For Those Ages 12 to 17
All Events Online!
For Your Safety
For the foreseeable future, all our events will be held online, mostly through Zoom.
Request a Zoom Invitation: https://madisonlib.org/zoom-invitation-request-teen-activities/
Virtual Teen Zone Discord Hangout
A new message board for teens to talk about books, anime, writing, and Dungeons & Dragons.
Click here to sign up!
Starting in January we will be running a month long book discussion over Discord reading the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Library Loot Book Boxes
Sign up before the 25th of each month.
First and Third Thursdays
Teen Action Council
First Mondays at 4:00 pm
Young League of Writers
Second Mondays at 4:30 pm
Teen Anime Club
Third Mondays at 4:30 pm
Teen Dungeons and Dragons
Fourth Wednesdays at 4:00 pm
Fourth Mondays at 4:30 pm
A new theme every month!
Regency Dance Lesson Friday, February 26, Via YouTube Join us to learn steps to some basic dances of the time period. It will be helpful to have a small group working together. Four would be ideal, but we know you can figure things out with fewer if necessary. We will...
A Good Long Walk Logs due by noon, Monday, February 22 As all Austen readers know, her characters are champion walkers. Whatever the novel, the heroine will at some point go on a good, long walk. Persuasion is no exception as all the younger folk at Uppercross head...
This February, be on the lookout for things that tie in to our On the Same Page book Persuasion. See if you can get a photo of each of the following items. So that we’ll know it wasn’t something you just Google searched, we want to see you in the picture as well!...
Join BYU-Idaho English Professor Jacqueline Harris as she answers questions and helps us understand how Austen's Persuasion differs from her other novels, what she changed about the heroine, and the original discarded ending. Watch the presentation.
This month for Bibliomaniacs we'll be talking about what we're reading over Discord, and then get together over Zoom on Monday, February 22nd at 4:30 p.m. Our theme for this month is Sweet Treats. Discord is our new and secure messageboard hangout for teens. Join our...
Celebrate Chinese New Year with these paper lanterns! You will need the following supplies: scissors a pencil a marker or a pen a box (we used a Kleenex box) to use when poking holes a ruler a push pin or awl yarn scrapbook paper a pipe cleaner a piece of straw a...
Adventures in Bywater Our monthly D&D one-offs take place in the town of Bywater. Bywater rarely sees travelers of any sort, but the valley offers plenty of adventure to the Daring and Bold. From the Kobold Caverns in the South, to the Troll filled mountains of...
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Dungeons and Dragons for Teens
Wednesday, February 24, at 4:00 pm
In this classic role-playing game, you create your character, choose how they interact with the story, and use dice to decide the outcomes of your actions. This event is open to all teens (ages 12 to 17). Both beginners and experienced players are welcome.
As an added bonus, players will be able to gain perks for their characters by reading!
If you are interested in a grand adventure, want to meet new and old friends, and have epic fun, click the button below.
Crafting with Take n’ Go Kits
First and third Thursdays; How-to videos on the Teen Blog
- FEBRUARY 4: Paper Lanterns
- FEBRUARY 18: Duct Tape Flower Pens
Teen Action Council
Monday, February 1, at 4:00 PM VIA ZOOM
The Madison Library District Teen Action Council will meet regularly to provide input for teen events and programs, and provide suggestions for improvements and other aspects of the Library as it relates to teens.
Young League of Writers
MONDAY, February 8, at 4:30 PM VIA ZOOM
Submit your work by February 1, and we’ll do group critiques when we meet.
Thursday, February 18, at 4:00 pm via zoom
Teens ages 12-17 gather together to watch anime favorites, chat about manga, play Japanese card games, sketch your own manga portraits (markers and paper provided), and munch on yummy snacks!
This month, we’ll watch My Hero Academia.
Madison BiblioManiacs Teen Book Club
Monday, February 22, at 4:30 pm via Zoom and Discord
Teens gather together for a great book discussion on a topic or book they have previously selected. We’ll also enjoy games, activities, and treats.
Our book group theme this month is SWEET TREATS!
Library Loot Book Box Subscription
Sign up before the 25th of each month for the next month’s box
Have you heard about subscription services like OwlCrate or Litjoy?
For a monthly fee, these services send you a package containing one book and a few treats to go along with it. We are offering a similar service just for teens ages 12 – 17! Best of all, our service is completely FREE!
Here’s how it works:
If you would like to get one of these boxes, you must sign up online before the 25th of the month. Boxes will be available around the 1st of the next month. Each box will contain one surprise book (selected especially for you based on your input) and a few fun surprises.
We will notify you when your box is ready. Boxes can be picked up at the Madison Library District’s Circulation Desk and checked out with your library card. You will have until the 15th of that month to pick up your book box. If you do not pick your box up, you will forfeit your place in the subscription list and must reapply.
When you’re done with your book, please return it to the Library. It will be due back at the Library three weeks after you check it out. The rest of the box’s contents are yours to keep!
Registration is limited to 12 participants each month, but a waiting list will be kept for those interested in joining the program when room allows. Your registration will be valid for 3 months and then must be resubmitted in order to give those on the waiting list an opportunity to use the service.
If you have some time tell us what you thought about your book and the items in your box!
February 1-28 (Every month has a new bingo challenge.)
Madison Library’s Brand New Reading Challenge
All ages can play. We have a bingo card for kids 11 and under, and one for teens and adults 12 and older. Read fun new books and audiobooks and win great prizes!
Here’s how it works: Step 1: Read the challenges and pick a bingo line that most appeals to you. Step 2: Read a book that completes a challenge. Read another. And another. Step 3: When you are able to cross off 5 squares in a row on the board, bring your sheet in to the Circulation Desk for a prize and an entry in our monthly drawing. We will have a separate drawing for each age group. Step 4: Keep reading! You can get as many prizes and entries as there are bingos on the board.
Christmas Window Search & Find
December 5th through December 31st
There are five window displays around the building, each numbered 1 through 5. Within each window are hidden a number of objects for you to look for. Within every window are a number of bears, cats, and books that you will need to keep track of as you make your round. In addition to these each window has different objects for you to look for, so select what window you are at to get started.
Remember to count carefully. If you enter the right number of each item (Bears, Cats, and Books*), you will be entered for a chance to win a fun Christmas prize.
*Be carful not to count books in the background. Only count books that are clearly part of the display.
Websites and databases just for teens! Use these to help you with homework and other research projects.
Limited Hours Starting February 10
- Monday and Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Library Building is OPEN
NO Curbside Pickup
(Book Drop is OPEN)
Closures in 2021
- January 1 – New Year’s
- January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
- February 15 – President’s Day
- March 26 – Staff Development Day
- April 3 – Closed for Maintenance
- May 29-31 – Memorial Day
- July 5 – Independence Day
- September 4-6 – Labor Day
- October 2 – Closed for Maintenance
- November 11 – Veteran’s Day
- November 24 – Closing at 5 pm
- November 25-26 – Thanksgiving
- December 24-27 – Christmas
- December 31, 2020 – January 1, 2021 – New Year’s
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