Teen Scene

 
Welcome to the Teen page.  For information on all things teen related stop by the Teen Center or call the Teen Desk 941-3031. The Teen Center is a place for all teens to be able to read, learn, and socialize.
 
Check out our programs below. All teen programs will take place in the Teen Center unless otherwise specified. Anime Club meets downstairs in the American Veterans Auditorium. You must be in Grades 6 - 12 to participate in Teen Programs. You can register for all programs in the Teen Center at the Main Library.
 
Our Collections:
  • Young Adult Fiction: Our primary collection. We focus on providing a selection of Young Adult Fiction that represents the diversity of our commuity. Genres include realistic fiction to fantasy and everything in between. 
  • Young Adult Books on CD: We still offer physical Books on CD, but you can also find eAudiobooks on the Library's Libby and hoopla apps.
  • Young Adult Graphics: Here you can find your comics and graphic novels. We are currently working to expand our comics collection, with newer volumes of Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse Comics. You can find the YA Graphics collection in the right most section of shelves against the outside wall of windows. 
  • Young Adult Manga: Manga is an umbrella term encompassing comics and graphic novels originating from Japan. Parents of teens just getting into manga might want to check out this article, A Beginner's Guide to Manga, from the New York Public Library. This collection is located in the clear acrylic shelves in the back right corner of the Teen Center. 
  • Young Adult Paperbacks: Paperback Classics that are located in the cubbies to the left of the TV. 

Jessica Howard
Young Adult Services Coordinator
Office Phone: (864) 941-3033
 
Other Teen Center Staff:
 
 
Lorelei
YA Assistant
 
 
Adrian
YA Assistant
 
Call the Teen Center Desk:
(864) 941-3031
 


Monthly Teen Program Calendars (ALL BRANCHES)

Click on a calendar to download and print it out. You can find calendars for Childrens and Adults here. Please note that events are subject to change. We will make updates to our Teen Calendars as needed and as soon as possible, but make sure to check the All Events Calendar as well for any changes. 

 
 
 


Anime Club Trivia Tuesdays Crafternoons Tween Quest Lego Club

Teen Programs are for grades 6th - 12th. During the summer, rising 6th graders (just finished their 5th grade school year) will be able to participate in the Teen Center programs. Most programs will be held in the Teen Center, but larger programs, such as Anime Club, will be held in the American Veterans Auditorium. Currently, we might hold other programs in the Auditorium to social distance.

Sign up for the Teen Scene Newsletter to keep up with programs and new materials. 

We welcome program suggestions! If you have an idea, please submit it to Ms. Jessica either in person or by email! (We can't do everything, but we can try.)

Calling all Anime and Manga fans! 

Come hang out with the Anime Club! We will celebrate all things Japanese, so join us as we try out candy, play games, do crafts, watch anime, and more!

During August - December, we will be meeting 2-3 times a month. Sign up is not required to attend, but we might occasionally ask you to sign up for crafts so we have enough materials. Even if you didn't sign up for a craft, still come! We always watch anime together and have a great time!

We will meet in the American Veterans Auditorium (Located on the First Floor)

Parents: If you have a question, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Jessica.  

August September October November December

Thursday, August 4:

4PM - 5PM

Thursday, August 29:

4PM - 5PM

Thursday, September 1:

4PM - 5PM

Thursday, September 15:

4PM - 5PM

Thursday, September 29:

4PM - 5PM

Thursday, October 20:

4PM - 5PM

Thursday, October 27:

4PM - 5PM

Thursday, November 3:

4PM - 5PM

Thursday, November 17:

4PM - 5PM

Thursday, December 1:

4PM - 5PM

Thursday, December 15:

4PM - 5PM

Trivia Tuesday

Trivia Tuesday is a monthly teen-only Kahoot in the Teen Center. Sometimes we will play in groups or individually! Everyone will get a small prize for participating like a piece of candy or stickers, but the winners will get a little extra. 

Registration is required. You can sign up in the Teen Center or call us at 941-3031.  You must be in 6th - 12th grade to participate!

Pop Culture from Before You Were Born Trivia Tuesday
September 13: 4:30 PM - 5:30PM
Greenwood County Library - Teen Center
 
How much of the 80s, 90s, & early 00s do you think you know? Do you listen to your parents talk about what was cool when they were your age? Questions can be about music, movies, books, tv shows and more... 
 
Prizes: Candy & Stickers!
 
We will be using Kahoot! to play trivia. The Library has a few Kindle fire tablets they can loan to those who do not have their own devices, but please bring your own device to keep us from having to team up. Teams will have to share prizes in they win.
Trick or Treat Trivia Tuesday
October 4: 4:30 PM - 5:30PM
Teen Center
 
Welcome to the spookiest trivia in town. Halloween history, movies, lore, and more be the focus of this trivia night.
 
Prizes: Tricks or Treats
 
We will be using Kahoot! to play trivia. The Library has a few Kindle fire tablets they can loan to those who do not have their own devices, but please bring your own device to keep us from having to team up. Teams will have to share prizes in they win.
The Weird, Wild and Whacky
November 1: 4:30 PM - 5:30PM
Teen Center
 
1st Place Prize: $10 Amazon Gift Card
2nd/3rd Place: Theater Size Candy
All: Fun Size Candy & Vinyl Stickers from the Sticker Box!
 
