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.

Things to find in the Teen Scene:

  • YA Fiction
  • YA Non-fiction
  • College Resources
  • Graphic Novels
  • Manga
  • Videogames
  • DVDs
  • NEW: Playaways: devices with pre-loaded audiobooks on them! Just pop in your headphones and enjoy!
  • Audiobook CDs

Personalized Picks 2019

Teen Advisory Board Meetings
Fridays,  June 7 & 21  | 3:30—4:30 PM
Fridays,  July 5 & 19  | 3:30—4:30 PM
Fridays,  August 2, 16 & 30  | 3:30—4:30 PM
Grades 8—12
Plan library programs and become an advocate for your library by joining TAB today.

Teen Pizza and Movie Night
Thursday, June 6 | 6:00—7:45 PM
Wall-E – Grades 6-12 (PG, runtime 98 min)
Thursday, July 11 | 6:00—7:30 PM
Space Jam – Grades 6-12 (PG, runtime 88 min)
Thursday, August 8 | 6:00— PM
Men in Black – Ages 13-18 (PG-13, runtime 98 min)

Babysitting Class
Tuesday, July 2 | 10:00 AM—3:00 PM
Friday, August 30 | 10:00 AM—3:00 PM
Ages 11—18
Each student will receive a workbook and a certification card upon completion. Students are asked to bring a self-addressed stamped envelope and a bagged lunch. $45.00 per student, payment due before the day of class. Sign up for one session. Registration required.

Teen STEM Lab
Grades 6—12
Terraform Challenge
Tuesday, July 9 | 1:30—3:30 PM
Build a civilization on Mars! Use building toys to build structures and see how they hold up under alien attack!
Breakout Box
Tuesday, July 23 | 1:30—3:30 PM
Breakout EDU box! Our Code, lets us access the internet and communicate with friends, listen to music, and watch videos. It’s been breached. Fix the code to save the Internet access, keep it from collapsing, and Breakout!
Sphero and Finch Robotics
Tuesday, August 6 | 1:30—3:30 PM
Take a spin in coding robots! Navigate the maze and bring the robot to safety!

Teen Craft Afternoon
Grades 6—12
Tuesday, July 16 | 2:00—3:30 PM
Create Cubees of your favorite characters.
Tuesday, July 30 | 2:00—4:00 PM
Create a  galaxy painting. Registration required.

Canandaigua Academy’s Gay Straight Alliance Meeting
Thursday, July 18 | 2:30—3:30 PM
Thursdays, August 1 & 15 | 2:30—3:30 PM
Grades 6—12
All members (including alumni members) of CCSD’s GSA clubs are welcome to meet at Wood Library over the summer.

Game Night
Friday, July 19 | 6:30—8:00 PM
Friday, August 30 | 6:30—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Play in the library after hours! With XBox One, Nintendo Switch, the computers, or grab a board game!

Author Visit: Becky Albertalli and Jenn Dugan
Thursday, June 13  | 6:00—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Visit with New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (the book that inspired the movie Love, Simon,) Becky Albertalli and debut YA author of Hot Dog Girl, Jenn Dugan. Chat with the authors, enter to win a copy of their books and sign up for summer reading!

Summer Reading Kickoff: Game Night Carnival
Friday, June 28 | 6:30—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Welcome to the Wood Library carnival! Fortune telling, henna tattoos, carnival games, and summer reading signups!

FanFic Night
Monday, July 8 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Writers, come prepared to dive into your fandoms and enjoy a night of free-writing with other teens! A small number of library laptops will be available for use.

Waffle Workshop
Wednesday, July 10 | 11:00 AM—1:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Make waffles and watch The Rise of the Guardians. (PG, runtime 100 min)

Galaxy Makeup Tutorial
Thursday, July 18 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Learn from professional makeup artist, Kaleigh Dumigan, as she creates a galaxy-inspired look (Participants do not have to apply makeup but are encouraged to bring their own to can try to create a galaxy look).

Stalking Jack the Ripper Escape Room
Friday, July 19 | 6:30—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Saturday, July 20 | 10:30 AM—2:00 PM
Ages 13+
Based on the New York Times bestselling YA series, Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, try to solve the Ripper Riddles before a bomb detonates and destroys Uncle Jonathan’s lab, the Ripper evidence and you. Can you save Audrey Rose and Thomas before time runs out? Call to sign up for a half hour time slot.

Teen Writers Meetup
Monday, July 22 | 2:00—3:30 PM
Grades 6—12
Share your stories and hang out with other teen writers. A limited number of library laptops are available.

Christmas in July
Wednesday, July 24 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Think cold thoughts! Drink hot chocolate, play games, and wear an ugly sweater!

Teen Trivia Night
Monday, August 5 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Ages 13—20
Join a team and take part in fandom trivia. Teams will rack up points and claim victory! Fandoms will include books, TVs, and movies! Registration required.

Out of this World: Sci Fi Book Meetup
Wednesday, August 7 | 2:00—3:30 PM
Grades 6—12
Stop by and discuss favorite sci-fi books that take place in space!

60 Second Stories
Friday, August 9 | 5:00—8:00 PM
Grades 9—12
Plan and create film shorts in the library after hours! The first hour will be planning, we’ll film when the library closes!

Paint Night
Monday, August 12 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Paint like the masters! Follow along with a video to create a masterpiece! Registration required.

Book Discussion: Stalking Jack the Ripper
Tuesday, August 13 | 6:00—7:30 PM
Ages 13+
Read and discuss the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco.

TBT TV
Wednesday, August 14 | 2:30—4:30 PM
Grades 6—12
Throw it back with some old cartoons and popcorn!

Cosday Summer Reading Finale
Thursday, August 15 | 6:00—8:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Dress up in your favorite costumes and learn who our summer reading winners are!

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants,  Auburn Public Theater.

Teen Theater Auditions
Thursday, July 11 | 12:00—1:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Teens are invited to audition for this year’s Teen Theater production which will take place July 26—27 at Wood Library.

Teen Theater Rehearsals
Monday, July 15—Friday, July 26 (weekdays) | 9:00 AM—1:00 PM
Grades 6—12
Rehearsals for the 2019 Teen Theater production.

Teen Theater Performance
Friday, July 26 | 7:00—8:00 PM
Saturday, July 27 | 12:00—1:00 PM
All Ages
Watch a live performance written and performed by local teens.