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View the Library Children's and Teens' CalendarChildren and Teens can get Homework Help in person, or online at the libraryThe library has great books for teens.

The library has great volunteer opportunities for teens.The 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!


Programs & Clubs for Teens (and Tweens)

The Library has a fun new program for kids ages 9 to 17 who want to learn more about Dungeons and Dragons.

Dungeons & Dragons 101

  • Tuesdays, June 19 through July 31, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Learn to play D & D in a fun group setting with a Dungeon Master Extraordinaire!
  • Find out what all the multi-sided dice are for, play your way through a fun adventure and make new friends in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
  • Each week will have a different focus, all within the realm of role-playing games.
  • Open to children and teens ages 9 through 17.
  • Registration is required and is currently full for all sessions.

History is served in this Hamilton-themed cooking class for teens.

Teen Tuesday:  History is Served - Hamilton Cooking Class

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2 to 4 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Don't miss your shot to learn how Alexander Hamilton ate and how to cook his favorite food.
  • A professional chef and culinary instructor will lead this class as we sing along to Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" soundtrack.
  • Rising 6th through 12th graders only.
  • Registration is required and is currently full.

Do what you can to make the world better.  Our volunteer fair can help you figure it out.

Volunteer Fair for Adults & Teens

  • Saturday, August 11, 10 am to 12 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • After great success last year, we're once again hosting a Volunteer Fair for adults and teens.
  • Nonprofits and volunteer groups from around the community will be on hand to distribute information about their work in our community and how you can help out.
  • No registration is required; just bring yourself, your friends, and your desire to make our community even better!
  • Want to host a table at our event? Contact Josie by email or at 303-651-8791.

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

Teen Writers' Group

  • Third Fridays of the month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Come hang out with our after-hours writing group just for 6th through 12th graders!
  • We'll gather, 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.
  • Watch the Calendar for special guest speakers and presentations.
  • Snacks will be provided.
  • Registration is required for each month's meeting.  Click the button below to register for one or more meetings.  No email address? Call (303) 651-8477 to register.

Click or tap to register for this program. 


The library hosts an after dark party for teens on the second Saturday of the month.Teen Takeover Saturdays: Library After Dark

  • Second Saturdays of Every Third Month, 6 to 9 pm - Check Calendar for Dates!
  • The July 14 program will feature KARAOKE! There will be a role-playing game, and (of course!), pizza and soda will be served! Sign up by Friday July 13th at 12pm to join us!
  • This is a drop-off program for Tweens and Teens, 6th through 12th graders.
  • Pizza and soda will be served at each event.
  • Participants must register before noon the day before the program to allow time to have adequate staffing. Registration is limited to first 100 registered participants. Participants will be required to sign in when they arrive and provide an emergency contact number.

Click or tap to register for this program.


The Library has an anime club for kids

Anime Club

  • Every First and Third Thursday, 2 to 4 pm during the SUMMER
  • PLEASE NOTE: The last meeting of this club is on August 2.
  • Join teens in grades 6th through 12th to watch anime films, discuss anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture.
  • Bring your creativity and join us for some cool discussions and anime fun.
  • No registration required.

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Chess Club

  • Every First and Third Monday, 7 to 8 pm; please check the Calendar.
  • Players of all levels are welcome.
  • No registration required.

 


The library has a Teen Library Committee

Teen Library Committee

  • 4th Monday of the month during the school year, 6:30 to 8 pm, unless  otherwise noted, so check the Calendar.
  • Come to our monthly meeting of teens and tweens interested in having their voices heard at the Library.  Help decide which teen programs the Library should offer, which materials we should add to the collections, and how the teen space can better serve YOU. 
  • Open to 6th-12th graders only.
  • No registration required.

Get Help with Schoolwork

The library has free tutoring services.

Drop-in, Free Tutoring during the School Year

  • Every Wednesday during the School Year, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Drop-in, free tutoring with trained, experienced tutors!
  • One-on-one math, science, writing and reading help.
  • For students kindergarten through high school.
  • No registration required; first-come, first-served.
  • Program does not operate during the summer or other school vacation periods.

Adult Programs & Groups Open to Teens

Author, journalist, and former First Lady of Colorado, Helen Thorpe will be visiting the Library to talk about her latest book.

An Evening with Author Helen Thorpe

  • Monday, September 17, 7 to 9 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • This event will be held in the Stewart Auditorium at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont.
  • Atrium doors will open at 6 pm. Seating is first-come, first-served.
  • A cash bar will be available.
  • Join author, journalist, and former First Lady of Colorado Helen Thorpe for a fascinating and timely discussion of how immigrant children are finding new homes in American classrooms.
  • The United States is at a political crossroads around questions of immigration, multiculturalism, and America’s role on the global stage. In her recent book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, Helen Thorpe’s intensive, year-long reporting puts a human face on these debates—or rather, the faces of 22 newly-arrived teenagers taking a beginner-level English Language Acquisition class at South High School in Denver.
  • The book was named a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.
  • Helen Thorpe lives in Denver, Colorado. She has been a staff writer for the New York Observer, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly. She has also written freelance stories for the New York Times Magazine, Slate, and other publications. Her radio stories have aired on "This American Life" and "Sound Print." The Newcomers is her third book. She was born in London and attended Princeton and Columbia Universities. During her marriage to John Hickenlooper, Ms. Thorpe served as the First Lady of Denver (2003-2011) and the First Lady of Colorado (2011-2015).
  • Following the program, Ms. Thorpe will be selling and signing copies of her books.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Friday August 24 at 9 am. We expect this event to sell out very quickly. (Add Registration Date to Calendar) 

Click or tap here to register for a Library program through Eventbrite.com.

The Longmont Library is proud to present the Authors We Love series, featuring published authors throughout the year.This program is part of the Longmont Public Library’s “Authors We Love” series.

 


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¡Loteria Mexicana!

  • Last Monday of the month, 6 to 7 pm
  • Traditional Mexican bingo night for the whole family
  • We use chocolate for "money," and prizes include bilingual books and treats from local Mexican markets.
  • No registration required.

Important Notices Regarding Our Programs, Groups, and Clubs:

  • It's always a good idea to check our Calendar for last-minute changes or cancellations.
  • To obtain more information about these programs and events, please call the Library at 303-651-8477.
  • All programs and events are free, unless otherwise noted.
  • Registration is required, unless otherwise noted, and most registration can be accomplished online.  No email address? Call 303-651-8477 to register.
  • All programs and events are held at the Library, unless otherwise noted.
  • If you require reasonable accommodation(s) in order to participate in these programs, please call (303) 651-8477.
  • Comuníquese con Amy 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!

Got a Book Club?  Thinking about starting one?

The Library has Book Packs for teen reading groups and book clubs!   We've done all the work for you with our cool Books Packs collection. With lots of great titles, our Books Packs come with 10 copies of the book, a discussion guide, and an extended check-out period of 6 weeks.  Take a look at all the title options and let us know if we can help.  One of the best parts about reading a cool book is having friends to share it with. So read on and have fun!

Teen Book Pack List

 

 

 

 


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, 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:


Because our Diversity Makes Us Special, We Celebrate It...

 

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