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During the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Library has moved to offering exclusively online programming.  Live programming will resume when the public health threat passes. 

Please check our homepage for more online programming and virtual programs or see our online calendar.  Also, stop by our Mom, I'm bored! page for fun ideas to stay busy, moving, and sane while at home.



View the Library Children's and Teens' CalendarThe library has great books for teens.The library has great volunteer opportunities for teens.

Children and Teens can get Homework Help in person, or online at the libraryThe Library has many special programs and services for children and youth with special needs.You can now receive library notices via text -- just click to learn how!


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Programs & Clubs for Teens (and Tweens)

The Library is hosting a virtual Variety Hour for teens.

Teen Virtual Variety Hour

  • Fridays, 3:30 to 4:30 pm on Webex, starting May 1
  • Every Friday, join teen librarians Claire and David on Webex from 3:30pm to 4:30pm for a fun break from the world.
  • New activities and topics each week... charades, book discussions, escape rooms, and scavenger hunts are all on the menu.
  • Ideas for future programs welcome!
  • For 6th through 12th graders only.
  • Register here, and we'll email you with the login details.

Click or tap to register for this program.


The Library has a fun program for kids in 6th through 12th grades who enjoy playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons

  • Tuesdays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, beginning June 2
  • Calling all D&D lovers! 6th - 12th graders who have some experience playing Dungeons & Dragons are invited to come and play friendly campaigns online.
  • The most experienced players will Dungeon Master and more experienced players will help along players without as much experience.
  • This is a kid powered program! Participants will have to work together cooperatively to create the playing experience. New players may join but there is no specific instruction provided for beginners.
  • Registration is required and will open for all sessions on Tuesday, May 26 at 10 am. Click the button to register for one or more session.

Click or tap to register for this program.


The library has a special writers' group just for teens.

Teen Writers' Group Online

  • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 4 to 5 pm, during June and July
  • Come hang out with our writing group just for 6th through 12th graders!
  • We'll gather virtually, share creative writing tips, respond to writing prompts, and write together.  Bring something you're working on, or start a new writing project.
  • No writing experience necessary, and all are welcome.
  • Registration is required for each meeting and will open here on Friday, May 29 at 10 am.  Click the button below to register for one or more meetings; information on how to join virtual meetings will be sent to you via email. 

Click or tap to register for this program.


Important Notices Regarding Our Programs, Groups, and Clubs:

  • It's always a good idea to check our Calendar for last-minute changes or cancellations.
  • Comuníquese con Valerie al 303-651-8783 para información en español.
  • These programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Longmont Library.

The Friends of the Longmont Library generously support library programs and services.


Cool Stuff!

The library has book kits for teen book clubs.Teen Book Club Kits

... because reading is even more fun with friends.

Teen Book Club Kits are created for tweens and teens to facilitate a communal reading experience, whether as a formal book club, or just a group of friends. These kits contain multiple copies of a single popular title, along with materials to prompt discussion about the book. These kits are in teal-colored bags.


Learn a Language the Fun Way with Pronunciator

Learning a language just got better at the Library with the Pronunciator online language learning service.

Pronunciator is here to make language learning more successful and more fun. 

  • 80+ languages, with more added each year
  • App for on-the-go learning
  • Includes teacher-led conversation classes, streamable and downloadable audio lessons, and intensive, deep dive, multi-week, structured courses.
  • Great for students of all ages – from toddlers up.
  • Incorporates feature films and songs to keep things fun.
  • ESL courses taught in 55 non-English languages
  • "ProCitizen" courses, specifically designed for U.S. immigrants to succeed at the Naturalization Test
  • Free with a library card and easy to get started. Click the button above and GO!

Mobile Printing Services

The Library now has a mobile printing app.


You can now receive library notices via text -- just click to learn how!Receive Text Message Notifications!

 

The Library is using Shoutbomb to manage text notifications! Now you can use the text function on your phone to:

  • renew items
  • get notices of available holds
  • see overdue items and fees

Ready to sign-up?

Signing up is totally free. Standard text rates apply. You must have a phone that can send and receive text messages AND text to an email address (it doesn’t have to be a smart phone).

  1. Text SIGNUP+your library card number to 1-720-893-9151. (To receive your messages in Spanish, use REGISTRESE instead of SIGNUP.) Be sure to type the keyword in all CAPS.
  2. After a successful registration, you will receive three messages:
  • Message congratulating you on registering and informing you of the ADDCARD keyword function;
  • Message indicating which of the available services are active or inactive; and
  • Message informing you of the MYBOOKS keyword function.

If at any point you get stuck, please send a text message with the keywords HELP then a space SIGNUP. You will receive detailed instructions on how the process works.

How to Select Which Notices to Receive:

  1. Text NOTICES to view your current status of all the opt in/out notices.
  2. The following notices are all ON by default. You do not have to do anything further to receive them. To turn off a notice, text the keyword that is in CAPS to 1-720-893-9151 (this is the same number you used to sign up). Text the keyword again to turn the notice back on. Be sure to text keywords in all CAPS
  • HOLDS: This is a notice that you have holds ready to be picked up.
  • OVERDUE: This is a notice that things are already overdue.
  • RENEW: This is a notice that things will soon be due, and you can renew them.

View and download our printable flyer with these instructions to register, plus a list of shortcut phrases to help you navigate the system.


Are You Reading or Watching "Thirteen Reasons Why?"

If so, you and/or your friends may be talking about and thinking about Hannah's struggles and her decision to kill herself.  Suicide is, of course, a serious and tragic topic, but one that is very real for teens. Because of that, we've put together a little brochure to help you think about and talk about the stuff that Hannah is dealing with and her ultimately sad decision. Our Teen section librarians are also happy to talk to you about the book anytime.  Stop in, call (303) 651-8891), or email to connect with Claire. But whatever you do, don't ever give up. If you or someone you care about is considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline right now. 1-800-273-TALK(8255). And remember Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

On August 3, 2018 the Library hosted a program about teen suicide and prevention, presented by SAMH Committee, Mental Health Partners, and the City of Longmont's Children, Youth and Families Division. Watch complete program below:


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