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View the Library Children's and Teens' CalendarThe 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 hosts an after dark party for teens on the second Saturday of every 3rd month.

Teen Takeover Saturday - Halloween Edition!

  • Saturday, October 13, 6 to 9 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Join us for our quarterly after-hours program just for 6th through 12th graders.
  • This month is our Halloween celebration with a costume contest and spooky trivia.
  • This is an after-hours event; the rest of the Library is closed!
  • Pizza and soda will be served.
  • Costumes strongly encouraged!
  • Participants will be required to sign in when they arrive and provide a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. Download, print and sign the permission slip now -- just bring it with you!
  • Registration is required and will open here on September 4 at 10 am. 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.

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The Longmont Library celebrates Day of the Dead with a family-focused, bilingual program.

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos

  • Sunday, October 28, 3 to 4:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Celebrate the lives of your loved ones who have passed on with a day of festivities at the Library
  • Join us for a bilingual family festival with dancing, food, crafts, and more!
  • No registration required -- grab all your family and friends and have some multicultural fun together.

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.


Chess Club

  • Every First and Third Monday, 7 to 8 pm; please check the Calendar for changes or cancellations
  • 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.

Adult Programs & Groups Open to Teens

Richard Estep returns to the library to speak about his 26 years investigating haunted places.

Investigating Haunted Places

  • Thursday, October 11, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • October at the Library will be a little more “spirited” this year, thanks to local author Richard Estep!
  • Join Estep, a paranormal investigator, Stanley Hotel tour guide, and television personality, as he brings stories of the most haunted places he has encountered in 26 years of paranormal investigations.
  • Born in England, Estep educated himself on the paranormal at a local library before moving to Boulder County and founding the Boulder County Paranormal Research Society in 2006.
  • Estep has written 14 books and appeared on the television shows, “Haunted Case Files” and “Haunted Hospitals.”
  • This program is for adults and teens age 16 and over only.
  • A Q & A session and a book signing will follow the presentation.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Tuesday, September 11 at 10 am.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register.

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Meet W.E.B. DuBois, War Activist (as portrayed by Charles E. Pace)

  • Thursday, November 8, 7 to 8:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Join us for a special Chautauqua performance by seasoned national scholar presenter, Charles E. Pace, as he inhabits the life and times of W.E.B. DuBois.
  • DuBois was an author, activist, and one of founders of NAACP.  He is considered the most influential advocate for African American soldiers' rights during their war participation. Pace's presentation is all about DuBois's work during the World War I.  
  • Despite institutionalized racism, hundreds of thousands of African Americans fought in the U.S. military during World War I. Even as most African Americans did not reap the benefits of American democracy - so central to the rhetoric of World War I - many still chose to support a nation that denied them full citizenship. DuBois was an eloquent advocate for these men.
  • Unable to attend?  This program may be livestreamed on the Longmont Observer Facebook page, and recorded and posted on our Watch Recent Programs page.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Monday, October 8 at 10 am.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register.

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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:

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