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Teen Summer Programs at Boston Public Library

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teen brochureHands-on activities offered in July and August

Teens are beating the heat this summer at a range of Boston Public Library locations where they can build small-scale bridges, test chemistry concepts, learn about the global impact of hip-hop, and produce their own zines.

These free, educational activities are available for teens in conjunction with visits from organizations like Beyond Benign, Boxxout, Dr. Can-Do Science, and the Papercut Zine Library. Specific library locations are also hosting gaming and movie afternoons as well as arts and crafts programs. The annual Read Your Way to Fenway essay contest is in full swing as the application deadline approaches on Friday, July 26, at 5 p.m. Participants have the opportunity to win three tickets to the August 17 Red Sox game.

Boston Public Library is dedicated to providing educational programming during summer months, keeping youth engaged in reading and in their communities while out of school. Summer reading programs are designed for young people to have positive learning experiences and to encourage reading as a lifelong habit.

Boston Public Library’s 2013 teen summer program brochure is available online at Copies of the teen brochure are available at all library locations and additional activities can be found by visiting

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