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Caribbean-American Heritage Month

The month of June has been recognized as Caribbean-American Heritage Month since President George W. Bush made the proclamation in 2006. Ever since, each year the President makes a proclamation declaring June as Caribbean-American Heritage month. You can read President Biden’s proclamation here. Visit this site to learn more about this celebration and Caribbean Heritage. […]

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Pride: Resources for Teens

Pride is a time to celebrate, but it might also be a difficult time for teens and young adults that are not out yet. Listed below are some helpful websites and book titles. Websites: The Trevor Project Greater Boston PFLAG BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth) McVAGLY (Merrimack Valley Alliance of […]

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Pride Bingo

Wednesday, June 16 at 3:30 via Zoom Celebrate PRIDE by playing some BINGO! We’ll play over Zoom and there will be prizes for winners! Register to be sent the Zoom link and Bingo card. If you cannot print the Bingo card at home please email rgagnon@haverhillpl.org and the Teen Librarian will print one for you […]

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Pride: Teen Fiction Booklist

June is Pride Month – celebrate with these books featuring a wide array of LGBTQ+ characters! Click on the image to request the book! Check out the website Queer Books for Teens for even more recommendations!

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Summer Reading Teen Video Challenge

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is hosting their annual teen video challenge again this year! Open to teens ages 13-18, the goal is to make a 60 sec video interpreting this year’s theme of ‘Tails and Tales’ and promote libraries and reading. 5 national winners will be chosen and will receive $200! Videos can […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year, May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. The purpose of this month is to raise awareness and educate people on how mental health affects others. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 6 youth ages 6-17 experience a mental health condition each year. Resources: NAMI NAMI Massachusetts YouForward […]

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Lost in the Never Woods

A dark retelling of Peter Pan, Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas follows 18 year old Wendy Darling who is suddenly reliving a trauma that happened five years ago. When she was 12, Wendy and her brothers John and Michael went missing. Wendy was found alone in the woods 6 months later, but […]

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AAPI Heritage Month

Check out these books to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Click on a cover below to request that title! Fiction Comics

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Virtual Teen Crafternoon: Peace Birds

May 12th at 5pm Join instructor Mandy Roberge to make some adorable boho-esque peace birds! Perfect to hang in a window or decorate your bedroom! Some light sewing will be involved. This program will be held on Zoom. Registration required to receive Zoom link and craft kit.

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Star Wars Bingo

May 4th at 3:30 pm on Zoom May the 4th is Star Wars day so let’s play some BINGO to celebrate! Registrants will be emailed a BINGO card (if you cannot print it out at home, please contact rgagnon@haverhillpl.org and a printout will be provided). There will be PRIZES! Ages 11-18.