Teen Scene

Welcome to the Teen page.  For information on all things teen related stop by the Teen Center or call the Teen Desk 941-3031. The Teen Center is a place for all teens to be able to read, learn, and socialize. 
 
Keep in touch!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with everything going on in the Teen Center and pictures from our events!

 
District 50 Communication
 
The Library sends a monthly flyer through the District 50's Peachjar application. You can view any of the flyers on your teen's school website under the Quicklinks tab at the top right of the page. Just click on Peachjar and you can see our flyers along with others in the community!
 
You can also check out our programs below. All teen programs will take place in the Teen Center unless otherwise specified. Anime Club meets downstairs in the American Veterans Auditorium. You must be in Grades 6 - 12 to participate in Teen Programs. You can register for all programs online or in the Teen Center at the Main Library.

Board Game Collection and Community Puzzle:

Come by and play any of our board games with your friends in the Teen Center or work on the community puzzle. 

Board Games and puzzles CANNOT leave the Teen Center. Make sure to check out the Board Game Club if you are interested in meeting new players. 

Adults and Children:

The Teen Center is a safe place for teens to read and socialize together. For that reason, only teens* are allowed to hang out in the Teen Center. *A parent, guardian, or sibling is welcome to stay and play a board game with a teen.

Adults and children under 5th Grade are allowed to come in for materials.

Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult or a teen who is 15 years or older. 

Jessica Howard
Young Adult Services Coordinator
Office Phone: (864) 941-3030
 
Other Teen Center Staff:
Lorelei Harper
YA Assistant
Adrian Little
YA Assistant
 
Call the Teen Center Desk:
(864) 941-3031
 


Monthly Teen Program Calendars (ALL BRANCHES)

Copy a single event to your Google Calendar: Click on the event you are interested in attending to view the details of the event. Click on the copy to my calendar button below the event details

 



Teen Writer's Group

Anime Club Board Game Club Lego Club Tween Quest

Grab & Go Crafts

Rubber Duck Cosplay Crafternoon
 

Teen Programs are for grades 6th - 12th. During the summer, rising 6th graders (just finished their 5th grade school year) will be able to participate in the Teen Center programs. Most programs will be held in the Teen Center unless otherwise noted. 

We welcome program suggestions! If you have an idea, please submit it to Ms. Jessica either in person or by email! (We can't do everything, but we can try.)

Summer Reading Kick Off Party:
Foamtastic Adventures

Saturday, June 8: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Library Lawn outside Auditorium
Ages: Babies - Adults

About:
Start off the summer with an epic Foam Party on the Library's lawn! Play in the microbubble foam while dancing to music.

Foamtastic Adventures uses highest quality solution for our foam. It’s bio-degradable, non-staining, non-toxic and hypoallergenic! It’s also safe for babies, little old ladies, the environment, and lawns. Depending on the individual enthusiasm level, participants will range from dry to damp to soaking wet (we recommend you bring a towel).
This is program is not just for kids! Foam is the perfect activity for all ages and total inclusiveness. It’s also a perfect sensory-friendly activity.

Bad Weather: Foam and rain don’t mix well. If the weather looks like it will not cooperate, the Library will cancel the program and notify patrons on our social media outlets and website.

No registration required

NEW! Teen Writer's Group

Teen Center
Registration Required

Age Group: Teen (6th-12th Grade)

About:
Interested in writing novels, poetry, comic books, or any other type of writing? Join us as we kick off a new monthly club. Hone your writing skill as we practice and get feedback from your peers. Snacks will be provided.

Registration is requested to judge interest level.

Tuesday, June 18: 4:00—5:00 PM

Free writing journals will be passed out at our first meeting.

Registration Required: Register online starting Tuesday, June 4

Tuesday, July 16: 4:00—5:00 PM

Registration Required: Register online starting Tuesday, July 2

Anime Club

American Veterans Auditorium

Age Group: Teen (6th-12th Grade)

Come hang out with the Anime Club! We will celebrate all things Japanese, so join us as we try out candy, play games, do crafts, watch anime, and more! 

Registration is not required to attend.

Parents: If you have a question, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Jessica.  

Please defer to Monthly Teen Calendar above or the Library's Facebook page. Any cancellations will be posted to Facebook and Instagram.

May June July August  

No Anime Club

Thursday, June 27:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

 

Thursday, July 18:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

No Anime Club

 

Board Game Club

Teen Center

Age Group: Teen (6th-12th Grade)

Join us for Board Game Club in the Teen Center. We will have several games available to play on different skill and grade levels. Board Game Club typically meets once a month. \

Current games include: Mysterium, Escape Room in a Box: Werewolf Edition, Unstable Unicorns, Poetry for Neanderthals, Exploding Kittens, Kids against Maturity, Taco, Cat, Goat, Cheese, Pizza, Scrabble, Monopoly, Battleship, and more.

Parents: If you have a question, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Jessica.  

Please defer to Monthly Teen Calendar above or the Library's Facebook page. Any cancellations will be posted to Facebook and Instagram.

 

May June July August  

No Board Game Club

Thursday, June 20:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, July 25:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

No Board Game Club

 

Lego Club: A Joint Children's Room & Teen Center Program

This program is for 2nd - 12th Grade

The following THURSDAYS in the AMERICAN VETERANS AUDITORIUM 

DURING THE SUMMER, LEGO CLUB WILL MEET AT 3:30PM

Spend some time having fun and creating with Legos. We'll give you topic that you can use to create an object out of legos. This event is for children and teens in 2nd - 12 Grade. You can drop by and join Lego Club anytime between 3:30 - 5 to accomodate those who get out of school later or ride the bus. We will clean up the Legos at 4:55 PM.

