For Teens * ages 12-17 years
Teen Read Week (October 12-18)
The theme for Teen Read Week is "Turn Dreams into Reality"
Throughout all of October, YALSA's YA Lit blog, The Hub, is featuring blog posts from their teen guest bloggers from our Teen Read Week Teen Blogging Contest.
Topics range from How to Get over a Fictional Death to The Beauty of Short Stories, and more so be sure to check out "The Hub" every day in October to see the blog posts by our lovely teen bloggers.
Check out the Teen bulletin board during the week and browse books on display that are geared for Teen Read Week.
Willow Shields talks about Teen Read Week Celebration
OVERDRIVE (ebooks & audiobooks)
Teens now have their own reading room in Overdrive. Click on "overdrive" on the left side bar. Scroll down the page and click on the "Teen Ereading Room". Books for teens!
NEW ART on DISPLAY!
Thanks to former Portage High School student, Tiffany Nazer, the Teen Space now a "cat-terific" wire sculpture lounging around! The wire art, entitled "Cool Cat" is sitting atop the graphic novel/nonfiction shelf. We think it's pretty awesome! Thanks, Tiffany, for sharing your talents!
The Portage High School Art Clubhas started a mural in the Teen Space. The mural features a characters, titles, and themes from numerous classic books. Be sure to stop in & look for Hedwig! ---The Mural is done!! Take a look below.
A temporary curtain keeps light out as work begins.
Members of the Art Club pondering how to transfer the sketch on paper to the wall.
Using a vintage projector to do the work of transferring images from paper to wall.
With a little paint the images start to take shape!
Does everyone know this famous owl?!
The finished mural! Can you tell what books are included in the mural?
The Members of the Art Club that contributed to the painting of the mural are the following:
Enya Giessen, Ashley Etter, Kelsey Pence, Brandy Henry, Jessica Mootz, Sandra Weiss, Yue Xin, Andrew Johnson, Amanda Etter.
They did a wonderful job! It looks great!
Teen Manga Series
Browse through our Teen Manga series.
TeenRead Facebook Page
Book discussion page for teens.
A new online program through the Portage Public Library that provides homework support for students in elementary through high school, and even college. At Tutor.com, you get live one-to-one help with a certified tutor. Click on the logo below, or go to online resources (at the left),view by name, and click on local resources. Then scroll down to Tutor.com and click on Portage Library.
- Have ideas, suggestions, advice on how we can improve the teen area? Feel free to share your ideas! We're looking for ways to serve you, so don't be shy. Tell us what's on your mind!