Posted in Gaming, Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Teen Services, Teens

Laser Tag on June 15th, 2018

In two weeks from this posting, we’ll be having laser tag in the library!

To kick off summer reading, we have an evening of fun planned on June 15th. First, we’ll have a Beatles tribute concert featuring New England’s best Beatles tribute band, 4EverFab, on the library lawn starting at 6:30 PM.

Then, at 9 PM, forty teens—that’s anyone going into 6th grade and up in the fall—will be invited to play laser tag in the library. Two teams at a time will compete for glory among the stacks, and there will be snacks, pizza, and soda. All participants will win a door prize! The fun will go until midnight.

But if you want to be one of the laser warriors, you’ll need to do a couple of things. First, you need to sign up on the library website. Then, you’ll need to returned a completed Laser Tag Liability Release to the reference desk.

Register online, turn in those forms, and we’ll see you on the battlefield!

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Posted in Gaming, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Video Games, Wii U

Program Spotlight: Button Mashers

New year, new programs! In 2018, the teen services department will be adding new regular programming for anyone in 6th grade to 12th grade, as well as continuing the programs that our teens have enjoyed over the past year. As we count down to the New Year, we’ll be highlighting these new programs with our Program Spotlight.

First up, we have a returning program: Button Mashers.

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Posted in Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Teen Services

Falcons, Hawks and Owls – Oh My!!

Many thanks to Jim Parks and “Wingmasters” for bringing their “Birds of Prey” program to the library! Adults and school-age kids were treated to an educational program on the feeding habits and flight ergonomics of red-tail hawks, falcons and owls, and got to meet these flying beauties up close and personal. Enjoy!

Posted in Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming

An Ah-MAZING Maze!

Last night 11 teens and tweens got together and built a cardboard maze (from discarded large appliance boxes) that currently occupies the area of the Community Room, approximately 25′ X 25′. Below are some pics that showcases their mad maze-building skillz.

The maze is available today and Saturday during library hours for all ages to enjoy. Come be Ah-mazed, and have fun!!

Posted in Summer Reading Program, Teen Events

Chocolate Olympics!

Our Chocolate Olympics was a big hit! Events included Oreo Stacking, M&M Sorting, Whopper Relay, Candy Shuffleboard (with Teams Snickers, Milky Way, and 3 Musketeers battling it out), and Kiss Wrapper Relay. Full-size Hershey Bars and all-the-chocolate-you-can-fit-in-a-Market-Basket-plastic-bag were handed out as prizes. Yummy!

Posted in Coding, Computer Science, Robots, Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Teen Services

So Much FUN!! Coding with Minecraft and Raspberry Pi Robots

Check out how much fun we had with coding and Minecraft and robots and Raspberry Pi! Can’t be beat! Sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Program and get in on the fun!!

Posted in Prizes, Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Teen Services

Summer Reading is Here!!

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Teen Summer Reading Program

June 25 – August 5

Registration begins Monday, June 19!

Build a Better World this summer with the Rodgers Memorial Library Summer Reading Program (SRP)!

Click here to open the 2017 Teens SRP brochure and take a look at some of the choice summer events and prizes we’re offering for participating, then visit our ReadSquared Summer Reading site to register (click on the Teens [Grade 6-12] tab).

Some of the events this summer include (click on the event name to access the event in our calendar):

and more!

Prizes? We’ve got prizes! They include:

  • Kindle Fire HD 7, with 32 gig memory card
  • Day pass with parking to Six Flags New England
  • Gift certificate to Launch Nashua
  • Various MP4 players

and more!

Events and prizes will be posted here on our blog. Build a Better Word with the Rodgers Memorial Library this summer – and read!