We offer many things for young adults to do at the Montrose Library. Click on the tabs below for all the info.

Contact the Young Adult Department:
(970) 249-2558     adickinson@montroselibrary.org

Teen(ish) Book Club

Book Nerds Unite! Like to read and discuss? Want a free book? Join us for Teen(ish) Book Club monthly in the library’s meeting room.
Recommended for ages 12ish-18. Recent selections have included The Gilded Ones, The Inheritance Games, and Six of Crows. Members vote on upcoming selections and on the date and time of book clubs. These are casual conversations to which all are invited! The first 15 registrants always receive a free copy of the book.

Up next, our Summer Reading Edition of the Teen(ish) Book Club, reading We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and discussing on Wednesday, June 15, from 4-5pm in the library’s meeting room.

REGISTER HERE or email adickinson@montroselibrary.org for more information, and check the Montrose Library Facebook page to find out the latest read.

Educator’s Newsletter

The Montrose Regional Library Educator Newsletter features snippets of information on upcoming programs and library resources that may be of use to educators (including parent educators!) or your students.

Read the newsletter below. If you would like to receive the digital version of the newsletter, published three times a year, submit your name and email address to https://bit.ly/MRLDednewsletter.


Teen(ish) Literary Magazine

Submissions are now open for the second edition of the Teen Literary Magazine, produced in collaboration with Delta County Libraries! The work of writers from grades 6-12 is now being edited by the Teen Lit Mag Editorial Team. Writers can expect to receive edits and comments by June 30. Publication is planned for late summer 2022 and the magazine will debut in a publication launch party. More details forthcoming.

Email submissions and questions to adickinson@montroselibrary.org.

Teen(ish) Trivia

Teen(ish) Game Nights occur roughly every other month. We have snacks (and pizza, if we’re lucky), Nintendo Switches, VR headsets, and lots of video and board game options. Feel free to bring your own controllers. For ages 12(ish) to 18(ish).

The next Teen(ish) Game Night will take place on Friday, May 13, from 4-6 in the library’s meeting room.

REGISTER HERE or email aascencio@montroselibrary.org for more information.

Teen(ish) Makers Series

Ready to try something new? Join us for the Teen(ish) Maker Series, and experiment with art, music, and other creative pursuits.

Our next workshop will be an introduction to the ukulele, held on Wednesday, May 11, from 4-5pm on the library’s East lawn (the CMU quad). Only eight ukuleles/spots are available so register ASAP. For ages 11(ish) to 18(ish). Zero musical skills necessary. This is definitely intended for beginners.

REGISTER HERE or email adickinson@montroselibrary.org for more information

TAB (Teen Advisory Board)

The Montrose Library’s Teen Advisory Board is chance to connect and influence decision-making in the library!

TAB members currently lead a redesign of the teen space in the library, plan and help run programming for teens (like trivia and game nights), and advise library staff on decisions that impact teens in the library and the community. TAB is a good way to accumulate volunteer hours, beef up your resume, and meet other bookish teens. Attendance at all meetings is not mandatory – come to as many as you can.

Email Amy D. at adickinson@montroselibrary.org or text her at 970-275-9383 for info on how to join.

Teen Summer Reading Program

The Teen Summer Reading Program opens for registration on June 1 and lasts through July 31! Intended for ages 12(ish) to 17(ish). Upon registration, participants will pick up their swag-filled TSRP book browsing bag and choose their free new book at the library.

Read and submit book reviews throughout the summer to earn entries into one of three grand-prize raffles. Reviews can be submitted starting June 1. Read and review six or more books and you’ll be invited to attend Lights Out at the Library on Fri, Aug 5, from 6-10pm, an end-of-summer celebration featuring games, food, movies, and Hide n’ Seek among the stacks.

The TSRP will also feature cool new programs, and every time you participate, you’ll receive another grand prize raffle entry. Programs include:

  • Wed, June 15, 4-5pm, Meeting Room
    Teen(ish) Book Club: Summer Reading Edition
    Read and discuss We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (and get a free copy of the book!).
  • Sat, June 18, 9:30-11am, Riverbottom Park, for ages 11(ish) and up
    Camping 101 with Colorado Canyons Association
    Learn the basics of camping for all skill levels with games, relays, and camp desserts.
  • Sat, June 25, 1-2pm, Meeting Room, for ages 11(ish) to 18(ish)
    Teen Summer Reading: Watercolor Workshop
    Artist Anne Hockenberry will teach the basics of watercolors. All materials provided, and no art experience necessary.
  • Thurs, July 14, 9am-1pm, Outer Range, for ages 9(ish) to 18(ish)
    Teen Summer Reading: Discover the Aquatic Ecosystem: a Community Profile of the Uncompahgre River.
    Science teacher Doug Eccher and Outer Range outdoor education staff will lead participants through a morning in the life of an aquatic biologist.

Upcoming Events for Teens