Welcome to Summit County Teens

(students in grades 6-12)

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Books, Movies & More

Looking for something good to read, watch or listen to? We’ve got you covered! Get some ideas from one of the following booklists or “DIY” it and search our online catalog. Don’t forget, we also have ebooks and audiobooks you can download directly to your phone, tablet or computer!


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Programs & Events

Grab your friends and come to the library. Each branch has a room or space just for teens to hang out or attend one of our programs & events. From book clubs to free movies, technology, creative writing, crafts and more, there’s something for everyone. Have an idea for a program? Email Rose Neel at Rosemary.Neel@summitcountyco.gov

Current and Future Events

Teen Summer Reading: Music & Art

June 27, 2018 11:00 amnoon

Location: South Branch Library, 103 S. Harris St. Breckenridge, CO

Teens - Come create to the beat of your own drum! There will be an array of mediums to let your creation explode and musical pairings to help you find what inspires you. We will meet in the Puzzler Room at the South Branch Library.

Teen Summer Reading: Story Time Rap Battle

July 11, 2018 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Location: South Branch Library, 103 S. Harris St. Breckenridge, CO

Ludacris did it. The Migos did it. Now it is your turn. Set your favorite story book to a hip hop beat for this story time rap battle. 6th through 12th graders are invited to reinvent classic kid’s books into a modern hit. Bringing your own beat is highly encouraged, but some will be provided. This program will be held at 5 pm in the Hopefull/Discovery rooms

Teen Summer Reading: Geology Rocks!

July 18, 2018 11:00 amnoon

Location: South Branch Library, 103 S. Harris St., Breckenridge, CO

Geology rocks! 6th – 12th graders are encouraged to make their own candy geodes and explore the beautiful world of gems and minerals. We will meet in the Puzzler Room of the South Branch Library.

Teen Summer Reading: Soundwave Art

July 25, 2018 11:00 amnoon

Location: Puzzler Room, South Branch Library, 103 S. Harris St. Breckenridge, CO

Capture the physical world of words in a piece of soundwave art. Great for gifts and decorations. 6th – 12th graders are invited to create art pieces with their words, lyrics, poems, or phrases. We will meet in the Puzzler Room.

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Volunteering

Do you want to give back to your community or gain job experience? Teens volunteer their time and earn community service hours at the library.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

A great way to do this is by joining TAB (Teen Advisory Board). TAB members help plan library events and give input on what they’d like at the South Branch library. Click Here for information about TAB.

Other Opportunities

Teens can also volunteer their time by doing various tasks at any of our three branches. Volunteer duties may include things like helping with children's programs, preparing crafts, cleaning, recycling and shelving. Click Here for information about volunteering.

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Don't Forget Your Homework

We have more than just books to help you ace those pesky school assignments! Our Resources for Students page has lots of research options you can use any time (including the middle of the night when your paper is due the next day.) All you need is your library card. The Main Branch in Frisco and the South Branch in Breckenridge have study rooms you can use and you can even check out stuff like Chromebooks, iPads, video equipment and more at the South Branch.