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.

Summer Page Applications

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.

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

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.


For Teens and young adults

ThursYAY is precisely like it sounds – a fun, social meetup worth looking forward to each week. Meetups are just for teens and young adults, and each focuses on a theme, activity, or craft. Check our events calendar for each week’s meetup details.

Ink Slingers: A Free Writing Program for Teens

Grades 7 through 12

Ink Slingers brings together teens interested in honing their writing skills and sharing tips and insights to help one another perfect their craft.

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

Summer Page Program

We accept teen volunteers to assist with our Summer Reading Program annually. Applications will be posted before the start of SRP.

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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