Dig in, and find out what the Library has going on for the teens!
You'll find great teen events and activities, recommended YA reads, and general information about everything for young adults. We also have links to web resources, activity suggestion surveys, and information about new teen resources at the library.
Teen Spaces at the Library
Search here for your favorite YA (young adult) books, from classics like Fahrenheit 451 to new YA fiction like The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, or Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series. Our YA collection is geared towards middle school and high school readers, with themes, language, and situations carefully reviewed for appropriateness. Also to be found in Teen Central is the library’s collection YA nonfiction titles and seating for working on projects and hanging out with friends. New YA books and audiobooks are added every week, so be sure to check back for that new release you’ve been waiting for!
Here you will find our YA graphic novels collection, including classics like Superman and X-Men and fan favorites like Full Metal Alchemist, Naruto, and many more. There’s also a bank of laptops reserved specifically for teen and tween use, as well as a collection of teen magazines from BMX Plus to Teen Vogue.
Have a suggestion for something you want to see in our YA collection? Itching to get your hands on a particular graphic novel or magazine? Fill out a purchase suggestion at the Adult Circulation desk, or e-mail your request to the Coeur d’Alene Library’s YA Coordinator.
Events 4Teens @the Library
Check the library calendar for upcoming teen program dates, times, and locations.
Teen Advisory Board – The Teen Advisory Board, or TAB, meets the first Monday of every month to help choose what programs the library will put on for teens, what YA books to order, and to hang out and get the inside scoop on everything going on for teens at the library. Questions about TAB? E-mail your request to the Coeur d’Alene Library’s YA Coordinator.
- Teen Crafts – Join us for crafts designed specifically with teens in mind. We’ve crafted everything from freezer paper stencil art to paracord survival bracelets to digital word art. All crafts are free and open to the public, and geared towards the skill levels of middle school and high school students.
- Monthly Movie – Check the events calendar for the monthly teen movie selection. There will be free snacks and popcorn for all attendees. Have a movie suggestion? Make sure you email the library’s YA Coordinator with your pick.
- Monthly Gaming – A new video game chosen every month, played on the library’s big screen projector. You can vote for your game choice in the 4Teens room by filling out an activity suggestion form, or by coming to the Teen Advisory Board Meetings, the first Monday of every month.
- What’s Next? Nights – Focusing on a different topic at each event, from career prep to college entrance prep to military careers, this program series will explore every option available to you for your future.
- YA Book Club – Join the YA book club and get the chance to talk about that novel you read that you’ve been dying to share with someone. Our book club is a genre club, meaning we pick the topic, and you pick whatever book you would like to read within that scope.
- NANOWRIMO’s Young Writers Program – Join us in November to write the next great American novel! More and more teens are becoming published authors before they’re even legally able to sign their own name on a contract, so why not you? Visit the library during our writing workshops and write-ins the entire month of November. We’ll have laptops, ideas, and calming music to get your brain working past those stubborn writer’s blocks. Oh, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.
- Teen Volunteers @the Library – Join the Coeur d’Alene Public Library’s teen volunteering program, and learn how to create, build, and coordinate programs, and about the library and how it works. You can even flex your creative muscles by helping manage the Library’s 4Teens Blog! The application processes for this seasonal program begin as follows:
- Fall Program – applications available starting on August 1st, due by August 21st. Fall program runs from September 16th through December 13th.
- Spring Program – applications available starting on January 1st, due by January 22nd. Spring program runs from February 1st through May 31st.
- Summer Program – applications available starting on May 1st, due by June 1st. Summer program runs from June 10th through August 2nd.
Have a suggestion for a program you would like to see 4teens @the Library? Fill out a suggestion form in the 4Teens Room, or complete our online survey by clicking on the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=qEH4oF49V1zwefmlYu5iDQ%3d%3d
Suggested Sites 4Teens
- YALSA’s Best of the Best 2013 Lists
- YALSA Book Awards Lists
- Teen Health & Wellness
- Flamingnet Book Reviews
- Coeur d’Alene Public Library’s YA Blog
- 4Teens Facebook
- What Should I Read Next? Book Suggestions
- Epic Reads
Teen Summer Reading Program
If you’re between the ages of 13 and 18, grab a Teen Summer Reading Log and keep track of what you read during the summer! Summer Reading Logs can be picked up at the library anytime between now and August 30, or use our web form to submit your hours online! The web form can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/SRPlogs. You can also print out your own paper copy of the log using the link at the bottom of this page. However you choose to keep track of your reading, you will have the chance to win amazing prizes, like free Gooeys, gift cards, books, and more! You earn one raffle ticket for every 60 minutes of reading recorded on your log, and partial hours are rounded up and will count as another ticket. Each week, raffle tickets will be made for the logs that are turned in that week, and a Weekly Drawing prize will be given away. The remaining tickets from each week will carry over to the next week’s drawing. The more you read, the better your chance of winning a prize!
If you read just twenty minutes every day from June 16 through August 30, with a total of 25 hours during the 11 weeks of summer, your name will be put into a raffle for the chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX, a $50.00 Amazon.com gift card, or a bundle of books, with every book our Teen Book Club has read over the past year! Even if you can’t commit to twenty minutes every day, you still have a chance to win a ton of great prizes. Here’s the schedule for prize drawings:
- Week One (June 16 to June 21) – $10 Gift Card to Gooey’s Desserts at Dockside
- Week Two (June 22 to June 28) – $20 Gift Card to Amazon.com
- Week Three (June 29 to July 5) – $10 Gift Card to Starbucks
- Week Four (July 6 to July 12) – Two Premiere Movie Passes to Riverstone Cinemas
- Week Five (July 11 to July 19) – $20 Gift Card to Target
- Week Six (July 20 to July 26) – $20 Gift Card to Amazon.com
- Week Seven (July 27 to August 2) – $10 Gift Card to Gooey’s at Dockside
- Week Eight (August 3 to August 9) – $10 Gift Card to Starbucks
- Week Nine (August 10 to August 16) – Two Premiere Movie Passes to Riverstone Cinemas
- Week Ten (August 17 to August 23) – $20 Gift Card to Amazon.com
The Grand Prize Drawings will be August 30, and will include the following items:
- Grand Prize – Kindle Fire HDX
- First Prize – $50 Gift Card to Amazon.com
- Second Prize – Basket of Library Goodies and Books
Can’t check out books because you have fines on your account? If you are 18 or under, you can have all of the overdue fines taken off- just by picking up a Reading Log from the library.
Want to earn even more raffle tickets? Come to teen events like Physics Olympics, Teen Book Club, Video Game Freeplay, Crafternoons, or Friday Night Movies, and you can earn additional raffle tickets. All qualifying events are listed on the back of the Teen Reading Log.
Want to know more? Click here to contact the Teen Coordinator.
Check out the full list of rules and regulations in the Teen Summer Reading log, here: July 2014 Teen Summer Reading Log.