Tween & Teen Events & Programs
The Next Chapter Teen Book Club
March pick: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
April pick: Good Omens by Neil Gaimen
Gardiner Ink! YA Creative Writing and Visual Art Meet Up
Showcase your creative writing and artwork in our yearly publication. Prompts, tips and writing and art share during monthly meetings. This year's Gardiner Ink! will feature entries from a 250-word flash fiction contest*. Artists will have the opportunity to design work that enhances the literature as well as create independent pieces.
Help Wanted for our new Gardiner Ink! Art Department. Be part of the design and editing process.
Currently accepting submissions of original poetry, fiction, and art. Original works of visual art can include paintings, drawings, and photography.
*Flash Fiction Writing Contest (teens to adults)
1. Use one inch margins all around. Indent each paragraph 3 to 5 spaces.
There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the teen (13-19) and adult (20 and up) categories. Manuscripts will be blind-judged. Accepted materials will be published in the 2022 issue of Gardiner Ink!
Battle of the Books 2022 Team
If you love to read and enjoy some friendly competition "Jeopardy-style", come join the Gardiner Library Battle of the Books team.
Read some or all 8 chosen books in different genres. Then, battle against up to 25 other RCLS libraries to bring home the title of Battle of the Books Champs.
Fun, prizes, and community service hours for all team members.
Team members must be between the ages of 11-18 and not graduated from high school.
Felting Series with Christine Adams
Needle felting is a fiber art that involves repeatedly stabbing a special needle into a piece of wool in order to stiffen and shape it into the desired form.
February 20 Part One: Learn to felt a penguin! Register.
March 13 Part Two: Learn to felt a Gnome! Register.
April 10 Part Three: Learn to felt a bunny! Register.