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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.

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)

Join the fun of the annual Peeps diorama contest at the Library!

5th Annual Peeps Literary Diorama Contest!

  • Vote for your favorite in the Library lobby, April 12-18.
  • It's back! Join the fun of the Library's annual diorama contest using marshmallow peeps to depict notable scenes from beloved books.
  • Stop by the Library lobby between Friday, April 12 and Thursday, April 18 to vote for your favorite!
  • Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
    • Best Adult Diorama (ages 14+)
    • Best Tween Diorama (ages 9-13)
    • Best Kid Diorama (ages 8 and younger)
    • Best Transformation of a Peep
    • Best Diorama Title
    • Library's Choice (voted on by library staff)
    • "Peeple's Choice" (determined by popular vote)
  • Winners will be announced on Friday, April 19 and winners will be contacted about their prizes.
  • Dioramas must contain one or more marshmallow Peeps, can be no larger than 16"x16", and must be freestanding.
  • The Library is not responsible for any damage done to the diorama while on display, and dioramas not retrieved after the contest will be repurposed.
  • Watch the 2017 news story from Fox 31. (Please note that dates in the article and video are from 2017)

 Dungeon Master Academy

  • Tuesdays, May 21, May 28, June 4, & June 11, 6 to 8:30 pm
  • If you're ready to level up and have an entire world at your fingertips, become a Dungeon Master!
  • Join us for our 4-week Dungeon Master Academy program, and learn how to run Dungeons and Dragons adventures for you and your friends.
  • This program is for experienced 6th-12th grade players only that have previously played D&D 5th edition.  Participants who register are expected to attend all four sessions.
  • During the four weeks, participants will learn how to create exciting encounters and campaigns and to be good hosts and narrators by learning about managing storylines, and NPC's and finding resource material and so much more!
  • This hands on intensive workshop will include game play, brainstorming, writing and planning exercises and crafting custom adventure play together with friends and covers the following:
    • Week 1: The Role of the DM
    • Week 2: Running the Game
    • Week 3: Preparing & planning adventures
    • Week 4: Campaign and world building
  • This program is not for inexperienced players.
  • Participants must bring their own pre-created 3rd level character using race and class combinations from the Player's Handbook.
  • A pencil and notebook are also suggested but not required.
  • In the Craft Room.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Tuesday, April 23 at 9 pm. Registering for this class series means registering for ALL sessions. Registration is limited to 10 participants.

Click or tap to register for this program.


The library is hosting a summer kick-off party!

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party at Sunset Pool!

  • Thursday, May 23, 5 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Say a happy goodbye to school and big hello to summer at our annual kickoff party celebrating summer reading!
  • Kick off your summer with a free night of swimming and activities at Sunset Pool, 1900 Longs Peak Ave.
  • Bring a picnic or chow down with some of Longmont's best food trucks!
  • Enjoy a spectacular family evening while learning what your library and community have to offer this summer.
  • There will be plenty of activities for non-swimmers!
  • Children age 8 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Should this program be postponed or cancelled for any reason, including weather, notice of the change will be posted to the Library's website and social media platforms by 12 noon the day of the program.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Monday, April 29 at 10 am.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8477 to register.

Click or tap to register for this program.


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 17, 10 am to 12 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Join us for a community favorite! Our annual 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 fun program for kids in 6th through 12th grades who enjoy playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Dungeons & Dragons Drop-in Adventure

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Calling all D&D lovers! 6th - 12th graders who have some experience playing Dungeons & Dragons are invited to come and play friendly campaigns at the library.
  • 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. The most experienced players will Dungeon Master and more experienced players will help along players without as much experience.
  • Players may come every week or as often as they'd like.
  • Snacks provided!
  • Registration is required. Click the button 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 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.


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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.

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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.
  • Visit our Homework Help page for more resources.

Adult Programs & Groups Open to Teens

Adult programs often require registration through Eventbrite. Under age 18? Ask a parent or guardian to register you or stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk and register in person.

Author Pete KJ has great advice for spring hikes along Colorado's Front Range.

Spring Hikes Along the Front Range, with Author Pete KJ

  • Monday, April 22, 7 to 8:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Spring can be a challenging time for a Front Range hiker. The snow begins its retreat, and then things stall. In this shoulder season, it’s important to know where to go! And wherever you go, the stories abound: of history, geology, etymology, wildlife, and more.
  • Join veteran Longmont hiker and author Pete KJ as he presents some of his favorite hiking choices for spring, and delves into the stories that go along with them.
  • Bring your curiosity, and get ready to write your own stories by going out and hiking these amazing trails!
  • All ages are welcome at this program, although material is designed for adults.
  • Can't attend? This program may be streamed live online, courtesy of the Longmont Observer. You can view these livestreams on the Longmont Observer website and on its Facebook page. The program may also be recorded and available on our Watch Recent Programs page.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Friday, March 22 at 10 am. No email address?  Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

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.

 


An Evening of Stories with Author and Veterinarian Mary Carlson

  • Thursday, May 16, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Join us as veterinarian Mary Carlson talks about how she became a writer after years as a vet and teacher, shares a story or two from her new book, and lets Ivy demonstrate her talents as a therapy dog.
  • There will plenty of time for Q&A (and dog petting), too!
  • All ages welcome.
  • Books will be available for purchase.
  • Please note:  There will be a therapy dog in attendance throughout this program.
  • Can't attend? This program may be streamed live online, courtesy of the Longmont Observer. You can view these livestreams on the Longmont Observer website and on its Facebook page. The program may also be recorded and available on our Watch Recent Programs page.
  • Registration is required and will open on Monday, April 15 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

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.

