Welcome to Summit County Teens
(students in grades 6-12)
Want to know what fun programs we have going on for teens?
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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 these booklists or 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!
The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (Blue Spruce Award) has been recognizing the most popular books among middle and high school students in the State of Colorado since 1985.
See the 2019 winner here and vote for your favorite 2020 Blue Spruce Award Nominee here.
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
April 3-15: Peeps Diorama Contest
April 3–15, 2023
Location: Main Library - Frisco North Branch - Silverthorne South Branch - Breckenridge
Event Type: Community Event Crafts and Hobbies Other Special Event
In the spirit of spring and Washington Post’s classic contest, Summit County Library Library will be sponsoring its own book-inspired Peeps diorama competition in April! Participants of all ages are encouraged to create a book or literary scene using Peeps marshmallow treats. Pick up a package of Peeps (1 per family) and cardboard at your local library to get started. Drop off your creation at the Main Library in Frisco or the South Branch in Breckenridge by Saturday, April 15 for in-person voting April 17-22. The Peep-le’s Choice Awards for a child and an adult category will be announced on Monday, April 24!
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. Time can be used for IB Credit, National Honor Society, working off library fines, or community service.
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 offered for teens the South Branch library.
Teens can also volunteer their time by doing various tasks at any of our three branches. Volunteer duties may include things like helping with events and children's programs, creating displays, preparing crafts, cleaning, recycling and shelving. Email Kaeli for information about volunteering at South Branch in Breckenridge and Megan to volunteer at the Main Library in Frisco.
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 Library 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.