Things to do


Fall 2019 Teen Scene



Joy of the Pen-Teens Welcome!!!

          Joy of the Pen is our annual writing competition which is open to year-round Maine residents and sponsored by the Friends of the Topsham Public Library. Teen authors are invited to enter their work of fiction or poetry into the Teen category. Applications will be available on September 1st. Find out more at The deadline for submitting your work is October 5th.


FARTS-Fast Arts in the teen room

          September –School supply raffle. Guess the number of pieces in the jar – closest guess without going over wins. One guess per visit. Winning name will be drawn on 9/21. Ages 11-18 only.

          October – Guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar! The teen that guesses correctly (or is closest without going over) wins the candy!  Winner announced on 10/31. One guess per visit!  Ages 11-18 only

          November – Food for fines. Did you just find the library book you checked out this summer under your bed?  Worried that you owe money on your library account, but really want to check out a book, movie or music CD?  No worries!  Bring in a donation of food for the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and we will waive your fines.  1 donated item = $1 fine forgiven.

Most Needed Items: Peanut butter, white rice, canned tuna or chicken, Hamburger/Tuna Helper, cereal, soup, canned gravy, canned cranberry sauce, and canned tomatoes.


Tween Reads

Calling all 6th & 7th graders! Join us for Tween Talk!  We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 5pm, October through May, to discuss great books and eat pizza! Copies of the books are available at the library. Tween Reads is facilitated by Mariah & Cyndi!  Registration is required so we know how much pizza to buy!  For more information or to register call 725-1727 or email


Teen Talk

Our teen book discussion group is for teens in 8th and 9th grade. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 5pm and talk about books while sharing pizza. Copies of the books are available at the library. If you have any question please email Registration is required so I know how much pizza to buy. Teens may join at any time.



Reading Without Walls Challenge

National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, has issued a challenge to all readers to read without walls in one of the three ways below.

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book.