Teen Services

Check Out Our Teen Space!

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The Rochester Public Library has a variety of activities and clubs for teens. Click here to see what’s new, or scroll below!

Special Events

Rock Your Locker| Monday, September 21st from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For ages 10-18. We will create some serious locker bling. Using the circuit cutter we will make magnet initials, mood wood bubbles, magnet poetry, and message boards.

Glow in the Dark Spider Balls| Monday, October 26th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

For ages 10-18. Create your very own glow in the dark masterpiece just in time for Halloween or that cool party you’re planning on hosting! Registration Required.

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Creature Feature: The Gate| Monday, October 26th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For ages 13 – 18. Watch a scary movie at the Library, if you dare! We will be screening The Gate, a weird eighties horror flick with cult appeal. Popcorn provided. Movie rated PG-13.

DIY: Holiday Gifts for Your Pet| Monday, November 23rd, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

For ages 10 – 18. Do you any animals who have been extra good this year? Come to the Library and create dog chew toys from old t-shirts, catnip balls from baby socks, and bake simple dog treats. Extra toys and treats will be given to the APL. Feel free to bring old t-shirts and baby socks from home!  Registration Required.

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The Note and Pen Society| First Saturday of the Month from 11:00 – 12:00p.m.
September 5th | October 3rd | November 7th

Ages 12-18. Do you love to write? Are you looking for a group to share your writing with and bounce ideas back and forth?  The “brainchild” of a local teen, this new group will focus on key elements of creative writing. We will share and edit our writing projects together, as well as Round-Robin Writing and Painting Inspired Poetry.  All genres of writing styles welcome!

Teen Volunteers

The Rochester Public Library District would love to have teen volunteers to help with various programs! Please contact Rachel Kocis, Youth Services Director, at youth.services@rochesterlibrary.org or call (217) 498-8454 to get started!


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