This past year has been different for everyone and here at the library we have not been able to offer as many activities for teens as previous years. We are planning some in-person activities and programs in the upcoming months. Check our Events Page or Instagram and Facebook to see what's happening at the library.
When you visit the library, take a look at our circulating board game collection. You can check out a game to take home.
For questions about teen programs, including suggestions for activities or new items to add to the collection, email the Youth Services Coordinator: email@example.com.
What is Beanstack?
Beanstack is a digital platform where participants log their reading and find activity challenges designed by library staff. Registration is quick and simple. Beanstack allows you to log your reading and activities, at home and on the go using the Beanstack Tracker app.
As you log reading and activities, you will earn digital badges. Beanstack will automatically keep track of how many badges are earned.
The activities vary from challenge to challenge. Simply click on the badge to read about the activity and the steps needed for completion.
Current Teen Challenges:
Slapshot's Reading Challenge - Ages 6-18 - October 18-December 31
We are excited to partner with The Reading Royals in presenting Slapshot's Reading Challenge. Your challenge is to read 1000 minutes! Once you hit that goal, your reward is a FREE Child's Ticket to any of the Reading Royals upcoming games during their 20th Anniversary Season. We will provide you with a link to order for a free child's ticket and parents can order additional discounted tickets. The library will also receive $5 back for every ticket bought as a fundraiser.
(Update: we are accepting volunteers who need hours for school programs only.)
Teen volunteers are an important part of our library community. Due to insurance requirements, most volunteers need to be age 14 or older. However, there are two very important ways that middle schoolers can contribute from home:
- Teen Review Crew: Submit reviews for books, audiobooks, podcasts, movies/tv series, webcomics, and music. Get featured on our review page, during book talks, or in library displays. For details and to sign up visit Teen Review Crew.
- Writing from Teen Review Crew participants is posted at BCL Teens.
- How do I…? :Do you have a special skill and enjoy making videos? Create a “how to” video for your peers, to be shared on the library’s YouTube channel or during a program via Zoom.
Our service opportunities vary, but might include shelving books, planning a program for peers, assisting with a special event (such as Library Comic Con), or participating in Teen Advisory Council. Volunteers should complete a brief application, which is available at the circulation desk. This application will require a caregiver/guardian’s signature.