Programs for Teens

​Teen programs are geared for anyone in 6th grade through the summer following high school graduation.


Welcome to the teen area!


Whether you are looking for your next great ready or are simply looking for a place to hang out after school, our teen area is a welcoming, safe space. Ask at the library desk during your visit to find out any teen activities we have available that week.

While the library staff encourages all patrons to seek out and read any book in our catalog they find interesting,
adults and younger children NOT accompanied by a teen should limit their visit in the teen area to 15 minutes.
Teen area seating is exclusively reserved for teen use.

​Please use the buttons below to navigate to a specific section of the teen page:

Read a good book? Let us know by writing a review!


Visit our calendar to see programming dates. Please contact the library

at with any questions or concerns.

Summer Reading 2021

Reading colors your world! Summer reading is a FREE program for all ages with themed programs, activities, and prizes. Sign up online or in-person today!


Visit the summer reading page!


Teen Area Survey


The Mildred Whipple Library is redesigning the Teen Area! Started during Summer 2019, this project took a break this year due to COVID-19 library closures. Now, we'd like to complete some of our remodel work while the library is closed to patrons. *You may fill out this survey as many times as you like!*


Help us make redesign decisions here!


Teen Area (Before)


Teen Area (Before)

Previous Program: Friends of the Library Art Contest

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Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)!


TAB is a free leadership development program for local middle and high school-aged youth interested in becoming more involved in their library and community. TAB members participate in and influence the functioning of the Mildred Whipple Library, especially in relation to teen programing and teen collection development. 


The TAB program is a forum to have your opinions and suggestions heard while you learn job skills and earn volunteer hours. Any students in grades 6th-12th in the North Douglas Library District are welcome to join the TAB.

Please read the information sheet (below) before filling out the application.

Library Suggestions

Looking for a book not in our collection? Have a cool idea for a program? Let us know! The Mildred Whipple Library is always open to suggestions and feedback from those who use our library the most. *You may fill out this survey as many times as you like!*

Give your feedback here!

Teen Services Feedback

What makes the Mildred Whipple Library's teen area so special? That's right - you! Help us continue to improve teen services by letting us know what we're doing right and what new things we could try. *You may fill out this survey as many times as you like!*

Give your feedback here!

Resources For Teens

Use LearningExpress Library (through Libraries of Oregon) to find resources for:

  • Job and career preparation

  • Practice tests, including SAT, ACT, & AP courses

  • Computer literacy & skills

  • Skill-building resources for homework success

Click the icon to the right to go to the LearningExpress Library.

You will need to log in with your library card.


Looking to get your driver's permit or license?

Find all the information you need on the DMV's site through, including practice tests!

Click the icon to the left to go to the DMV's website.


Featured Reads


Teen Programs

Library Feedback