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Schedule Reminders

The Library will be closing on Friday April 12th at 1 pm in order to prepare for the Fairy Tale Ball.

The Library will be closed on Monday April 15th.

Spring has Sprung in New England (I think)!

My fingers are crossed that we have seen the last of the snow. I think most of us are ready for spring breezes, the scent of lilacs, and no more winter coats! It happens almost overnight around these parts and when it does, it is glorious.

We have plenty of happenings for teens planned as we move into spring. The Teen Library Leadership Council is hosting a Spring Cookie Decorating Party on 4/24 and it should be a tasty and fun event for all! Crafting and cooking classes, book clubs, a movie & more are also on the calendar.

April is National Poetry Month and it is a terrific time to stop by the library and pick up a book of poems. When the year-end activities and projects start to pile up, consider taking a ten minute break and read a poem. It can be a meditative and fun!

Hope to see you @Cary soon.

Michelle Techler

Teen Services Manager

Teen Programs

What's Next for Teens

craft materials and scissors


DIY Tile Coasters

Tue. April 16 1-3 PM

Teen Room

registration required

gr 6-12

felted cat in box

PopUp Art School

Needlefelting a Cat in the Box

Thur. April 18 @4PM

Teen Room

registration required

gr 6-12

Afternoon Movie & Snacks

April 19 @ 2PM

Teen Room

registration NOT required

(gr 6-12)

text for cookie decorating

Cookie Decorating with the LLC

April 24 @ 4PM

The Large Meeting Room

registration NOT required

(preK- gr 12)

pasta and vegetables

Kids Cooking Green

Pasta Primavera

April 25 @ 4PM


registration required

(gr 6-12)

people talking

What's on Your Mind?

A Wellness Check-in for Teens

April 29 @ 4PM

The Learning Center

registration NOT required

(gr 6-12)

Book Clubs for Teens

Here is what we are reading this spring (April - June) in our teen books clubs. Our high school book club is FULL but we do have a couple spots remaining in our middle school club. Why not join us to discuss some great books & enjoy some tasty snacks? Contact Michelle at mtechler@minlib.net if you are interested in more information on our teen book clubs.

teen looking over book


(6th-8th Grade Book Club)

April - Lolo's Light by Liz Garten Scanlon

May - Mascot by Charles Waters &

Traci Sorell

June - tbd

Between the Lines - FULL

(9th-12th grade Book Club)

April - Enter the Body by Joy McCullough

May - Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

June - The Invocations by Krystal Sutherland

What to Read Next?


In honor of National Poetry Month (April),

here are a few of our favorite YA novels-in-verse.

two women's face with a silhouette of a plane on top of them

Clap When You Land

by Elizabeth Acevedo

black girl in front of big orange moon

Chlorine Sky

by Mahogany L. Browne

two people looking at tree

A Million Quiet Revolutions

by Robin Gow

two people embracing  on a rose

Baby Teeth

by Meg Grehan


House Arrest

by K.A. Holt

Black girl with flowers

Forever is Now

by Mariama J. Lockington

two indigenous boys

Saints of the Household

by Ari Tison

person standing on white hill with planes flying around them

White Rose

by Kip Wilson

Punching the Air

by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

LLC Recommendations

The Teen Library Leadership Council has a new bulletin board in the Teen Room.

Check out their latest book recommendations

& let them know what books you might suggest to your fellow teens!

half shakespear half woman

Enter the Body

by Joy McCullough

sun beams

I'll Give You the Sun

by Jandy Nelson

Wilder Girls

by Rory Power

Justin's Latest Favorite Manga


Villains Are Destined To Die

by Gwon Gyeoeul

Ill. by SUOL

Full Color Manhwa (Korean Manga), video game isekai (protagonist who is transported or reincarnated in a different world) romance. Gr 8+

boy with tie loosened

Wolf Girl and Black Prince

by Ayuko Hatta

Rom-Com where the main character lies about having a boyfriend then gets her wish on the condition that she becomes his pet. Gr 10+

two teens in a city


by Shima Shinya

Horror-Mystery-Thriller with a Stranger Things-esque vibe.

Gr 8+

two teens lounging


by Yuki Suenaga 

Ill. by Takamasa Moue

A Rakugo (traditional Japanese form of verbal storytelling) comedy drama. Has the vibe of a battle sports shonen, but in a drama theater setting.

Gr 8+

ape an looking at phone

The Darwin Incident

by Shun Umezawa

Eco-terrorism story that's like Planet of the Apes (2011) where Caesar is a half-human half-chimpanzee hybrid "humanzee"

Gr 10+

teen with fire coming from hands

March Comes In Like a Lion

by Chica Umin

Coming-of-age, romance story about a Shogi (Japanese chess) player. Gr 8 +

Cary Happenings


Thank you Town Meeting for approving our appropriation article! We'll be releasing more information about our next steps for the project soon.

Want to learn more about the Children's Room Project?

More details are available at www.carylibrary.org/chirp

From the Friends of the Library

Friends of Cary Library Booksale

May 3 - 5

Member Hours (join at the door):

Friday, May 3: 1pm-5pm

Saturday, May 4: 9am-10am

General Public Hours:

Saturday, May 4: 10am-5pm

Sunday, May 5: 1pm-5pm

book sale text over books

Mark your calendar! We’ll have thousands of gently used hardcover and paperback books, CDs and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. If you love finding quality used books at great prices, you can’t beat the Friends Book Sale!

Along with Spring and flowers in April, comes a time to celebrate some special people.

National Library Week is April 7-13, when we have the opportunity to celebrate our

wonderful Cary Library staff, leadership, and custodians who, seven days a week,

maintain and provide us with a vibrant inviting library. Cary Library offers so many

resources including books in all types of formats on endless topics, in-person and hybrid

programs, passes to museums, parks and cultural attractions, Library of Things and so

much more for all people of all ages.

National Volunteer week is April 21-27. It is a week to celebrate the many Cary

Library volunteers who donate thousands of hours every year to help raise funds for the

library, support and host many programs, sell gently used books and so much more!

Please take a moment to say “Thank You” to our Library Staff and Volunteers!

About Town for Teens

movie camera and film and text

Free Outdoor Movie - Pitch Perfect

May 10 @8PM

Lexington Community Center

Snacks, too!



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