Just for Teens
You're welcome to go anywhere in the library, but we carved out a space for teens. With a computer, board games, and young adult materials all in one place, it's your space to relax, do work, or catch up with friends.
Art Contest, Nov. 1-Dec. 19
The Teen Space is YOUR room, and we want it to reflect you! So enter our art contest to decorate it!
Are you a photographer? Sculptor? Painter? Love mixed media? Send us a photo or scan of your creation. If selected, we will display it in our Teen Room starting in 2021.
One entry per person.
Free-standing sculptures for our window shelf can be no more than 2 feet tall.
Free-standing sculptures for our table can be no more than 1 foot tall.
Photos, prints, etc. may range in size, but can be no more than 23x23 inches. You may submit multiple small prints to be clustered together as a single entry.
Artwork doesn't have to be created for the contest--it can be an older piece that you're proud of!
Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, December 18, 2020 to be included in the judging. Good luck!
Fiction or non-fiction? Research or just for fun? We have a selection of multimedia materials with teen tastes in mind. From gaming magazines to classic literature to graphic novels, we're growing our collection for you. And check out our suggested reading lists!
Activities & Events
We're scheduling events to help you grow your skills, prepare for school...and to help you relax! We've hosted college counselors to advise on the application process, crafting afternoons, and movies especially for teens.
Tell Us Something New!
Are there activities that you want to do? Things that you want to see? Books--or other materials--that we should have in our collection? We want to hear from you!
Post your thoughts on our Facebook page or tweet at us. Give a suggestion to one of our staff members. Or join our Teen/Tween Advisory Board: gain leadership skills and earn volunteer hours by helping to suggest and plan activities for the library!
There's tons of information online, but you need trustworthy resources. Gale Academic OneFile has materials on subjects including biology, literature, history, world religion, and more; there is a Gale database especially for high school students. Review videos, read articles, and get the citations that you need to cite your work properly--all in one place! A full list of databases is available here.
Don't forget that our staff can help you find information on the topics that interest you. And if we don't have it, there's a good chance we can get it from another library in the state--or from across the country. So don't hesitate to ask!