The Teen Room at Aldrich is the ultimate place for teens in grades 7 - 12 to help fulfill their academic and social needs. Stop by for research and homework help, hang out on our giant bean bag chairs, and, of course, check out the hottest new books.
Ongoing teen programs
It’s More Fun to DIY craft series: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm. Participants can “Do It Yourself” on a wide variety of craft projects such as perler beads, light up cards, mug cakes, and more. Materials and participation is free. Check the calendar to see what the next craft will be!
Magic the Gathering: Fridays, 3-5pm in the Vermont Room. Magic players of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join the ongoing games.
Pokemon badges: For all ages. Take the challenge to earn two badges every week. Continues while supplies last.
TAC: Teen Advisory Council
The Teen Advisory Council is the voice of our young adults at Aldrich. It guides services, plans programs, and provides leadership experience. 7th - 12th graders interested in joining can pick up an application and give it to the librarian. As of September 2018, the Teen Advisory Council is on hiatus and will be relaunching later this fall. Stay tuned for more details!
Spaulding High School Book Club
The book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the Spaulding library, and all high school age teens (7-12th grade) are welcome whether they attend Spaulding or not.
Resources for Teens
- Job hunting guide: Resource list for local job search help, career and college major advice, and more.
- Jobs for teens HQ: Ideas, tips, and advice for earning money as a teen.
- Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free 24-hour hotline for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.