CANCELLED - Chalk Riot

Chalk some art on the library sidewalk in this workshop presented by art educators. Ages 10 & up .

Cancelled June 23, to be held again June 30th.

Cancelled

Fandom Fridays!

Come talk about your favorite fandoms! This week we’re delving into Minecraft!

Friday, June 23, 3:30 PM

Space Fort Wars

A nerf-tastic night of space-themed Box Fort Wars!! Sign up required.

Friday, June 23, 5:30 PM

Maker Club: 3D Modeling

Our first Maker Club series of events will focus on 3D Modeling and printing. Attendees will learn the concepts behind 3D modeling, design their own models, as well and print and refine their projects. Registration Required. Ages 12 – 17.

Monday, June 26, 2 PM

Sketching Classes

Learn the basics of drawing and sketching from a professional artist and illustrator. Ages 10 and up. Registration required.

Begins Wednesday, June 28, 1:30 PM

Book End Decorating

Make your mark on the Teen Room by designing & decorating a bookend to line up our shelves. Supplies and treats provided.

Tuesday, June 29, 2 PM

Teen Connection Blog – Recent Posts

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2017 Fun Factoids and Events

Salutations all! Thus far, this year has been underwhelming and a bit of a chore for yours truly. So I thought I might share some factoids, anniversaries, general trivia, and events concerning 2017 that might put a spring in all our step. Welcome to KPL QI 2017....

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The 2017 Printz Award and Honor Books

The American Library Association has announced the 2017 winner of the Michael L. Printz award for excellence in literature written for young adults. And that winner is March: Book Three, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. ALA also named four Printz Honor...

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Upcoming Teen Events

Jun
26
Mon
2:00 PM Maker Club: 3D Modeling
Maker Club: 3D Modeling
Jun 26 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Maker Club: 3D Modeling
Take part in our new Teen Maker Club, where we will make some fun projects while learning new skills. Our first Maker Club series of events will focus on 3D Modeling and printing with the[...]
Jun
28
Wed
1:30 PM Sketching Class
Sketching Class
Jun 28 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Learn the basics of drawing and sketching from a professional artist and illustrator.  Ages 10 and up. Wednesdays, 1:30 pm June 28 | July 5 | July 12 One registration is good for all dates. Powered by[...]
Jun
29
Thu
2:00 PM Book End Making/Decorating!
Book End Making/Decorating!
Jun 29 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Come make your mark on the teen room by designing and decorating a bookend to line our shelves. Supplies and treats provided.
Jun
30
Fri
2:00 PM Chalk Riot
Chalk Riot
Jun 30 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Chalk some art on the library sidewalk in this workshop presented by art educators. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
3:30 PM Fandom Fridays!
Fandom Fridays!
Jun 30 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Come talk about your favorite obsession every Friday! We will discuss every fandom from Dr. Who to Harry Potter, Star Wars and more!

Volunteer at the Library

Become a Volunteer!

Apply Now

The Kirkwood Public Library values teen volunteers.  They perform a variety of tasks for the library – from planning and designing programs and events to building book trailers and blog posts to helping with other library services.  If you are a teen interested in volunteering please consider applying for one of these positions:

  • Summer Teen Volunteers: Help build summer programming for the Library.  Make flyers, do prep work for activities and help make sure summer reading at KPL runs smoothly
  • Reading Buddies: Every summer KPL pairs young readers with teens to work on literacy skills.  Be a part of this team!
  • Year Round Volunteer: Help plan programming and learn shelving along with smaller projects to keep the Library moving.
  • Teen Advisory Board Member: The teen advisory board is a school-year long commitment to plan programs and serve as a voice for teens at the Library.  You can join at Kirkwood High School, Nipher Middle School, and North Middle School

If any of these volunteer positions sound interesting to you, apply to be a teen volunteer.