Teens

The Council

The Council (formally known as the Teen Advisory Board) will meet on the third Wednesday of every month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Teens are invited to assist us in the planning of future teen programs, eat pizza, and play a game or two in the process! 
  The Council

 

The Irregulars

On the first and third Thursday of every month, The Irregulars group will meet from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Minden Library.
The Irregulars

READing Paws

A READing Paws therapy dog will be available at the Minden Library every Thursday afternoon between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m.

Children of all ages and reading levels are invited to read with a registered therapy dog and the dog’s handler.  Each child will spend 15 minutes with a dog.  Time slots are available on a first come, first served basis.  Parental permission is required, and permission forms are available at the library. 
This program is offered in partnership with READing Paws, a local affiliate of Intermountain Therapy Animals.
READing Paws

Japanese Club


Come to the Minden Library to learn the language of Japan and practice conversational and writing skills at the beginner level. Previous knowledge of the language is not necessary to participate and all ages are welcome!

The Japanese Club will meet on the second and third Thursday of every month from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 
Japanese Club

Tween Art

The Minden Library hosts a Tween Art Club on the second Friday of every month from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Tweens age 8-13 can come make artistic creations around each month’s theme.   
The Tween Art Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.

Tween Art Club

VR Lab


Join us to try some Virtual Reality at the Minden Library on Fridays 2-5pm!  Ages 13 and up.  Reservations are required so please call us ahead of time!
VR Lab

 

Weekend Warriors

The Douglas County Public Library is hosting a hybrid tabletop RPG campaign from 2:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. Players can either attend in person at the library or join in via the library Discord group. 

Weekend Warriors 
Our campaign is in full swing as we take on the lengthy Call of Cthulhu campaign, Horror on the Orient Express every Saturday.  *Seats are currently full, but spectator seats are always available! If you're interested in joining the campaign, or starting a new one, please contact the library. 

Email the library at [email protected] to receive an invitation to our Discord server if you’d prefer to join digitally or to receive information about the current campaign. For an invite to the server please provide your name, age, and library card number. The current campaign is recommended for ages 13+.

Prior knowledge of the current system is not needed to play and we’re always happy to help new players along the way. If you would just like to attend to see how the game works and to gauge your own interest, spectator spots are always available.

Please note this is for teens only, the rules are the same as any program, and no foul or sexually explicit language will be tolerated.

Free Music with Freegal

Freegal music

With a library card and library account password/PIN, teens have access to free music through the library's Freegal Music service:

  • Download and stream music
  • Keep the songs you download
  • Choose from over 8 million songs including today's top hits
  • Thousands of popular artists
  • Free apps are available for Apple and Android devices

Get started with Freegal today!
Freegal music

 




Homework Tools for Students

We purchase many high-quality resources to help you with online research. They are part of our Digital Branch, available from your home 24/7. To use these resources from outside the library, you will be prompted to enter the number on the back of your library card along with your account password. If you need help using these resources, please contact the library when we are open at 775-782-9841.