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You can also opt-into other awesome newsletters like our Young Adult book recommendation newsletter, Teen Scene, as well as Page to Screen, and more!

Services

Come hang out in our dedicated teen room! 

While adults are able to browse and borrow books from our YA collection, this space is meant for teens and pre-teens. Sit down, find a book, and stay a while to read it. Come draw on our table! Play chess, play a game, use a computer, game on our Nintendo Switch, or work on a project or your homework. Chat with our teen librarian and maybe learn a new skill or make new friends during a program. The possibilities are endless! 

Here’s some things you can do in our teen room: 

  • Find and check out a book
  • Talk to our teen librarian
  • Draw on our table
  • Use a computer
  • Play chess
  • Put together a puzzle
  • Play video games
  • Play board games
  • Hang out and chill
  • Do homework
  • Work on a project alone or with someone else
  • Make art
  • Share art
  • Write
  • Read
  • ????

Teen Room Policy & Teen Room Rules

In order to make sure that the teen room is a fun yet safe space for teens, we do have some rules that must be followed while there. The library has an official Teen Room Policy, as well as a more detailed set of Teen Room Rules about how teens may use the space.

In addition to teens being required to follow our Teen Room Policy and Teen Room Rules, teens are also required to follow the library’s general Code of Conduct, the same way all other library users are.

Community Agreements

What are community agreements?  Basically, they are things we all agree to do when we’re together during programs that will help us communicate clearly and respect each other as we work and play. These agreements were created by teens for teens and are up for discussion and modification if the group agrees it’s needed. 

Programs

Retired Programs:

Interested in reviving a retired program?

Talk to the teen librarian or send her an email! 

Have an idea for a new program?

Volunteering

Join our Teen Advisory Board!

Teen Services are for teens, so teens should get their say!

By joining our TAB you can help decide what programs we do and when, and share your opinions on the teen space, new materials, the Summer Reading Program, and more! 

Community Service credit is possible if you join TAB, so please contact the teen librarian for more info on that!

Share Your Ideas!

Have a cool idea for a program or craft? Interested in reading a specific book or audiobook? Want to see a movie we don’t have? Do you need to hear the latest BTS album but we don’t have it on CD yet? Dissatisfied with something we’ve done or how we’ve decorated the teen room? Love something we did and you want more? Let us know! 

Teen Blog

Help us fill this space! We’re looking for book, movie, TV show, game, etc reviews, your thoughts on the world around you, things you’ve recently learned…this is your space to share what’s on your mind! 

Email teen librarian Chazlyn with your submission! Note that she may help you finesse it a little bit, and that’s okay! 

Your Review Could Be Here!
Tell us what you think about the last book you read, the last movie or show you watched, the last game you played!
Something on your mind?
Need to share it with others? Now you can, right here on our teen blog!
Did you just learn something amazing?
Tell us about it! We want to learn cool things too!
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Art by USL Teens!

Tales From The Teen Table

New Materials

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Resources

Libby (by Overdrive)

eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and more through Washington Anytime Library and Libby! 

To use Libby download the app and input your library card number and pin number. Don’t know your pin number? Ask staff! You can also use Libby on a desktop computer by going to https://anytime.overdrive.com.

Kanopy

Streaming video for free! Kanopy has a wide variety of thoughtful entertainment including documentaries, top film fest picks, Hollywood mega-hits,  TV shows and mini-series, The Great Courses, and news clips. Watch 10 free films a month through the library!

Download the Kanopy app on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, FireTV, or Samsung TVs or watch via web browser at the link above. Log-in for the first time with your library card and pin number and then make a username and password to log-in after that. Don’t know your pin number? Ask staff!

Gale

Gale is a portal to research and learning. This easy-to-use database hosts links and information on a wide variety of topics ranging from schoolwork resources for elementary, middle, high school, and college students, to articles for professional academics, and folks wanting to start their own business or change careers and jobs. Aggregating information from newspapers, academic journals, other databases, and more, Gale provides the accurate information you need in an accessible format with language translation tools, a text-to-audio feature, and citation tools. Gale also seamlessly integrates with the Google Suite of tools! Topics go from arts and culture, business, global news and issues, literature, health, history, technology, careers – anything you could want to research you’ll find with Gale! 

Gales resources include:

NewsBank

NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. Using these online resources, researchers in libraries around the world can easily explore tens of millions of current and archived news articles and obituaries in order to pinpoint information from primary sources at the local, state, regional, national and international levels. NewsBank also offers online educational resources covering all academic curricula. Aligned with state standards and targeting all subject areas, NewsBank’s school-focused solutions include primary sources and inquiry-based projects that support learning, enhance research and help develop critical thinking skills.

Meet Your Teen Librarian!

Hi friend! I’m Chazlyn, and I’m the Marketing Specialist and Teen Librarian!

I’m a social media nerd, so you’ll likely see me wandering around the building with my phone taking photos of everything or getting weird while filming a TikTok. Odds are I made that graphic, bookmark, poster, or video. I definitely sent that email. I hope you liked it! When I’m not working on marketing I’m probably getting ready for our next Teen Advisory Board meeting since I’m the teen librarian! I’m here to help design programs for teens, take care of the teen collection and space, and hang out with teens (and pre-teens!) I want to try to answer questions, recommend books, games, or movies, or just be a safe person to talk to! 

If you want an icebreaker you can talk to me about…

Dogs, Twin Peaks, Supernatural (TV show), sci-fi and horror films/books, comic books (#TeamMarvel), The Umbrella Academy, dogs, popular music, media studies, film and television/video production, remix/fan/internet cultures, technology, dogs, video games, photography, orcas, the San Juan Islands, writing, fandom, dogs, sign languages and Deaf Culture, accessible technology, M*A*S*H, planners/bullet journaling, needle felting, crafting, pigs, goats and cows, farming and homesteading, succulents and cacti, anything Sp00ky,  memes, and dogs. I’m always interested in your latest project, an idea you’ve had, or the latest thing you watched, listened to, or read!

If you ever need or want anything, PLEASE tap (loudly - I'm a little hard of hearing) on the window of my office - its right above the Non-Fiction shelf of our Teen Room.
I'm looking forward to seeing you!