Welcome to the Swampscott Public Library Teen Scene

Welcome to the Swampscott Public Library Teen Area, a haven for 7th through 12th graders. Come here to use the public computers, hang out with friends, look at magazines, and check out computer games and new music CDs. You can get assistance with your school projects or recommendations of new books to read. We also have a graphic novel collection, including manga.

Episode 21: Interview with Bookscapades about King of Scars

Katie and Alex with reviewed book King of scars

It was so much fun interviewing the Bookscapades bloggers, Katie and Alex.  They spend all their free time either reading, talking about, or reviewing YA Fantasy books for their blog on Instagram and Tumblr.  In this episode we discuss King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo, along with her other books in the Grishaverse which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. 

Where to find the 1619 Project

“The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”

-Hannah-Jones, N., In Elliott, M., Hughes, J., Silverstein, J., New York Times Company., & Smithsonian Institution. (2019). The 1619 project: New York Times magazine, August 18, 2019.

 

The New York Times 

The New York Times Podcast

Google Podcasts

Spotify

Apple Podcast

 

NEW!

We are looking for teens going into grades 7-12 who want to connect with other people their age and help the library with their input and volunteer work (yes, even virtual volunteer work).

The Teen Advisory Board returns every other Wednesday at 4 pm.