Welcome to the Tween Services Page
We offer a range of services and programs throughout the year for tweens ages 8 to 12. We connect youth with free resources such as library materials, creative programs, websites and databases. Through the power of information, imagination and ideas, the Zula B. Wylie Public Library strives to inspire the tweens of our community.
Tween Summer Reading Challenge
Create your account on the Beanstack app, sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, and log the time you've spent reading! For ages 8-12.
Visit the library each week for a different prize! One weekly prize per person. There is no back tracking on weekly prizes.
Throughout the summer on the Beanstack app, you get a chance to put your tickets that you earn from logging your time read into the virtual children grand prize buckets. Winners will be announced at the end of the summer.
About Cursive Club
Learn the proper way to write cursive and have fun with it! Geared for 3rd-5th graders.
Cursive Club DatesTuesdays, June 13th-20th & July 11th-18th at 1PM.
Space is limited. Registration begins June 5th. To register, click here.
Tween Graphic Novel Book Club
About the Tween Graphic Novel Book ClubThe tween book club, for ages 8-12, is a monthly book club that read fun and inclusive books that represent the diverse lived experiences of tweens in the community. Book club meetings are a safe space to discuss the book, do fun activities, and connect with other tweens. Free copies of this month's book are available at the library on a first come first serve basis.
About the Book
For June we will be reading the book "The Moth Keeper" by K. O'Neill.
May Meeting Date:
Monday, June 12th from 5-6PM at the library.
About the Youth Tellers
The Youth Tellers is for youth, grades 3rd through 8th, to learn the art of storytelling. The Youth Tellers participate in national competitions, perform at city wide events, library events, and more.
Youth Tellers is currently on Summer Break.
2023 Día Reading List
The 2023 Día booklists provide engaging stories representing a variety of cultures and backgrounds to share with children from birth through 8th grade. Click here to visit the list.
2023 Little Maverick Reading List
The Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List is a recommended reading list designed for children in grades K-5. Click here to visit the list.
2023 Lone Star Reading List
A reading list for grades 6, 7 and 8 to encourage recreational reading. Click here to visit the list.
2023 Maverick Reading List
Recommended graphic novels for grades 6 - 12. Click here to visit the list.
2023 Spirit of Texas Reading List
A recommended reading list to encourage students in 6th-12 grade to explore current, quality books by Texas authors and illustrators. Click here to visit the list.
2023 Tejas Star Reading List
Bilingual reading list for ages 5 - 12. Click here to visit the list.
2023 Texas Bluebonnet Award Reading List
A unique program that encourages reading for pleasure for students in grades 3 - 6. Click here to visit the list.
2023 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List
Nonfiction gems for all ages. Click here to visit the list.
BCALA and ALSC Social Justice Reading List
Reading lists for grades pre-school- 8th grade.
Embracing Gender identities
Reading lists from birth- 8th grade.