Sunday, May 31, 2015

2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees


Find these titles at the Westminster Public Library here.

Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens; the winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.

Inklings Teen Writers' Club Meeting


Teens meet on Tuesday, June 2nd to share their writing, receive feedback, and practice writing prompts.

Ages 12-17
No registration
4:30 - 6:00 pm
1st Tuesday each month
College Hill 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Teen Advisory Board Meeting



Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, May 26th from 4-5:30 pm!

Join TAB and get volunteer credit for promoting library services to teens at the Westminster Public Libraries:
  • Advise, plan, and participate in teen programs.
  • Post reviews and teen news on the Teen Underground blog/website.
  • Promote teen reading and news by creating bulletin boards and displays in the Teen Underground areas.
  • Recommend materials for the young adult collection.
Attend one of our TAB meetings at College Hill Library to get started! 

Ages 12-17
No registration
Meetings are the last Tuesday of each month








Saturday, May 23, 2015

Toy Hack @ your library!


Toy Hack 
Unmask your inner creative genius! We’ll provide the broken toys and the tools; you demolish the toys and piece them back together into an awe-inspiring creation. If you have toys you’d like to donate for this program, please email Lisa Hughes (lhughes@cityofwestminster.us).

Ages 12-17 
No registration
Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm
Jun 23
College Hill

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The last Summer Reading Program Teen Volunteer Training is almost here!

Westminster Public Library needs teen volunteers ages 12-17 to help with our Summer Reading Program from June 1st to August 1st. Volunteers will use their people-skills to help with registration and handing out prizes. Volunteers must commit to working their scheduled shifts and may be able to earn 10-25 volunteer hours. 

Teens (with a parent) must attend a training/scheduling session to learn more about volunteering at the library and get scheduled. 

For more details and to watch a video about the volunteer duties, click on the Volunteer tab!

Training/Scheduling Sessions:
If you haven't registered for a session already, call the numbers below to check on availability.

College Hill Library sessions
call 303-658-2606
Monday, May 18 from 6-7 pm
Tuesday, May 19 from 6-7 pm
Saturday, May 23 from 2-3 pm

Irving Street Library session
call 303-658-2306
Wednesday, May 27 from 6-7 pm

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“Stolen Knowledge” video winner

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has announced the winners of the 2015 Teen Video Challenge, a national competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program. This competition is in its fifth year of encouraging teens to get involved with promoting summer reading and public libraries with a focus on the CSLP 2015 slogan, “Unmask.”  Each participating state selected one winning video to be named the official CSLP Teen Video Challenge state winner. 

In Colorado, teens from across the state submitted excellent videos to the contest. It was challenging to select a winner, but the selection panel—consisting of CO public librarians and staff from Rocky Mountain PBS—chose a video by a team of teens at the Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch and patrons of Douglas County Libraries, led by student Daniel Lindeen, entitled “Stolen Knowledge.” 


The selection panel also chose 5 videos that are this year’s honorable mentions, representing Douglas County Libraries, Denver Public Library, and Poudre River Public Library District. Please watch these six creative videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8riLQL7j5vzBAKpjWO_pW3KYI7xowszI. Congratulations to all of Colorado’s teens that participated in the contest and shared their skills and creativity.

To view the winning video from each participating state, please visit CSLP’s website at http://www.cslpreads.org/programs/teen-program/teen-video-challenge/

Friday, May 15, 2015

The first Summer Reading Program Teen Volunteer Training is almost here!

Westminster Public Library needs teen volunteers ages 12-17 to help with our Summer Reading Program from June 1st to August 1st. Volunteers will use their people-skills to help with registration and handing out prizes. Volunteers must commit to working their scheduled shifts and may be able to earn 10-25 volunteer hours. 

Teens (with a parent) must attend a training/scheduling session to learn more about volunteering at the library and get scheduled. 

For more details and to watch a video about the volunteer duties, click on the Volunteer tab!

Training/Scheduling Sessions:
If you haven't registered for a session already, call the numbers below to check on availability.

College Hill Library sessions
call 303-658-2606
Monday, May 18 from 6-7 pm
Tuesday, May 19 from 6-7 pm
Saturday, May 23 from 2-3 pm

Irving Street Library session
call 303-658-2306
Wednesday, May 27 from 6-7 pm

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mini Comic Con @ your library!



Mini Comic Con 
Unmask your inner geek! Dress up as your favorite character and compete for best costume. Create a superhero selfie in our photo booth; sew an e-textile mask; test your heroic knowledge and more. Food and prizes!

Ages 12-17 
No registration
Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm
Jun 9
College Hill 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, May 9th!

Take on the role of a heroic character of fantasy in a world of monsters, magic and destiny!  We have a variety of characters to choose from...look forward to seeing you!


Ages 12-17
No registration
2nd Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm at College Hill

Monday, May 4, 2015

Call today to register for a Summer Reading Program Teen Volunteer Training Session!

Westminster Public Library needs teen volunteers ages 12-17 to help with our Summer Reading Program from June 1st to August 1st. Volunteers will use their people-skills to help with registration and handing out prizes. Volunteers must commit to working their scheduled shifts and may be able to earn 10-25 volunteer hours. 

Teens (with a parent) must attend a training/scheduling session to learn more about volunteering at the library and get scheduled. Starting today, teens or parents can call to register for a specific session.

Click on the Volunteer tab for more details!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Inklings Teen Writers' Club Meeting


Teens meet on Tuesday, May 5th to share their writing, receive feedback, and practice writing prompts.

Ages 12-17
No registration
4:30 - 6:00 pm
1st Tuesday each month
College Hill 

The Red Pyramid- Rick Riordan


This book is the first in a trilogy called the Kane Chronicles (The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, Serpent's Shadow).  Similar to other Riordan books, the Red pyramid is based on mythology, Egyptian this time. Carter and Sadie Kane were orphaned after the death of the father and put under their uncles control. They soon find out their family line is powerful magicians, and when the dangerous gods of Egypt are waking, they must train with their uncle and embark on a dangerous quest to discover who they really are. Rick Riordan's flawless writing has you turning the page in these books. I recommend these books for anyone old enough to be interested in fantasy books, with a dash of mythological history.

Never Alone- Upper One Games

Never Alone, also known as Kisima Innitchuna, is a video game that was based on a touching alaskan folktale. Narrated in the native language (with english subtitles) this game provides cultural insights about the tribe as well as a beautiful game about a little girl who, partnered with an arctic wolf and helped by spirits, journeys across the scary and beautiful parts of alaska to find the source of a never-ending blizzard. This is a puzzle platformer, which means you have to work out puzzles to move to the next area. This is also cooperative, so you can play with two people or just switch off between the fox and the girl.  I recommend this game for all ages, and is definitely one to casually play with your family.