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Teen Hangout Nights

Steele Memorial Library hosts Teen Night every Tuesday from 6-8pm.  Stop by for to hang out, eat snacks, play games, or participate in other planned activities for teens.

West Elmira Library hosts Club 1231 Hangout Time for teens takes place the 4th Monday of every month from 6-7:45pm.  Enjoy a time for teens to relax, play games, eat snacks and talk with friends in our YA lounge!

For a full list of activities happening at your local CCLD branch, be sure to check out our events calendar.

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Some of our Teen Summer Reading winners at Steele Library

Some of our Teen Summer Reading winners at Steele Library

Some of our Teen Summer Reading winners at Steele Library!  Our final summer reading teen event featured making book safes and washer necklaces using book pages and illustrations. 

Teen Tech Take Apart for Steele Library Teen summer reading

Teen Tech Take Apart for Steele Library Teen summer reading

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Teen Tech Take Apart for Steele Library Teen summer reading.  Enthusiasm abounds!  Teens took apart cd players, printers, solar garden lamps, even a 1970′s hair dryer. Then they bashed a printer to death with a hammer. “It is not often you’re ALLOWED to break stuff!!!”  the teens explained. 🙂

How would you recommend fighting the feelings of inadequacy that come from writing something fun, as opposed to someone Deep and Serious?

I don't feel inadequate when I write things that are fun. Mostly I feel proud, because it's much harder to write a joke that works than it is to write a profoundly beautiful sentence.

Fun is not the opposite of Deep and Serious. 

Fun can be Deep. It often is.

Fun can be Serious.

Write what you want to write. I love that I can write silly books and I can write serious books, and sometimes the things I thought were big and important don't really register and the things I thought were funny and silly have a huge impact on people.

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When someone asks why you're crying at a book

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SO. MANY. FEELINGS.