Teens

Our Services

Wood Library’s Teen Scene is designed for teens. Read, study, relax and browse. Hang out with friends.  Get help with a project.  We also offer fun things to do that get teens excited about learning in a stress-free environment.  Contact the Teen Services Librarian for more information and let us know how we can serve you better.

Personalized Picks and Summer Reading 2018!

Do you have a hard time choosing books to read? Or, are you looking for something different than you normally read? Fill out the form below and have Teen Services Librarian, Katie, and teen volunteers pick out new books for you. We will choose three books, you can take all three or leave them all at the library! You are allowed to sign up even if you have fines on your account, any expired accounts will need to be updated when checking out your books.

The first wave of books will be available for pickup at our kickoff June 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

NOTE: The teen summer reading program is for those entering grades 7-college freshman. If you are interested in participating and you are a college sophomore-senior you will still select ‘yes’ at the end of the form, but no information will be added for you.

Recurring Programs

Teen Advisory Board Meetings
Fridays,  June 1, 15 & 29 | 3:30—4:30 PM
Fridays,  July 13 & 27 | 3:30—4:30 PM
Fridays,  August 10 & 31 | 3:30—4:30 PM
Grades 9—12
Help plan teen programs and become a library advocate!

Teen Pizza and Movie Night
Thursday,  June 14 | 6:00—8:15 PM
Ages 13—18
Black Panther (PG-13, runtime  134 min)
Thursday,  July 12 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Ages 13—18
Tomb Raider (PG-13, runtime  118 min)
Thursday,  August 9 | 6:00—8:20 PM
Ages 13—18
Ready Player One (PG-13, runtime  140 min)

Youngish Adult Book Club
Ages 13+
Thursday, June 28 | 6:00—7:30 PM
Read and discuss books by Becky Albertalli.
Thursday, July 19 | 6:00—7:30 PM
Read and discuss Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson.
Thursday, August 23 | 6:00—7:30 PM
Read and discuss March: Book One by John Lewis.

Game Night
Fridays, June 29, July 27, & August 31 | 6:30—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Play in the library after hours! Play with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, a board game, or the computers.

Canandaigua Academy’s Gay Straight Alliance
Thursdays, July 5—August 16 | 2:30—4:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Students from any school are welcome to attend Canandaigua Academy’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) meetings held at Wood Library this summer.

Crafting Afternoon
Grades 6—12
Tuesday, July 10 | 2:00—4:00 PM
Record a message then burn the audiowaves onto a piece of wood. Registration required.
Tuesday, July 24 | 2:00—3:30 PM
Make a faux stained glass window with your favorite character or fandom. Registration required.
Tuesday, August 7 | 2:00—3:30 PM
Make a cloud with a paper lantern and stuffing. Registration required.

Hunting History
Tuesday, July 17 & 31 | 1:30—3:30 PM
Ages 13—21
Uncover the history of your family using Ancestry at the library! Print out a family tree and fill out as many generations as possible. Registration requested.

Teen Writing Workshop
Monday, July 23—Friday, July 27 | 12:00—3:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Attend this week long workshop and have your finished work published on Wood Library’s website. Taught by Canandaigua Academy creative writing teacher, Mike Sisson. Registration requested.

Musical Monday
Ages 13—21
Monday, July 23 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Watch and sing to The Last 5 Years. (PG-13, runtime 94 min)
Monday, August 6 | 6:00—8:15 PM
Watch and sing to Rent. (PG-13, runtime 135 min)

Celebrating 20 years of Teen Theater
at Wood Library!
Teen Theater: Rocks is funded by the Finger Lakes Community Arts grant. Learn from the professionals at Bristol Valley Theater.


Teen Theater Scriptwriting
Monday,  June 25—Friday, July 6
A pre-selected group of teens come together to write a script.


Teen Theater Auditions
Thursday,  July 5 | 12:00—1:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Play a role in this year’s performance!


Teen Theater Rehearsals
Monday,  July 9—Friday, July 20 | 10:00 AM—2:00 PM


Teen Theater Performances
Friday,  July 20 | 7:00—8:00 PM
Saturday, July 21 | 12:00—1:00 PM

Upcoming Programs

Summer Reading Kickoff: Love, Simon  Screening
Thursday,  June 21 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Ages 13—21
Watch the movie with New York Times best selling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli. At this event you will be able to sign up for summer reading and have a chance at winning a copy of Becky Albertalli’s books.

Teen Euchre Tournament
Monday,  July 2 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Pick a partner and sign up for this classic card game! Registration required.

Adulting 101: Finances II
Tuesday, July 10 | 6:00—7:30 PM
Ages 13—21
Learn how to apply for loans and credit cards. Participants will also learn about credit scores and what it means to have debt. Presented by Five Star Bank.

Babysitting Course
Wednesday, July 11 | 10:00 AM—3:00 PM
Ages 11—18
Learn to be the best babysitter in town. Each student will receive a workbook and a certification card upon completion. Bring a self addressed stamped envelope and a bagged lunch. Registration required. $45.00 per student, payment due before class.

How to Cos
Friday, July 13 | 5:00—6:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Learn how to assemble a costume and attend a cosplay convention. Register with your questions and have them answered by Torra Zwei, a cosplay ambassador for the Flower City Comic Con. Registration required.

Christmas in July
Tuesday, July 24 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Think cold thoughts! Drink hot chocolate, play games, and hang out with friends.

Costume Makeup Class
Thursday, July 26 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Learn costume makeup  tricks from makeup artist Kaleigh Dumigan.

Sixty Second Stories
Friday, August 10 | 5:00—8:00 PM
Grades 9—12
Bring a cellphone and record videos at the library after hours! First we’ll plan, then we’ll record at 6 once the library closes.

TBT TV
Monday, August 13 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Watch throwback cartoons with friends and popcorn.

Waffle Workshop
Tuesday, August 14 | 12:00—2:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Make waffles and watch How to Train your Dragon. (PG, runtime 98 min)

Summer Reading Finale
Thursday, August 16 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Murder in the library! Find the killer before time runs out. Summer reading prizes will be drawn at this program.

Camp Half Blood vs. Camp Jupiter
Friday, August 17 | 3:00—5:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Celebrate Seaweed Brain’s birthday in a battle between camps!