Programs for Teens

Teens Programs ensure young adults in our community have a fun place to gather and connect. Groups focus on creative writing, news and pop culture trends, and community impact projects.


Teens Read to a Therapy Dog

Therapy Partners, Inc. partners with the library to provide this program on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is required.

Teens 13 – 18 will get 15 minutes each to read to a therapy dog, giving them an attentive, always appreciative audience.


If a program is full, please join our waitlist. A staff member will contact you if a spot becomes available.

Summer Page Program

We accept teen volunteers to assist with our Summer Reading Program annually. This is a wonderful opportunity for teens to gain work experience, make friends, and build self confidence.

Teen Library Council

What it is

The teen library council offers teens in grades 7 through 12 the opportunity to make a positive difference in our community and have input in how the library serves teens.

During the school year, the council meets on the second Thursday of every month from 5:00pm to 5:45pm.

Stuff you’ll do

  • Plan, promote, and help out with teen & children’s library programs
  • Promote the library to your peers
  • Participate in TLC monthly meetings
  • Give back by helping your community
  • Work as a team & gain leadership experience

What You’ll Gain

Volunteer credit

Skills and experience (this looks great on a college or job application!)

New friends

Apply today

Applications can be returned to the Youth Services Desk or emailed to

If you have questions or suggestions about our teen programming, contact Amanda Coleman, ALCPL Youth Services, at or call 256-232-1233.

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