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

Teen(ish) Literary Magazine

Submissions are now open for the second edition of the Teen Literary Magazine, produced in collaboration with Delta County Libraries! Writers in grades 6-12 are invited to submit poetry, fiction, personal essays, and comics anytime between January 1, 2022 and April 1, 2022.

Email submissions and questions to adickinson@montroselibrary.org. The magazine is for teens, edited by teens, and we plan to celebrate publication in summer 2022.

Teen(ish) Trivia

Teen(ish) Trivia occurs every other month after hours in the Montrose Library. Led by members of the Teen Advisory Board and for ages 11-18. Categories have spanned the range: Marvel, pop culture, text abbreviations, dystopian novels, and more. Prizes! Snacks! Bragging rights! What more could you ask for?
The next Teen(ish) Trivia is a special Broken Hearts edition and will take place on Wednesday, February 16, at 7:15pm.
REGISTER HERE 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.

Our first workshop will be an introduction to the art of book folding, held on Wednesday, February 2, from 4:30-5:30pm in the library’s meeting room. All supplies will be provided (and some snacks will, too).

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

Recommended Young Adult Books

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY

Try these books in alternating perspectives, all available in e-audio or e-book in Overdrive:

  • Clap When You Land, by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • I’m Not Dying with You Tonight, by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones
  • Legend, by Marie Lu
  • One of Us Is Lying, by Karen McManus
  • When Dimple Met Rishi, by Matt Mendez
  • Althea & Oliver, by Cristina Moracho
  • All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Ghost Boys, by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Cardboard Kingdom, by Chad Sell (and multiple authors)

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.

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.