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Tween/Teen Programming

Contact Ms. Tiffany at tharkleroad@bcfls.org or call 724-287-1715 for more information or to register for youth programs and events.

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Tween/Teen Events

12 6 2023
12 9 2023
all month - teen

Fun and Gamified Coding Lessons for Kids

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Know a child or teen who wants to learn how to code? Butler Area Public Library provides free access to Fiero Code, a self-paced learn-to-code software program for kids ages 8-18.

 

Through fun and engaging tutorials and projects, Fiero Code teaches kids coding languages ― such as HTML, Python and JavaScript ― that they can use to build their own websites, video games, apps and more.

 

Fiero Code also includes a portfolio feature for coders to display their work, and a “Share with Parents” feature for them to share their projects with family and friends.

 

Questions? Ask a staff member.

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100 Books Before High School Graduation

Ongoing, beginning in March 2023
Butlerlibrary.beanstack.org

Registration is now open for 100 Books Before High School Graduation. Any child from grades 3-12 is eligible to participate in this program. If your child has already completed 500 Books Before 5th Grade, this program is the next step. Log the books your child reads, or that others read to your child, to earn virtual badges, a chance to win small prizes from Ms. Tiffany's prize bin, and to place your personalized woodland critter on our Reading Tree mural. Register your child at Beanstack: butlerlibrary.beanstack.org. 

For more info contact Ms. Tiffany at tharkleroad@bcfls.org.

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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

  • AudiobooksSYNC

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

  • 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.​​​

  • 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.

  • Goodreads

    • 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.​

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Teenreads

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

  • 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.​

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