Welcome to Summit County Teens

(students in grades 6-12)

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Books, Movies & More

Looking for something good to read, watch or listen to? We’ve got you covered! Get some ideas from one of the following booklists or “DIY” it and search our online catalog.

Check out this list of tough topics with their corresponding Dewy Decimal numbers, so you can search for books you might be afraid to ask about on your own.

Don’t forget, we also have ebooks and eaudiobooks you can download directly to your phone, tablet or computer!

Programs & Events

Grab your friends and come to the library. Each branch has a room or space just for teens to hang out or attend one of our programs & events. From book clubs to free movies, technology, creative writing, crafts and more, there’s something for everyone.

Current and Future Events

Teen Summer Writing Contest

July 1, 2020 9:00 amJuly 29, 2020 11:59 pm

Location: Virtual - kaeli.simonet@summitcountyco.gov

Dragons, magic, monsters, and mythical creatures galore! Try your hand at writing a fantasy story for our Summit County Library Teen Writing Contest. This contest is for teens ages 13-18 and submissions are open from July 1—29, 2020. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be in the form of Amazon Gift cards. See details below.

Comic Strip Writing for Teens!

August 6, 2020 11:00 amnoon

Location: Zoom Meeting - Email kaeli.simonet@summitcountyco.gov

Join veteran Denver-based graphic novelist, author/illustrator and instructor Stan Yan as he leads teens through a presentation about his process for writing and illustrating a four panel comic strip. This is a virtual event for teens 12-18. Please email kaeli.simonet@summitcountyco.gov or call 970-453-3546 to sign up.

Volunteering

Do you want to give back to your community or gain job experience? Teens volunteer their time and earn community service hours at the library.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

A great way to do this is by joining TAB (Teen Advisory Board). TAB members help plan library events and give input on what they’d like at the South Branch library. Click Here for information about TAB.

Other Opportunities

Teens can also volunteer their time by doing various tasks at any of our three branches. Volunteer duties may include things like helping with children's programs, preparing crafts, cleaning, recycling and shelving. Click Here for information about volunteering.

Don't Forget Your Homework

We have more than just books to help you ace those pesky school assignments! Our Resources for Students page has lots of research options you can use any time (including the middle of the night when your paper is due the next day.) All you need is your library card. The Main Branch in Frisco and the South Branch in Breckenridge have study rooms you can use and you can even check out stuff like Chromebooks, iPads, video equipment and more at the South Branch.