Stuff For Teens!

The West Bend Library offers a wide variety of books, media, and programming geared toward teens and preteens. Scroll down for more information.

Volunteering

Please email Terika, the children's librarian, about volunteering. Opportunities are limited.

Teen Events

Teen Banned Books Week - Display & Craft Kit

Tuesday, September 28 at 3pm

Check out our Banned Books display, and pick up a take-home craft to make a mini book pendant!

 

Hamilton Teen Trivia Night (In Person)

Wednesday, September 29 at 6:30pm-7:30pm

Are you a Hamilton Musical Fan? Don’t give up your shot to participate in our Teen Trivia Night. Groups of 1-4 members will spend the evening testing their Hamilton knowledge. Parent/teen groups are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. This is a free event but registration is required. Registration can be done in person at the circulation desk starting 9/1/21 or emailed to Amber at aderuyter@westbendlibrary.org .

 

Hiking Take-Home Activity (Kit)

Monday, October 4 | 3pm

Come grab a kit with some fun hiking activities, a scavenger hunt, information about geocaching, a trail mix recipe, and more!

 

Pumpkin Dip - Make and Take (In-Person)

Monday, October 11 | 3pm (WBSD No-school Day)

Pre-teens and Teens are invited to a demonstration on how to make a delicious Pumpkin Fluff Dip! Teens will be decorating a recipe card and mason jar to bring home a sample! Ages 11+

 

Pumpkin Magnet Take-Home Craft (Kit)

Monday, October 25 | 3pm  

We’ll have a cute take-home craft just for teens! Make a pumpkin magnet!

 

Cosplay Costume Contest (In Person)

Tuesday, October 27 | 6:30pm

What is cosplay? Well you know. But for the adults reading this, Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game. Show off and celebrate your greatest cosplay accomplishments. Cider and cookies provided!

 

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Teen Crafts

Missed any of our weekly teen crafts this summer? If you can get your own supplies, we have instructions here!

Share your finished products on Facebook or Instagram!

Week 1: Cubee crafts - Print at home or for $1 at the library! Pick one or several and try your hand. We recommend card stock. 

Week 2: Scratch-off art - click here for instructions on making your own at home! 

Week 3: Make a zine - click here for instructions! If you would like to donate your zine to the library, drop it off and we'll add it to the collection! 

Week 4: Folded Book Page Bracelets - You can use any type of paper! Instructions are here.

Week 5: Monster Bookmarks - These work best with construction paper or colorful card stock, but it shouldn't be hard to make them at home! Instructions here; template here

Week 6: Pony Bead Lizards - instructions here

Week 7: Ribbon/Lace Bookmarks - instructions here

Post-Summer Crafts:

October 2020: Fold Your Own Jack O'Lantern - Instructions here

November 2020: Among Us Figurines - printable pieces here

December 2020: Book Page Wreaths - instructions here

January 2021: Weave A Coaster on a Cardboard Loom - instructions here 

February 2021: DIY Birdseed Cookie Winter Bird Feeders - instructions and bird identification guide here

March 8: Jellyfish Bracelets - instructions here

April 12: Blackout Poetry - instructions here

May 10: Personalized Journals

Other Activities

Looking for stuff to do? Check these out! Find fliers on our bulletin board in the Young Adult Fiction section at the library as well.

  • Bad vibes got you down? Download/print the Emotional Compost worksheet to work through them. Don't forget to check out NAMI Washington County for more resources!
  • Want to boost your typing speed? Check out TypeLit, which lets you practice typing classic literature, so you can check books off your college prep reading list while you type!
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