Hang out with us on discord! The TDL Teens Discord is the virtual version of the library Teen Space. It has chat boards where you can talk about the books you've been reading or anything else that's on your mind, and it has voice chat rooms where the virtual teen programs will be held. It is open to teens in grades 7-12 and is monitored by the Teen Services Librarian, Miss Amanda.
Teen Book Box
Requests open January 1 - January 9, 2021
Each month’s Teen Book Box will include a surprise library book hand selected for you to borrow, and some treats for you to keep. Register on our Event Calendar by January 9 to order your January Teen Book Box.
On the registration form, you’ll answer questions to help library staff select a book tailored to your interests. You'll get an email or phone call once your Book Box is ready to pick up. Then you can stop by the library and pick up your Book Box like any other reserve.
By checking out a Book Box, you agree to be responsible for any fines and fees for late returns or damaged books, just like checking out any other library book.
Please return the book and box by dropping it in the outdoor drop box. Everything else is yours to keep! Returned books will be quarantined for 5 days before being checked in.
Teen Grab & Go Art Project
Wednesday December 30, 3:00 pm
Make art with friends! Join the TDL Teens Discord to voice chat with other teens while making your art project.
Before this program, pick up the Teen Grab & Go Art Project kit from the library (while supplies last).
Limited to teens entering grades 7-12. This is a virtual program. A camera is not necessary, but you will need the microphone on your computer or phone for the voice chat.
MiLibraryQuest Winter Edition
January 1 - February 14, 2021
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! An anonymous tip has come in that a thief will steal an iconic Michigan landmark on Valentine’s Day. We’re recruiting teenage private detectives to stop the heist! Figure out who the thief is and what they’re stealing to prevent the crime and claim your reward. Follow the clues found on Michigan library websites and fill out the online form to solve the mystery and stop the hesit.
Learn more about the Quest at https://milibraryquest.wixsite.com/quest1. The Quest begins on January 1 and ends on February 14, 2021. Tecumseh District Library teens who solve the mystery and finish the quest will be entered in a drawing for a gift card to a local business.
The MiLibraryQuest challenge is made up of public libraries across Michigan and supported in part by the Library of Michigan.
Things to do online while staying safe at home
Break out of some virtual Escape Rooms
Share your story with the Library of Michigan's COVID-19: Save Your Story project
Take #ShelterInPoems by following this hashtag or by writing your own poetry
Or try writing a Haiku one line at a time
Learn how to speak the language of computers with Code.org
Hangout with some awesome YA authors
Take ALL the quizzes!
Become one with nature
Start planning your writing project for NaNoWriMo and try writing a novel in a month
Explore the Harry Potter museum
Take a virtual tour of the National Parks with Google Earth
Find even more things to do under our Teen Resources tab
Follow TDL Teens on Instagram or Facebook and share what you're up to :)
Things to do around the house
Build the most epic blanket fort ever and spend the afternoon reading inside
Make socks into puppets, write a short skit, and put on a puppet show (this is a great way to entertain any little kids in your house)
Narrate your pet - or an animal you see out the window - like you are the host of a nature documentary
Use cardboard from the recycling bin to build a cardboard castle, or a box city, or an abstract alien-blob looking thing
Turn chores into a competition by setting a timer and racing against the clock, or by competing with someone else in the house to see who can clean the most in ten minutes
Get a new perspective - lie on the floor, sit upside down in a chair, stare up at the ceiling - and draw what you see (terrible artwork is encouraged, no actual drawing skills required)
Struggling with feeling stuck at home? Find someone to talk to.
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