Teens (12-18)

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Things to See and Do

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. 

Curiosity Machine AI Family Challenge Program

Join Curiosity Machine AI Family Challenge. Explore concepts, apply tools to solve problems, even enter ideas into global competition. 

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. 

YouTube Streamers

Teens can relax after school every Friday and stream YouTube in the Teen Center, exploring music videos, current events, scientific discoveries and much more.

CompuGirls Camp

A technology program for girls

Tempe Public Library and ASU have partnered to introduce computational thinking skills to girls in order to help prepare them for S.T.E.M. career fields. In this hands-on camp, we will construct electrical circuits and embellish them with art work while engaging in meaningful discussions about culture and identity. Visit our event calendar for CompuGirls Camp dates and times. Registration is required.

Spring Teen Volunteer Orientation

Acquire Spring 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, Jan. 14.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19.

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