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At JCPL, October is TeenTober!

What will you discover at the library?

 “TeenTober” is a new, nationwide celebration promoting year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services help teens learn new skills and fuel their passions in and outside the library.

In June, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), held a naming contest for the celebration and teens across the nation voted and selected “TeenTober” as their top choice.

The winning name was submitted by Cailey Berkley from Franklin Avenue Library in Des Moines, IA. We like it!

At JCPL our mission is to inform, enrich, and empower our diverse community and teens are an important part of our mission. We have areas and collections in our library that are designated just for teens. We plan many events and programs throughout the year with teens in mind. We employ teens, and teens serve as library volunteers.

In fact the library has greatly benefited from two recent Eagle Scout Projects initiated and completed by teens who wanted to give back to their community in a meaningful way. In turn we want to do our part to ensure that Jasper County teens are on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. It is a win win!

In October we join with libraries all across the nation to celebrate our amazing teens. During Teen Tober special programs for teens are planned, so be sure to check out our Events Calendar for all of the details.

TeenTober Events

Teen Tuesday at Rensselaer Library

Tuesday, October 8th / 4-5pm / Grades 6-12
Help decide what future programming you would be interested in doing! Refreshments provided.

Mug Recipes for Teens at Wheatfield Library

Tuesday, October 15th / 6-7pm / Grades 6-12
Make a mug dessert and play games for prizes!

Teen Book Discussion at Wheatfield Library

Wednesday, October 23rd / 4-4:30pm / Grades 6-12
Come discuss this month’s book with us. Refreshments provided. Copies of the book available at the circulation desk.

Spooktacular Crafts for Teens at DeMotte Library

Tuesday, October 29th / 6pm / Grades 6-12
Get into the Halloween spirit by creating Halloween crafts! Materials provided.

Anime Club at Rensselaer Library

Wednesday, October 30th / 5:30-7pm / Ages 15+
Enjoy anime & manga with others and enjoy a spooky anime movie!