Teens Summer Reading
9th - 12th grade
Thursdays at 6 pm
June 7 — Bullet Journalling
Teens will learn the basics of using a bullet journal and will be shown how to track habits & symptoms and how to record tips for self-care. We will also discuss the book Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff.
The first 20 participants will receive a bullet journal, thanks to a grant provided to the library.
June 14 — Playlist for the Dead
We will create our own playlist to describe our life, another to describe our
current mood, and a third to describe our background. We will also work on music themed journal prompts. Supplies & snacks will be provided, just bring your journal!
June 21 — Book Lyrics
Using the Young Adult book shelves, we will write song lyrics comprised of book titles. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative!
June 28 — Mood Music
Teens will share their favorite music. What inspires you? What uplifts you? What do you listen to when you’re angry? Nervous? Sad? How does music affect your mood? We will attempt to answer these questions as we explore the sounds and lyrics of our favorite songs.
July 5 — Cover Art
Teens will create album cover art to correspond with the playlist they made on June 14. Artwork can be created in their bullet journal or on poster board.
July 12 — Influence Board
What musicians, singers, or songwriters have influenced you? How have they changed the way you think and feel? Teens will create a poster showcasing their musical influences.
July 19 — Songs to Share
To build students’ empathy for one another, teens will participate in a scenario activity. After feeling what it is like to experience an anxiety attack, teens will build a calming playlist to share with the group. This new playlist will be added to their bullet journal.
July 26 — Mental Health Resources
We’ll discuss the importance of local mental health resources and teens will build a resource center in the YA section of the library. They will also have the chance to finalize their journals and submit their favorite page layout for a prize!