Kids & Teens

Kids & Teens Updates

  • Posted on Monday, August 6, 2012 - 8:50pm

    The following kids were lucky winners this week.  There is only one week left to be a lucky reader or library lover.  Log your reading and visit the library! 

    Lucky Readers

    Julia Archer

    Jimmy Bimbo

    Nicholas Morad

    Jonathan Morad

    Lucky Library Lovers

    Mantvydas Benevicius

    Mallory Brown

    Anuj Gandhi

  • Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 3:51pm

    The following kids were lucky winners this week!

    Lucky Readers

    Brady Gavegnano
    Corinne Forcina
    Michael Doherty
    Madison Wright

    Lucky Library Lovers

    Griffin Carr
    Ryan Garrant
    Ryann Walsh

  • Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 - 8:53pm

    The following kids are winners this week.  Congratulations!

    Lucky Readers of the Week

    Hannah Bryson
    Jocelyn White
    Marco Costa
    Matthew Villalta

    Lucky Library Lovers

    Aaliyah Abel
    Eddie Ramos
    Shaun Bradford
  • Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:34pm

    The following kids are winners of contests during the first four weeks of the Summer Reading Program.  Log your reading online or in the library for chances to be a Lucky Reader, or fill out a  card every time you come to the library for raffle entries to be a Lucky Library Lover.

     Lucky Readers of the Week

    Abigail Stiltner

    Adriana Rice

    Allison Bolanos

    Annika Reddivari

    Anthony Cummings

    Ashley Dankese

    Becca Hudson

    Carissa Rubin

    Emily Estrada

    Gabriela Villalta

    Jaelyn Walsh

    Joe Gronemeyer

    Kaitlyn Smith

    Madelyn McCarron

    Nicholas Toth

    Patrick Xavier

    Tessa Cappione


    Lucky Library Lovers

    Alex Burns

    Alexa Graziano

    Amanda Tran

    Ben Wright

    Bobby Dodge

    Casey Robbins

    Kari Wells

    Kohen Noah

    Michael Dynan

    Rachel Gonzalez

    Shane Cryan

  • Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:45pm

    Summer reading is in full swing in the Children’ Department.  Every day there are lots of kids here filling out "Lucky Library Lover" contest entries, guessing the number of stars in the jar, attending great programs, checking out the iPads, reading and hanging out.  The stairwell looks great filled with the beds that the kids have colorfully decorated.   Almost 600 kids have signed up for the program so far, but it’s not too late!  Sign up your kids online and then stop by the library so they can decorate a bed, and enter our contests.   Remember to log all of the books your child reads (or listens to).   The more books logged, the more chances to win! 

  • Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 10:44am

    Congratulations to Spencer Bagtaz, winner of the Kindergarten Backpack drawing.  Spencer’s entry was randomly selected from all entries from children who registered for kindergarten and obtained new or used their own library cards.   The backpack was filled with books, school supplies and other goodies.  Thanks for the Friends of the Library for funding the backpack and its contents.

    All future kindergarteners are encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Program!  Sign up online and then stop by the library to decorate a paper bed that will hang in the hall, pick up your stamp sheet,  enter the Stars guessing contest and the Lucky Library Lover contest! 

  • Posted on Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 10:34am

    Congratulations to Vyctoria Olveira, who designed the winning replacement book cover in our April contest! Vyctoria's cover will be used on all our copies of Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief this summer. (View the full-size cover here.)

    We will also be using teen-designed covers on select copies of the following:

    • Lauren Bennett's cover for The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
    • Eric Hachey's cover for Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
    • Tyler Canning's cover for Feed, by M.T. Anderson
    • Kelsey Barbarossa's cover for Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult
    • Anthony Brown's cover for In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
    • Sawyer Fortier's cover for It's Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini

    Congratulations to these talented teens! Stop into the Teen Zone this summer to see their work displayed.

  • Posted on Friday, May 4, 2012 - 10:06am

    We in the Children’s Room are delighted to have 2 iPads available for use in the library.   They have been preloaded with lots of great apps.  Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy having an interactive book shared with them—try Planes by Byron Barton, Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton or Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping by Eileen Christelow.    For school aged kids, there are the math apps  Motion Math and AB Math, language learning apps such as Little Pim Spanish, fun games like the popular Angry Birds Space,  and Puzzle Pop, and other cool apps like Star Walk, Building Titanic and Numberlys. 

    Kids under age 14 must have a parent or guardian sign the Table In-House Borrowing Agreement before checking out the iPad.  Thank you to the Friends of the Library and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for supporting the purchase of the iPads.

  • Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012 - 3:55pm

    If you like to keep up with the newest titles but don't have time to check the teen shelves, check with the Teen Zone on In addition to listing all of the latest additions, we're tagging things with notes about formats (like which are audio books, graphic novels, etc) and even a tag for Librarian's Favorites, and providing reviews of some titles. Friend us to stay informed or comment on some of your own favorites, or just follow on your own.

  • Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 3:07pm

    We have been proud to host 5 School Nights at the library this spring.  Over 500 people have attended these evening open houses which featured raffle drawings, a scavenger hunt, and guest readers.  Many thanks to the school principals, teachers, librarians, and reading specialists for making the evenings such a success.  

     View photos from School Nights:

    Boutwell Early Childhood Center

    Wildwood Early Childhood Center

    Woburn Street School

    West Intermediate School

    North Intermediate School