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.

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.

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

  • Storytime (in-person) at Alfred Dickey Library
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Oct 21, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Stories, Music, Action Rhymes, Puppets, & More!
  • Free Choice Activity (Ages: 9-13)
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Oct 21, 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!
  • Movie After School! (Ages: 9-13)
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Oct 22, 3:30 PM – 4:30 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
    Oct 25, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Jamestown, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Games, Snacks, and Fun at The Library!
  • S.T.E.A.M Activities (Ages: 9-13)
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Oct 26, 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!
  • Crafts After School (Ages: 9-13)
    Alfred Dickey Library
    Oct 27, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA
    Fun crafts each Wednesday after school!
  • Library Board Meeting
    Jamestown
    Nov 10, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Jamestown, 105 3rd St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA