Welcome to the GFJ Memorial Library’s Teen Page. 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 October

YA Library NEWS:

Book in a Jar:

Guess what book is in the jar! Correct guesses are entries to win a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble.

Teen Top Ten:

Vote for your favorite 2016 YA books on the nominee list.



Spend 4 hours reading your favorite books! Teens who last the whole 4 hours will be entered for a chance to win prizes. Lunch will be provided. For teens in grades 7-12.
October 9th
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
GFJ Library Scott Room


Monster Movie Nights

Every Monday in October at 6:00 p.m.

Open to all teens and adult. No registration or fee required.

Click here for flyer!


2017 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

Vote Now!

August 15 through October 18

View nominees here (pdf).

YALSA Teens’ Top Ten http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten



What Your Librarian is Reading:


Meet the 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

iSchool Graduate Student Headshots 2016


Reading Rants!- Out of the ordinary Teen Booklists

Kids, Code, and Computer Science

Teen Ink

Teen Reads

Epic Reads

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

Interested In Volunteering @ the GFJ Library?

If you’re interested in volunteering , check with Kenneth for information about volunteering at the library! Teens are welcome to volunteer during our summer programs. ( contact Kenneth at en.roman@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!)