just for teens

Programs for kids of all ages generously sponsored by the Friends of the Plumb Library


The Junior Friends created a monthly book club, Book Buds, in August 2018 for members. As of 2020, Book Buds grew and  now welcomes any child/young adult who is interested.   There are now 4 different clubs!    Book Buds meet once per month.  Although it is subject to change, Book Buds Teen for young adults in grades 6 and up meets the first Friday of a month at 5 p.m.  Members bring a book they have recently read or are currently reading to share with the group. Registration is required via the Plumb Library Event Calendar.  Any details specific to the monthly meeting will be noted on the event calendar post. Snacks are served and lively discussion occurs!  Book Buds: Click HERE for more information.


Are you in Jr. High or High School interested in helping the library while also  earning community service hours and experience?  Have you “graduated” from the Jr. Friend group but still want to help the library and our community?  Are you interested in becoming a library “volunteen”?

If your answer is yes, contact Ms. Lisa to become part of our  Teen Team!  You don’t have to attend any meetings, or  commit to any specific projects.  We’ll let you know when we need help, and you can decide if you can be available. Examples: Moving  boxes of books or other large items,- sorting and organizing  books for book sales, shoveling the front walkway in winter, weeding gardens, baking for bake sales, donating hand-made items to our Holiday Fair, transporting donated books we can’t use to charities, conducting workshops for younger kids, conducting workshops for seniors regarding technology, assisting other community organizations, and more!  We are always open to hearing your ideas.

Contact  Ms. Lisa  at 508-763-8600 or lfuller@sailsinc.org  to discuss your availability, interests, and skills. We will add your name to our Teen Team List list and call or text you when service opportunities arise!


Teens (ages 13 and up) are invited to sign-up for and participate in Plumb’s Summer Library Program.  Registration is required.  There will be some activities just for teens. Often, teens choose to participate in the summer program by working with Ms. Lisa to offer an activity for children, or by supporting the program in other ways.  More information about the program can be found on the Summer Library Program page.

Although the Plumb program is voluntary, there is required reading for  ORRJHS & ORRHS Students: 

ORRHS Students: 2023 Summer Reading List

ORRJHS Students:  2023 Summer Reading List

Books should be available through Sora.  Here are details on how to set up a Sora account: Sora


Some of these links are Plumb Library Services.  Others are recommended links for teens!



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Statewide Databases: Library closed? Try researching here. Includes Encyclopedia Britannica, The Boston Globe, the New York Times, Peterson’s Test Prep, and Transparent Language Learning Online (with resources for learning over 100 languages!).

 2 dosomethingLogo

Do Something: A source for activist teens.

 3 EncyclopediaMythica

Encyclopedia Mythica: The best source for myths of all kinds.

 4 FinAid

Finaid: The smart student’s guide to financial aid.

5 freegal4

Freegal: Download free music.

 6 imdbLOGO

IMDB: Internet Movie DataBase, THE source for anything to do with movies.


NoveList: Find your next great book here! Have your library card ready to log in.

 8 No Flying No Tights

No Flying, No Tights: Graphic novel lists and reviews.


FAFSA: Get started here for your financial aid form.

 10 ReadingRants

Reading Rants: When you need something different to read; out of the ordinary teen booklists.

 11 TeenInkSplotch

Teen Ink: Publish your own writing.