Teen Events

  1. Phone: 860-665-8700

  2. Bailey

    Young Adult Services

  3. Jennifer


Summer Reading Program – Libraries Rock!
Teens can register at the library beginning June 15. Teens can earn prizes throughout the summer! A detailed flyer will be available at the library and distributed at the schools.

pokemon ball

Teen Pokemon Scavenger Hunt
Visit the Adult Information Desk to collect your Pokedex sheet. Search for Pokemon cutouts hidden around the library. Bring your completed sheet back to win a small prize!

vision board

Create Your Vision Board 
Wednesday, July 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

For teens and parents. We have many choices in life. Where to begin? Magazines, boards and supplies will be available. If there are any quotes, pictures or trinkets that inspire you, please bring them to include on your board. Cindy Mazzoferro, Life Coach and Inspirational Speaker will discuss aspects of life: Family, Friends, Fun, Growth, and much more! Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Kais and Dollz

Reading Rocks with Kais and Dollz
Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.

Join the Kais and Dollz, a band made up of 2 brother/sister pairs, ranging in age from 12 – 17, for an evening of rocking out with hits old and new – pop, funk, jazz and traditional tunes could all appear on this program featuring 4 multi-instrumentalists!  You will hear guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, fiddle and maybe more! This is an all ages show, appropriate for children, teens and adults.


Zentangle for Teens
Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 p.m.

Zentangle is a method of drawing simple repeating patterns that create a state of relaxed focus. Participate in some mindful doodling to create some original and beautiful artwork! Local instructor Kelley Kelly will help guide you.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Monday Makers!
Monday, July 30, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Get Creative in our Makerspace! Do you enjoy expressing yourself creatively through crafts? Visit our portable Maker Space in the Teen area and create! All materials are on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

escape the library

Escape the Library!
Tuesday, July 31, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
You and your team will have one hour to solve a series of riddles, decipher clues, and find the key to escape! Can you use your wits and solve the clues before your time is up? Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Brian Miller TEDx magician

TEDs TALKS own Motivational Magician Brian Miller
Wednesday, August 1, 7:00 p.m.

Magician Brian Miller will entertain and inspire you to want to create an environment in which everyone can feel heard, understood and valued. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

horror movie

Teen Horror Movie Night
Monday, August 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

For ages 13-18. Come hang with your friends, eat pizza, and watch a horror movie. Movie to be determined by a vote. Feel free to bring bean bag chairs, pillows or blankets. All movies are rated PG-13.
 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Slime Party

Teen Slime Party
Tuesday, August 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

For grades 6-12. DIY slime bar! Come and play with all things slime. Enter your experiment into our contests – Grossest, Best Sounding, and Prettiest. Be prepared to get messy! Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

teen game night join us

Teen Gaming Night
Thursday, August 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

For grades 6 – 12. Stop by to play featured games such as Game of Phones and Family Feud. We can ask the Magic 8 Ball what other games from our collection we can play. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

DIY workshop

Teen DIY Workshop
Tuesday, August 14, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Grades 6 - 12. Sue Raybine, of Blue Marble Beading, is back to help teens create and decorate!  Teens will work with leather and metal to design custom pieces (think dog tags and cuff bracelets!). Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

international cook off

Teen International Cook Off
Thursday, August 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Be ready to cook with Colleen Bell, featuring flavors from around the world. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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Alcohol Ink Art for Teens
Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Create your own unique alcohol ink paintings with Denise Balcanoff of Soulful Creations. Registration required as space is limited.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

80s party

80’s Throwback Party!
Friday, August 24, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

This is an end-of-the-summer celebration jam-packed with oldies but goodies. There will be 80’s movies, games, & crafts. You can win prizes for wearing the best 80’s costume.  Bring a T-shirt with you to decorate. Doors will lock at 6:15 p.m. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Last Day for Teen Summer Reading Program 2018

Friday, August 24
Remember to collect all your prize tickets today! The grand prize drawing winners will be contacted by phone. We do not release the names of the winners to the public.