May June July August  

No LEGO Club

Thursday, June 6:

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, July 11:

3:30 - 5:00 PM

No LEGO Club

 

Tween Quest
 
The following Tuesdays at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Children's Story Room
Grades 4th - 8th
 
About:
Join Ms Jessica from the Teen Center and Ms. Shalia from the Children's Room for programs geared towards our tweens! We consider tween to include those in upper elementary (4th-5th) and middle school (6th-8th).
 

Tuesday, June 11: Balloon Twisting Workshop

Learn how to make balloon animals with an award-winning balloon twister! You will learn how to make some popular twisted creations to impress your friends and family.

Registration Required: Register online starting May 28.

Tuesday, June 25: Warrior Cats Party

Celebrate one of our most popular middle-grades series—The Warriors by Erin Hunter. Take a quiz to find your clan, craft a cat mask and clan wrist cuff, play Warrior-themed games, and more!

Registration Required: Register online starting June 11.

Tuesday, July 9: Friendship Bracelets

Use our huge supply of beads to create friendship bracelets for you and your friends.

Registration Required: Register online starting June 25.

 

Grab and Go Crafts

Get a free craft kit every two weeks in the Teen Center. While supplies last

Monday, June 3 - Saturday, June 15:

Pony Bead Lizard

Monday, June 17 - Saturday, June 29:

Boba Tea Kit

Monday, July 1 - Saturday, July 13:

Safety Pin Bracelets

Monday, July 15 - Saturday, July 27:

Tissue Paper Photo Frame

 

Glow in the Dark Paint Along

Thursday, June 13: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

American Veterans Auditorium
Registration Required

Age Group: Teen (6th-12th Grade)

About:
Follow along with local artist, EllenBess Gable, as she show us step-by-step how to paint an adventure-themed painting with glow-in-the-dark paint to accent. Skill level: Beginner.

Registration Required: Register online starting  May 30.

 

Rubber Duck Cosplay

Wednesday, June 19: 3:00-5:00PM

Teen Center
Registration Required

Age Group: Teen (6th-12th Grade)

About:
Upgrade a regular boring rubber duck bath toy into your favorite character from a show, book, anime, or movie using paint, air dry clay, and other art supplies.
 
 

End of Summer Teen Lock-In

Friday, July 19: 5:30-8:00 PM

Teen Center
Registration Required

Age Group: Teen (6th-12th Grade)

About:
Join us for an after-hours teen only event. We'll have a pizza party and then play Capture the Flag in the main area of the Library. 

Registration Required: Register online starting June 9.

   

Frog Hunt

Monday, June 3—Friday, July 19

Teen Center

Age Group: Teen (6th-12th Grade)

About:
Hidden around the Teen Center are small plastic frogs. Hunt them down and return them to the Teen Desk. For every five you find, you can pick out a vinyl sticker from the Teen Sticker Stash!
 
Summer Movie Afternoon: Jungle Cruise

Wednesday, June 26: 2:30 - 5:00PM
American Veterans Auditorium
Registration Required

Ages: Adults, Teens (13+)

Join us for a showing of the adventure film, Jungle Cruise (rated PG-13). The 2021 film, tells the story of the captain of a small riverboat (Dwayne Johnson) who takes a scientist (Emily Blunt) and her brother through the jungle in search of the Tree of Life, while competing against a German expedition and cursed conquistadors.

Drinks and popcorn will be provided at this showing.

Registration Required: Register online starting June 12

 


Now Accepting Applications for Rising 9th - 12th Graders! 


 

Are you looking for community service opportunities for school or college applications? Become a Teen Summer Volunteer at the Library! Teen Volunteers will be under the supervision of the Young Adult Services Coordinator and will be able to participate in a variety of service activities in the Teen Center, Children's Room, and other areas of the Library.

Don't want to commit to being a volunteer or just need a few hours for Beta Club or another school requirement? Check out the information on Community Projects below.

TEEN VOLUNTEER (GRADES 9th-12th)

Opportunities available to Teen Volunteers:

Teen Advisory Board: Mondays, 5-6:30PM. This is our core group of volunteers that meets nearly every Monday to plan 2 children's programs per year (A Christmas Program and Spring Easter Egg Hunt) and assists the YA Services Coordinator with brainstorming ideas for Teen programs, events, and materials. They also:

  • Assist with Children and Tween Programs under supervision with YA Services and Children's Services Coordinators.
  • Assist with large annual events, such as our fall Spook Night event.
  • Decorate the Library for Halloween, Christmas, Summer Reading, and other events as needed. 
  • Other tasks as needed by the Teen and Children's staff. 

This is a commitment and requires you to fill out a Teen Volunteer Application and Parental Consent form and submit them to the Young Adult Coordinator. 

 

How to apply:

Fill out and submit a TEEN VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and a PARENTAL CONSENT FORM at the Teen Center Desk. The Young Adult Services Coordinator will contact you and your parents to set up a time for you to start if a volunteer slot is available. 

 

WORK ON A COMMUNITY PROJECT (GRADES 6th-12th)

Good for those who just need an hour or two of community service.

Current projects:

  • No-sew blankets that will be donated to a local nonprofit organization that assists families in need.
  • Decorate and write cards that will be sent to assisted-living homes.

Instructions and materials are all provided by the Library.

No application is required for working on a community project for service hours. However, make sure to schedule a time with the Young Adult Services Coordinator to work on a project when staff is available to sign for your hours! Contact information is below. 

 

Contact the Young Adult Services Coordinator:

Jessica Howard

Email: jhoward@greenwoodcountylibrary.org

Teen Desk Phone: 941-3031

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