Tweens & Teens
SPRING READING CLUB (ages 0-13)
Join our Spring Reading Club on Beanstack to track reading, activities and reviews and win prizes!
Every hour you read gets you a ticket to enter a draw to win a free book or a cool bead for your TD Summer Reading Club Necklace.
Just time any reading or listening to books, you do though Beanstack which is available through the App Store or Google Play.
Saturdays, April 1 - June 30
Register at https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365
PRE-TEEN BOOK CLUB
Online discussions about books with fun monthly games and activities posted on Google Classroom.
Books will be available at the beginning of each month for pick up.
April 1 - June 30 | 1:30pm
To register, email email@example.com
GAME NIGHT - Jackbox Party Games
Watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.
Tuesdays, June 15 - August 31 | 7:00pm
To join, go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. We recommend you have two devices; one to watch and one to play along.
For more information, visit aurorapl.ca
TAG: Teen Advisory Group
TAG provides the Library with great ideas for teens and helps us find ways to best serve the youth of Aurora.
Tell us what you think while earning volunteer hours.
Thursdays, June 17, 24 | 7:00pm
To join, email firstname.lastname@example.org
GAME NIGHT: Minecraft Realms
Join us every other Tuesday on our Minecraft Realms server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.
Tuesdays, June 15, 29 | 7:00pm
Find the link on our Discord channel under Gaming #minecraft at https://discord.gg/PcVK9pD
To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft, any platform (PC, Switch, PS4, etc.) can join.
I'VE GOT A COOL JOB
Ever wonder how people get into unique professions?
In this video series, Sam interviews a variety of amazingindividuals working in industries such as gaming, technology
Thursday, June 17 | 7:00pm
Join us on facebook
INTRO TO PYTHON
Mondays, July 14 - 26, August 9 - 30 | 4:00pm
Learn programming in Python with live, guided lessons.
No coding experience required.
Register at bit.ly/3u8mQaQ
SHOW YOUR CHARACTER – Anime and Writing Workshop (ages 9 – 14)
Tuesday July 20 | 3:00pm
For aspiring artists and storytellers. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about the building blocks of character design and how they are used in popular stories.
Then, with some easy exercises, you will be able to bring your original characters to life!
Register at bit.ly/3bFjo0R
New Horizons Drop n’ Swap and Island Tours
Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
Need some new DIY recipes or custom items? Want to make some new friends and ditch old items you don’t need? Come to Aurora Island and participate in a virtual drop n’ swap!
Note: participants will need their own subscription to Nintendo Switch Online to participate.
PANDEMIC PEN PALS
APL is now offering Pandemic Pen Pals - a great way to earn volunteer hours while helping an elementary school student with their reading and writing, as well as penmanship or typing skills.
Letters from both kids and teens will transmitted via Library staff to
ensure appropriateness and to protect the privacy and contact details of both pen pals.
If you're interested in volunteering as a Pandemic Pen Pal,
please email us at email@example.com.
APL ESCAPE ROOMS (Teens 13+)
Try one or all of our Virtual Escape Rooms!
Think you're got what it takes?
We will be releasing fun new games every week, so check back often.
Each activity can be found at aurorapl.ca/content/apl-escape-room
Join us every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm for online trivia.
Test your skills, be social and maybe learn something new!
Playing is easy- simply go to APL's Facebook page at 8:00pm and type your answer in "Comments".
TAKE & MAKE KITS (Teens 13+)
Bring our Creative Studio home with our new Take & Make kits!
Fun new kits will be available every week for you to reserve through
In-Library pick-up. Take home and follow our easy online tutorial to create something awesome!
Activities will launch on a first-come-first-served basis.
Each account is limited to one kit per activity.
Reserve at aurora.biblocommons.com
Earn volunteer hours by completing questionnaires and writing prompts about your experience of 2020.
Earn additional hours by interviewing people of different ages and recording their experiences about the pandemic and more.
To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org
APL ACTS OF KINDNESS
There’s no better time to earn volunteer hours, and no better way to do it than by sharing some kindness in our community. While safely observing recommended guidelines for social distancing, you can show you care.
Perform a good deed or kind act, then submit a photo and brief description to email@example.com . Please include your first and last name, grade, school, email and phone number. Volunteer hours will be awarded at the discretion of library staff. students are responsible for supplying the volunteer hours forms issued by their schools.
READ WOKE READING CHALLENGE
This is a call to action!
Arm yourself with knowledge, expand your vision of others and heighten your awareness of issues of racial and social injustice.
Register at aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365
100 BOOKS BEFORE GRADUATION
Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books before Graduation.
OBOA PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST (14-17 years)
This year’s OBOA Photography Contest invites your photos of art encountered in unexpected places.
For information about OBOA and the photography contest,
Send your entry to: firstname.lastname@example.orgContest Deadline: Friday October 1, 2021
OBOA WRITING CONTEST (14-17 years)
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction, or magic realism.
For information about OBOA and the writing contest,
Send your entry to email@example.com
Contest Deadline: Friday October 1, 2021