Teens & YA @ BPL

Teen Crafting & Coloring Club

Art Supplies

Join us on Monday, January 14 at 3:30 p.m. for the Teen Crafting & Coloring Club! We'll get out paints, beads, and other craft supplies as well as our coloring books so that you can hang out and de-stress. Make whatever you want! Ages 11- High School.

Winter Blues

book pages in the shape of  a heart

Winter can be a trying time, but the library does have a few resources that can help you. Here are some things that can help if you're feeling a little bit low this winter:

-Get Active.

"Excercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy." -Elle Woods, Legally Blond.

Doing some sort of exercise can help you get through the winter months! Try yoga, get into a snowball fight, check out "Just Dance" for Wii from the Library, and feel better. If you're looking to learn a new type of exercise such as yoga or dance, Hoopla has some video titles you could download, or you can browse our collection of exercise DVDs in the non-fiction DVD area. We also have plenty of books to help you along.

-Catch up on your reading.

There is no better time than when it is cold and gloomy to catch up on the books you've been wanting to read. Browse the new book collection, read an entire manga series, check out a New York Times Bestseller, or if it's just too cold to leave the house, browse our digital collection and download a book to your phone, tablet, or computer.

-Try something new.

Check out our craft books, go to Mango Languages to learn a new language, show up at Quilting for a Cause here at the library, and break up the winter monotony.

-Hang out with positive people

Keep an eye on the calendar or this blog to see what teen events are coming up! Getting out of the house and hanging out with cool people is a great way to beat winter blues.


Hang in there.



Happy 2019!


Happy New Year! We hope that everyone is enjoying the remainder of their winter break!

Here are some events for teens that we have coming up next week!

Monday, January 7, 4:00 p.m.- Anime Club! Currently the Anime Club is watching Ouran High School Host Club. Join us for Pocky, snacks, and Anime! Ages 11-High School.

Wednesday, January 9, 3:30 p.m. - Teen Homework Cafe. We set out tea and cookies in the classroom so that you can have a room to do homework, study, work on school projects, or just read. Ages 11- High School.

Friday, January 11, 3:30 p.m.- Gamers' Paradise. We just got Super Smash Brothers for the switch! We will have that available, as well as our usual board games and snacks! Ages 11-High School.

Closed for New Year's

Sorry We're Closed sign

Don't forget that the library will be closed all day on Monday, December 31 for New Year's Eve, and all day on Tuesday, January 1 for New Year's Day!

All of the library's digital services will still be available, so you can check out e-books through Overdrive, listen to music or watch movies on Hoopla, download magazines through RB Digital Magazines, and more!

Reading Challenge: It's a Blizzard of Books

It's a Blizzard of Books

The weather outside is dreary at the moment, but it's PERFECT for curling up with a good book!

Start off the New Year right by signing up for the Teen Winter Reading Challenge!

The 2019 Winter Reading Challenge begins Monday, January 7 and goes through Saturday, February 23.

Read a book or listen to an audiobook for one hour or more per week. Anything counts – comics, books, fanfiction — as long as you are reading! Log your time up to once a week to choose a small prize.