Teen Services

These programs are for teens in grades 6-12. All library programs are free of charge! Check out the calendar to see specific dates and times.

Artist Block 

No Sign-up Required! Hang out and make some art. Low key and unstructured (not a class). We’ll supply everything you need, just bring yourself and your creativity. You can also bring your own sketchbook and share your work (if you want to). There will be snacks.

Anime Club 

No Sign-up Required! Nerd out with us about anime, art, and gaming. Share your favorite series or discover something new. Expect crafts, snacks, and shenanigans.

Journaling 

No Sign-up Required! Join us for journaling! Also known as: bullet / junk / art journaling, scrapbooking, or fancy planner..ing? . Bring your own journal if you aren’t new to journaling or we can supply you with everything you’ll need to get started! Been meaning to start a journal, make lists, and track habits / activities? This is the sign you've been waiting for. Let’s vibe and make lists or whatever with fancy pens and stickers.

Cozy Craft Core

For teens (grades 6-12). No Sign-up Required! Join us for some naturey and woodsy crafts (aka cottage core). Each meeting features a new super cozy and wholesome project for you to take in whatever creative direction you want. We’ll bring all the supplies and supervision, you bring the cozy vibes and creativity.

Lab Rats

For middle school teens (grades 6-8). Sign-up required.
Conduct a bunch of different STEM experiments and shenanigans. A new topic and experiment each month!

Young Writers

Sign-up to gain access to the Discord server for virtual meetings! Join us and start writing creatively or further develop your writing in stories, poems, nonfiction, essays, fanfiction, or whatever you feel like! For all styles and experience levels. Join us for writing exercises, prompts, share your work (if you want, no pressure), provide constructive feedback, and rant about characters/plot/series with us!

Find Me a Book!

Need something to read? Fill out this quick form if you would like to have an OCPL Teen Librarian pick out some totally not-awful books for you from our Young Adult section. (Grades 6-12).

Find Me a Book

Super Teen Card

The Super Teen Card is a special library card that gives extra lending privileges to library patrons ages 13-18 years old. A guardian must sign for this card, but once registered, teens can check out DVDs and video games on their own account. For more information, visit your local library!

Volunteer Hours

Many teens need volunteer hours for service organization, but getting those hours have been harder due to COVID-19. You can now get volunteer hours for reviewing books for the library! Click here to find out more information and submit your review.

Looking for other places in the community to volunteer? Contact Teen Librarian Kirsten at kirstens@oldhampl.org

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Contact us

Have questions about teen programs or services? Contact Youth Services Librarian James Filchak at jamesf@oldhampl.org