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


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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. Have an idea for a program? Email Rose Neel at Rosemary.Neel@summitcountyco.gov

Current and Future Events

Girls Who Code: 6th-12th Grade

November 17, 2018 3:00 pm4:00 pm

Location: Puzzler Room, South Branch Library, 103 S. Harris St., Breckenridge, CO

Come join us for coding, fun, and community! Even if you haven't registered yet, you're welcome to join us. We'll meet in the Puzzler Room. Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Girls Who Code Clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read, and explore together! The goal of the club is to increase the number of women with an interest in computer science.

Butter Making for Teens

November 20, 2018 4:30 pm6:00 pm

Location: South Branch Library Kitchen, 103 S. Harris St., Breckenridge, CO

Butter making 4:30 – 6:00 in the South Branch Kitchen! Don’t show up empty handed to your Thanksgiving dinner this year! Teens in 6 – 12th grades are invited to make homemade butter to bring to their Thanksgiving feast. Please register by emailing rosemary.neel@summitcountyco.gov, we only have ten spots open for this event!

Teen Hanukkah Treats and Tradition

November 27, 2018 4:30 pm5:30 pm

Location: Hopefull/Discovery Rooms, South Branch Library, 103 S. Harris St. Breckenridge, CO 80424

The Synagogue of Summit will be partnering with the South Branch Library to teach the process and history of Hanukkah treats and traditions so we invite teens 6th-12th to come enjoy! We will need a waiver completed so please email rosemary.neel@summitcountyco.gov to be sent a copy.

Teen Book Binding Project

November 28, 2018 4:15 pm

Location: North Branch Library, 651 Circle Dr., Silverthorne, CO 80497

Teens, come join us for a fun project making your own mini notebook using our cinch binding machine! You'll also learn how to make your own handmade envelopes, how to score, bind, and embellish--all while using a variety of tools and materials.

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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.

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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.