Tweens & Teens
Tween Afterschool Programs
Tween monthly activities are free and available to 5th through 7th graders during the school year. In Jackson, the tween activity is held on the third Tuesday of the month at 3:45 PM. In Lakefield, activities take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 3:30 PM. In Heron Lake, the activities take place on the third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM. Dates may vary. For more information check the events calendar!
Teen Afterschool Programs
Teen monthly activities are free to 8th through 12th graders during the school year. In Jackson, events take place on the third Thursday of the month at 3:45 PM. In Lakefield, events take place on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4 PM. In Heron Lake, the activities take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM. Dates may vary. For more information check the events calendar!
Teen Advisory Groups
Get involved with the library! The Jackson Library has Teen Advisory Group meetings on the first Monday of the month at 3:30 PM starting December 2021. In Heron Lake, the Nerdy Birds meet the second Wednesday of the month at 4 PM. Join to participate in special events and help select new items for the teen section of the library!
Want to volunteer at the library? The libraries occasionally have volunteer opportunities available. Volunteering looks great on applications and resumes! Watch this section for volunteer opportunities.
Getting ready for the ACT? The library has Test Prep books, but you can also use the LearningExpress database to take a practice test online! Just go to the LearningExpress Library. Then register for a free account as a Minnesota resident. Once you’re signed in, it will take you to your account page where you can click on Tests and then choose the College Admissions Test Preparation to find the practice test you want to take. Happy studying!
Winter Reading Program
All teens in grades 8 through 12 can sign up for the Winter Reading Program at any of the three libraries. The Winter Reading Program runs from January 1st to March 31st and the theme for 2022 is "Catch a Keeper at Your Library." It is completely free to participate in and all teens have to do is get registered and then keep track of how many books they're reading. Every book read or listened to during the program can be used as an entry in the weekly and grand prize drawings. You just have to read one book for a chance to win!