New Books!

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Teen News

Join us for the first ever Teen Fall Reading Program!

For Teens in grades 7 – 12!
From September 28th through November 15th!

Download the READsqared App or register on the READsquared website. Registration starts September 28th!!! You can also pick up a paper copy of the program starting September 28th.  If you have any questions, contact the teen librarian, Kenneth Roman, at en.roman@4cls.org.

Download the READsquared app or visit gfjlibrary.ny09.readsquared.com

Missions to look for on READsquared include:
  • BINGO Board: Fill 5 or more lines and get entered into a raffle for prizes. Fill the whole board and get even bigger prizes!
  • Harry Potter-themed Digital Escape Room!
  • Halloween-themed Digital Escape Room
  • Scary Story reading, writing, and sharing
  • And many more treats!!!

Click here to view all of our digital escape rooms!



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Interested in volunteering @ the GFJ Library?

If you’re interested in volunteering, check with Kenneth for information. (Contact Kenneth at en.roman@4cls.org.) Teens are welcome to volunteer during our summer programs.

Volunteer Activities Include:

  • Sort books in circulation area.
  • Shelve books in Adult, Young Adult and Children’s departments.
  • Shelf reading, straightening, and 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.
  • You have access to the staff room. (Free food!)

Teen Department

Meet your YA Librarian!

iSchool Graduate Student Headshots 2016

Kenneth Roman
  • Graduate of Syracuse University with a Masters in Library and Information Science/School Media Specialist
  • Graduate of Binghamton University Bachelor’s in History and English
  • Favorite Book Series: Harry Potter
  • Interests: Folk and Fairy Tales, Mythology, Musical Theater

What’s Your Librarian Reading?

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Check out our Teen Resources page!

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.

Questions? Contact the YA librarian at en.roman@4cls.org.