NORTH READING – The mentoring program of North Reading Youth Services partners high schoolers interested in working with younger students with middle schoolers and third- to fifth-graders who would like to connect with an older buddy.

This spring, the mentoring program will run in the MS/HS Media Center on Mondays from March 11 to April 8. Middle schoolers meet from 3-4 p.m. and third- to fifth-graders meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Community service hours are available for high school students serving as mentors. Register to be either a mentor or a mentee at

Additionally, February is full of young adult programs at the Flint Memorial Library through Youth Services run by director Eleanor Richard. Middle Schoolers are invited for homework help on Tuesdays from 3-5 pm in Study Room #3.

Today, Feb. 22, from noon-1:30 p.m., Flint Memorial Library will host a Teen & Tween Makers Lunch with free lunch and opportunities to build and make things.

For a complete list of programs, North Reading young adults and families are encouraged to check out Reach out to Eleanor Richard at with any questions. Listed below are some young adult programs that are offered throughout the month.

  • Thu., Feb. 22 at 12 p.m.: Teen Makers Lunch in Teen Space
  • Mon., Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m.: 5th Grade Girls Group in Study Room #3
  • Mon., Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.: Destress & Decompress in Teen Space
  • Tue., Feb. 27 at 3 p.m.: Middle School Homework Help in Study Room #3
  • Wed., Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m.: Tween & Teen Crafternoon in Study Room #3
  • Thu., Feb. 29 at 3:30 p.m.: Teen Podcasting in Activity Room
  • Thu., Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m.: “Not Fine in School: School Avoidance and Refusal in NR” on Zoom. Contact for link.