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Monday August 31, 2020 -  Tuesday August 31, 2021 Go To Top
z_cust_teens.png Teen Book Review Society (TBR) - Earn Volunteer Hours by Reviewing Teen Books Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: MCL Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Earn community service credit  by reviewing teen books! The Monmouth County Library is looking for teens in grades 7-12 who would be willing to read a teen novel and write a brief review.

Age: Must be between grades 7-12 

Books: Must be of appropriate reading level. You can check out books from MCL (either virtually or physically).

Hours Given: 1 hour per book 

Limit of books per month -  4

Length:  Min 100 Words, Max 300 Words

Specific Information:

Written reviews should include a short paragraph summarizing the book, no spoilers, please! The next paragraph should be a critical evaluation of the book of your choosing and include your personal response with specific examples to support praise or criticism. The review should be spoiler-free, thorough, and engaging. 

Submission: Submit your review using our Google Form here.

Review Gallery:  Upon submission and staff approval, your review will become part of our review gallery.  Visit our review gallery here

Your review will need to be approved by a Library staff member before you will be given service hours credit. Book reviews need to follow the guidelines above to be approved and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please note that the books in our teen sections cover a wide range of ages and vary in content and maturity level. Parents and/or guardians have the right and responsibility to determine their own children’s access to library resources. 

    Location: ONLINE
Thursday April 1, 2021 -  Friday April 30, 2021 Go To Top
z_cust_teens.png A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE
Monday April 12, 2021 Go To Top
elect_laptop.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Girls Who Code: Creating Chatbots in Python and learning about APIs Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: MCL Teen Programing   732-946-4118   mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

In this activity, girls will get to explore basic computer science concepts in Python. You will be creating your very own chatbot - a computer program that makes you feel like you are chatting with a real person! You have probably used a chatbot before when using your Amazon Alexa or Siri on your Apple device. First, we will have you brainstorm the goal of your chatbot. Ask yourself, what do you want to accomplish? Second, you will choose some yes or no questions and draft responses for each answer. We will be using Repl.it coding platform to write and run our Python code. We will also be using Twitter and Weather site APIs to receive information and use it in your program. And, at the very end of our session we will want you to share your project! Good luck and have fun!!

Grades 6-12 | Registration Required

Please note! This class is a four part series, when registered for the first one you are automatically registered for the entire session.  The dates are April 12th, April 19th, April 26th, and May 3rd from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  

This program is presented by software engineers and coding enthusiasts from iCIMS.Sessions are conducted on the Library’s Zoom platform, with Library staff in attendance. Program will be presented in four parts; participants agree to attend all sessions. Access to Repl.it is required, as well as personal accounts on Twitter.com and Weather.com. All teen programs are free and virtual. All programs will be presented on the Library’s Zoom platform, unless otherwise stated. Registration is required and closes the day prior to the event. Access link is emailed the business day prior to the program. Questions? Please email us at mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org. 

    Location: ONLINE
       
Saturday May 1, 2021 -  Monday May 31, 2021 Go To Top
z_cust_teens.png A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE
Monday May 17, 2021 Go To Top
lib_storybook.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Virtual Book Review Crew Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: MCL Teen Programming      Mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Do you have a passion for reading? Do you want to share your thoughts on your most recently read book?  Join the Virtual Teen Book Review Club!  There is no assigned reading, just bring a book you've read and let's talk about it.
 
Open to grades 7-12.  The club will meet on a bimonthly schedule. Sessions will be conducted on Zoom.
Registration and internet access are required to attend. Registration closes on 5/14 at noon; links sent later that day. Register below and you will be emailed information about how to join the discussion.
    Location: ONLINE
       
Tuesday May 18, 2021 Go To Top
objects_pencil.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Emerging Writers Virtual Workshop for Teens Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming      mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Presented by Professor Abigail Maguire

This workshop is designed for teens with a story to tell! Together, we will practice the techniques that writers and poets use to craft their stories, personal narratives and poems. You will have the ability to generate your own creative works, while getting feedback from their fellow workshop partners in a relaxed and judgement-free setting.

Session will be presented on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required.Register below for links to be emailed to you.  Registration closes on May 17 at noon; links will be emailed later that day. 

    Location: ONLINE
       
Tuesday June 1, 2021 -  Wednesday June 30, 2021 Go To Top
z_cust_teens.png A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE
Thursday July 1, 2021 -  Saturday July 31, 2021 Go To Top
z_cust_teens.png A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE
Sunday August 1, 2021 -  Tuesday August 31, 2021 Go To Top
z_cust_teens.png A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE
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