The Marian Sutherland Kirby Library has been chosen to sponsor Teen Reading Lounge, an interactive book club designed exclusively for teens. Teens will read The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney for our first selection. The book is free to teens who sign up for the program.
On Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30, the TRL program will kick off with a Pizza Party and games! There will be a total of seven sessions every other Tuesday night from March 4 to May 27 from 6:30 –8:00pm. Sessions are led by Lisa Ferry, Art, Anthropology and Writing Instructor from MMI Preparatory School. Sessions include book discussion and interactive, artistic workshops based on our book selections. The group will read a total of three books. TRL members will pick the next two selections and you keep all the books! The Teen Reading Lounge is open to all teens ages 12-18. No special knowledge is required to participate.
To register, call the library at 570-
474-9313 or visit us at 35 Kirby Avenue, Mountain Top.
Teen Reading Lounge was created for public libraries by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council to encourage teens –the next generation of Pennsylvania’s library community -to read and talk about literature that matters to them. Through informal book discussion and individual projects, libraries foster creativity in teens and expand on critical thinking skills learned in the classroom. In addition, teens learn to value the role their library plays in offering fun, relevant programs.
The program is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and by federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of the Commonwealth Libraries.