Teen Programs

We welcome all teens at any of our James River Valley Library System locations!

 

The library is an excellent place to study and hang out with friends. We have books, graphic novels, and video games that any library member may check out.

 

We also conduct programs for teens. These programs are for all teens, and you don't need a library card to participate! 

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Passive (Self-Guided) Programs

We know how busy teens are these days between school, work, sports, and other extracurricular activities. We like to provide programs that can be done on our teens’ time schedules, so we have been doing passive—or self-guided—programs. How do these programs work? We provide the materials and instructions for programs such as crafts, and teens can come any time during the regular library hours to complete the craft or other activity. This way teens can come on their own time and stay as long as they want. We have had teens complete the entire craft or activity at the library, and we have also had others start and take the unfinished craft with them to finish at home. Some of the programs that we have offered are Hedgehog Paper Folding, Making Christmas Gifts, Blackout Poetry, Painting Kindness Rocks, Harry Potter Bracelet Weaving, Washer Necklaces, and Making T-Shirt Bags.

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Level Up! Advanced Reading Program

We started a new Teen Summer Reading Program in 2019 (run alongside the usual Summer Reading Programs). This is specifically meant to be a reading program for teens who want a challenge. The Level Up program has several levels, as indicated by the name, and each participant wins a prize for completing each level. There is also a final prize package for fully completing all levels of the Level Up program.

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Programs for the Future

We are always looking for new ways to provide services and programs to our teens. We hope to continue to find innovative and unique programs for all our teens. Feel free to suggest program ideas to any of our staff members

 

Contact the James River Valley Library for more information on any of these programs!

Upcoming Events

  • Adult Winter Reading Program (Ages: 18+)
    Alfred Dickey & Stutsman County Library
    Jan 04, 5:00 PM – Feb 28, 8:00 PM
    Alfred Dickey & Stutsman County Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Check off an "errand" by filling a reading prompt. Example: To pick up groceries, read a book that features food(ex. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais) After you finish the book, you finish the errand! Each errand requires a different book. Write the titles of the books you read on the log
  • Virtual Storytime with Miss Jennifer on Facebook Live! (1)
    Facebook Live-James River Valley Library
    Jan 25, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Facebook Live-James River Valley Library
    Join Miss Jennifer & Gordy the lion for Virtual Storytime on Facebook Live each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. There will be stories, songs, puppets, and more! To watch, visit our Facebook page: James River Valley Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and click on the live video feed.
  • S.T.E.A.M Activities (Ages: 9-13)
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Jan 25, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Make your imagination come to life at our S.T.E.A.M activities!
  • Free Choice Activity (Ages: 9-13)
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Jan 26, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Kids Choice! You may play games, do crafts, color, and more!
  • Storytime (in-person) at Alfred Dickey Library
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Jan 27, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Stories, Music, Action Rhymes, Puppets, & More!
  • Crafts After School (Ages: 9-13)
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Jan 27, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Fun crafts each Thursday after school!
  • Movie After School! (Ages: 9-13)
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Jan 28, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Movie On the BIG Screen & Free Popcorn Too!
  • Games @ The Library! (Ages: 9-13)
    Jamestown
    Jan 31, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Jamestown, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Games, Snacks, and Fun at The Library!
  • Library Board Meeting
    Jamestown
    Feb 09, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Jamestown, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
  • LEGO Club @ Stutsman County Library (Ages: 5+)
    Stutsman County Library
    Multiple Dates
    REGISTER
    Feb 14, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Stutsman County Library , 910 5th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Join us at Stutsman County Library on the second Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00 pm for an evening of fun and imagination with LEGO! We will have a theme you may build, or you may build anything you would like! Registration is required for this event, please click the "Register" button below.
  • Library Space Needs Public Meeting
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Feb 17, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Join us at the Alfred Dickey Library on Thursday, February 17 from 6-8 pm to discuss and provide input for the future space needs of the James River Valley Library System.
  • Great Beginnings Family Book Club (A book club for families)
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Feb 19, 11:00 AM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Join us for a fun time at the Great Beginnings Book Club at Alfred Dickey Library on Saturday, February 19 at 11:00 am. Pre-register your family during the month of January to get your book and start reading it now, so we can discuss the book at the meeting in February.
  • Jamestown Tourism Board Meeting
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Feb 28, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
  • TBD
    Food For Fines Food Drive
    Alfred Dickey & Stutsman County Library
    Time is TBD
    Alfred Dickey & Stutsman County Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: Bring in a non-perishable food or toiletry item to any branch of the James River Valley Library System, Jan. 11 - Feb. 11, and we will forgive your overdue fines! *Please note that charges for lost or damaged items will not be forgiven.
  • TBD
    After School Kids Cooking Class-Registration Required
    Stutsman County Library
    Time is TBD
    Stutsman County Library, 910 5th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Wednesdays -January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16 from 3:30 p.m. -4:30 pm at Stutsman County Library. Registration is required for this event, please contact Nichole at Stutsman County Library to reserve your space for all 6-weeks, call 252-1531 or email stutsman@daktel.com. Register by January 3