About Us

The Teen Department at Johnson Public Library is happy to serve students in Grades 7-12 (though people of all ages are welcome to check out our collection!).  We have a weekly Teen Tuesday program during the school year and an exciting series of Summer Reading events each year!  Check our event calendar for all the details.  All of our programs are completely FREE!

Please direct any questions, comments or book recommendation requests to Keri, our teen librarian at keri.adams@hackensack.bccls.org or ask for her at the Reference Desk.  Keri loves to help teens find books they will enjoy reading.


 Special Events

Teen Tuesday
Every Tuesday after school, beginning September 11
3:15-4:30 PM (1-3 on days when Hackensack Middle School has a half day)
Grades 7-12
Every week there is a different activity to participate in. You do not need to sign up in advance. Check the sidebar for specific event information.

Volunteer Training
Thursday, September 20
4-5 PM
Grades 9-12
Earn volunteer hours by helping with Johnson Public Library’s inventory project. Available shifts will be Monday through Friday from 4-5 pm and occasional Saturday shifts. You do not have to be available every day and can sign up around your schedule.  If you are interested, register for this required training session here.

Back to School Dance
Friday, September 21
6:30-8:30 PM
Grades 5-8
Permission slip required! You can pick up a permission slip in our children’s room.

College Planning Made Easy(er)
Saturday, September 29
1-4 PM
Grades 9-12
Get all the information you need to get ready for college, including financial aid, work study, and getting involved on campus – from college professionals and current students. Students and their parents are encouraged to attend together. Registration is recommended but not required here.

Walking Dead Day
Saturday, October 13
1-4 PM
Grades 9+ through adults
Join us in celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the hit, long-running comic series with fun activities and lots of giveaways!
1-2 PM: Learn how to prepare for a zombie (or real) disaster from the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management
2-4 PM: Watch comic artist Will Torres’s drawing demonstration (and maybe bring home a drawing for yourself)
3-4 PM: Participate in a rousing game of trivia using Kahoot!

 

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Recommended Book Lists

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Best Teen Books of 2014 (Updated 12/2014)

Dystopian/Paranormal Thrillers (Updated 11/2014)