Author: Robert Riley-Mercado

Teens looking for help with writing a resume or other job questions can access several resources from the library! Reference USA First, you can access Reference USA at the link above, or by going to the Digital Resources section of PGTPL’s website. Under job resources, you can...

National Hispanic Heritage Month Every year, National Hispanic Heritage Month (Mes de la Herencia Hispana) takes place from September 15 - October 15. The term Hispanic is complex, but usually refers to a person or country with ties to Spain, including the eighteen nations and the...

Welcome to the August edition of Teen Writing Club. We have two prompts for you to consider this month. Prompt One August is International Peace Month. In 1926, August was designated as such to remember World War I and to prevent future conflicts. Since 1981, the United...

  If you’re interested in history, check out these recent YA novels about the USA through the centuries! Teen Central also has a selection of non-fiction titles for history buffs. 1700s Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi Frannie Tasker is a rebellious teenage girl who survives a shipwreck. She discovers a...

The 2020 Summer Reading Club's theme is Imagine Your Story, which is a great excuse to stretch your creative muscles with writing prompts. For the month of June, consider writing your take on popular superhero characters! The much anticipated summer blockbusters, Women Woman 1984 and Black...

It is time for the yearly summer reading assignment for students in grades 9-12 at Plainfield Community Schools.  Teen Central staff has collected all available copies of the book options and placed them near the new book shelf and non-fiction shelf in Teen Central. You...

Did you know that May is National Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month? You can celebrate at home by reading some YA books written by Asian and/or Pacific Islander writers. There is plenty to discover in the novels listed below. You can read realistic stories...

Did you know that writing isn’t just for school? It can also be a creative outlet or a way to spend time with friends. Join other teens and write for fun at our new program, Teen Writing Club! We will meet every month, and by...

If you have a craving for something a little weird this winter, consider picking up one of these paranormal young adult novels! From witches to El Cuco, historical fiction to modern stories, there are plenty of options to choose. They are all available at the...

Throughout the month of September, the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library will present a series of teen programs about film-making. Teens can learn the process of creating a short movie. Each Monday there will be a program about a different aspect of making a short movie. Dates...

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