Events for Teens

These programs are open to teens in grades 7-12. All events are free; some events require registration. For more information, call the library at 262-246-5181.

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Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story

June 15-August 15
This year’s summer reading program is going virtual using Beanstack! You’ll earn points and raffle tickets for grand prizes by tracking your reading, writing book reviews, and completing activities. Download the Beanstack Tracker app or visit our summer reading webpage to get started!

If you aren’t able to use Beanstack, please visit the Adult Reference Desk to request an offline alternative.


Teen Photography Contest

July 1-31
Capture the best moments of summer! Each participant may submit one photo per category (people, architecture, nature, still life, and macro photography). Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category, and one talented photographer will take home a special prize for Best in Show! Photos must be submitted to the library between July 1 – July 31 to be considered for prizes. Learn how to enter here.


Teen Book Club

Thursday, August 6, 3:00 PM
What have you been reading lately? Join us for a casual conversation over Zoom about a book you’ve read recently. Whether you loved or hated it, we’d love to hear all about it! Registration is required. Contact the library to register. The morning of the program, you’ll receive an email with the Zoom link and password.



Candy Sushi

July 13-17
Create candy sushi along with our librarians on YouTube using Rice Krispie treats, Swedish Fish, and other candy! Ingredient kits will be available for pickup at the reference desk from July 13-17, or as long as supplies last. Kits are only available to teens entering grades 7-12 in the fall. Otherwise, give it a try using ingredients you have at home!


Virtual Teen Trivia

July 23, 6:30 PM
Do you think you have what it takes to answer our trivia questions? Play against your friends in an epic battle of knowledge! We’ll cover a variety of topics, including Stranger Things, The Office, Harry Potter, Disney, and Marvel using Kahoot and Zoom. Registration is required. Contact the library to register and receive the Zoom link and password and Kahoot Game PIN.


Teen Fandom Scavenger Hunt

August 1-8
Celebrate your love of anime, super heroes, Harry Potter, Star Wars or whatever fandom you geek out to during our scavenger hunt. Cosplay encouraged but not required as you navigate Sussex, searching for clues to master the hunt and win a prize! Visit the reference desk starting August 1 to pick up your packet of clues!



Virtual Escape Rooms

Love solving puzzles? From Animal Crossing to outer space, we have a virtual escape room for you! You can play as an individual or with a group, try out multiple endings, and compete against friends. Just make sure you have fun!

Upon completing each escape room, you’ll receive a secret activity code to log into Beanstack to earn points for the Summer Reading Program!

Animal Crossing Escape Room
Escape the Castle
Escape the Game Room
Escape from Outer Space
Harry Potter & the Dolores Umbridge Escape Room
Hunger Games Escape Room
Into the Woods Escape Room
Jumanji Escape Room
The Princess Bride Escape Room