TeenTober 2020

Welcome to TeenTober 2020!


TeenTober is an annual, nationwide event created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (part of the American Library Association) that celebrates teens in libraries! During the month of October at the Mildred Whipple Library, participate in teen-centered activities and give feedback on how to improve library services for teens.

This month:

Since programming looks a little different this year with the library closed to patrons, all TeenTober events are available throughout the month of October.

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

Vote For Your Favorite. . .

#1 - YALSA Teens Top 10


The Young Adult Library Services Association's Teens' Top 10 is a teen-nominated book list where teens across the U.S. vote on their favorite books of the previous year.


Readers ages 12 to 18 are eligible for voting; voting is open online until October 15.

  Vote for your top 10 YA books here!


Learn more about Teens Top 10 here
(and apply to be on next year's book group!).

#2 - Mildred Whipple Library's
YA Top 10

Inspired by YALSA's Teens Top 10, the Mildred Whipple Library compiled our 25 most popular YA books of 2019! Click the link below to see the book list and
vote for your favorites. *You may fill out this survey as many times as you like!*

Vote for your top 10 here!

#3 - Teen Area Remodel 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 remodel decisions here!

Teen Area (Before)

Teen Area (Before)

#4 - Help Improve Teen Services
At The Library

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!

Enter To Win!

During the month of October
all teens (6th-12th grades) can enter to win
a $25 Amazon gift card!

How to earn tickets:

  • Earn 2 tickets each day you visit curbside service

  • Earn 2 tickets for every YA book you read

  • Earn 5 tickets for each YA book review you submit

  • Earn 5 tickets for each program you participate in (Reading Road Trip, etc.)

  • Earn 10 tickets for each survey you fill out

TeenTober prize winner: Aiden. Congratulations!

Looking For More?

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.

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