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Montrose & Naturita libraries are closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

Free Covid-19 Antigen test kits are now available at the Montrose Regional Library.

Summer reading registration for all ages begins June 1st.

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

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, They Call Me Güero/Me Dicen Güero! The book club will take place on Wednesday, June 14, from 4:30-5:30pm in the library’s Meeting Room. This title is recommended for 11+, and copies of the book are available in English or Spanish.

REGISTER HERE for the book club or email 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, crochet, and sushi-making.

Two special Teen(ish) Maker Series will be a part of the Teen Summer Reading Program. All supplies are provided, and no experience is necessary! Join us for:

DIY Zines
Led by artist Chrstine Tharp

Wednesday, June 28, 4:30-6pm
Library Meeting Room
Ages 11-18 welcome! Learn basic stitched book-binding, experiment with subject and materials, and build a tiny magazine powered by the DIY ethos. Willing authors can contribute a zine to a mini zine library at our end-of-summer Unity Fair.

Intro to Gel Print Posters

Led by artist Katie Jenkins
Thursday, July 13, 5-7pm
Library Meeting Room
Ages 11-18 welcome! Gel printing is a technique that allows you to blend colors, collage, and found or made materials to craft a unique work. All participants will take home at least 3-5 prints – and ideally include their creations for display in our end-of-summer Unity Fair (and throughout the community).

Register for either workshop at!

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

Teen(ish) Literary Magazine

Submissions have now closed for the third annual Teen Literary Magazine, presented by the Montrose Regional Library District and Delta County Libraries! Editors are currently reviewing all submissions.

Writers, stay tuned for communication from editors over the summer. Readers, get ready for free copies of the publication in August!

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).

Game Nights are taking a break in June, but check out our other special summer offerings in the meantime!

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 or text her at 970-275-9383 for info on how to join.

Teen Summer Reading Program

Registration opens on June 1 for the Teen Summer Reading Program!

If you are between ages 12(ish) and 17(ish), sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program

online at or in person at the library anytime between June 1 and July 31.

Then, pick up your swag pack at the library: choose a free book, button, and more!

Read or listen to books ALL SUMMER LONG! Any book. Yes, graphic novels count.

For every book you finish, submit a book review at

Every review earns you a vote for a collective prize that benefits the library’s Teen Space.

Read 5 or more books and get invited to the Lights Out at the Library Party on Friday, August 4!

The top 15 TSRP readers will win Montrose Bucks gift cards to spend at their favorite local venues.

Additionally, join us for any or all of the following programs throughout the summer:

  • Songwriting with David LaMotte kicks us off on Monday, June 5, from 1-2pm. The renowned musician, speaker, and writer will lead teens through the fundamentals of crafting songs and lyrics. Space in the workshop is limited so sign-ups are required. Register at to claim your spot. (Check out the full Summer Library Adventure schedule for more events from David LaMotte!)
  • Teen(ish) Book Club: TSRP Edition returns on Wednesday, June 14, from 4:30-5:30pm. We’ll discuss They Call Me Güero / Me dicen Güero by David Bowles, recommended for ages 11 and up, and copies will be available in English or Spanish for all participants. Register at for your free copy.
  • DIY Zines takes place on Wednesday, June 28, from 4:30-6pm. Artist Christine Tharpe will facilitate a workshop on the basics of zine-making. Zines are self-published, small-scale works, powered by the do-it-yourself ethic, like magazines but remixed. Participants will craft a zine based on the theme “Tell Your Story,” and we’ll make copies and share the work (authors willing) at the library’s end-of-summer Unity Fair. All supplies provided, and all participants will leave with a copy of their zine. Register at
  • A Gel Print Poster Workshop occurs on Thursday, July 13, from 5-7pm. Teacher and artist Katie Jenkins will introduce us to this wild and wildly beautiful medium as we make posters designed around the theme of “community.” Participants will have the option of taking home additional prints to share with the wider community in innovative ways. No experience necessary, and all supplies provided. Again, space is limited, so register ASAP at bit.y/mrldteen.

A Yoga Workshop just for teens takes place on Thursday, July 20, from 2-3pm. Yoga instructor Chanel Brooks will lead participants (ages 12-18) through an hour-long practice for all abilities. Take some time to care for yourself! Register at

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 Friday, June 2, from 11am-12pm, we’ll be making waffles, drinking tea, and discussing Good Omens by Neil Gamain and Terry Pratchett! Free copies of the book available at the Reference Desk. Bring yourself, bring a friend!

Email Amy at with questions or for more information.

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