Author: Kim

Babysitting 101 – Tweens and Teens!

Saturday, March 3 from 10 am -2 pm This is a great opportunity, providing youth who are planning to babysit with the skills and knowledge to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. For tweens and teens ages 10 and older. Amanda Tucker has taught Kindergarten and is currently a 2nd grade teacher.  She...

Third Thursday Game Group

New Group! Next meets on Thursday, February 15th 6:30-8:30 pm Calling all adults and older teens who enjoy playing tabletop board games, such as Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and more! We’ll choose a different game each month and provide links ahead of time so players can get to know the game. It’s a...

The 14th Annual Battle of the Books

Saturday, April 7th we will host our 14th annual Battle of the Books. Young Adult Council has selected this year’s titles.  They are: Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, The Last Boy at St. Edith’s by Lee Gjertsen Malone, and The Seventh Most Important Thing...

Creative Writing  – Fiction (for grades 6-8)

Creative Writing – Fiction (for grades 6-8)

Meets on Tuesdays (Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) from 6-8 pm with Wally Wood, author and teacher. All sessions will allow time for writing and sharing stories as well as one-on-one communication between adults and young people. By signing up for the first class, you will be signed up for the five week...

Create Gift Tags, Greeting Cards, Invites and More with our Cricut

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own graduation gift tags, barbecue invites, thank you cards and more. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Classes limited to two participants. Please email us at chbya@biblio.org if...

Take Home Games from the Library

Are you looking for something to do on a snowy afternoon? Want to test a talked about game before purchasing? Come browse the library’s game collection, we’ve got tabletop games for all ages and interests. Some take 5 minutes to learn, others might keep you busy for the weekend.  Check here for a complete list.

Teen Writing Group

A peer led teen writing group meets every Wednesday in the Antiques Room on the third floor from 4:30-6:30 pm. All are welcome.

Children of Exile

Children of Exile, by Margret Peterson Haddix, is a story about children being exiled (get it) from a safe, comfortable town and being moved to a dangerous, cruel town. The book follows Rosi (the main character), her little brother Bobo, and Rosi’s friend Edwy. Rosi,-as a character- is very forgettable, everything she does in this...

The Goldfish Boy

“TThe Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson, is a story about a boy with obsessive compulsive disorder who witnesses the disappearance of a toddler. Matthew, the main character, doesn’t have the sitcom’s version of OCD that is for comic relief or anything, he actually has a very realistic form of the disorder that gets quite disturbing...

Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

I thoroughly enjoyed the book Saving Hamlet, and I appreciate that authors are starting to include more LGBTQ characters in novels these days.  Although I usually try to stay away from books with time travel, I like how the author used it in the book.  Emma is a well thought out character who expresses her...