Enjoy the soft chairs in our teen space while you browse our collection of over 5,000 books, magazines, books on tape and CDs for teens.  If you can’t find what you are looking for or want a good suggestion for a book to read, stop by the Front Desk, and we will help you!

We have more than books for teens at GPL! Throughout the year, there are numerous programs for you to participate in.

  • Pages & Popcorn, our teen book discussion group, is pretty simple: we read, get together, watch the film version of the book, eat popcorn, and talk about it. Sign up in advance to reserve a copy of the book. 
  • The Crafty Bandits is our craft club  for teens where you learn how to make cool stuff like sock monkeys, silk-screened shirts, and more.  We supply the materials, while you supply the creativity!
  • We also have an after-hours program one Friday a month. Ready to get your geek on? Check out Nerd’s Night Out with a variety of different activities from a different nerdom every month.
  • New for 2016 is our bi-monthly Manga Club. Stop by from 4-5 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month to read new series, watch anime, do manga-inspired crafts, play games, and more.
  • Also new for 2016 is our Writing Club. We’ll meet the 4th Wednesday of the month to share our work, learn some tips and tricks, and play with words.

Sign up for these monthly activities at the Circulation desk.

During the school year, stop by on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 in the teen area for Teen Café to hang out, study, find a book, check out a board game, color, and enjoy a warm drink while you chillax.

Each summer, we plan a Teen Summer Reading Experience where you have a chance to receive prizes for reading and to participate in exciting activities. While the theme changes from year to year, the food always tastes great! Thanks to community support, we give away prizes such as movie passes and books.