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About the Teen Area

Our Young Adult area is located in the center of the adult library and is defined by an L-shaped area of low shelving, floor pillows and comfy chairs perfect for lounging.

The collection includes fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels geared toward young people ages 13-19. Teens who enjoy science fiction, mysteries or romance may find additional titles in the separate adult fiction collections in each of these areas.

Special Events

Teens enjoying writing poetry may be interested in the Superior Poetry Café with its open mic time, and Creative Endeavors Support Group for Writers and Arts. We also offer Teen Anime Manga Sector (TAMS). Check the Calendar for dates for these programs and other events. We also offer monthly family films, and occasional speakers.

Materials
New books are continually being added. The Young Adult New Books are shelved in their own section in the teen area. Ask at the Circulation desk if you need assistance locating the New Books. Teens have the same three-week circulation period for books as adults.

Graphic Novels
Graphic novels are shelved in their own section of Young Adult area. Ask at the Circulation Desk if you need assistance locating Graphic Novels.

Videos
Videos are located in the Main Reading Room. The scope of the video collection includes SciFi/Fantasy/Horror, Drama, War, Action/Adventure, Mystery/Suspense, Health, War, Religion, Foreign, Family, Comedy, Musical and Special Interest. Children's videos are shelved in the Children's Room.

Audiobooks
Teens may enjoy audiobooks offered on both books on cassette and books on CD. Both circulate for three weeks.

Music
The Music collection contains selections from all genres and circulates for three weeks.

Anyone under the age of 18 who wishes to check out CD-ROMs, VHS or DVDs must have a signed permission slip on file at the Circulation Desk. Parent in a rush? It only takes a minute to fill out!

Internet Access
Internet computers are available for young adults over the age of 14. Computer users ages 11-14 need to have their parents fill out a permission slip. Sign in with your library card barcode number, using the last four digits of your phone number as your PIN number. We regret that we do not have the resources to offer chat rooms, games, MSN or MySpace.


Teen Advisory Group [TAG]
TAG hopes to improve library services to teens by seeking their input on materials and programming. TAG will, in turn, support their library by volunteering in many different areas.

Teens have helped by baking and serving refreshments at events, making (and cleaning up!) popcorn for the Family Movies, cutting out art projects for Summer Reading, sorting books and videos for the Friends Annual Gently Used Book Sale and helping with children’s programming. Teens interested in forming a Book Club or reviewing new titles are are invited to join!  More help is always needed for Summer Reading!

Currently, there are no set meeting times for TAG. Members are contacted when help is needed. Add your name and e-mail by contacting Debbie Lehman, TAG Advisor, at debbiel@uproc.lib.mi.us.

 

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