Tweens & Teens

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Tween & Teen Kits

Each of the three libraries is providing fun and free kits for all Tweens & Teens in 5th through 12th grades. Every month, from September to May, there will be a new kit available for pickup at all three libraries, all month long. The number of kits is limited, so contact your library to sign up and reserve the number you need.

September: Locker Magnet Photo Clips
October: Solar Oven & S'mores
November: Candles
December: String Art

Watch Video Tutorials for the crafts on YouTube!

Teen Advisory Groups

Get involved with the library! The Jackson Library has Chat & Chew meetings every other month. 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!

Volunteer Opportunities:

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.

College Prep

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 2020 is "Snow is Falling, Books are Calling." 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!