Teens (12-18)

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Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading time is here. Get registered for the Summer Reading Program, start tracking your reading minutes and earn prizes!

Teen Center

A special spot in the library dedicated to serving our Teen population, it features our Young Adult (YA) book collection and several computers reserved for teen use only.

Teen STEAM Kits

Teens can check out one of our special STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) kits for 2 hours, and use the items within to challenge their mind and develop new skills. Kit themes include exploring robotics, computer programming, graphic design, sculpting, painting, t-shirt printing, button making, Perler beading, and much more. Read more...


View exact dates and times by visiting our event calendar

Unless otherwise noted all teen programs are for ages 12 - 18.

Anime Streamers

During this teen led program you can partake in an anime marathon, a discussion about the latest manga, or show off your stellar cosplay attire.

Create Thursday

Immerse yourself in the Teen Center with our individually paced, teen-led, pop-up maker space. 

Teen Writers Connection

Connect with diverse backgrounds to explore the vastness that is creative writing. Produce poetry, personal narratives, short stories and more. 

Design Studio

Access our growing collection of equipment, software, and online tools to begin creating your own work.

Dungeons & Dragons

The Teen Center’s very own D&D Game Master is ready to recruit new and experienced players.

Game On! @ Tempe Public Library

Teens gather to socialize and play video games for two hours every Wednesday.


Listen to, talk about, and play your favorite genres, artists, soundtracks, movie scores, cover songs, music videos, and more. 

Club It Up

Need a space for your club to meet? Reserve the Teen Center Conference Room up to two Fridays a month for your club. Meet with Teen Center staff for more information.

Summer Teen Volunteer Orientation

Acquire Summer volunteer service hours for school while developing professional skills to prepare you for college and career. Lead fun and meaningful activities with children, teens, and library staff. 

4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 6.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11.

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