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

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Regular Programs

We are returning to in-person Teen Tuesdays programming! Registration is required for all in-person programming and will be held in the Library Annex (the building next to the library parking lot). You MUST register in advance to reserve your spot. You can register by clicking under each event or by calling the library at 920-623-5910. You will receive an email confirmation when your register, this is not a confirmation that you have a spot. You will receive an email notification/phone call prior to the event to confirm that you have a spot.

Masks are required for in-person programs for ages 2 and up. Mask requirements are subject to change following CDC recommendations.

Feel free to email Bethany@columbuspubliclibrary.info if you have questions. 

Teen Events, 6:00pm :

Tuesday, October 26: CSI: Crafting Scene Investigation

Instead of a who-dunit crime, we are asking what was done. Look for clues among the myriad of craft supplies to figure out what was made and how, and then do your best to recreate it in the time remaining! Register here.

Tuesday, November 23: Green Screen Event

Ever want to pose in front of the Eiffel Tower? How about a candid photo of being chased by a dinosaur? With the power of green screen, you can create fun photo opportunities that you can make and share with your friends! Register here.

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DnD One-shot

Bethany is looking for tabletop role-playing teens for a fun one-shot Dungeons and Dragons game (1 session, possibly two if we get cut short, 3-5 players). It’s a great introduction to the game if you haven’t played before, and it can be an opportunity for experienced players to experiment with different character types. Dates and times TBD. Please email Bethany at bethany@columbuspubliclibrary.info for more details and if you are interested. If we can get at least three players, we’ve got a game! If more people are interested, we may do more DnD campaigns in the future. Tentative game dates would begin in November.

Wedensday, December 22: Cookie Art

Cookies are an edible canvas. We’ll be providing the materials, and teens can show off their creativity before tasting their creations. Participants are highly encouraged to sign up by clicking here to guarantee their spot, but walk-ins are welcome if there is space available (limited number of spots).

Wednesday, January 19: Hyggelig Hangout

Hygge is a Danish concept of creating a cozy and content atmosphere in the winter months. We’ll have hot cocoa and some tea, some treats, glowing lights, a craft or two, coloring, and perhaps even a fake fire to gather round. Bring a blanket along if you’d like! Participants are highly encouraged to sign up by clicking here to guarantee their spot, but walk-ins are welcome if there is space available (limited number of spots).

Wednesday, February 16: Painting Squishies

We’ll have a variety of squishies to choose from, and you can paint it yourself. Kits will not be available after this event, so be sure to sign up! Participants are highly encouraged to sign up by clicking here to guarantee their spot, but walk-ins are welcome if there is space available (limited number of spots).

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Our Teen Space

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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

Digital Resources

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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.

Every summer, download 2 audiobooks a week and keep them FOR.EV.ER! 

  1. Download the Overdrive App (if you're using a mobile device)
  2. Go to http://audiobooksync.com 
  3. Download two audiobooks a week
  4. Listen to them whenever you've got time- no return date!
  5. Follow us on Instagram @ColumbusLibTeens for weekly reminders to download.

The audiobooks are only availble during their featured week, so be sure to download each week and go back to listen later. Titles switch every Thursday morning.