YA Programs

For more information, contact the YA Librarian at 248-7363 ext. 263

Summer Reading Program

Our 2014 Summer Reading Program has come to an end. Congratulations to our 50+ participants for reading hundreds of books and making a difference at the library. 

Thank you to our 30+ readers Book Buddies and 70+ Children's Reading Volunteers for their dedicated community service at our library. We also thank our Board, Chess, and Video Game volunteers who helped younger children play games. 


Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meetings

TAB meeting for registered Teen Advisory Board meeting is on Thursday, October 9th from 4:30 - 5:30 PM in the Community Room.

TAB is a volunteer group that consists of teens who work together with the YA Librarian to improve library services for teens.

If you are interested in volunteering with other teens, please pick up an application in the Teen Room. Limited registration for TAB began August 15th


Celebrate Teen Read Week

turn-dreams-into-realityOctober 12-18

The Theme is: Turn Dreams Into Reality

The Shelter Rock Library and YALSA of the American Library Association encourages teens to Read for the Fun of It! Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading and to take advantage of reading in all its forms - books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more - and become regular library users.

Check the Teen Room for displays, handouts and bookmarks.


Chess Game

chess-piecesFor teens Grades 6-2 & Children 2-5

In the Community Room for experienced Chess players.

Tuesday, October 7 & Friday, October 10th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM

Registration begns September 23rd ~ choose one session.



Teen Tech Tutors to Teach Adult Computer & Internet Basics

For YAs in Grades 7-12

techTopics include: how to set up and use an email account, search for websites, save documents, use a USB drive, and navigate the Shelter Rock Website. We will have computers and tablets for you to use, but adults are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets. 

Sessions in the Teen Room in October & November. 

Teen Tech Tutors should attend a training session on Monday, October 6 from 7-8 PM or meet with the YA Librarian. 

Limited registration begins September 22nd at the Reference Desk for teens and adults. 


Book Cafe

For YAs Entering Grades 6-12

This book relates to the Teen Read Week theme Turn Dreams into Reality


Zen and the Art of Faking It

zenby Jordan Sonnenblick

Tuesday, October 21st from 4:30 to 5:30 PM

When thirteen-year-old San Lee moves to a new town and school for the upteenth time, he is looking for a way to stand out when his knowledge of Zen Buddhism provides the answer. 

Registration begins September 23rd. 


SRPL Pay It Forward Project

Pay-It-Forward-NewAttend our Book Discussion and be part of "Pay It Forward." The concept is simple: do 3 good deeds for others in need and record them on cards. In return, ask that they pass the good deed onto others to keep the cycle going. Hand in your cards by August 30th; we'll display your good deeds in the Teen Room and the Shelter Rock Staff will donate a dollar for each good deed (up to 25 dollars) to a local charity. 


The Road to College

for High School Students


Test Taking Tips

For the SAT, PSAT & ACT & Overcoming Test Anxiety

Monday, September 29th from 7:15 to 8:45 PM

SATOverwhelmed with studying for the SAT or ACT? Learn about optimal test taking strategies for these tests. Find out the difference between the SAT and ACT. Discover how to study and reduce stress using a family/team approach. With Barbara Becker, M.A., M.S.

Registration begins September 8th


College Finance Secrets

With Andy Lockwood, J.D.

Tuesday, October 14th from 7-8:15 PM

scholarships56856Join Andy, a financial aid consultant for the "forgotten middle class". He will share ways to cut college costs and get the best financial aid package for you. Find out:

  • Why a public college can be more expensive than a private one;
  • How to multiply your odds of getting grants;
  • Gain a better understanding of the current financial aid process.

Registration begins September 30th.

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Library Hours

Monday: 9am - 9pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm