Join us in the Teen Center for the following regular programs. Unless otherwise noted all programs are for ages 12 - 18.
Please note: Fall programs begin in September.
Mondays, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. *
BookHype Book Club
3rd Thursday of the month, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Create It Sewing (14 yrs+)
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. *
Game On! Video Games
Wednesdays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Life Size Game Creations
Wednesdays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. *
Nerdy Craft Night
2nd Friday of the month: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. *
Snack Attack Friday
Fridays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. *
* Runs during the school year; postponed during Summer Reading
View more programs and detailed descriptions by visiting our calendar or newsletter.
Interested in developing the skills needed to become the next generation of tech innovators and community leaders? Discover basic technological applications through the use of circuitry and design expressive art works with circuits while discussing cultural responsiveness and intersecting identities in our community.
October 9 - 13, 12:00 p.m.
Contact the Teen Librarian Micah at email@example.com for more information.
This program is made possible through a partnership with the ASU Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology COMPUGIRLS program.
Ever wanted to learn how to code?
Join us and learn how to make computer games and websites. No computer or coding experience needed. Absolute beginners are welcome!
September 7 - December 14
Thursdays: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
At the Youth Library Computers
REGISTER ONLINE - Code #55741
Winter Teen Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday, December 12: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. OR
Saturday, December 15: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Library Teen Center
Acquire volunteer service hours for school! Develop customer service skills! Work with children and parents in the community! Fill your free time by leading fun and engaging activities! Speak with your Volunteer Coordinators, Denise and Micah at one of two Teen Volunteer Orientations about all the cool things you can do as a City of Tempe Teen Volunteer this winter.
No registration required.
Access to most of our databases requires login with a library card number and PIN.
- Alex Award (2016)
- Graphic Novels
- Historical Fiction
- Printz Award
- Teen Top 10 (2016)
- Teen Top 10 Nominees (2017)
Find more book recommendations and information about literary awards here.
Health & Wellness
- Center for Young Women's Health
- National Institute on Drug Abuse - Teens
- Crisis Hotlines
- Crisis Text Line
- Teen Lifeline
Internet & Technology
Jobs & Money
Making a Difference
Links for Parents
- City of Tempe Before & After School Programs
- State of Arizona - Resources for Parents
- Maricopa County Human Services Department