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.
 
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 in the Teen Center at the Main Library.
 
Our Collections:
  • Young Adult Fiction: Our primary collection. We focus on providing a selection of Young Adult Fiction that represents the diversity of our commuity. Genres include realistic fiction to fantasy and everything in between. 
  • Young Adult Books on CD: We still offer physical Books on CD, but you can also find eAudiobooks on the Library's Libby and hoopla apps.
  • Young Adult Graphics: Here you can find your comics and graphic novels. We are currently working to expand our comics collection, with newer volumes of Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse Comics. You can find the YA Graphics collection in the right most section of shelves against the outside wall of windows. 
  • Young Adult Manga: Manga is an umbrella term encompassing comics and graphic novels originating from Japan. Parents of teens just getting into manga might want to check out this article, A Beginner's Guide to Manga, from the New York Public Library. This collection is located in the clear acrylic shelves in the back right corner of the Teen Center. 
  • Young Adult Paperbacks: Paperback Classics that are located in the cubbies to the left of the TV. 

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


Monthly Teen Program Calendars (ALL BRANCHES)

Click on a calendar to download and print it out. You can find calendars for Childrens and Adults here. Please note that events are subject to change. We will make updates to our Teen Calendars as needed and as soon as possible, but make sure to check the All Events Calendar as well for any changes. 

   


Anime Club Trivia Tuesdays Crafternoons Tween Quest Lego Club Board Game Club

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, but larger programs, such as Anime Club, will be held in the American Veterans Auditorium. Currently, we might hold other programs in the Auditorium to social distance.

Sign up for the Teen Scene Newsletter to keep up with programs and new materials. 

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.)

Calling all Anime and Manga fans! 

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!

During August - December , we will be meeting 2-3 times a month. Sign up is not required to attend, but we might occasionally ask you to sign up for crafts so we have enough materials. Even if you didn't sign up for a craft, still come! We always watch anime together and have a great time!

We will meet in the American Veterans Auditorium (Located on the First Floor)

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

January February March April May

Thursday, January 12:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, January 26:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, February 9:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, February 23:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, March 9:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, March 23:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, April 6:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, April 20:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, May 4:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, May 18:

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Trivia Tuesday

Trivia Tuesday is a monthly teen-only Kahoot in the Teen Center. Sometimes we will play in groups or individually! Everyone will get a small prize for participating like a peice of candy or stickers, but the winners will get a little extra. 

Registration is required. You can sign up in the Teen Center or call us at 941-3031.  You must be in 6th - 12th grade to participate!

   January

 
It's Toon Time!: Cartoon Trivia
 
January 17: 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Greenwood County Library - Teen Center
Registration Begins: January 3
 
Watched a lot of cartoons? From Disney to Cartoon Network. From Classic toons to current favs. Any cartoon can be a question in this Kahoot!
 
1st Place Prize: $10 Walmart Gift Card
2nd/3rd Place: Free Chick-fil-A food voucher
All: Fun Size Candy & Vinyl Stickers from the Sticker Box!


We will be using Kahoot! to play trivia. The Library has a few Kindle fire tablets they can loan to those who do not have their own devices, but please bring your own device to keep us from having to team up. Teams will have to share prizes in they win or play a tie breaker mini game to decide who gets the prize.
 
 
   February
 
 
 
 
Do You Know the Muffin Man? Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, and Other Things You Learned in Kindergarten
 
February 7: 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Greenwood County Library - Teen Center
Registration Begins: January 23
 
Did you pass kindergarten? Do you remember what you learned between snack time and afternoon naps? Then this is the Trivia Tuesday for you!
 
1st Place Prize: $10 Amazon Gift Card
2nd/3rd Place: Theater Size Candy
All: Fun Size Candy & Vinyl Stickers from the Sticker Box!

We will be using Kahoot! to play trivia. The Library has a few Kindle fire tablets they can loan to those who do not have their own devices, but please bring your own device to keep us from having to team up. Teams will have to share prizes in they win or play a tie breaker mini game to decide who gets the prize. 

   March

 
Geek Out: Trivia for the Fans
 
March 14: 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Greenwood County Library - Teen Center
Registration Begins: February 28
 
Star Wars, Superheroes, games, anime, and more... If it seems a bit geeky, you bet there is a question about it. 
 
1st Place Prize: $10 Walmart Gift Card
2nd/3rd Place: Free 
Chick-fil-A food voucher
All: Fun Size Candy & Vinyl Stickers from the Sticker Box!

We will be using Kahoot! to play trivia. The Library has a few Kindle fire tablets they can loan to those who do not have their own devices, but please bring your own device to keep us from having to team up. Teams will have to share prizes in they win or play a tie breaker mini game to decide who gets the prize.

   April
 

 
I Know that Song!: Music Trivia
 
April 11: 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Greenwood County Library - Teen Center
Registration Begins: March 28
 
Test your musical knowledge over a variety of genres. Can you name that song or finish the lyrics in another?
 
