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TEEN PROGRAMS

Except where noted, all programs are for teens, ages 12 - 18.
For more information, call 801-852-6661.

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GUESS JAR

June - July (all month)
1st Floor Reference Desk

A new guess jar and chance to win every week! The closest guess without going over wins a $15 gift card to a local eatery.

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THAT'S WHAT I HERD

Wednesday, June 12
5:00 - 6:00 PM
South Lawn

Can you think like part of the herd? Come play the party game Herd Mentality to find out!

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TEEN LOCK-IN

Thursday, June 13
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ballroom

Have a blast at the biggest teen event of the summer! Hang out with friends, eat food, play games, make crafts, help with a service activity, and more! Registration required.
 

Additional Details

  • Ages 12-18 only. No adults will be allowed entry (aside from Library staff and approved volunteers registered to help with this event).
  • There will be games, crafts, a service project (Stuffed Animal Sleepover), and a whole lot of fun!
  • Teens are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks. The Library will provide some snacks as well.
  • The building will be locked at 9:00 PM for the safety of both staff and participating teens. Teens will not be allowed to leave the Library between 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
  • The doors on the North side of the Library (facing 600 North) will be unlocked at 11:00 PM. Teens can be picked up at those doors.
  • ALL teens must complete online registration to attend the Lock-In. Registration closes 30 minutes before the event starts.
A person rubbing sticks together to make fire.

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL WITH MAKING TRACKS

Saturday, June 15
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
North Patio

Join us on an exploration of wilderness survival with Making Tracks. Experiment with different fire methods and discover how our ancestors used fire as a tool. Registration and waiver required.
 

Because participants will be working with fire, a completed liability waiver for both the Provo City Library and Making Tracks must be turned in before participating in the program.

PROVO CITY LIBRARY LIABILITY WAIVER *required*

MAKING TRACKS LIABILITY WAIVER *required*

The Provo City Library liability waiver can be printed and filled out ahead of time, then brought with you to the program. The Making Tracks waiver can be completed online. There will also be blank copies available for both waivers that can be filled out at the program, but a parent/guardian must be present to sign and give consent for participants under 18-years-old.

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**PLAN AHEAD**

TEEN FILM CONTEST

Entries Due July 14, 2024
Screening & Awards Ceremony: Thursday, July 25
Shaw Programming Room, #260

Lights, camera, action! Create a film with the theme "Adventure" and submit it by July 14th to see if you can take home the top prize: a $100 Amazon gift card!

Rules and submission information

Helpful Resources

SUBMIT YOUR FILM HERE | Entries due July 14th at the end of the day.

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TEEN VOLUNTEER BOARD

1st Thursdays
6:30 pm
Shaw Programming Room, #260

Come hang out with your friends while helping your library! Help librarians choose what books to order, help create fun teen programs at the library, volunteer for special library events, and more.

As a Teen Volunteer Board member, you can serve your community and gain valuable experience for job resumes and college applications. Pick up a Teen Volunteer Board application from the First Floor Reference Desk or print one online and bring it to your first meeting.

When is the next Teen Volunteer Board meeting?

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MAGIC MORNING

1st Saturdays
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shaw Programming Room, #260

Bring your cards, bring your friends, and play MAGIC: THE GATHERING!

For teens and adults.

Register Here

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TEEN CODING CLUB

2nd Thursdays **returning August 2024**
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Shaw Programming Room, #260

Spend an hour learning to code as, each month, we follow a step-by-step tutorial to create various programs including games, animations, interactive stories, and more!

See What's Next & Register Here

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TEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB

3rd Thursdays
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Shaw Programming Room, #260

Join us for a night of D&D with communal storytelling, imagination, and improv. Any experience level is welcome to join our teen-run mini-campaigns or our tutorial campaign for beginners.

Register Here

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THE WRITER'S GUILD

3rd Saturdays
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Shaw Programming Room, #260

A group for your inner-writer.

Teen writers are encouraged to bring their pieces to get peer feedback, and provide feedback to other teen writers.

Register Here

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TEEN MINECRAFT CLUB

Every Friday
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Shaw Programming Room, #260

Creators. Survivors. Come explore a new Minecraft world. Teen players of all levels welcome.

No account necessary.

ANYTIME ONLINE

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Supernatural Virtual Escape Room

The Winchesters need your help! You don't have to be a fan of the show to enjoy this game. Complete the escape room as a group or as an individual. Remember the most important thing is to have fun!

Play Now!

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Minecraft Adventure

An online adventure where you make decisions that affect how the story continues. There are 14 different endings, and 69 different story points, so your adventure might be different from someone else's. Multiple playthroughs are encouraged.

Play Now!

Teen Programs
Mon, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ballroom + Brimhall
Celebrate Juneteenth with an evening of African American folktales told by professional storyteller Diane Ferlatte. Ages 6 and up only; no babies or younger children, please. Registration required.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Join us for a night of D&D with communal storytelling, imagination, and improv. Any experience level is welcome to join our teen-run mini-campaigns or our tutorial campaign for beginners.

Fri, Jun 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Come explore the Minecraft World. Teen players of all levels welcome.

Fri, Jun 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Come explore the Minecraft World. Teen players of all levels welcome.

Fri, Jul 05, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Come explore the Minecraft World. Teen players of all levels welcome.

Sat, Jul 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Bring your cards, bring your friends, and play MAGIC: THE GATHERING! Adults & teens welcome.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
North Patio
Join the Avatar at the Four Nations Bending Academy in Republic City! Learn the bending techniques of water, earth, fire, and air to see which one you will master! Registration required.

Fri, Jul 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Come explore the Minecraft World. Teen players of all levels welcome.

Sat, Jul 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Santa's librarians work all year long, and they just couldn't wait to give out a few goodies. Come open a present and get a book recommendation at the same time! Registration required.

Thu, Jul 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Join us for a night of D&D with communal storytelling, imagination, and improv. Any experience level is welcome to join our teen-run mini-campaigns or our tutorial campaign for beginners.
Registration opens Monday, June 17 2024 at 6:30pm

Fri, Jul 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Come explore the Minecraft World. Teen players of all levels welcome.

Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
A group for your inner-writer.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 3:00pm

Thu, Jul 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Lights, camera, action! Create a film with the theme "Adventure" and submit it by July 14th to see if you can take home the top prize: a $100 Amazon gift card!

Fri, Jul 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Come explore the Minecraft World. Teen players of all levels welcome.

Thu, Aug 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Come gain valuable experience for job resumes and college applications while helping your library and eating treats!

Fri, Aug 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Come explore the Minecraft World. Teen players of all levels welcome.

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Bring your cards, bring your friends, and play MAGIC: THE GATHERING! Adults & teens welcome.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 3 2024 at 10:00am

Thu, Aug 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Spend an hour on a coding project that interests YOU! Don't know where to start? We can help! Teen coders of any experience level welcome.
Registration opens Monday, July 8 2024 at 6:30pm

Fri, Aug 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Come explore the Minecraft World. Teen players of all levels welcome.

Thu, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shaw Programming Room #260
Join us for a night of D&D with communal storytelling, imagination, and improv. Any experience level is welcome to join our teen-run mini-campaigns or our tutorial campaign for beginners.
Registration opens Monday, July 15 2024 at 6:30pm