Come visit our teen room- plenty of seating, public computers, outlets and WiFi, books, games, fun programs, air conditioning, and much more. It’s a great place to hang out.

Do you like snacks, friends, and a fun place to hang out? We are looking for members for our new Teen Advisory Board, a group that will help the library be a more fun and interesting place for teens. Ideas for new activities, clubs, books, stuff for the teen room- you name it, TAB will be involved! Pick up an information sheet and application in the teen room today, download a printable application here, or visit Julie the Teen Librarian for more details.


JUNE CALENDAR

  • June 5, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge
  • June 6, 3:30PM: Teen Book Group- Open book chat
  • June 7, 4PM: LGBT+ Teen Group- Open Paints. We’ll set out the art supplies; you bring the creativity and friendship.
  • June 8: MAKE/ART- Art Journaling Come explore this fun technique of documenting and working through your life and problems. Each participant will leave with a sketchbook that they can continue to use on their own.
  • June 12, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge
  • June 19, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge
  • June 21, 4PM: LGBT+ Teen Group lounge
  • June 22, 4-6: Summer Reading Kickoff and Open House Come check out the teen room, sign up for summer reading, have some snacks, and do some fun crafts and activities.
  • June 26, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge
  • June 28, 3PM: Comix: Anime, Manga, Graphic Novel, and Comics Club
    Come talk about what you’re reading, what you like to read, share your drawings, and watch some anime.

JULY CALENDAR

  • July 3, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge
  • July 5, 4PM: LGBT+ Teen Group- Wind chimes. Make wind chimes and mobiles from geode slides, beads, origami, and items found in nature.
  • July 10, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge
  • July 11, 3:30PM: Teen Book Group- Games, snacks, book chat
  • July 13, 3:30-5:30: MAKE/ART- Painted mandala stones Come enjoy the calming art of painting mandala stones. Each participant will leave with at least a few completed stones.
  • July 17, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge
  • July 19, 4PM: LGBT+ Teen Group lounge
  • July 24, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge
  • July 26, 3PM: Comix: Anime, Manga, Graphic Novel, and Comics Club
    Come talk about what you’re reading, what you like to read, share your drawings, and watch some anime.
  • July 31, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge

AUGUST CALENDAR

  • August 2, 4PM: LGBT+ Teen Group- Open Paints. We’ll set out the art supplies; you bring the creativity and friendship.
  • August 7, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge
  • August 8, 3:30PM: Teen Book Group- Open book chat
  • August 10, 3:30-5:30: MAKE/ART- Sharpie and alcohol paintings
  • August 14, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge
  • August 16, 4PM: LGBT+ Teen Group lounge
  • August 21, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge
  • August 21, 2-4PM: Eclipse party!– Come make an eclipse painting, build a pinhole camera to view the eclipse, eat your way through some Oreo lunar eclipses, and view the eclipse on the front lawn with special glasses!
  • August 22, 3:30-4:30: Teen Craft- Button Machine- Express yourself with buttons! Use our button machine to make fun pin buttons to wear or give as gifts.
  • August 23, 3PM: Comix: Anime, Manga, Graphic Novel, and Comics Club
    Come talk about what you’re reading, what you like to read, share your drawings, and watch some anime.
  • August 28, 3-5PM: Gamers’ Lounge

WEEKLY EVENTS

Mondays, 3-5pm | Teen Gamers’ Lounge: Every Monday from 3-5, bring your friends and get your game on. RPGs, trading cards, handhelds/tablets/phones, online games on our computers- play whatever you’d like in a fun and laid back space.

MONTHLY EVENTS

1st or 2nd Tuesday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm | Teen Book Group: Do you love to read? So do we! Come talk about what you’ve been reading, get some book recommendations, check out what’s new in the collection, have some snacks, and play some games.

1st Wednesday of the month, 4 – 5pm | LBGT+ Teen Group Presents: LGBT+ Teen Group Presents is a special event hosted by the LGBT+ Teen Group. Check on each month’s details for what is happening that month.

2nd Thursday of the month, 3:30-5:30 | MAKE/ART: Join us for a special art project each month that will broaden your skills and horizons. See each month’s event details to know what will be created that month.

LGB+ Teen Group slide with dates and rainbow3rd Wednesday of the month, 4 – 5pm | LBGT+ Teen Group: LGBT+ Teen Group is an unstructured hang out time for LGBT+ teens in a safe and fun space. Spread the word and bring your friends. Drop-ins, friends, and allies are always welcome.

4th Tuesday of the month, 3:30-4:30 | Teen Craft: Join us each month for a fun craft activity. See each month’s event details to know what will be made that month.

4th Wednesday of the month, 3-4pm | Comix: Anime, Manga, Graphic Novels, and Comics Club: Do you love manga, anime, graphic novels, and comics? Join us every 4th Wednesday of the month to do comix-related activities: meet other collectors and enthusiasts, share your recommendations and hear about what others have been reading, watch anime and other related movies and TV shows, and draw and write your own.

4th Thursday of the month, 5-7pm | ***COMING SOON*** ***TEEN ADVISORY GROUP***: Boss us around and make the library a more fun and interesting place for teens! Work together to advise the teen librarian on new activities and groups, books to add to the collection, and stuff that the teen room needs. If you’re interested in joining, pick up an information sheet and application from the teen room, or talk to Julie the Teen Librarian for more details.

 


Books recently added to the teen room

To view the graphic novels added to the adult and YA collection in the few months, click here.

To view the YA fiction and nonfiction added to the teen room in the last few months, click here.