – Book vs. Movie Club
Featuring “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”

Dec 12 – TLC (Teen Library Council)
TLC Appreciation Night- Tonight we’ll provide treats for our hard-working friends in the Teen Library Council as a Thank You for participating!

Dec 19 – DIY Holiday Cards
Don’t go spending all your money on store-bought cards! We’ll provide blank paper and craft supplies so you can make fun, pretty, and personalized cards for the special people in your life!


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‘Tween & Teen Scene – Spring/Summer 2017


These programs are open to all middle school and high school aged students. To be sure that we have enough supplies for everyone, please register for these programs by calling the Library at 845-5593 or stopping in.  



Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

April 4       Draw your own Character

April 11     Scratch

April 18     What’s Cookin’?

April 25     Book vs. Movie [movie night]

May 2        May Day Wreath

May 9        Scratch

May 16      Jewelry Making

May 23      Scratch

May 30      Book vs. Movie [movie night]




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Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 June 6           Manga Drawing

June 13         Scratch

June 20         Work with Polymer Clay

June 27         Book vs. Movie [movie night]

July 11          Cooking Fun

July 18          Make a Comic Book

July 25          Book vs. Movie [movie night]

August 1       Body Art with Henna Tatoos

August 8       Scratch

August 15     Guys & Gals Friendship Bracelets

August 22     Book vs. Movie [movie night]


Fridays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

June 23        Make a Dreamcatcher

June 30        Awesome Adventures in Science

July 7           Chemical Wizardry

July 14          Cool Computer Project

July 21          Duct Tape Creations

July 28          Awesome Adventures in Science

August 4      Candle Making

August 11    Bricks 4 Kidz

August 18    Cool Computer Projects

August 25    Life-size Game and Pizza Party


Summer Quilting

Join us every Friday morning from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to help sew baby quilts that will be donated to at-risk children.  Learn how to use a sewing machine and design a crazy quilt.



Teen & ‘Tween  Summer Volunteer Program

The Library is looking for Teen & ‘Tween Summer Volunteers, students entering grades 6-12 in September, to help plan, prepare, take part in activities for the Children’s Summer Program, and do some tasks in the Children’s Services area if needed.

Interested?  Contact Mrs. Cann, Children’s Librarian, dmcann@westdeptford.lib.nj.us, 856-845-5593, or stop by the Library.


Pg 5 Summer Volunteers

2016 Teen & ‘Tween Summer Volunteers

April – May Programs

Tuesday Programs – 7:00 p.m.

  • April 5 – Duck Tape Art
    • Make wearable items using Duck Tape.
  • April 12 & May 10 – Pizza and a Paperback
    • Talk about what your are reading and share a pizza.
  • April 19 & May 17 – Illustrators and Writers Group
    • Do you like to write stories or poems? Do you draw? Come share them with our group.
  • April 26 & May 24 – Tuesday Night @ The Movies  – 6:30
    • Mockingjay Part 1
    • Call the Library for more information
  • May 3 – Board and Video Games
    • Come play games with your friends. Snacks will be served.
  • May 31 – Crazy Craft Night


New Jersey’s Maker Day

DSC04164Sunday – March 13 – 1:00 p.m.

Calling all budding engineers!  To celebrate New Jersey’s Maker Day, the Library will be having a roller coaster construction program. Bring a team or just come yourself to build a roller coaster.

Challenge your friends to see whose roller coaster will go the fastest or the longest. Also see whose roller coaster will stand up the longest.

The roller coasters will be made with cardboard and tape. Ideas will be shared or you can design your own. Marbles will be used to judge whose roller coaster is the fastest and whose marble goes the longest.

Anything that you make, you can take home and make it better.

Snacks will be served.





February and March Programs

Tuesday – February 2 @ 7:00 p.m.
Candy Making
Make chocolate covered fruit and pretzels.

Pizza & a Paperback
Tuesday, February 9 @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 8 @ 7:00 p.m.
Is there a particular book that you would like to discuss with others people?
Come to the Library and share. Enjoy a piece of pizza as well.

Tuesday Night Writers’ Club
Tuesday, February 16 @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March  15 @ 7:00 p.m.
Help publish a Library eZine. Bring your original drawings, poems, or short stories.

Tuesday Night @ The Movies
February 23 @ 6:30 – Jurassic World
March 29 @ 6:30
Come relax and watch a movie. Snacks will be served.

Tuesday – March 1 @ 7:00 p.m.
Jewelry Making
Create jewelry that you can give to friends or family.

Tuesday Gaming Night
Tuesday – March 29 @ 7:00 p.m.
Come to the Library to play board and video games. Bring a game to share or use the Library’s. Snacks will be served.

December and January Programs

  • Tuesday – 12/15/2015 & 1/19/2016 – Writers’ Group
    Bring your original story or illustration to share with the group.
    The program begins at 7:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
  • Tuesday – 12/22/2015 – Tuesday Night @ the Movies
    Join us for the movie Minions. Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
  • Tuesday – 12/29/2015 – Game Night
    Come to the Library to play video and board games. The Library has a Wii and an XBox 360. Bring your own games or use the Library’s.
  • Tuesday – 1/5/2016 – Aroma Therapy
    Escape the cold and join us for a night of making candles. The programs begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 1/12/2016 – Pizza and a Paperback
    Discuss what book you are reading or listen to other folks talk about what they are reading. Enjoy a piece of pizza as well.
  • Tuesday – 1/26/2016 – Tuesday Night @ the Movies
    Join us for a movie and snacks. Call the Library to find out what movie will be showing.