Teens

Food on Film for the Whole Family

Sink your tastebuds into a good movie this summer.

Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation

How to eat fried worms [videodisc] by Gran Via ; Imagine Entertainment ; New Line Cinema ; Walden Media ; produced by Mark Johnson, Philip Steuer ; screenplay by Bob Dolman ; directed by Bob Dolman

Bee movie [videodisc] by produced by Jerry Seinfeld, Christina Steinberg ; written by Jerry Seinfeld, Spike Feresten, Barry Marder, Andy Robin ; directed by Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith ; music, Rupert Gregson-Williams

Global Tales for Teens

See the world
from the comfort of home in these novels set in various locales around the globe.

My best friend, maybe (Greece) by Caela Carter

Subway girl (China) by Peter Jacob Converse

How my summer went up in flames (United States) by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Just one day (France) by Gayle Forman

Just one year (Global travels) by Gayle Forman

The conspiracy of us (Europe) by Maggie Hall

Going Boldly: Exploring Science and Technology

Discover pioneering researchers or investigate answers to intriguing questions in these great books about science and technology.

Could a robot make my dinner?: and other questions about technology by Kay Barnham

Could I sit on a cloud?: and other questions about science by Kay Barnham

1,000 inventions & discoveries by Roger Bridgman

Guinea pig scientists: bold self-experimenters in science and medicine by Leslie Dendy and Mel Boring with illustrations by C.B. Mordan

Fiction With Fur: Teen Fiction for Animal Lovers

The summer of no regrets by Katherine Grace Bond

The nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

Rover by Jackie French

The goose girl by Shannon Hale

Wisdom's Kiss: a thrilling and romantic adventure, incorporating magic, villany, and a cat by written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

East by Edith Pattou

Geek Out at the CYS Selfie Station

Take a selfie with Thorndyke to earn your Geek Out badge. Up the geek factor by wearing something geeky or holding up your favorite science book while you snap your photo. To be eligible for prize opportunities, share your selfie on social media with the #cysisawesome hashtag, and don’t forget to claim your Geek Out badge online and submit a ticket at the CYS Command Center near the Self Service Area.

(Don’t have a camera? See someone at the children’s desk.)

Share a Story

There's so much to love about sharing a story. Pick an old favorite or something new, and find a nice place in the library to read aloud for 15 minutes. Try a cozy nook in the Children's Department, or even take your book out to the pond or butterfly garden. Share your book with someone you love, a new friend, or a passing butterfly! Don’t forget to claim your On the Scene Love It badge online, and fill out a ticket in the CYS Command Center near the Self Service area.

Chow Down at Chez CPL

Have you been here for a bit and find yourself getting hungry?
Come to Chez CPL located treeat the Tree in the Children's Department and enjoy a real or pretend snack. We'll have fake food available for your pretend picnic, or bring a snack and book of your own to enjoy under the leafy green tree. Be sure to hop online and claim your Chow Down On the Scene Badge while you are here! Enjoy!

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