Welcome to the GFJ Memorial Library’s Teen Page. All teen programs are in yellow on the calendar below. Check out upcoming programs, new books and interesting stuff.
Questions? Contact the teen librarian at en.roman@4cls.org.


Young Adult Department Mission Statement

    The mission of the George F. Johnson Memorial Library Young Adult/Teen Department is to give teens access to resources and programs that will allow them to explore, discover, and understand themselves and their unique interests, as well as to develop skills in literacy, leadership, STEAM, and digital and social citizenship.


New YA Books for March

YA Library NEWS:

A Tale as Old as Time

 Celebrating the release of Disney’s new live action movie Beauty and the Beast with books, a display, and sweepstakes. Come check it out!

Ithacon 42 Presents:

YA Fantasy Author

Tamora Pierce

At Ithaca College from March 25 -26

Saturday, March 25th

3-4pm: Conversation with young writers and Readers

Sunday, March 26th

1-2pm: Keynote Address

3-4pm: Conversation with Fans of all ages

Activities for Kids and Teens

Lightning Cosplay      “Make me a Superhero”

Cosplay Runway     Classic Video Games

Harry Potter       Dungeons and Dragons

Trivia and Crafts      Zombie Maze

Panels will include: Star Wars, Comic Book Creator Panel, Comics at the Movies, Publishing Fantasy and Science Fiction, Harry Potter Fandom, Fan Fiction

Learn more: www.comicbookclub.org/IthaconSchedule.html

What Your Librarian is Reading:


by Meagan Spooner


A Beauty deadlier than the Beast!

What Your Librarian is Reading:

The End of OZ

by Danielle Paige


The battle for Oz continues in this fourth installment of the Dorothy Must Die Series.

Meet New YA Librarian

Name:  Kenneth Roman

Graduate of Binghamton University / Syracuse University

Bachelor’s in History and English / Masters in Library and Information Science/School Media Specialist

Favorite Book Series: The Harry Potter Series
Interests: Folk and Fairy Tales, Mythology, and Musical Theater

Free Time: Listening and reading books, watching TV, hanging out with friends, and going to see shows.

I am pleased to be working at the George F. Johnson Memorial library as a librarian.  This is not my first experience at the GFJ library.  For the past 9 years I worked as a page and then an intern.  As an intern my job included running open hours and teaching classes in the library’s Tech Center.  I specialize in young adult services and technology support.  I also enjoy presenting programs and teaching classes.  I look forward to working with patrons and helping you with your information needs.

iSchool Graduate Student Headshots 2016


Reading Rants!- Out of the ordinary Teen Booklists

Kids, Code, and Computer Science

Teen Ink

Teen Reads

Teen Links to check out:
Games & Fun
How Do I get my working papers?
Movies & Stuff

Interested In Volunteering @ the GFJ Library?

If you’re interested in volunteering , check with Cathy for information about volunteering at the library! Teens are welcome to volunteer during our summer programs. ( contact Cathy at en.cathy@4cls.org.)
Volunteer Activities:
* Sort books in circulation area
* Shelve books in Adult, Young Adult and Children’s departments
* Shelf reading/straightening/shifting of books
* Help prepare for story time crafts and other activities
* Set up or take down chairs in meeting room for programs
By Volunteering:
* You can have an opportunity to learn and practice a variety of job-related skills.
* You will have an opportunity to meet new people.
* You can get volunteer experience for college, scholarship and job applications and recommendations by your supervisor.
* There is a sign-in sheet so you can keep track of your hours
* You have access to the staff room. (free food!)
Register for all of our programs from home with our new online registration!

Click on any program on the calendar below to get more information or to register online!

Programs with an ® require registration.

Need help? Click here to view registration instructions.

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