Teen Programs

Registration is required for some teen programs. Please call the Adult Reference Desk at 
248-618-7693, visit the Adult Reference Desk, or use our online events calendar to register if required. 

Programs are for 6th - 12th graders unless otherwise noted.

All programs are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Waterford Township Public Library.

Summer Reading Program 2021: Tails & Tales
June 1st - July 31st
For tweens and teens going into the 6th - 12th grades
Register for our Summer Reading Program starting June 1st using Wandoo Reader.  Log the number of minutes you read over a 9-week period. Ideally, your goal should be to read at least 20 minutes a day. It’s important to keep reading over the summer in order to stay sharp for when school starts up again.  You can read books, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, and comic books.  e-Content and audiobooks are acceptable as well. Check out our Digital Downloads web page for information about how to download content. For book suggestions, take a look at our booklists for Teens.

In early August, three prizes will be awarded to randomly drawn participants who have logged at least 500 minutes. 

1st prize - Kindle Fire tablet

2nd prize - Bluetooth Speaker/Night Light

3rd prize - $25.00 Meijer gift card

If you wish, you can write a short book review for each book you read or listen to. We will feature one participant’s positive review each week on our Teen Reads page, Facebook, and Twitter.  

*Book reviews are optional.*

Deadline to log your minutes is July 31st at 5:00 pm

MiLibraryQuest Virtual Scavenger Hunt
June 1st – July 31st
Join other Teens around the state in this virtual scavenger hunt. Kids going into 6th – 12th grades can participate in this animal-themed Quest that will take them to the web sites of other participating Michigan libraries in search of animals that will be entered into a digital field journal. Participants who find at least 20 animals will be entered into a drawing for gift cards from MJR and Culver's.

MiLibraryQuest logo with koalas, an open book, and the text #MiLibraryQuest2021
You find a fuzzy yellow and black bee with a rust-colored spot on its back.
Surprise Me! Book Bundles
June 1st – August 28th
Are you looking for something new to read and you don’t know where to start? Do you like the element of surprise? Grab a Surprise Me! Book Bundle over the summer. These bundles are wrapped in paper so you can’t see what you’re checking out. You won’t know what you’ve got until you get home (or into the parking lot if you’re really eager!). Bundles are comprised of 3 books related to a theme. Patrons can check out 2 bundles at a time.

Book Bundle
Teen Take & Make Kits
June 14th – July 31st
Kids going into 6th – 12th grades can pick up a different Take & Make Kit starting on Monday of each week. Instructions and most of the supplies for the crafts will be provided in the kits. All you have to do is pick up the kits and then you can work on them in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.  While supplies last. Supplies are limited, so these kits are reserved for kids going into 6th through 12th grades only. One kit per person each week.

Week of June 14th: Bottle Cap Magnets
Week of June 21st: Flip Books
Week of June 28th: Red, White,& Blue Friendship Bracelet
Week of July 5th: Origami Animals
Week of July 12th: Duct Tape Keychain
Week of July 19th: Zentangle
Week of July 26th: Painted Pet Rocks

Teen Take & Make Kit
Virtual Pet Show
August 2nd – August 31st
Photos can be submitted between June 1st and July 24th
Kids going into 6th – 12th grades are invited to bring in or send us a photo of your pets for our virtual pet show. We’ll have them on display in the Teen Department and online during the month of August. Visitors to the library and to our web site can vote on them in a variety of categories. Prizes (gift cards for Pet Supplies Plus and Dairy Queen) will be awarded to the winners. Photos can be submitted for more than one pet, but please limit submissions to one photo per pet. Send your photos to TeenReferenceEmail@waterfordmi.gov and include your pet's name, your name, your grade, and phone number. Or, you can submit your photos at the Adult Reference desk. Please complete and submit this form [PDF] with your photos if submitting them in person. If you can't print off this form, you can pick up one at the Adult Reference desk.
Virtual Pet Show
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, August 14th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The library is joining other libraries and comic book stores nationwide in giving away free comic books on Free Comic Book Day.  Kids going into 6th – 12th grades can stop by the Teen Department and get a comic book (while supplies last). No registration required. Drop in anytime between 10:00 and 5:00.
Free Comic Book Day