Teens

Teen Summer Reading

Create a Beanstack account and sign up for the teen reading challenge – download the app or sign up on our website.

Read books and come to programs to earn points!

Collect prizes, eat ice cream, and bask in glory.

More info…

 

Paper Snakes

July Take Home Craft

In honor of everyone’s favorite God of Mischief, we are making paper snakes. Classic chain snakes or accordion style will be available to take home.

Look for them near Loki in the Teen Area.

 

A Little Better than Mediocre Movie Night: Choose your own movie!

Vote now for your favorite or forever hold you peace.

The movie with the most votes will be shown Friday, August 6 @ 8:30p in the the library garden.

Game night in the Garden

July 28 @ 7:00p

Teens can join us in the Library Garden for a relaxed evening of hanging out and trying to win.

Everything from board games to Kahoot to Jackbox games will be on hand along with snacks and the thrill of victory. 

Paint chip mosaics

August Take Home Craft

Random color squares from the hardware store, papers, and plenty of glue and imagination makes art!

Supplies available mid-August on the table in the Teen Area.

Angry Bird full size!

August 10 @ 7:30 pm in the Library Gardens

It’s time for some fun with calculus! And cardboard and slingshots.

Teens ages 12 to 20 are invited to an afternoon of Angry Birds style mayhem in the garden. All game parts and some snacks provided. Winning attacks get the pride of being the most.

Please register and read the safety rules here .

Also complete a waiver form.

Circus Day

August 18 @ 2pm in the Library Gardens

Remember those fun P.E. days in elementary school when they got out the parachute and the other things that weren’t for running laps?

Join us for an afternoon kind of like that to try and juggle, hula, and parachute our way back then. Circus themed snack time to follow.

Ages 10 to 20, please register in advance and complete a waiver form.

Movie Night: Paddington 2!

August 20 @ 8:30pm in the Library Gardens

Come watch the movie declared better than Citizen Kane! (no sleds were harmed in the making of this movie night)

Campfire

August 26, 9 pm to midnight in the Library Gardens

Someday it will be safe to have our Lock-in again, but until that time we will be having a Teen Campfire night.

Hang out, make s’mores, make colors in the fire and enjoy the end of the summer together.

Open to teens ages 13 to 19 (register here) and because we are playing with fire, a waiver form must be signed and provided to the Teen Librarian Rachel to participate.

[Final decision about this program will be based on safety conditions. Participants will be kept up to date on any changes.]

Library Teen Council

Saturdays at 11 a.m.

The Library Teen Council has resumed our regular schedule. We will meet in the Library Garden near the bear sculpture.

Open to teens and tweens ages 12 to 19, the Library Teen Council is a volunteer group that helps plan library services, leads programming and assists the Teen Librarian.

Teen Quiz

How much do you know about music or books or just about anything? Try your skills at the quizzes on our website or join the discussion on Discord about building new quizzes.

Teen Librarian to the rescue!

Have questions? Need help? Looking for a book? Your Friendly Neighborhood Teen Librarian is here for you! (and will bring her spiderman finger puppet to zoom and discord meetings if requested)

Ways to reach me:

Discord Join Now

Teen Art Gallery

Check out free ebooks, audiobooks & movies!

Overdrive & Libby

Library2Go for Teens

Your Hood River County Library District card gives you free access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks for all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit the ebooks and audiobooks page for detailed instructions.

When logging in, select from the library drop down menu:  LEO Listens – Libraries of Eastern Oregon

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy

Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more for free! Don’t have a card? Sign up for your online card here. (10 per month; also check out the Kids Kanopy – fun for all ages and has unlimited viewings)

Gale Ebooks

Gale ebooks (Virtual Reference Library)

Online database of reference books on topics from pop singers to ancient religions to the galaxy. All easily searched and cited.

LearningExpress

Learning Express Library

Find video courses, tests, eBooks and more to earn your GED, prepare for college admission tests, achieve your career goals, learn computer skills and many others.

Creativebug

Creativebug

The number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. Enjoy 1000+ award-winning video classes taught by expert artists and designers.

Mango Languages

Mango

A fun and interactive learning experience that uses cultural insights by native speakers to help you learn how to have realistic conversations in over 70 languages. Learn at your own pace!

More resources we recommend…

OKGO Sandbox

Ok Go Sandbox

Indie rock band Ok Go is known for their wildly complicated music videos and have set up this site to explore the science behind their videos.

Sync Free Audiobooks

Sync Free Audiobooks

Need more books to listen to? Each year in the Spring, Sync provides free audio book downloads – 2 at a time and available for a week. Then keep them for forever. 

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Hood River County School District – Online Learning Games & Resources

These resources are meant for skill building & development and most importantly for fun!

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Watch tutorials online and practice a wide variety of life skills and academic subjects, from computer programming to printmaking or math to entrepreneurship.

The Conversation

How to spot fake news - Coronavirus edition

There is a lot of information about the current situation being shared. Some of it’s right, some of it’s changed and some is just fake. Learn ways to identify what is good information and what shouldn’t be trusted.

Partners In Health

Mental Health in the Time of Social Distancing

Partners in Health has worked in epidemics and outbreaks around the world and has put together lessons learned about how to take care of yourself during times of isolation and worry.

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