We will be using Kahoot! to play trivia. The Library has a few Kindle fire tablets they can loan to those who do not have their own devices, but please bring your own device to keep us from having to team up. Teams will have to share prizes in they win.
 
SANTA'S ULTIMATE TRIVIA
December 6: 4:30 PM - 5:30PM
Teen Center
Registration Begins Nov. 22
 
1st Place Prize: $10 Amazon Gift Card
2nd/3rd Place: Christmas Candy
All: Fun Size Candy & Vinyl Stickers from the Sticker Box!
 
We will be using Kahoot! to play trivia. The Library has a few Kindle fire tablets they can loan to those who do not have their own devices, but please bring your own device to keep us from having to team up. Teams will have to share prizes in they win.
 
 

Come Craft with Us!

Spend an afternoon crafting with us. Space is limited so registration is REQUIRED.

Stop by the Teen Desk or call 941-3031 to register.

We have some exciting crafts planned for this season. All our crafts are designed for beginners, so come join us and create something new. 

Crafternoons will be held either in the Teen Center or the American Veteran's Auditorium (Located on the First Floor) depending on group size. 

How Registration Works:

  • Please note that Library staff will contact you the day before the event to confirm your attendance.
  • We can contact you by phone OR email. If you want us to call you, please make sure the Voicemail box is set up or not full in case we have to leave a message!
September October

Franken Toys

Wednesday, September 28: 3:00 PM - 5:00PM

Registration begins September 14

Rising 6-12 Grades only
Supplies and instructions will be provided

Become Dr. Frankenstein and craft a new creature out of broken toys. Your monstrous creations will be displayed in the Teen Center throughout the month of October for people to vote for the Creepiest of them all!

Painted Halloween Pumpkins

Joint Childrens & Teen Program

Thursday, October 6: 3:00PM - 5:00 PM
Children's StoryRoom

Registration begins September 22

Supplies and instructions will be provided

It's time to get our spook on! Decorate a small pumpkin with us for Halloween! 

   

Felt Monster 

Tuesday, October 11: 4:30 - 6PM

Registration begins September 27

Supplies and instructions will be provided

Make a monster with needle, thread, and felt. We'll stuff them full of fluff to make them nice and squishy. This is so easy and fun! We're hoping to see some outrageously cute, funny, or even slightly terrifying monsters!

November December

Pumpkin Button Sign

Wednesday, November 16: 4-5PM

Supplies and instructions will be provided

We will be making hanging wood signs with cute pumpkins made out of buttons. Nothing says "It's fall, y'all" like rustic décor to hang in your room.

This event is free and for grades 6th - 12th. Space is limited so registration is required. Register in the Teen Center or call us at 941-3031.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

"Snow Globe" Ornaments

Wednesday, December 21: 4-5PM

Supplies and instructions will be provided

Make a new ornament for your Christmas tree with a 3-D twist. We will be make "snow globe" ornaments with fake snow, trees, and Christmas decorations. 

This event is free and for grades 6th - 12th. Space is limited so registration is required. Register in the Teen Center or call us at 941-3031.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Tween Quest: A Joint Children's Room & Teen Center Program

This program is for 4th - 8th Grade

The following Tuesdays in the Children's StoryRoom

About:
Join us for special activities designed for Upper Elementary and Middle School age tweens. Our YA Librarian, Ms. Jessica, and Ms. Sabrina from the Children's Room will be hosting a variety of games, competitions, and more! 
 
September October

Tuesday, September 27: 4:30 PM - 5:30PM

Bad Art Night

Let's create terrible art together! Using a several different craft supplies, you will create a piece of art on a topic we give you. We will judge them to see whose is Bad, Worse, Absolute Trash, and more! 

 

Tuesday, October 25: 4:30 PM - 5:30PM

Mummies in Candyland

Halloween has come to Candyland! Play though a life-size board as a mummy to beat the game. This time you are the games piece!

November  

Tuesday, November 29: 4:30 PM - 5:30PM

Cupcake Wars

We will give you a prompt to decorate a cupcake using frosting, candy, sprinkles, and more! We will judge to see which cupcakes look the best and reflect the given prompt.

*Warning: gluten, nuts, and other food allergens will be present at this event

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE 

 

 

 

Lego Club: A Joint Children's Room & Teen Center Program

This program is for 2nd - 12th Grade

The following Tuesdays in the Children's StoryRoom

Drop in between 4 - 5:30 on:

September 20

October 18

November 15

December 20*

Spend some time having fun and creating with Legos. We'll give you topic that you can use to create an object out of legos. This event is for children and teens in 2nd - 12 Grade. You can drop by and join Lego Club anytime between 4 - 5:30* to accommodate those who get out of school later or ride the bus. We will clean up the Legos at 5:30PM*

*December 20th the Library will close at 5:30 PM. Lego Club will have to be cleaned up by 5:15PM 


 

 

Expand your reading horizons by checking out some of these new book or themed lists. Simply click on the cover to be taken to our catalog. 


 

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