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

  • Jun 01, 8:30 AM – Aug 31, 8:00 PM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Children will read and do fun activities to earn prizes! Activity logs are available at any JRVLS location including the Bookmobile! New activity logs will be available each month June - August. Turn the completed activity logs in to the library by the end of each month to claim the monthly PRIZE!
  • Jun 01, 8:30 AM – Aug 31, 8:00 PM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Why should kids have all the fun? It’s summer reading time for the adults too! The James River Library System invites all adults (18+) to participate in the Adult Summer reading program. Our summer reading program begins Wednesday, June 1st.
  • Jun 01, 8:30 AM – Aug 31, 8:30 PM
    Alfred Dickey Library , 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Level Up! is the Teen Summer Reading Program at James River Valley Library.Runs from June 1 – August 31. Every participant will win a prize for each level they complete, with a final prize for reaching Level Five. Those who reach Level Five will also be entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize!
  • Jun 27, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
  • Jun 27, 6:00 PM
    Stutsman County Library, 910 5th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Join us at the Stutsman County Library for an evening of family fun on Monday, June 27, at 6:00 pm. Please register for this event on our website at www.jrvls.org. Bring the whole family and play board games, puzzles, video games, and more! Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Jun 30, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Stories, Music, Action Rhymes, Puppets, & More!
  • Jul 13, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Jamestown, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
  • Monday-Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Alfred Dickey Library- Meeting Room, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Alfred Dickey Library will be one of several locations hosting the Great Plains Food Bank Summer Meals Program this summer! Join us Monday-Friday in the lower level meeting room at Alfred Dickey Library from 12 pm -1 pm for a free meal for children ages 18 and younger.
  • Monday, June 20
    All JRVLS Branches
    All branches of the James River Valley Library System will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022 in observance of Juneteenth.
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    Stutsman County Library, 910 5th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    The Seed Library opens on Monday, March 21, 2022 at the Stutsman County Library! New to the Seed Library this spring are "Sow Simple" seed tape packets! There are a variety of seed tape vegetables and flowers. The Stutsman County Library is open 12pm - 5pm. Monday-Friday.