 


Drones:  The Future is Now

  • Thursday, June 6, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Drones, otherwise known as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems), are here and they don't seem to be going away any time soon.  So come to the Library and learn everything you need to know about these futuristic robots.
  • Presenter Richard Koehler will discuss the rise of drone use, the rules and regulations governing drones, ethical considerations of drone use, how and when to use drones, and current controversies surrounding them.
  • Koehler will share videos and take-away information with program attendees, and drones will be on display but not flown because it is illegal to fly them at night.
  • Can't attend? This program may be streamed live online, courtesy of the Longmont Observer. You can view these livestreams on the Longmont Observer website and on its Facebook page. The program may also be recorded and available on our Watch Recent Programs page.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Monday, May 6 at 10 am.  No email address?  Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

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


ThriftU: Summer School

  • Master the art of thrift store upcycling with your ThriftU degree! Earn your degree in as little as two hours with the Longmont Library ThriftU program.
  • Classes are free so no financial aid is needed and there are no pesky loans to repay! Get your education started today!
  • For ages 16 and older.
  • Class size is limited to 25 people.
  • These classes are the first in a new series.
  • Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Your first class will be Clothing Transformations 101. You will learn to use thrift store clothes like jeans and tshirts to make rockin coasters and handy tote bags.
  • Supplies will be provided, but you can also bring old jeans and tshirts from home.
  • Registration is required and will open on Monday, May 13 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

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

  • Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Our second class will be Library study hall where you will learn to transform old books into wonderful home decor like a trippy 3D geodesic ornament and a lovely candle holder.
  • Registration is required and will open on Wednesday, June 12 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

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


Come enjoy an all ages concert and sing-a-long with The Hollands!

Merrymaking with The Hollands!

  • Thursday, July 18, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • The Hollands! are an internationally touring family band with roots in the US and Australia.
  • With four full-length albums under their belt, the Hollands! are seasoned performers and are known for engaging audiences and rousing a sing-a-long with their intimate merrymaking.
  • They are 21st-century nomadic travelers and frolic in the Americana, Folk revival scene.
  • By the end of their performance, audiences will feel like they are part of the band. This is the experience and magic that happens when The Hollands! come to town.
  • Learn more about the band members and watch their music videos on their website
  • Can't attend? This program may be streamed live online, courtesy of the Longmont Observer. You can view these livestreams on the Longmont Observer website and on its Facebook page. The program may also be recorded and available on our Watch Recent Programs page.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 am.  No email address?  Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

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


The Library has a ukulele club for musicians aged 16 and older.

Longmont Library Ukulele Club

  • Every Second Tuesday of the Month, 7 to 8 pm During the School Year
  • Come meet new people and strum 'til your heart's content at this meetup featuring Kay Miller, Longmont resident and member of the Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra, as the coordinator and instructor. 
  • All levels welcome (really!)
  • Ages 16 years or older.
  • You provide your own ukulele; we'll provide songs to practice and instruction.
  • No registration required.
  • Meetup is held in the 1st floor meeting room.
  • This program will be on hiatus in June and July, returning in August to the same time slot.


Let's get together to speak Spanish and English.¿Aprendiendo inglés?  Learning Spanish?  ¡Hablemos!  Let's Talk! 

  • Los martes, de 12:00 a 1:00pm & Los jueves, de 5:30 a 6:30pm.
  • No hay ningún costo, y el grupo está abierto a cualquier persona que desea practicar su inglés, o su español. Idealmente, los participantes tendrían por lo menos un nivel intermediario del lenguaje que quieren practicar, pero todos serán bienvenidos.  Los niños pueden participar también, pero es la responsabilidad de los padres decidir si la conversación es adecuado para su edad (los temas de conversación varían mucho).  
  • Los participantes del grupo que se reúne los martes al mediodía pueden traer su proprio almuerzo sencillo o merienda, y no hay problema con venir tarde o salir temprano, según lo permita su horario.  
  • La Biblioteca proveerá meriendas por el grupo que se reúne los jueves por la tarde. 
  • Ésta es una oportunidad para conocer a otra gente que está aprendiendo inglés o español.  Habrá varios temas interesantes y juegos divertidos.    
  • No hay que registrarse.
  • Se lleva a cabo en el primer piso, en la Sala de Conferencias.
  • Tuesdays, 12 to 1 pm & Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
  • This meet-up is free and open to anyone wanting to practice their language skills. It is recommended that participants have at least an intermediate level of Spanish to effectively participate, but everyone is welcome to attend. Children are also welcome, but parents should monitor conversations for appropriate content.
  • Tuesday lunchtime participants are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch and come and go as their schedules allow. 
  • We’ll have tea and sweet snacks on hand for Thursday evening meet-ups.
  • Get to know other language learners while practicing conversations with in Spanish or English. We’ll choose themes and games that will be entertaining and interesting to all of us.
  • No registration required.
  • Meeting is held downstairs in the Conference Room.

See our Printable Flyer in both English and Spanish!


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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!

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, 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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