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.

All teen programs are from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

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 acoleman@alcpl.org

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.

2024 Applications are available now. They are due back by March 25th.

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 in 7th – 12th grades will get 15 minutes each to read to a therapy dog, giving them an attentive, always appreciative audience.

Writer’s Group

1st ThursYAy of the Month

Writer’s Group takes place on the first Thursday of each month. It is a group for writers in 7th through 12th grades.
This program brings together teens interested in honing their writing skills and sharing tips and insights to help one another perfect their craft.

Craft Fair Class

3rd ThursYAy of each Month

Teens in 7th through 12th grades will have the opportunity to learn and practice new crafts each month. Registration is required for each month.
If there is enough participation, there will be a Teen Craft Fair where teens can sell their handmade crafts. Attendance in at least 3 of the Craft Fair Classes are required to take part in the Teen Craft Fair.

For more information, contact Amanda Coleman, ALCPL Youth Services, at acoleman@alcpl.org or call 256-232-1233.

Craft Club

4th ThursYAy of each Month

Teens in 7th through 12th grades will have the opportunity to hang out with other teens as they craft.

Bring your own crafts or leftover supplies from the previous Craft Fair Class will be available.

Registration is required for each month.

For more information, contact Amanda Coleman, ALCPL Youth Services, at acoleman@alcpl.org or call 256-232-1233.

Waitlist

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


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

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