Throughout the year we host activities for teens, including after school games, DIY art activities, and monthly after hours lock-ins. Youth activities are posted to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Teens always are invited to suggest activities, or to join Teen Advisory Council and help plan special events.
When you visit the library, you will find maker supplies in our teen area to try out. We also offer a circulating board game collection. You can check out a game to take home, or play in a study room (sign up at the circulation desk).
For questions about teen programs, including suggestions for activities or new items to add to the collection, email the Youth Services Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.