Events for Teens

Unless otherwise stated, these programs are only 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.

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

 

Teen Summer Reading Program

June 1 – August 13

Register for the reading challenge through the Beanstack app on your mobile device or online starting June 1 to track your reading and activities to earn raffle tickets for prizes. Paper reading records are also available, ask at the Adult Reference Desk. 

 

 

 

Taste Test Challenge

3:00 PM, Monday,  June 27

Can you identify different flavors of candy, chips, and more without using your eyes? Test your taste buds in this fabulous (and delicious) challenge! Registration is required. Register online here or by contacting the library.

 

 

 

 

Teen Photography Contest

Submission Deadline: July 31
Display in Library: August 8-31

Share your creativity in our annual Teen Photography Contest! Teens may submit one photograph per category (see below). Photos must be submitted via email to info@phpl.lib.wi.us by July 31 to be considered. Winning photographs will be displayed in the library and on banners along Main Street. While the photos are on display, library patrons will have the opportunity to vote for a People’s Choice winner both in the library and on social media. Click here to view entry instructions, judging rubric, and more!

Categories include:

  • People (portraits, photos of people in action, etc.)
  • Architecture (buildings, bridges, any kind of structure, etc.)
  • Nature (the general outdoors, animals, flowers, weather, etc.)
  • Macro Photography (close-up photographs of any subject)
  • Still Life (anything that does not fit neatly into other categories)

 

 

Will It Waffle?

3:00 PM, Friday, July 15

There comes a time in life to ask the important questions. Namely, will it waffle? From cinnamon rolls to pizza, we’ll determine which food makes the best nontraditional waffle. Registration is required. Register online here or by contacting the library.

 

 

 

Narwhal Stained Glass

6:00 PM, Thursday, July 28

Select your favorite underwater creature and create a stained glass masterpiece! Registration is required. Register online here or by contacting the library.

 

 

 

Virtual Escape Rooms

Available online ALL summer long!

Do you love puzzles, riddles, and mysteries? Want to earn extra points for Summer Reading Program prizes? Check out our virtual escape rooms below!

Clue Escape Room
Discovering Atlantis
Escape from the Haunted Mansion
Escape from Outer Space
Help Mew Escape! A Pokémon Escape Room
Hunger Games: Infiltrating the Capitol
Into the Woods
Ivy Onslaught Escape Room
Let’s Go Out to the Movies, 2025