1st Place Prize: $10 Walmart Gift Card
2nd/3rd Place: Theater Size Candy
All: Fun Size Candy & Vinyl Stickers from the Sticker Box!

We will be using Kahoot! to play trivia. The Library has a few Kindle fire tablets they can loan to those who do not have their own devices, but please bring your own device to keep us from having to team up. Teams will have to share prizes in they win or play a tie breaker mini game to decide who gets the prize.
 

Come Craft with Us!

Spend an afternoon crafting with us. Space is limited so registration is REQUIRED.

Stop by the Teen Desk or call 941-3031 to register.

We have some exciting crafts planned for this season. All our crafts are designed for beginners, so come join us and create something new. 

Crafternoons will be held either in the Teen Center or the American Veteran's Auditorium (Located on the First Floor) depending on group size. 

How Registration Works:

  • Please note that Library staff will contact you the day before event to confirm your attendance.
  • We can contact you by phone OR email. If you want us to call you, please make sure the Voicemail box is set up or not full in case we have to leave a message!
   January

Snowflake Window Clings

Thursday, January 19: 4:00 - 5:00 PM  

Registration Required: Opens January 5

6-12 Grades only

Supplies and instructions will be provided


I said... Brrr.... It's cold in here! There must be some... snowflakes in the atmosphere.

(If you get that reference, Ms. Jessica is so proud of you)

Learn how to make snowflake clings for your bedroom windows! Hopefully they can send us a snow day before it gets too warm. You never know!

 

 

   March

Resin Spring Keychains

Thursday, March 30: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Registration Required: Opens March 15

6-12 Grades only

Supplies and instructions will be provided


Have you spent hours watching resin pouring videos on YouTube or TikTok and thought "I can do that"? Well it's time to prove it! We are going to make keychains for spring using dried flowers and UV resin! You can add your own flair with some alcohol ink and gliter to match your aesthetic.
   April

 Felt Fruit Coasters

Thursday, April 13: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Registration Required: Opens March 30

6-12 Grades only

Supplies and instructions will be provided


 Get ready for spring with these cute fruit coasters! Imagine you and your friends are lounging by the pool with a cold drink and nothing to out it on to protect your friend's mother's brand new patio furnature... but wait! You signed up for this craft and are able to whip out these felt coasters. You not only save your friend's mother's expensive purchase, but also did so in style

Tween Quest: A Joint Children's Room & Teen Center Program

This program is for 3rd - 8th Grade

The following Tuesdays in the Children's StoryRoom

About:
Join us for special activities designed for Upper Elementary and Middle School age tweens. Our YA Librarian, Ms. Jessica, and Ms. Sabrina from the Children's Room will be hosting a variety of games, competitions, and more! 
 
   January

String Art

Tuesday, January 30: 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Children's Storyroom

Registration Required: Opens January 16

3rd - 8th Grades only

Supplies and instructions will be provided


Create some trendy and fun string art to decorate your room. Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, we're going to model a heart shaped example that you can do and put up as decoration or give to a loved one or friend.

However, if a heart is so not your thing, you can use your imagination and create your own pattern! 

   February

Break a Record!

Tuesday, February 28: 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Children's Storyroom

Registration Required: Opens February 14

3rd - 8th Grades only

Supplies and instructions will be provided


Have you ever tried to break a World Record? Well we are going to try breaking some of the silliest records we can find. For example:

  • How quickly can you find and alphabetize the letters in a can of alphabet soup?
  • How Much Jello Can You Eat With Chopsticks in One Minute?
  • How many sticky notes can you stick to your face in one minute?
  • and more
   March

Marshmallow Shooters

Tuesday, March 28: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Children's Storyroom

Registration Required: Opens March 14

3rd - 8th Grades only

Supplies and instructions will be provided

Help us build an arsenal of marchmallow shooters out of PVC Pipes. You will assemble to precut pieces and decorate your shooter however you wish. Then we will release you all to test them in a marshmallow battle for the ages!

   April

Choose Your Own Adventure

Tuesday, April 25: 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Children's StoryRoom

Registration Required: Opens April 11

3rd - 8th Grades only

Supplies and instructions will be provided

Let the roll a dice to create your character and join us on a choose your own adventure game. 

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

This program is for 2nd - 12th Grade

The following Tuesdays in the Children's StoryRoom

Drop in between 4 - 5:30 on:

January 24

February 21

March 21

April 18

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 4 - 5:30 to accomodate those who get out of school later or ride the bus. We will clean up the Legos at 5:30PM.

We are excited to start a new monthly club dedicated to playing board games!

Hang out, have some fun, and make some new friends! We are asking for registration for the first few months so we can see how much interest we have as we grow our game collection.

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.

This event is free and for grades 6th - 12th

Dates:

Thursday, February 16: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Registration Required: Opens February 2

 

 


 

 

Expand your reading horizons by checking out some of these new book or themed lists. Simply click on the cover to be taken to our catalog. 


 

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