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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
2107 Julius St. Cross Plains, WI 53528 ph. 608-798-3881 fax 608-798-0196 email:
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Teen Events

Be a Summer Library Program Volunteer

Join our team of dedicated volunteers and help younger kids get excited about reading!

Volunteers help out at the program table with registration, the prize wheel and at our summer shows and workshops. The time comitment is a minimum of just 2, 2-hour shifts per week.

Fill out an application today and bring it in to the library. For more information contact Catherine.


Tween/Teen Book Club

For ages 8-18

Thursday, July 24 - 2:00 - 3:00 PM

The Reinvention of Edison Thomas, by Jacqueline Houtman

Meet author Jacqueline Houtman!

The first 10 readers to sign up will get a free copy of the book. Come the the book club meeting and have the author sign your copy!

Book cover showing gears and machinery.

Eddy Thomas can read a college physics book, but he can’t read the emotions on the faces of his classmates at Drayton Middle School. When the local school crossing guard is laid off, Eddy is haunted by thoughts of the potentially disastrous consequences and invents a traffic-calming device, using parts he has scavenged from discarded machines.

Join science writer and author Jacqueline Houtman in a discussion about her book, The Reinvention of Edison Thomas. We’ll talk about how an idea becomes a book. We will also talk about science.

Snacks provided!

For more information or to sign up please contact Catherine at 798-3881



Teen Book Club Interview with author Adam Rex

Cover of True Meaning of Smekday, showing letters as parts of buildings in a city with alien space ships landing.

Check out this interview with the author of one of our favorite reads. The True Meaning of Smekday. We read the book for an end of the year selection for the past two years (just because we like it so much). Adam Rex offered to answer questions for our group, take a look at what he had to say.



Teen Advisory Board

Would you like to make the library a more inviting place for teens? Get the materials and programs you’d love to have at the library by joining the Teen Advisory Board. The Board meets on an “as needed” basis on Mondays (usually monthly) from 4:15-5:15. If you would like to join the Board, download the application form, fill it out and turn it in at the library circulation desk. You are also welcome to contact Catherine or stop by with questions.