The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury is launching its Teen Reading Lounge (TRL), an interactive book club designed exclusively for teens. TRL will run for six Friday afternoon sessions, and will include dynamic book discussions, hands-on activities, movies, free books and food. All TRL sessions will take place at the Free Library of New Hope & Solebury, 93 West Ferry Street in New Hope.
The Library has chosen The Maze Runner as its first featured book for TRL. The remaining two books will be chosen by TRL’s teen participants. Mary Schwander, New Hope-Solebury High School librarian, will facilitate the program.
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to host such a dynamic program in our community,” said Connie Hillman, Director of the Free Library of New Hope & Solebury. “The New Hope area is well known for its richness in art, culture, and diversity. It will be exciting to be able to share our local resources with teens in a unique way.”
TRL will kick off on Friday, March 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. with a Maze Runner-themed launch party featuring activities and games based on the book. Remaining sessions will take place Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. on March 13, 20, 27, and April 17 and 24.
The program is open to middle and high school students. Interested tweens and teens can register online or phone (215) 862-2330), or in person at the library. Teens who visit the library to pick up their free copy of The Maze Runner before the March 6 kick-off will get an important clue about an activity that will take place at the first meeting.
Teen Reading Lounge is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and by federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of the Commonwealth Libraries.