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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 13(ish)-18(ish). Recent selections have included The Gilded Ones, Fable, and Walk on Earth a Stranger. Members propose and vote on upcoming selections.

These are casual conversations to which all are invited! The first 10 registrants always receive a free copy of the book.

For the latest book selection and dates, check the library’s events calendar, social media, or the registration page at https://bit.ly/mrldteen.

REGISTER HERE for the book club or email Amy at adickinson@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. Recent workshops have explored the ukulele, crochet, sushi-making, gel print painting, zines, and chocolate truffle-making.

For the latest workshops, check the library’s events calendar, social media, or the registration page at https://bit.ly/mrldteen. Email Amy at adickinson@montroselibrary.org for more information!

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 Fourth Annual Teen Literary Magazine, brought to you by Montrose Regional Library and Delta County Libraries and made possible by the Friends of the Montrose Library! Copies of recent years’ magazines are available for checkout in the Montrose Regional Library or Delta Library.

All writers in Grades 6-12 are welcome to submit stories, poems, personal essays, novel excerpts, comics, and art. Submissions are open from March 15 to May 15. Please see below for FULL submission guidelines. Email montroseteenlitmag@gmail.com with submissions or questions. We can’t wait to see everyone’s work!

FULL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Text submissions should be no more than approximately 3 single-spaced pages or 1500 words.
  • Text submissions should be in black, 12-pt, Times New Roman or Arial font.
  • Text submissions should be sent as Word attachments to montroseteenlitmag@gmail.com or shared as a Google Doc with montroseteenlitmag@gmail.com.
  • Up to two submissions permitted per person (note: one poetry submission may include up to three poems). If sending two submissions, please indicate your preference for publication, and please note that both may not be published.
  • Art submissions should be sent as .png or .jpg attachments to montroseteenlitmag@gmail.com.
  • No pdfs or handwritten copies of text submissions will be accepted.
  • Please proofread all submissions before sending!
  • Please include in your submission an email address that you will check over the summer.
  • Email adickinson@montroselibrary.org with questions about longer works or if you wish to submit multiple works.

Teen(ish) Game Nights

Teen(ish) Game Nights occur roughly every other month, alongside occasional Teen(ish) Trivia Nights.

Game Nights feature snacks (and pizza, if we’re lucky), Nintendo Switches, and lots of video and board game options. Feel free to bring your own controllers. For ages 11(ish) to 18(ish).

For the latest game night information, check the library’s events calendar, social media, or the registration page at https://bit.ly/mrldteen.

Register HERE for Teen(ish) Game Night reminders!

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.

Unity Social Club

A monthly meeting space for LGBTQ+ teens and allies to unite in games, discussion, maker activities, books, and more! Unity Social Club meets the second Thursday of every month from 4-5pm.

Meetings alternate between a book club and maker activities. Recent book selections have included The Sun and the Star by Mark Oshiro and Rick Riordan and The Croaking by Megan J. Grey. Recent maker activities have included button-making, record-painting, and air-dry clay pots.

Email Amy at adickinson@montroselibrary.org with questions or for more information.

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Upcoming Events for Teens

May 30, 2024
Montrose Library Meeting Room, 320 S 2nd St
Montrose, CO 81401 United States
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May 30, 2024
Naturita Community Library, 107 West 1st Avenue
Naturita, CO 81422 United States
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May 30, 2024
Montrose Library Meeting Room, 320 S 2nd St
Montrose, CO 81401 United States
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