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Teen Scene

Derby Public Library has a vibrant and lively dedicated Teen Scene that's a great place to hang out during the summer months! The area features computers for public use, plenty of comfortable seating, and a selection of board games and card games for teens to use in-house.

Teen Summer Reading Program

Incoming 6th-12th grade teens can read for 12 hours to earn summer reading prizes! All participants will receive a reading log that allows them to track the book/s of their choice and the length of time they read per sitting. When that time totals 12 hours, teens can return the reading log at the Youth Services Desk to earn the following prizes:

  • A brand new book
  • Rock River Rapids Pass
  • Coupon from Derby Bowl for 3 free games
  • Exploration Place Pass
  • Entry into our grand prize drawing for a professional telescope

All reading logs are due by Sunday, July 28 at 5PM

Moviecraft: Otherworld

Actors, writers, filmmakers, and techies are welcome to join this summer's film production crew and make an original sci-fi or fantasy-inspired short film. Teens will learn writing techniques, how to use camera equipment and green screen technology, and how to work as a team. Moviecraft is an incredible leadership and skills-training opportunity for your 6th-12th grader!

This program is a seven week workshop occuring on Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm. Teens must be able to attend at least five of the seven sessions.

Summer Teen Tuesday

Every Tuesday from 4PM - 5PM in Community Room - No Registration Required!

6th-12th grade teens can join us for a weekly, interactive, one-hour program! Food will be provided, and teens can come and go as they explore each activity.

June 4 - Star Wars Celebration

June 11 - Explosive Experiments

June 18 - Live Action Role Play

June 25 - NASA Space Camp

July 2 - DIY Alien Slime

July 9 - World of Wonderland

July 16 - Galaxy Far, Far Away

Teen Mystery Night: The Northern Star

Friday, June 14 from 6:30PM - 8PM

Inspired by the sagas of Star Wars and Dune, this sci-fi mystery will send teens across the galaxies in search of the assassin who murdered the Empress of Ages. Teens will take on the guises of an alien species and face both life and destruction as they solve the crime before the space system is obliviated.

Harry Potter Yoga

Saturday, June 15 from 2PM - 3PM - No Registration Required

Teens and adults are invited to this yoga class inspired by the Wizarding World. Yogis will practice an all-levels flow sequence using wands and incorporating elements of JK Rowling's magical universe. This class is instructed by a 200-HR Registered Yoga Teacher, and treats will be offered after class.