“You can’t stop the power of the youth, ’cause the power of the youth won’t stop.”
The East Moline Public Library is an awesome place for you to find books, magazines, movies, and CDs. We’ve got a YA room full of books just for YOU and a large collection of anime DVDs and manga available for checkout. We are always buying new books, movies, video games, manga, and other materials, so if there’s something you want us to get – tell us! Just talk to either of the YA Librarians (Aimee or Hannah) and we’ll be happy to expand our collection. Add us on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for all of the latest YA news! You can also email us at paschkova@eastmolinelibrary.
Anime Movie – Saturday, May 25 | 2-4 pm Join us for an anime movie and popcorn! We will be watching the movie “Your Name” / Grades 6-12
Summer Reading Kick Off @ Runner’s Park – Thursday, May 30 | 5:30-8 pm Join us for our annual Summer Reading Kick off! This year we are having it at Runner’s Park right across the street from the library! There will be local entertainment, food vendors and you can sign up for the Summer reading program! Come join us for a fun-filled evening! / All ages welcome!
Lip Sync Battle – Friday, May 31 | 5-8 pm Battle it out in pairs in our EMPL lip sync battle for a chance to win some cool prizes! Sign Up Required / Grades 6-12
Teen Movie Night – Tuesday, June 4 | 5-7 pm Join us for a showing of “Searching.” We will be watching this movie in honor of Internet Safety Month! David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter, Margot, disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has: Margot’s laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts. Popcorn and soda provided / Grades 6-12 / Sign Up Required
Teen Fandom Feud – Thursday, June 6 | 5-7 pm Compete head to head against other teams for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Sign Up Required / Grades 6-12 / Space is Limited
TLC – Friday, June 7 | 4-6 pm Anyone can be a TLC member! Join us for a meeting to receive your member card (which offers free DVD rentals at EMPL), enjoy light snacks and fun, and help the teen librarians plan future programs! TLC meetings can count toward volunteer or extra credit / Grades 6-12
Intermission – Tuesday, June 11 | 2-4 pm Take a pause and come hang out at the library. We will listen to music, watch videos, eat snacks and just have fun! / Grades 6-12 / Sign up at the front desk and we will remind you about intermission each week!
Teen Pride Party – Friday, June 14 | 5-8 pm Celebrate Pride Month with us! Make buttons, eat snacks, and watch the movie “Geography Club”! / Grades 6-12 / Sign Up Required
Fandom Bleach Spray T-Shirts – Saturday, June 15 | 2-4 pm We will be making fandom themed T-shirts with bleach! Bring a dark colored T-shirt! *Wear something old since we will be handling bleach! Sign Up Required / Grades 6-12
Intermission – Tuesday, June 18 | 2-4 pm Take a pause and come hang out at the library. We will listen to music, watch videos, eat snacks and just have fun! / Grades 6-12 / Sign up at the front desk and we will remind you about intermission each week!
Stranger Things Party – Friday, June 21 | 5-8 pm Stranger Things are happening in the library! Join us in the Upside Down for a Stranger Things party! Enjoy snacks and crafts related to the popular Netflix Original! Sign Up Required / Grades 6-12
TEEN LIBRARY COUNCIL!
JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT MEETING ON FRIDAY, June 7th, 2019 FROM 4-6PM!
TLC’s give young people a VOICE in creating and sustaining programs for teens at the library. TLC members can give input on YA collections, contribute to blogs, help lead/create programming, volunteer at events, organize community service projects, and influence how we serve teens!
BONUS: being involved with a Teen Advisory Board looks GREAT on college applications!
If this is something you might be interested in, or if you have more questions, please contact Aimee or Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 309-755-9614.