Drop In Craft Week

Drop in to the Teen Room to make something cool the first week of each month.

Summer Reading

Join our Summer Reading program. Read then log your time and earn wonderful prizes!

Teen Music Trivia

Are you a music fanatic? Think you can beat other teams in a sound-clip trivia? Sign up required. Maximum of 6 per table.

Science of Sound

We’ll start off in the computer lab to record a voice clip, or favorite music lyric. Then we’ll capture the sound waves and frame it! Sign up required.

Switch-a-Palooza

Join us for a Nintendo Switch Fest in the teen room, we’ll rotate our newest games, enjoy snacks and more!

Resources for Teens

3D Printing

Design your own models for printing at the Library, or find pre-designed models on Thingiverse. What will you create?

Teen Connection Blog – Recent Posts

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Upcoming Teen Events

Jun
24
Sun
1:30 PM Kids Knitting It Forward
Kids Knitting It Forward
Jun 24 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Youth grades 4 and up are invited to learn to knit and participate in knitting-based community service projects. Parents, grandparents, guardians and adults are welcome to knit with the group. Have fun, learn to knit[...]
Jun
25
Mon
6:30 PM Family Ukulele Lessons
Family Ukulele Lessons
Jun 25 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
This special class for families will go over the basics of ukulele music with instruction from Music & Arts of Crestwood. This is a single event and is not part of a series, please only sign up[...]
Jun
27
Wed
9:00 AM Great American Read – Nine Netwo...
Great American Read – Nine Netwo...
Jun 27 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Share your favorite book with the Nine Network and KPL!  Representatives from the Nine Network will be visiting the Library to interview people about their favorite book. Ready to share? All you’ll need to say[...]
Jun
29
Fri
1:00 PM Great American Read – Nine Netwo...
Great American Read – Nine Netwo...
Jun 29 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Share your favorite book with the Nine Network and KPL!  Representatives from the Nine Network will be visiting the Library to interview people about their favorite book. Ready to share? All you’ll need to say[...]
Jul
2
Mon
all-day Drop-In Craft Week!
Drop-In Craft Week!
Jul 2 – Jul 6 all-day
Drop in to the Teen Room to make something cool the first week of each month.

Volunteer at the Library

Become a Volunteer!

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 today!

Teen Volunteer Application