Middle School

Tween Library Programs

Programs and resources available at the Barberton Public Library for children in grades 4 - 8.


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Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 3:30 – 5:00 pm for a variety of activities. Can't stay for the whole program? No problem! Stay for a while or just a quick minute!
Snack will be provided.

May Tween Tuesday - Join us on Tuesday, May 10 for a Mad Lib Mania!  Play Mad Libs the Game, create your own Mad Libs, or just have fun with original Mad Libs.


Virtual Tween Game Room, visit anytime you want to play Pac-Man, solve a Rubik Cube, make music and more!


Tween Crafternoon IconTween Crafternoon supplies will be available throughout the month on the Children's floor. No time to stay and create? No problem. Take and Make Crafternoon Kits will be available at the Lobby Circulation Desk. These crafts are designed for grades 4-8. 



September: 3D Rhombicuboctahedron Directions and Shape Template

October: Sugar Skull Luminary Directions and Template

November: 4 Point Paper Ninja Stars & 8 Point Paper Ninja Stars

December: T-shirt Braid Bracelet 

January: Kaleidocycles, visit Hattifant for directions, a video tutorial and a link to download templates. 

February: Tiger Crafts

March: Pop Art

April: Origami Animal Rings (Cat Ring, Butterfly Ring, Pig Ring, Bunny Ring)

May: Create your own Zine

Middle School Book Club IconMiddle School students at Barberton Middle School and St. Augustine Catholic School can join us for a monthly book club during their lunch period. 

Barberton Middle School, grades 5-8: Second Tuesday of the month (1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12 & 5/10)

St. Augustine Catholic School, grades 5-8: Third Tuesday of the month (1/18, 2/22, 3/15, 4/26 & 5/17) Note: February & April are the fourth Monday


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Middle School Summer Reading ListsClick the link to view the Middle School Summer 2021 Reading Lists for Barberton and Norton Middle Schools, grades 5th - 8th.

Children's Makerspace - Through a grant from the Barberton Community Foundation and the generosity of the both the Barberton Kiwanis and the Magic City Kiwanis, the library has been able to purchase a variety of supplies and equipment to create a Makerspace in which the children of Barberton can build, discover and create. This fall, we will offer a variety of activities related to our Makerspace through Take & Make activity bags and activities here on the website.  We want to give kids a chance to experience our Makerspace, while we wait for the current health situation to improve.  Makerspace activities may be offered in person at the library, stop by anytime we are open to see what we have available.

Homework Databases - Need help completing homework or a research project? These databases can help!

Three for Me Library Card - Information about getting a 3 for Me Library Card

Book Lists - Browse a variety of book lists for children, on subjects ranging from award winning books to difficult subjects such as divorce and dealing with loss.​​

Bestsellers Club - Sign up for the Bestsellers Club for kids and the children's librarians will put popular titles on hold for you!

Miss Alison's Pick of the Month - Check out some of Miss Alison's favorite from the past decade.​