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!


IditaRead Winter Reading Program

January 16 – February 24
All Ages

Inspired by the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, your challenge is to log 27 hours of reading before the end of the day on February 24. For each hour of reading you complete, you’ll receive a raffle ticket for our grand prizes. Join the challenge starting January 16 using Beanstack online or the Beanstack mobile app, or ask a librarian for a paper log!


Teen Tuesdays

Cookie Decorating – 6:00 PM, Tuesday, December 6

Kick back, relax, and prime your appetite for the holidays by decorating (and eating!) festive sugar cookies and enjoying a homemade hot cocoa station! Grab a friend and swing by the library for a jolly, delicious time. Registration is appreciated. Sign up here!

Hack a Rice Krispie Treat – 6:00 PM, Tuesday, January 17

Customize your own Rice Krispie treat with a variety of cereals and mix-ins! Registration opens January 3!

Dystopian Book Club: The Selection by Kiera Cass – 3:30 PM, Tuesday, February 21

Who doesn’t love a good dystopia? Join us to discuss The Selection by Kiera Cass! Please read the book before attending. Registration opens February 1.

Cookies & Canvases – 6:00 PM, Tuesday, March 21

Follow along with a watercolor painting tutorial! No experience required. Registration opens March 1.

Stress S.O.S. – 3:30 PM, Tuesday, April 18

Treat yourself to a self-care study break with snacks, coloring, and DIY bath bombs. Registration opens April 3.


Gingerbread House Decorating Contest – VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

Community Vote: December 1-18
Winners Announced: December 19
Display: December 1-31
View the Contest Rules & Guidelines HERE!


Join us for our 2nd annual all-ages Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! Visit the library to view the beautiful gingerbread structures and VOTE for your favorite! There are 4 different entry categories: Children, Teens, Adults, and Family.

● There will be an open community vote for each age category from December 1 – 18. People can vote for 1 favorite in each category.
● The winner from each category will be announced on Monday, December 19.
● Winners will receive a Pauline Haass Public Library 2022 Gingerbread Contest ornament, $25 gift card for King Arthur Baking Company and bragging rights!
● All entries will be on public display in the library from December 1 – 31.


Tiny Art Show

All Ages
Registration Opens: March 1
Public Display: April 1-30

Tiny art, tiny easels, big talent! Register for a tiny art kit starting March 1, and return your art to the library for public display.


Library Loot Boxes

Available monthly

PHPL is offering a monthly box for teens with books, snacks, and crafts. Simply request a box each month, swing by to pick it up, and return the box and books when you’re done. The rest is yours to keep!

Sign up for next month's box!