Teen News & Events
SYNC free audiobook downloads all summer long! (April 27-August 2, 2023)
AudiobookSYNC is a summer program of FREE audiobooks for teens 13+. Two audiobooks are available each week through the Sora reading app. April 27 – August 2, 2023. You can check out the line-up of audiobooks for the 2023 season at https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/sync-season/ Read more >
Comic author/illustrator Nathan Hale is visiting Bloomfield on June 1st! (6:00 PM, Carmen Arace School Auditorium)
Bloomfield Public Library is excited to announce that – with the generous support of Duncaster Retirement Community – we are bringing Comic Author/Illustrator Nathan Hale to Bloomfield! Perhaps best known for his graphic series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales (based on historic U.S. events), he will do a series of closed presentations in our schools followed by an evening presentation open to anyone in the public! The evening presentation will be at Carmen Arace School (390 Park Ave., Bloomfield) in the auditorium. Time-allowing, the author will gladly sign personal copies of his books that you bring to the event. Advance registration for this special event is appreciated.
For all ages. Read more >
SUMMER READING BEINGS! (All Ages, June 5 to Aug. 11)
The BPL Summer Reading program is open to all ages – children, teens, and adults. This year’s theme is “Find Your Voice” and the program runs June 5 – August 11. We’re excited to share another great summer reading season with all of you. Simply create an account online with READsquared. You can create individual accounts or create a series of linked accounts as a family – whatever works best for you! Then, just log book titles all summer long. The more you read, the more chances you’ll have to win prizes in our end-of-summer raffles for all ages. Be sure to visit our Summer Reading page on our website to get all the information you need to register. Read more >
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting + Dinner at McMahon Wintonbury (June 6 @ 4:00 PM)
Open to students in grades 7 – 12. Get your voice heard! We want your ideas about the new libraries, which programs to offer, the teen book collection, and more! TAG is a dinner club (yes, you get free food!) and your involvement will help transform the future of Teen Services in Bloomfield. Why else is TAG great? You will earn volunteer hours, get leadership opportunities, you can add it to your resume, and we’ll also add in some free books! See our Events Calendar for details on how to register. This meeting is in-person at McMahon Wintonbury Library. Read more >
Teens Read with Pride (June 21 @ 4:30 PM) (Avon Free Public Library)
Come hear librarians from Avon, Simsbury, and Bloomfield talk about LGBTQIA+ teen books of all genres. Each table will have a snack and giveaway! Stop by one table or visit them all! No registration required. Sign up for a reminder email! Open to students entering grades 7-12. Read more >
BPL Take-and-Make Summer Project: ORIGAMI CIRCUITS (Starting June 26, while supplies last)
Bring your paper crafts to life with this engaging take-home STEM kit from Brown Dog Gadgets! Kits are available for pick-up at BPL…while supplies last!
Best for ages 10 and up. Read more >