Teens

2021 Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival is coming to a computer near you on May 15!

The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival is back and virtual! Join us on Saturday, May 15th from 9am to 5pm.

In the past, schools have brought in buses of students to attend the festival in person but this year, all you need is a link and you can enjoy the festival safely from your own home or school. We hope to bring the face-to-face format back in the future, but we are happy to be able to be able to provide the 2021 Festival safely during the pandemic.
Authors are also excited to be able to interact with the teens in whatever way we can provide.

Attending authors include Ally Carter, Paul Griffin, Ellen Hopkins, Barry Lyga, Karen McManus, G. Neri and more! Books for all Teen Book Festival authors are available for borrowing at local public or school libraries. Signed books and official merchandise will be available for purchase through our website and festival platform. We’ll have author breakout sessions, workshops, and even some virtual publisher booths!

Registration opens March 15! For more information on the authors, please visit our website at www.teenbookfest.org.

If you are tech savvy and interested in volunteering this year, we’d love to have you! Volunteer registration opens soon. You’ll still get your free t-shirt and lots of our TBF love and gratitude!

We can’t wait to see you!


Teen Thursdays at Lyell are even better than Taco Tuesdays!


Greece is having a Teen Bookmark Contest! Why not enter?

Get the form right here!


Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival 2020 t-shirt Design Contest


a Night at Hogwarts at the Webster Library

Witches, Wizards, and Muggles are cordially invited to join us for a Night at Hogwarts at the Webster Library on Saturday, March 28th from 6:00-8:30pm.

Enjoy a magical evening of crafts and activities, fortune telling, potions classes, Quidditch, refreshments, live music by Starvoker, and more!

Bring your golden Galleons, silver Sickles, and bronze Knuts (or Muggle money) if you’d like to purchase Harry Potter merchandise or a sweet treat (candy and ice cream will be available). Proceeds benefit the library.

Come dressed in your Wizarding attire!

$2 Youth Tickets (2-17), $4 Adult Tickets (18+). Children under 2 are free!

Get your tickets at the Webster Library today!


For Pete’s Sake everyone! It’s been too long!

Cathy from Chili Library here, and I realized that it has been FOR-EV-ER since I posted something and it made me think …

FOR PETE’S SAKE why haven’t I shared lots of wonderful things with you? Then I found out that it’s … FOR PETE’S SAKE DAY! How perfect! I’m totally annoyed that I haven’t had much of interest to share, so I knew that I needed to share this with you! 🙂

Have a great For Pete’s Sake Day everyone! How will you celebrate?

According to an article in USA Today,

“For Pete’s sake” originated as a substitute for “for Christ’s sake,” and other similar expressions.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “for Pete’s sake” came into use more than a century ago and prompted similar sayings such as “for the love of Pete” in 1906 and “in the name of Pete” in 1942.

… It was started by a former radio talk show host in Lebanon, Pa., Tom Roy and his wife, Ruth.”

And according to Writing Explained,

Definition: Oh my goodness! This interjection expresses frustration or annoyance. Similar expressions include for crying out loud and for pity’s sake.””

Do you ever use for “for Pete’s sake”?


5 x 7 x Design Teen Art Contest

October 1—December 1

Showcase your talent! Our juried show is open to students in grades 6—12 who live in or attend school in Brighton. Cash prizes are awarded in junior (grades 6—9) and senior (10—12) divisions. All accepted works will be displayed through January 31, 2020. Get rules @ the library or on www.brightonlibrary.org. Sponsored by Friends of BML


Join us for the 10th Annual Greater Rochester Teen Read Week events!


Recommended Reading
MCLS TeensLit's best-of-the-best book montage
MCLS TeensLit 43 members
Books loved by teen services librarians in the Monroe County Library System that is in Rochester NY.

Our best-of-the-best shelf

All American Boys
The Hate U Give
The Prince and the Dressmaker
Darius the Great Is Not Okay
Grand Theft Horse


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