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, The Inheritance Games, and Shadow and Bone. 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, participants have a special opportunity – choose either Fat Chance, Charlie Vega or No Filter and Other Lies, by author Crystal Maldonado – and then participate in a book club WITH THE AUTHOR HERSELF! The book club will take place on Wednesday, September 28, from 4:30-5:30pm in the library’s Meeting Room.

The evening of September 28 will also feature a special event for the general public with author Crystal Maldonado. More details forthcoming soon.

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

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 have closed for the second edition of the Teen Literary Magazine, produced in collaboration with Delta County Libraries, edited by teen editors from Montrose and Delta Counties, and showcasing the work of writers from grades 6-12 in our region. Writers received comments and edits in June, and the magazine is currently in the digital layout stage. Publication is planned for late summer 2022, with a publication launch party to follow shortly after. Specifics will be posted as soon as the publication date and party are confirmed!

Email any questions to adickinson@montroselibrary.org.

Teen(ish) Trivia

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, VR headsets, and lots of video and board game options. Feel free to bring your own controllers. For ages 11(ish) to 18(ish).

The next Teen(ish) Game Night is the annual Back-to-School Teens vs. Librarians Trivia Night. Think you know more than a librarian? Test your knowledge against a team of MRLD reference librarians and MCSD media specialists. For ages 11(ish) to 18(ish). Come by yourself or bring along a team. All teens will work together to see if they can claim the crown this year!

September date forthcoming soon, from 7-8pm in the library’s Meeting Room.

REGISTER or email 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 art of book folding and the ukulele. Upcoming workshops include a sushi-making class and a self-defense workshop.

Details on dates and times coming soon.

REGISTER 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 officially ended on July 31! Congratulations to everyone who participated, got a free book, attended a program, and/or submitted reviews. We had TONS of fun learning about camping, exploring the aquatic ecosystem of the Uncompahgre River (visit the display of what we uncovered in the library this August), discussing books, and testing watercolor techniques.

In total, almost 500 book reviews were submitted, and Lights Out at the Library celebrates those who read six books or more with a night of games, pizza, and mild mayhem after dark in the library.

Stay tuned for details in Spring 2023 about the next Teen Summer Reading Program!

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