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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

  • Jan 30, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Alfred Dickey & Stutsman County Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Join us at both Alfred Dickey & Stutsman County libraries after-school each day for fun activities! There will be games, crafts, snacks and more!
  • Multiple Dates
    Feb 08, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Jamestown, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
  • Feb 13, 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.
  • Feb 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, February 27, at 6:00 pm. Please register for this event on our website at Bring the whole family and play board games, puzzles, video games, and more! Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Mar 06, 6:00 PM
    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 Monday, March 6, at 6:00 pm! Pre-register your family during the month of February to get your book and start reading it now, so we can discuss the book at the meeting on March 6th. You must register in-person.
  • Time is TBD
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Due to a burst water pipe, Alfred Dickey Library is closed until further notice. While Alfred Dickey Library is closed there will be no Storytime.
Both the Adult Library and the Children's Library at Alfred Dickey Library are now open. Alfred Dickey Library and Stutsman County Library have resumed regular operating hours. 
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