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

teens preparing to build a fort during a teen event

Regular Programs

For the next few months we will be doing take and make projects. You can pick up a project kit by the chalkboard in the Teen Lounge area on the main floor of the library. One kit per person please. If you are interested in a virtual group meet-up to just talk or play a game or trivia, feel free to email Bethany@columbuspubliclibrary.info. If there is interest
Bethany will pull a virtual program together!

Upcoming Teen Take and Make Projects:

Design Your Own Sketchbook Cover 

Kits available starting Sep. 2

We will have a number of sketchbooks kits available for the teens that they can take home.

Weekly Sketchbook Prompts

Each Wednesday, September 9 to November 4

For 9 weeks we will be releasing a sketchbook prompt each Wednesday. Prompts will be posted in the library’s Teen Lounge area and on Instagram. Prompts can also be emailed out to participants. To receive email prompts, please contact Bethany@columbuspubliclibrary.info.

We’d love to see your creations! Feel free to share with us via social media or email. We will not share your work with other unless given permission.

Gnome Craft and Scavenger Hunt 

Kits available starting Oct. 7

Take and make a gnome, then bring it back and hide it somewhere in the library! Update the gnome counter on the chalk board in the Teen Lounge area and look around to see if you can
find some of the others.

Pouch-making and Dice Games 

Kits available starting Nov. 4

There are lots of dice games out there! Receive a collection of your own and a kit to make your own drawstring pouch for them.


a teen making a large pyramid out of cups

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

Digital Resources

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.

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.