Registration will begin on June 17. Sign up in the Teen Nook of the Library. Follow the directions listed on the table. We will need your name, your age, the grade you will be entering in the fall and your phone number. If you are interested in possibly winning an awesome prize from the Boston Bruins hockey team, be sure to let Mrs. Ballou know! Check off any teen nights that you are interested in, whether or not you are sure you can be there. Put your email address on the email sheet. If you sign up for the Canobie Lake Park field trip, be sure to pick up a permission slip. Have a parent or guardian sign a Photo Release form. Even if you can’t come to any of our Awesome Teen Nights, you can still do summer reading and win prizes. Just put tickets in the jar when you read a book. In order for us to know you are putting tickets in the jar, you must signup at the table.
Teen Nights will take place once a month or every other month, depending on interest and schedules. We have fun events on Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 pm. The youth enjoy programs such as Movie Night, Open Mike Night, Game Night and more. These events are for youth in grades 7 and up.
Click on Teen Programs for specific dates and programs.
Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club currently meets one Friday a month. Open to any youth, grades 7 and up, in the area interested in lively book discussion. If you are interested in joining and Fridays don’t work, please let us know. Check the events page for book titles.
Please join the Whipple Free Library Teens group on Facebook for up to date activities for teens.
Check out this website!
Are you college bound? Are you wondering how to pay for it?
The NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) has created the site http://www.iamcollegebound.org
The goal of I Am College Bound site is to provide New Hampshire high school students with the inspiration, information and planning support to pursue higher education goals. The site especially encourages low-income students, their parents and their mentors to recognize that NH campuses and the US Department of Education offer strong financial aid programs which enable eligible individuals to access financial assistance in paying for education beyond high school.
As teens interact with the website, they earn credits which qualify them for monthly drawings for NH college gear and incentive awards to help reduce tuition costs.
FAFSA on the Web for Federal Student Aid
Need to apply for Federal Student Aid? Find the forms you need at http://www.fafsa.gov
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is the largest scholarship foundation in the country. Their mission is tho advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. they are particularly interested in bringing a greater awareness about their programs to rural areas.
The two scholarships – the College Scholarship Program and the Young Scholars Program – provide generous financial and academic support for high-potential and high-achieving students.
The College Scholarship Program – This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. To learn more about the College Scholarship Program and to complete an application, visit www.jkcf.org.
The Young Scholars Program application period is typically open from mid-January to ate March each year. Up to 65 students will be selected for this program where they will receive individual mentoring from an on-staff educational adviser who works with the student, family and educators collaboratively to construct a challenging educational experience. Additionally, Scholars in this program receive financial support for a variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities. To learn more about the Young Scholars Program and to complete an application, visit www.jkcf.org.