Teen Programs

Check out our 2019 Summer Brochure!

TEEN CRAM EXAM NIGHTS (4:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

Need a place to meet for a group project? Need a quiet place to study? Like free snacks? Study at your library! We will be extending our hours to 9pm for students in grades 9-12.

           June 3 & June 4


The Summer Reading Program is available for kids, teens and adults of all ages. Teens in grades 7 – 12 can enter to win gift certificated and other prizes every time they read or listen to a book this summer. Some examples include Target, Starbucks, Kwik Trip, Chipotle, Amazon, Cousins Subs, Pizza Ranch & Buffalo Wild Wings. Reading logs can be turned in Monday, June 10 through Saturday, August 17.

Learning a foreign language?  New this year, logs now include reading children’s picture or chapter books in Spanish, German or another language!  Spanish and German books are available for checkout in the Children’s Area.


The Germantown Community Library is participating in our first Battle of the Books competition.  Open to students ages 11 – 18.  Individuals and their teams (up to 5 members) read and compete in their knowledge of characters, plots, settings, and events in the books.  Your library’s winning team will compete against teams from other local libraries at the Final Competition at the Lomira Quad/Graphic Community.  If you are not able to attend the informational meeting, please contact the library at (262) 253-7760 or email Jackie at jkolo@germantownlibrarywi.org.  Copies of each title can be found at the Youth Services Desk or below:

Important Dates:

  • Monday, May 20 – Registration Begins
  • Monday, June 17 @ 1:30 p.m. – Informational Meeting
  • TBD Based on Availability – Individual Team Meetings
  • TBD Based on Availability – Local Competition @ Germantown Library
  • Friday, July 26 @ 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – System Competition @ Lomira Quad/Graphics Community Library

CRAFTS FOR TEENS & GROWN-UPS (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. or 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)

The library will be offering craft and activity workshop for adults and those ages 12+.  Crafts vary in length of completion, but you are welcome to drop anytime during the time slots.  Space is very limited.  Registration is required and closes a week prior to each program.  Please visit the Adult Reference Desk, call the library at (262) 253-7760 or email Trisha at smithp@germantownlibrarywi.org to register.

  • Friday, June 21: Wooden Signs (with Wooden Wonders from Germantown)
  • Monday, July 15: Tissue Paper Candle Holders
  • Wednesday, August 21: Jewelry Making (with Xpressions from West Bend)
  • Monday, September 16: Card Making
  • Wednesday, October 9: Rustic Wooden Pumpkins
  • Thursday, November 14: String Art
  • Monday, December 2, 9 & 16: Holiday Crafts

FILMMAKER’S CLUB (Wednesdays @ 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)


Lights! Camera! Action! Join us in learning about the different aspects of filmmaking and create a short movie of you own!  The last day of class we will be having a “Premiere” with popcorn to watch everyone’s film!  Feel free to bring your family and friends!  Geared for students in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.

Wednesdays, June 19- July 24

TEEN BOB ROSS NIGHT! (Thursday, July 18 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Join us for a night of painting happy little clouds and happy little trees with Bob Ross.  All supplies will be provided.  Geared for students in grades 7-12.  Registration is required.

ROCK YOUR LOCKER TUESDAY (Tuesday, August 13 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Take your locker from drab to fab with locker bling, photo collages, magnets and more.  Bring your own pictures, all other supplies will be provided.  Geared for students in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.


Interested in volunteering at the library this summer?  We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with signing kids up for the summer reading program and assist with youth programs.  Students should be going in to 8th grade or higher and able to committee to at least 2-3 hours per week with a consistent schedule.  College students and adults are welcome to apply as well.  Please contact Trisha @ smithp@germantownlibrarywi.org if interested.


Have a book in mind that you would like to see added to our collection?  Did you just start a new graphic novel series that you think others would enjoy as well?  Want to see a program for teens at the library?  Visit Jackie at the Youth Services Desk or send at email to jkolo@germantownlibrarywi.org to give us suggestions on how we can make the library a great place for you!