Teens

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

Throughout the summer we will be having Teen Tuesdays!! Weather permitting, we will have a limited in-person event to do these crafts on the library lawn. 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.

Rain date is the Thursday after the scheduled day at 6:00pm.

Take and Make Kits will be available after the program.

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

Teen Tuesdays, 6:00pm on the library lawn (weather permiting):

June 8: Slap Bracelets 

Snap and slap! Color/decorate your own slap bracelets, and then practice some tricks with them. Register here.

 

June 22: Cloud Landerns

Make your own luminary cloud out of paper lanterns and poly-fill. Register here.

 

July 6: Air-Dry Clay

We’ll include some project suggestions, but you can also choose to mold and shape what you like. Register here.

 

July 20: Squirt Gun Painting

Wear some old clothes, use tape on the canvas for a striping or stencil effect, set the canvas up outside, and squirt away! Register here.

 

August 3: Tie-dye

If you would like to tie-dye a shirt, please register in advance so that we can order the sizes we need. We’ll also have socks or bandanas available as an alternative. Register here.

 

August 17: Crafting Poety Kit

Not a poet? No problem! We’ll provide the words in the form of book pages and words to cut out. Then, you get to create art (such as blackout book poetry, cut out poems etc.) with the words you chose. Register here.

 

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.