Tween Programs are for kids who are in 4th through 7th grades.
Many Tweens feel displaced in the library—too young for the children’s programs, yet not quite ready for the programs designed for teenagers. (This is where the term ‘tween’ comes from: between child and teenager.) The purpose of the group is to give kids a place to go to participate in various activities and crafts designed to further a love of reading and engage with peers. Activities usually include snacks.
Due to the requirement of background checks for adults in contact with minors, parents are not allowed to stay in the activity room, but are welcome to remain in the building.
Tween Book Review
You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
“Separation: Twelve-year-old Charlotte Lockard and eleven-year-old Ben Boxer live more than a thousand miles apart.
Disparity: On the surface, their lives seem vastly different-Charlotte lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while Ben is in the small town of Lanester, Louisiana. Charlotte wants to be a geologist and keeps a rock collection in her room. Ben is obsessed with Harry Potter, presidential history, and recycling.
Affinity: But the two have more in common than they think. They’re both TAG kids. They both sit alone at lunch. And they’re both trying to figure out how to survive middle school and the unexpected challenges of family.
Solidarity: Readers will root for Charlotte and Ben every step of the way as their lives—connected only by an online Scrabble game—intersect in unexpected ways.