Winter 2015-2016

Tween/Teen Programming

6th through 12th grade

REGISTRATION begins Tuesday, December 1 on our website (click program title to register online) or stop by the YS Help Desk!

Teen Advisory Board  (TAB)

Are you interested in making a difference at the library?  Then join our Teen Advisory Board (aka TAB), where you can help to decide what kind of teen programming the library puts on. We meet in the YS Story Room.  Upcoming TAB meeting dates are as follows:

Dec 5 @ 12:30 pm

Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm

*Jan 9 @ 12:30 pm

*Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm  (CANCELLED)

*Feb 13 @ 12:30 pm

*Feb 27 @ 12:30 pm

*Subject to change


Gaming Club

teen gaming club

Play popular console games, eat pizza, hang out.  If you’re under 13, you’ll need to bring your signed Parent Permission form to play M-rated games.  (T and E10 game options at each session.)  You can also stop by the YS Help Desk to get the form beginning September 1st.  Parent Permission Slip-Gaming.

Saturdays from *1:00 – 3:00 pm (*Start time is subject to change, check with the YS Help Desk prior to date of program.)

 Dec 5, 19 (CANCELLED); Jan 9, 23 (CANCELLED); Feb 13, 27.


How to Adult

Learn some valuable life skills that will help you become a successful adult!  Each session will offer opportunities to perfect your pizza-eating skills, too!how to

Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm

November 17 – College 101

December 1 – Tech Stuff

December 15 – Basic Self-Defense


RBHS Finals Study & Snacks

For high school students. Enjoy beverages and snacks while you take a break from studying for finals. In the main floor meeting room, right next to the Young Adult area.
Homepage Template With RBHS 4Thursday December 17 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday December 20 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Old Books Bash

For 6th grade – 12th grade. Start the New Year right by messing with books! You’ll repurpose old library books by changing the text (gasp!) and/or by folding, cutting, gluing, etc., to create something completely new. Finally, you’ll celebrate your creation with pizza.

Tuesday Jan 12 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.


Cupcake Wars…The Winter Edition

For 6th grade – 12th grade. This time, we’re moving beyond the Ultimate Twinkie into Mega Cupcake Madness! Bring your best frosting and Cake Boss skills to this program…because you’ll need them. Winning and losing entries will be eaten…along with pizza.

Thursday Feb 25 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.


Blind Date…With a Book

For 6th grade – 12th grade. Books make GREAT blind dates! Huge variety of Young Adult titles will be available to choose from…mysteriously wrapped…but no peeking until you’ve checked it out! After your blind date, let us know how it went, and you’ll be entered in the I Dated A Book Raffle. Plus, you and your book will be invited to the Blind Date With Pizza Party later in the month.

Blind Date Books will be available for checkout Feb 1 through Feb 29; Pizza Party TBA.

Registration begins on December 1 !!



Tween-Teen Year-Round Volunteering – 6th through 12th grade!

Looking for community service hours?  We can help!

See the YS Help Desk for more information about our year-round volunteering opportunities, including the popular Adopt-A-Shelf program.  You can even join our Teen Advisory Board, and help choose and run teen/tween programming.  (Leadership roles look great on your college and job applications!)


Wanted:  Teen Book Reviews

Have you read an amazing book recently?  Write a review!  Simply email with a 2-3 paragraph review with the title and author included. Reviews are edited for content and may be published on our website.  Community service hours are given for your time!


Thank You to our 2015 Summer Teen Volunteers…

…for donating 500 + hours this summer!thank you

Sophia Arcos, Yulissa Balderas, Miranda Bucio, Garrett Foy, Alisa Garcia, Amelia Garcia, Marina Golub, Amaya Gonzalez, Zirui Guo, Elizabeth Hernandez, Marta Janas, Melinda Kellstrom, Chris Mango, Itzel Mancilla, Cale Manning, Samantha McDonald, Kevin McKenna, Migle Medelis, Denise Navarro, Analiz Nunez, Molly O’Toole, Jenna Quinn, Ana Santisteban, Melissa Tovar, Eric Watson, Grace Watylyk & Clark Williamson.