Entries by Andria

Check Out Our Youth Study Rooms

Did you know the library has…youth study rooms? That’s right, the Youth Services area of the library has three kids/family study rooms and two teen study rooms that are free to use, no library card required. Each room can be reserved for two hours per day, with an additional hour if no one is waiting. […]

Best New Books of 2022 for Kids and Teens

It’s no surprise that we love talking about books here at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, and the end of the year is a perfect time to gather together favorites. With that in mind, three of our Youth Services librarians thought we’d share our top picks of 2022 for kids and teens. Check them […]

Try Hoopla for Teen Audiobooks

August is often full of last-minute road trips and, if you’re anything like me, you enjoy a great audiobook while on the road. I especially appreciate an audiobook you can stream right from your smart device, which is why I’m an avid Hoopla user. Hoopla has a wide selection of audiobooks and it doesn’t have […]

Audiobook Explosion!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good audiobook. And now the library has even more ways to enjoy your favorites (or soon-to-be favorites) on audio. Playaways® Playaways are audiobooks pre-loaded onto a handy little device (about the size of a deck of cards). All you need is a battery and a pair […]

Thanksgiving Break Week is back!

It’s approaching…that week of school-free delight (or horror, depending on who you are): Thanksgiving Break! Whether you’re looking forward to November 20-27 with joy in your heart or with trepidation, be sure to stop by your library for a feast of fun activities during our special Thanksgiving Break Week. All week long, the Youth Services […]

Read with us this summer!

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library’s annual Summer Library Program kicks off today! Nurture your child’s interest in reading by signing them up for the Summer Library Program. Reading during the summer months helps prevent summer slide, a decline in reading ability and academic skills. Research shows that participation in summer reading programs can increase […]

Teen Time: Smoothies!

Hey, teens, with all this time at home, have you started to try new recipes? I do love fancy beverages from local cafes, but I’ve been excited to experiment with my own versions over this last year. Back in the day, I used to work at a coffee shop that also happened to sell stellar […]

Book Recs from our Young Adult Advisory Board

Did you know that Youth Services has a special advisory board for teen services, run by the teens themselves? The Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB) meets each month to discuss ideas for programs, teen materials, and much more! Teen members recently created a booklist of some of their favorite teen reads to share with you […]

New craft kits for teens!

Hey, teens, have you heard the news? Free craft kits are now available! A new kit will roll out each month, just for teens (grades 6-12). Our first Teen Take & Make kit, Fruit Snack Fortune “Cookie,” is super simple, tasty, and fun. Turn Fruit Roll Ups into little fortune “cookies,” with a cutting template […]

Free Teen eBooks & eAudiobooks

Parents, is your middle or high schooler a big reader? Have they “read everything in the house?” In addition to the library’s Digital Media resources (downloadable books, audiobooks, magazines, music), explore the links below for free digital content for teens, including books, comics, and audiobooks. Some content is only available during the COVID-19 crisis. Audible […]