We love our teens! We want the Library to be a safe and welcoming place for you to study, explore your interests, hang out with friends, play games, make things, and just be.

Teen Spaces

Teen Spot
Grab a book or graphic novel from our Young Adult section and find a comfy spot to read.

Maker Space
There are lots of options for fun and learning in the library’s Maker Space. Check out a laptop for in-library use from the front circulation desk and work on homework, watch videos, play Online games, or create 3D designs and digital content. Gather with your friends and play Switch games, Virtual Reality (VR) games, or traditional board games. Meet your classmates to work on a school group project. (Max occupancy 30)

Study Rooms
Need a quiet place to study? Use one of our Study Rooms. (Max occupancy 3)

Activities and Events

Check out our full list of programs for teens on our Events Calendar.

Project Next Generation
Interested in robotics, movie making, photography, 3D Printing, and other science, technology, engineering, art, and math topics? Learn the technology skills you need to make and do cool stuff. Check out our upcoming PNG workshops here.

Reading Challenges
Read, log, and earn swag and bragging rights! For information about current reading challenges, visit the Reading Challenge page. Register for challenges Online with Beanstack or in person at the Circulation Desk.

Battle of the Books
Students in 7th and 8th Grade English Language Arts at BGS…. Let’s Get Ready to Reeeeeead! BPLD and BGS have teamed up to host the ultimate, annual battle of book knowledge.

How to participate: Form a team of friends, decide how you are going to divvy up this year’s titles, start reading, participate in fun, book-inspired activities, and then battle against your classmates for gift cards and glory! Find the complete list of this year’s titles.

Books and More

Check out our collection of fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels.

Audiobooks, DVDs, and Video Games
We have lots of audiobooks, movies, and even video games to keep you entertained.

To-Go Kits
Pick up Teen Kits near the front entrance and complete fun activities and projects at home. New themes and kits are available on the 1st of every month. Available while supplies last.

Online Resources and Apps

Books and Movies
Borrow and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks with the Boundless app.

Access and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, and music with the Hoopla app.

Stream classic and critically-acclaimed movies, Indie films, documentaries, foreign films, and more.

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more with the Libby app.

NoveList K-8 Plus & NoveList
Find your next favorite book. Browse curated book lists, discover Read-Alikes for books you enjoyed, or find titles based on genre, age range, author identity, and more.

Homework and Research Help
Need credible sources for a school project? Want to research your family’s history? Have questions about auto repair, health, jobs, or what’s going on in the world? Find the information you need in one of our Databases.

Still can’t find the answers you need? Ask a friendly library staff member for help!

Questions or Suggestions?

Andie Kelch
Youth Services Manager