Please join us on Wednesday, October 13th at 6:30 pm at the library for the first 2021 book club meeting for middle schoolers. It's October, so we will be reading Katherine Arden's creepy ghost story, Small Spaces. R.L. Stine calls it "terrifying and fun!" It's the story of sixth-grader Ollie, who gets an ominous warning that seems to come true when a school field trip goes horribly awry. Read the book, then gather to celebrate (or denigrate) it with lively discussion and a related activity. Books are available at the library. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.

Kids in grades 3+ are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 20th at 4pm for an afternoon of Halloween treat-making and scary stories! Participants will listen to spooky stories while creating Pumpkin Cheesecake Mummy Truffles to enjoy at home. Registration is limited and is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.

The library invites families to an Intergenerational Book Club meeting on Wednesday, October 20th at 6:30 pm. This new club is for adult-child teams, and its goal is to foster a lasting love of literature and its power to bring people together. This inaugural meeting will focus on Roald Dahl's fantastic tale, Matilda. Matilda is an unusually talented girl who makes the most of some very challenging situations. Pick up copies at the library, read the book, and we will all come together to see what we make of this outrageous and entertaining story! Matilda is recommended for readers 8 and up, but younger children may enjoy it as a read aloud. Open to adult-child teams of all ages. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.


corner view of young adult area, stacks of books

The Middle School and Young Adult sections are located on the top floor of the Conant Library. The Middle School collection is intended for grades 5-8 and includes fiction, audiobooks, and graphic novels. The Young Adult collection is tailored towards teens in grades 9-12 and also includes fiction, audiobooks, and graphic novels. Young Adult biographies are located on the main floor of the library with the Adult Biography collection, and Young Adult Non-fiction is located on the bottom floor of the library with the Adult Non-fiction collection.

For more information on Young Adult Services, please contact Alisa Iannucci at 978-422-6409 or email aiannucci@cwmars.org.