Events

Spark a Reaction Summer Reading Events
MOSS & Cubelets Robot Construction
Build robots faster than stacking books with MOSS and Cubelets! Modular Robotics of Boulder, CO makes robot construction systems that enable anyone to build a robot with no coding or wiring required. We invite you to stop by to see how building robots in seconds is a reality with innovative, magnetic robotic components. Then stay because once you make your first robot, you'll want to keep going! Check out robots that slither, roll, react to light and sound, and have surprisingly lifelike behavior that can spark your inner robot-maker. 
Ages 12-17. No registration.
Tuesday 3-4:30 pm
June 10
College Hill

Doctor Who Party
Dress up in your favorite Doctor Who costume or T-shirt and join us for an afternoon of Doctor Who-inspired games, activities, and contests!
Ages 12-17. No registration.
Tuesday 3-4:30 pm
June 24
College Hill

Vintage Teen Extravaganza
Spark a reaction with childhood memories! Dress up in your favorite childhood-inspired outfits and join us for Harry Potter and Disney trivia, fort-building, red light/green light, legos, friendship bracelets, and more!
Ages 12-17. No registration.
Tuesday 3-4:30 pm
July 15
College Hill


Spark a Reaction Summer Reading Program
Teen Summer Reading Program 
READ and complete library activities to earn prizes this summer!
REGISTER online at www.westminsterlibrary.org beginning May 19.
PICK UP your Teen Reading Record beginning June 2 at College Hill or Irving Street Library.
ATTEND some "Spark a Reaction” teen summertime events.
Ages 12-17
June 2-August 2
College Hill and Irving Street 



Volunteer Training for the Summer Reading Program
Westminster Public Library need teens volunteers to help with our Summer Reading Program (Jun 2-Aug 2). Volunteers will hand out reading records and prizes and enter statistics.
Ages 12-17. 

Step 1: Volunteer online registration and scheduling begins May 1st. Go to www.westminsterlibrary.org, view open time slots on the volunteer scheduling calendars, then complete a survey to register as a volunteer and reserve your volunteer time slots.

Step 2: Teens must attend a training session with a parent to confirm their participation and schedule, complete an application, and learn about their volunteer duties. Sign up to follow us by email at the bottom of the page and receive training date and time reminders in your inbox!
Ages 12-17. No registration for training sessions.

College Hill:
Saturday 1:30 - 2:30pm, May 24
Tuesday 6-7pm, May 27

Irving Street:
Wednesday 6-7pm, May 28


Contests
Video the Library Contest Facebook Vote & Awards Reception
Judges' Award:
Teens have submitted their Video the Library contest entries and the community judges are busy selecting the $250 Judges' award winner.

Facebook Vote:
Stay tuned for your chance to vote for the $100 People's Choice award winner on the Library's Facebook page starting April 4th!

Awards reception: 

The prizes, generously donated by the Friends of the Westminster Public Library, will be awarded at a reception and everyone is welcome to attend to congratulate the winners and view all the submitted videos.
All ages. No registration.
Saturday 2-4pm
Apr 19
College Hill

Teen Underground Monthly Contests
Each month enter contests in the Teen Underground space at the College Hill or Irving Street libraries for a chance to win a free book!

Apr: No Fear Shakespeare
May: Amazing Spiderman
Jun: Teen Summer Reading Program weekly contests
Jul: Teen Summer Reading Program weekly contests
Aug: TBA
Ages 12-17


Monthly Clubs
Teens meet each month to share their writing, receive feedback and practice writing prompts.
Ages 12-17, No registration
1st Tuesday each month 4:30-6pm at College Hill
Apr 1, May 6, Jun 3, Jul 1, Aug 5


-Drop in and try your hand at adventuring!
-Take on the role of a heroic fantasy character 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
2nd Saturday each month 1-4 pm at College Hill
Apr 12, May 10, Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 9

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
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 the TAB meetings below to get started! Bring a completed Teen Advisory Board application to your first meeting.

Ages 12-17. No registration.
Last Tuesday each month from 4-5:30 pm at College Hill
Apr 29, Jul 29, Aug 26

***special meeting times*** 
May 27 at 5:30-7 pm so TAB can help with a teen summer reading volunteer training session.
Jun 24 at 3-4:30 pm so TAB can help with the Doctor Who Party

Program Suggestions
Feel free to leave a comment with suggestions for teen programs on our website or contact one of the teen services librarians listed at the bottom of the page.

9 comments:

  1. All these programs are so cool. Where did you think of all these groups?

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  2. Hi, many of our groups are created by popular demand from teens who use our libraries so if anyone has any ideas for more groups or programs, feel free to leave a comment here or email Lisa or Hollie below!

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  3. These programs are awesome

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  4. how do you enter the weekly contest?

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  5. The weekly contests are run out of the Teen Underground areas at both the Irving Street and College Hill Libraries. Just stop by the teen area at either branch and look for signage that says "Beneath the Surface" or "weekly contest" and you'll be in the right spot!

    Lisa
    Teen Services Librarian

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  6. How many programs are available from now till school starts?

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  7. Our three special programs are done for the summer. We do have our regular programs that meet every month though: Teen Advisory Board, Inklings teen writers group, teen Dungeons & Dragons club, and the contests in the Teen Underground areas at both libraries. Our next special program will be the Catching Fire Party in November.

    Thanks!
    Lisa
    Teen Services Librarian

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  8. There should be a book club that you can get involved in at the library! I know that at my school we dont even have a book club and that would be so cool!

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    1. Thanks for the tip! We'll see what we can do!

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