Throughout the year the YA Section offers special events for junior high and high school students in the Oktibbeha County area. The Library hosts an annual Costume Party during the fall, an annual Holiday Party in December, and a Summer Reading Program every June and July, as well as other events throughout the year. Please check with the YA Librarian for more information.
The SPL YA Section offers junior high and high school students two weekly book clubs on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm. These meet year-round in the Young Adult Section every week, except during holidays and other special events. During the summer, the days and times adjust to work with the summer reading schedule. Please check with the YA Librarian for details.
Wednesdays offer "A Classic Confabulation," during which teens read anything from Shakespeare to Alice's Adventures In Wonderland to Edgar Allan Poe. Teens choose the book and read and discuss a portion of the selection each week.
Thursdays offer "Fantastes," during which teens read sci-fi and/or fantasy. All book club books are teen-selected, and teens read and discuss a portion of that selection each week.
Film Club and Anime Day!
Once a month during the school year teens meet for Film Club and Anime Day in place of the Wednesday and Thursday book clubs. These meetings are on the last Wednesday and Thursday of every month, except during holidays and other special events. This schedule also changes during the summer reading program. Please check with the YA Librarian for details.
Once a month on Wednesdays teens meet from 4 to 5:15 pm to write and film short films. Two films produced by the YA Film Club have won awards: "You Are Here," which won money for the Library's YA Section and "National Bibliographic!", which won three iPads for in-house, teen-only use!
Once a month on Thursdays teens meet from 4 to 5:30 pm to watch anime! This group meets in the Library's TV corner behind the Adult Fiction section.