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Grab and Go Activity Kits

September 27 - Q-Tip Painting Kit

October 12 (Tuesday) - Mystic Card Keychain Kit

October 25 - Spooky Sensory Bottle Kit

Grab and Go activity kits will happen every other week. Kits will be made available Monday mornings, and are first come first serve while supplies last. One kit per teen/tween.


Pick up in the lobby.


Contact Tristyn at tparker@bcfls.org for more info.

“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”

― Logan Pearsall Smith

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Want more information?

Contact Tiffany at

(724) 287-1715 or tharkleroad@bcfls.org

Upcoming Events

Anime Club

October 13, 6-7:30pm

November 10, 6-7:30pm

November 24, 6-7pm

December 8, 6-7:30pm

YA Game Room


Teens Grades 7-12 welcome to join!


Fans of anime and manga are welcome to join the BAPL YA Anime Club! In this inclusive club run by teens, you decide what to do each meeting. You can watch an anime, read a manga, discuss the series you've been binging, create and share your own manga drawings, make Anime-related crafts, and more. If any of this sounds fun, come check out the Anime Club.

Contact Tristyn at tparker@bcfls.org for more info.

YA Gaming Guild

October 2, 1pm

November 13, 1pm

November 27, 1pm

December 11, 1pm

On the BAPL YA Discord Server


The YA Gaming Guild meets on Discord to play games! 


Tweens and teens grades 4-12 are welcome to join!


If you are a new member and need access to the YA Discord server, contact Tristyn at tparker@bcfls.org 

Pumpkin Contest

Submissions due October 22
Winner announced October 30
It's time to go big or gourd home...it's contest time and that means it's time to pull out your carving tools or paint brushes, and get ready to squash the competition! We want to see your best pumpkin designs! Give everyone pumpkin to talk about!
We will have a limited amount of pumpkins available for pickup at the library from October 13-15 in the Teen Zone.
Tweens and teens in grades 4-12 are welcome to participate!
After you've finished your perfect pumpkin, snap a picture and send it to Tristyn at tparker@bcfls.org. Online and in-person voting for the best pumpkin will be held October 26-29, winner announced on October 30.
For more info, contact Ms. Tristyn, tparker@bcfls.org.

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Fandom Trivia Night

October 27, 6pm
Online via Google Meet
Test your knowledge about anything and everything all of the time at this virtual trivia event! Tweens and teens grades 4-12 are welcome.
First place will receive an Eat'n Park gift card!
Contact Tristyn at tparker@bcfls.org for the meeting link.

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I.D.E.A.L. Book Club

This self-guided book club will cover titles that deal with inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

Each month, readers will read the selected title to learn more about an underrepresented group. We encourage participants and their families to engage in discussion surrounding the topics these books cover. 

All books available through Hoopla. October's Tween and Teen book pick is Yes! We Are Latinos! by Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy, and David Diaz. 

Find the book club on Beanstack, butlerlibrary.beanstack.org

Questions? Contact Tiffany at tharkleroad@bcfls.org

Volunteer at the Library!


Would you like to volunteer at the library?

Email Ms. Tiffany at tharkleroad@bcfls.org for more information on how you can!

Teen Zone

Tween programs are for students in grades 4 to 6.


Teen programs are for individuals in grades 7 to 12.

Video Games

The library has an Xbox and Wii, along with many games for each, that only teens are allowed to use.  Contact Ms. Tiffany for information on availability.

Board Games

Play one of our many board games with your friends at the library.

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Recommended Websites
KDL What’s Next: Books in Series Database

The What's Next®: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits.



This is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.

Epic Reads

This site has tons of info graphics, book lists, blog posts, cover reveals, quizzes, and so much more fun stuff about books and pop culture.



Commentary, news, interviews and reviews from leading authors for teen readers.


Do Something

Do Something is a non-profit organization with the goal of motivating young people to take action around social changes through volunteering, national campaigns and grants for projects that make an impact.


AudiobookSYNC is a free summer audiobook program from AudioFile Magazine for teens 13+ that gives away two paired audiobook downloads a week.

YA Books Central

YABC is one of the largest social networks for tweens and teens who love books! You can read book reviews by the staff editors or write your own. Join discussions about your favorite books and enter to win more in the monthly giveaways.

Jobs for Teens HQ

This site is dedicated to helping teens find jobs.  Getting a job is tough, but getting a job when you have little or no experience makes it even tougher.  Jobs for Teens HQ is working to change that.

Click on the links shown here to learn more and to visit the website

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