Teens

Explore programs, dedicated spaces, an annual writing contest, opportunities to join our volunteer Teen Events Team and much more just for teens.

A teen boy looks at a graphic novel in the teen area at the John M. Harper Branch
Asian teen girl reading a book at the park on warm summer day.

Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Dates: July 8 to August 22
Ages: 13 to 18

Join the excitement at any WPL location this summer! Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Check Out Any Library Item: Borrow any item from one of our four library locations and show your receipt to the staff at a service or information desk to receive an Instant-Win Scratch Ticket (maximum 1 receipt/checkout per day). Scratch the ticket for a chance to win a small prize.
  2. Enter the Grand Prize Draw: Fill out the information on the second half of your scratch ticket and place it in the ballot box for a chance to win the Grand Prize (Mini Portable Sticker Printer, $30 Words Worth Gift Card, and library swag). No matter the outcome of your scratch ticket, you’re still eligible for the grand prize!
  3. Digital Checkouts: Submit our online form below with a picture of your checked-out eBook or eAudiobook to be instantly entered for the grand prize OR visit any WPL location and show staff to receive a scratch ticket.
  4. Attend Library Programs: Participate in our exciting teen summer programs at any WPL location for another Instant-Win Scratch Ticket and another chance to win! Check out our lineup of teen events to join the fun.

The grand prize winner will be drawn on Monday, August 26th, 2024. Don’t miss out on the fun and fantastic prizes—start reading and participating today!

Digital Checkouts Entry Form

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
Max. file size: 256 MB.

Upcoming Programs for Teens

Teen Events Team

Are you a creative and community-minded teen who wants to make a real impact at your library? Join the WPL Teen Events Team and help plan and host exciting programs and events for your fellow teens! Whether you’re into art, program design, or just love getting involved, we’ve got a place for you. You’ll have the chance to organize fun activities, help with events and provide friendly service. Plus, we’re all about giving back to the community through projects like food drives and climate action initiatives.

Teen Events Team members receive volunteer hours for their time.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Teen Events Team. Please keep an eye on our Volunteering page for future opportunities. 

Past Teen Event Team members pose outside of the Main Library
Inkling 2023 Cover

Teen Writing Contest & Inkling Magazine

Calling all teen writers! Join our annual Teen Writing Contest held every spring, where you can submit your original poetry or short fiction for a chance to win exciting prizes. Winners will also be featured in our annual Inkling Magazine.

Learn More View Past Issues of Inkling

Online Resources

Discover a world of online entertainment and learning, with a wide range of eBooks, movies, TV shows, language learning resources, educational tools, and more.

Cool Things to Borrow

Who said the library was just about books? From ice skates and board games to puzzles and park passes, there is so much more you can borrow with your library card.

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