Tween & Teens Program

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Runs June 12th - August 7th. 5th - 10th grade (last grade completed).
Complete 4 Advanced Reader Challenge boards by August 7th to be entered into a grand prize drawing! Winner will be announced August 9th. 
On each board complete 3 outer circle activities and 2 inner circle activities. Bring each finished board to the Children's Room to receive a prize book! Questions? Need book suggestions? Email Ms. Emily at

Advanced Reader Challenge Board 1
Advanced Reader Challenge Board 2
Advanced Reader Challenge Board 3
Advanced Reader Challenge Board 4
Advanced Reader Challenge Board Extra Credit *
* you may complete the extra credit board up to 2 times as bonus prize drawing entries. You must choose different activities each time.

Amazing Race:
The Nine Realms of Norse Mythology

Saturday, June 26th, 2-4pm
grades 7th-12

Old Norse texts mention the existence of Níu Heimar, translated by scholars as “Nine Worlds.” These nine worlds encompass Niflheim, Muspelheim, Asgard, Midgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim and Helheim, all held in the branches and roots of the world tree Yggdrasil. Can your group survive the trip through them all and back to win a prize?

SIGN UP REQUIRED - sign up in groups of 3-5.
Begin at the library. Race begins promptly at 2pm. This event will be held outdoors, on the library lawn & at the Cadillac Commons.

Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson
Virtual Escape Room

Monday, June 28th through Saturday, August 7th
families & ages 12+

You have made it to Camp Half-Blood! Now you need to prove that you are ready to go on your hero quest. Can you use your wits to escape the trials? Test your cunning with the library's virtual escape room based on Rick Riordan's bestselling series, Percy Jackson.

NO SIGN UP necessary. Virtual escape room will go live Monday June 28th on our website's teen page - right here!


Egyptian Deity
Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, July 17th, 11am-3pm
grades 5th-12th

As with any ancient culture, the Egyptians used mythology to try to explain the world around them. Many myths tell of the ancient Egyptian gods (deities) and how they interacted with the mortal world. Can you find all 17 major deities who have lost their way along the Lake Cadillac Bike & Foot Path?

This will be an outdoor event - hunt begins at the loop across from the library (corner of Lake & Chapin St) and ends at the Senior Center (intersection of Chestnut & Linden St).

Japanese Mythology
in Anime Cosplay Contest

Saturday, August 7th, 11am-3pm
grades 5th-12th

Japanese mythology is a collection of traditional stories, folktales, and beliefs that emerged in the islands of the Japanese archipelago. Many gods and creatures have now crossed over into the world of anime. Films like Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and the Naruto series are filled with characters inspired by mythology.

TO ENTER CONTEST: Pick a character that you can prove is influenced by Japanese mythology. Create, create, create! Show up at the library Saturday August 7th to submit an official photo entry. A panel of local judges will decide 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place.
*More details and official rules to come*

Grades 9-12. Meets last tuesday of the month. 6-7pm. meets outdoors.

Sat July 31, 11am-3pm, all ages. Activities at the library, take home crafts, online activities on our social media.

Book Boxes for middle grade and young adult

What's in a book box: 1-3 books to keep. 1 library book to return. 1-2 crafts. bookish items. 1 snack.

What's a Book Box?

Our Book Box is modeled after subscription box services like OwlCrate and Once Upon a Book Club. Each month we will feature a themed box tailored to the individual preferences of participants. 

Who can participate?

There are currently two options for Book Boxes:

Middle Grade Box: 3rd-6th grade, Ages 8+
Young Adult Box: 7th-12th grade, Ages 12+

How to sign up:

Each month's sign up begins 2 weeks before the 1st of the month. So for the month of August, sign up opens Monday July 19th. Call 775-6541 to register. Fill out the form below AFTER you call to register.

Book Box Form
(this form allows us to tailor the box to your tastes!)

Boxes are limited, so sign up is required each month. They will be ready for pick up starting the 1st of each month. Pick up must occur within 7 business days or the box is released to those on the waitlist. Those on the waitlist who do not receive a box will be automatically signed up for the next month.

Review your Book Box library book

Review the library book you received with your Book Box to be entered to win a Horizon Books gift card.
Prizes will be drawn monthly.

Library Book Review Form

Maker Series: Creative Workshops for Teens

Grades 7-12, Ages 12+

Try out themed creative projects with weekly (limited) kits. Build new skills while practicing self care. 

Fiber Workshop: Monday May 10th - Saturday June 19th; you can call (775-6541) or email (
to reserve a kit.

Maker Series Fiber Arts

MiLibrary Quest logo with koalas, an open book, and the text #MiLibraryQuest2021  You find a mammal that looks like a cross between a mongoose and a cougar.

See the MiLibraryQuest website to identify this animal and for information about how to discover more animals and enter for your chance to win a prize.  

Ebooks & Online Resources

Up North Digital

Hoopla digital media

Transparent Language

Michigan eLibrary

Michigan's 24/7 Library

Thousands of full text magazines and newspapers available at no charge.
Michigan Activity Pass

Free or discounted passes to state parks, campgrounds, museums,
art exhibits, farms, gardens, lighthouses, music, theaters, historic sites,
recreation areas, & more!

SEARCH all across Michigan for fun activities!
PRINT out special deal passes from your library!