New Books!

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Teen News


Follow this link to register for our first meeting on February 23rd at 6:00pm: https://forms.gle/am7LA1NGgXrmQAxz5


Available Now!!!

Teen Take and Make – Coming Soon





For Teens in grades 7 – 12!
Sign up today!

Interested teens can register for a two (2) box subscription with a box coming every two months. Inside the book box will be a library book selected by the teen librarian and other goodies! The goodies are for you to keep, the book and the box are returned. At the end of your subscription you can reapply for another subscription. There may be time between subscriptions depending on demand for the program. Any questions can be emailed to en.roman@4cls.org. This program is free, but teens and/or parents must have a valid Four County Library card. (If necessary, priority will be given to patrons with George F. Johnson Memorial Library cards.)

How to Apply:

  1. You must be 12 to 18 years old.
  2. Email teen librarian Kenneth Roman at en.roman@4cls.org with your interest in the Teen Book Box Program.
  3. You will be emailed an application asking for information about your reading preferences.
  4. Once accepted, the librarian will let you know when your first box is ready to pick up!

Follow this link to sign up for updates on the teen book Box Program:


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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.

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