Welcome to the Teen Center!

If you are between the ages of 13 and 19, this is the place to socialize, do homework, and find books or other materials. If you have a library card in good standing, it’s also a place to use the Internet.

Questions? Call the Teen Center at 792.6508 ext. 7

October Calendar of Programs & Events

Ongoing events:

  • Mondays, 6-8: Tabletop Gaming
    The Teen Center provides games and tabletops. You bring yourself and maybe a friend. Settlers of Catan, Love Letter, GhostBlitz, Tsuro, and other Euro-style board games. No previous gaming experience required. PLUS--we keep a selection of games in the room at all times, and we are always rotating them… if you can’t make it on Monday night, bring a friend and make your own game night.
  • Tuesdays, 6-7: Readers Between the Lines
    Our thematic Teen Book Group with a different theme* every week. You don't all have to read the same books, but you do have to love reading. And talking about reading. Obviously.
    *“Good Book, Horrible Ending,” “That Escalated Quickly!,” “Blind Date with a Book,” you get the idea…
  • Wednesdays, 6-8: Drop-In Cards Night
    Interested in dueling games like Yu-Gi-Oh or Magic? Stop by the Teen Center Wednesday nights to compete against other teens or learn to play. An expert volunteer is on hand to teach new players--use Teen Center decks or bring your own. PLUS--A tournament and pizza party is held the last Wednesday of every month! PIZZA!
  • Thursdays, 6pm: Reduced Teen Group
    A social club for teens and our most popular, most offbeat, and most varied weekly group. The only requirements are that you be between the ages of 13-19 and respect your fellow members. We do cosplay, booktalks, fieldtrips, play acting games, put on plays and more.
  • Any day of the week
    Stop by the Teen Center any time the Library is open for...
    An amazing collection of manga and comics
    Knitting and beading stuff
    Origami paper
    Free movie streams and downloads
    Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh decks
    Wacom drawing tablet
    European-style board games
    Fancy markers
    Fridge to keep your stuff cold
    The best view in town
    AND… a friendly librarian to answer questions

Once-in-a-while events:

  • Writing workshops, language classes, Teen Advisory Group-- call the Teen Center or visit our Facebook page for more info.


Volunteer opportunities:

  • If you have a volunteer requirement for High School or just want to give back to the community, call the Teen Center. We can find a volunteer job to suit your needs.


Please Help With a National Survey

The Institute of Museum and Library Services & the School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University are asking youth to share with them what they want in their library experiences, and we’d appreciate your participation. The survey is easy to complete and confidential.

Click here to participate

"I use the Teen Center because I love to see my friends who go to different schools."

"This is the perfect place to work, hang out, and talk."

"I use the Teen Center because I have a major support system here."


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