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 10 registrants always receive a free copy of the book.

Up next, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi! The book club will take place on Wednesday, March 22, from 4:30-5:30pm in the library’s Meeting Room. This title is recommended for 13/14+.

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

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, the ukulele, and sushi-making.

Up next, Teen(ish) Maker Series: Introduction to Crochet, on Saturday, April 15, from 1-2PM in the Library Meeting Room. For ages 11-17. Participation will be capped at 10 teens, and participants MUST register at https://bit.ly/mrldteen.

REGISTER HERE or email 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 third annual Teen Literary Magazine, presented by the Montrose Regional Library District and Delta County Libraries!

Submissions will be accepted from March 1-May 15 for writers and artists in Grades 6-12. Poetry, short stories, personal essays, novel excerpts, comics, and art accepted. Only one submission per person (note: a poetry submission may include up to three poems). See below for full submission guidelines. Email adickinson@montroselibrary.org with questions.


  • 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 adickinson@montroselibrary.org or shared as a Google Doc with adickinson@montroselibrary.org
  • Only one submission per person (note: a poetry submission may include up to three poems)
  • Art submissions should be sent as .png or .jpg attachments to adickinson@montroselibrary.org
  • 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 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, 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 takes place on Wednesday, March 29, from 5-7pm in the library’s meeting room. Bring a friend and your Mario Kart skills!

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.

Lofi Cafe

Starting Wednesday, January 25 from 4:30-6PM, teens are invited to Lofi Cafe, a space to study, read, write, craft, or work on any type of personal projects, all while listening to chill beats and sipping on warm beverages.

Lofi Cafe will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings, with the exception of February 8th and 22nd, March 22nd, April 5th, and May 10th.

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 first Friday of every month.

On April 7, we’ll be discussing She Gets the Girl by Rachel Lipincott. First ten registrants get a free copy of the book. Email adickinson@montroselibrary.org for reminders or books – or pick one up at the library’s Reference Desk!

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