Events for Teens

These programs are open to teens in grades 7-12. All events are free; some events require registration. If you have questions or would like to register for a program, call the library at 262-246-5181. If you would like to support teen programming at PHPL, check out our Amazon Wish List here!

Want to volunteer at the library? Learn how to become a teen volunteer here!

Make It! Teen

Join us in the Quad Graphics Room for a monthly craft program for teens! All supplies are included. Registration is required. Contact the library or use the links below to sign up once registration opens for the program.




TeenTober Reading Challenge

October 1-31

Read at least three books from different genres during the month of October to complete the challenge and win a prize. Visit or download the Beanstack Tracker mobile app starting October 1 to sign up for the challenge and begin tracking your progress.

If you prefer to participate using a paper log, ask a librarian for a copy.




Halloween Scavenger Hunt

October 27-31

Stop by the adult reference desk to pick up your clues and get started on a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt! Costumes are welcome. All locations are within walking distance of the library. No registration required.

Younger Halloween fans may visit the children’s desk for a spooky scavenger hunt of their own!





Blacklight Painting at Forts & Flashlights

6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, November 5

Our annual Forts & Flashlights after-hours family event has returned! Teens-only blacklight painting will be available the entire event in the QuadGraphics Room. No registration required.





Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Entry Deadline: November 30

Entries Displayed in Library: December 1 – 31

Join us for our first ever all-ages Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! There are different entry categories, including Children, Teens, Adults, and Family. Participants can enter as individuals or teams. All entries will be on display in the library for the month of December.

Rules & Guidelines will be posted on our website October 1. More details to come!