St. Tammany Parish Library Gears up for Fifth Annual TeenTober Celebration
St. Tammany Parish Library (STPL) is gearing up to celebrate our fifth annual TeenTober — a nationwide celebration throughout the month of October which started in 2019, to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services at your local library, highlight available resources and activities, and most of all encourage teens to read for enjoyment.
This month-long event is spearheaded by the STPL Teen Services Department. This Department offers innovative and creative services for teens year-round to help them learn new skills, and to fuel their passions both inside and outside the library.
“It is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of all of the free resources and services the Library offers to Teens,” said Jennifer Rifino, Teen Services Coordinator.
As part of TeenTober, STPL is offering Teen Amnesty Month. Throughout the month of October, replacement library card fees are waived for teens ages 12-18. If you’ve lost your card, now’s the time to replace it. In addition, overdue book fines for items checked out on teens’ cards are waived as well.
The Teen Department will highlight four areas of interest for TeenTober 2023.
Week One: Books & Reading
Sign up for the free monthly Teen Book Tote Subscription Service at sttammanylibrary.org/teens and choose your theme for November's Teen Book Tote. Love to read Manga? Join us for our AniManga Book Club. It's also time to vote for your favorite reads from the past year for the annual Teens Top Ten List!
Week Two: Gaming
Registration is now open for popular Video and Table Top Gaming events.
Week Three: Arts, Crafting & Cooking STREAM-Style (Science/Technology/READING/Engineering/Arts/Math)
Sign up for the free autumn-themed Teen Arts & Crafts Tote. Learn a new craft skill in our Design Lab workshop. Bring a friend to the Pom Pom Makers Club and learn how to make a new pom pom every month. Attend our new cooking club, the Snack Crew, where we feature an after-school snack to make and enjoy.
Week Four: Library Services
Visit our teen librarians who will help you learn about free services like HomeworkLA (offering free online tutoring), Career One Stop, LA Driving Tests, and downloadable book apps.
See and register for Teen events in October here.
Visit our website at sttammanylibrary.org for more information on these and other library-sponsored programs.