Teens

Check out our calendar for upcoming teen programs at the Columbus Public Library! 

teens preparing to build a fort during a teen event

News

poster of teen volunteer info- click for link to online application

Attention teens! The Columbus Public Library is seeking volunteers to help with the Summer Library Program. Volunteers will help library staff to prep, set up, assist, and clean up summer kids programs. You will become an integral part of the Summer Library Program team, helping hundreds of kids throughout the summer have fun at the library. You might help mix bubble solution, or set up an obstacle course. Another day you may help kids glue on googly eyes or paint a picture.

If accepted to the volunteer program, you will choose which day to commit to volunteering and that will be "your day" throughout the program. Shifts will be Tuesdays from 12:45-3:00, Thursdays from 2:45-5:00, and/or Fridays depending on schedules. You must be able to volunteer for 7 of the 10 weeks of the Summer Library Program to be eligible. For example, you might pick Tuesdays to volunteer, and you will be expected to help out with at least 7 of the 10 Tuesdays of the summer. That would provide you approximately 16-23 service hours for the summer to put on future resumes or add to service club memberships. Additional shifts such as the kick off and end of summer events will also be available. Teens entering grades 6-12 are encouraged to apply.

Apply here! 

Regular Programs

members of the teen advisory board posed for a silly group photoTeen Advisory Committee of Students (TACOS)

Check calendar for dates and time.

Are you wondering why we don't have a particular book series you like? Do you have ideas for fun teen activities at your library? Want to volunteer for your community? You need to join TACOS. Bring your ideas and friends to brainstorm and plan future events, and earn volunteer hours by helping with futrue kids programs. Get in touch with Meg, our youth services librarian, for details.

Monday Madness

Check calendar for dates and time.

Hang out at the library for an evening of creativity! Past Monday Madness events have included pumpkin carving, slime, Manga fandoms and more.

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Our Teen Space

 new teen book sectionteen section table and chairs computer work station

Our teen space was designed by teens for teens! Stop by to add to our collaborative coloring, pick up the latest books and movies, take a #bookface pic, enjoy free WiFi, or use the library's computers and printer. If you're feeling stuck with a school research project, our librarians will be happy to help you find resources that will get you started in the right direction.

our teen space

 

Wisconsin Digital Library

night sky with text that reads wisconsin's digital library for teens

Use your phone, tablet, computer, or eReader to enjoy free eBooks and audiobooks from Wisconsin's Digital Library for Teens! This resource is powered by OverDrive, so take a peek at their Getting Started Guide or visit the library to learn about downloading content to your device. If you have any questions, stop by the library or try OverDrive Help.