St. Tammany Parish Library Gears up for Fourth Annual TeenTober Celebration

St. Tammany Parish Library Gears up for Fourth Annual TeenTober Celebration

St. Tammany Parish Library Gears up for Fourth Annual TeenTober Celebration

St. Tammany Parish Library (STPL) is gearing up to celebrate our fourth annual TeenTober — a nationwide celebration throughout the month of October 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 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 reading in all its forms —books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more,” said Jennifer Rifino, Teen Services Coordinator.

As part of TeenTober, STPL is offering Teen Amnesty Month to ensure all teens have access to the services and items the library has to offer. 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.

Here’s a glimpse at what fun to expect for TeenTober 2022.

Books & Writing: Sign up for the free monthly Teen Book Tote Subscription Service at and choose your theme. Love to read Manga?  Join us for our AniManga Club.  It's also time to vote for your favorite reads from the past year for the American Library Association's annual Teens Top Ten List!

Gaming: Registration is now open for popular Among Us and Table Top gaming events.  

Arts, Crafting & Cooking STREAM (Science/Technology/READING/Engineering/Arts/Math) Style!: Sign up for the autumn-themed Teen Arts & Crafts Tote. Teens and their families are invited for the Outdoor Movie Night Hocus Pocus Movie Spectacular at the Covington and Slidell branches!  Learn how to make a delicious snack while sneaking in a little science/math at our STREAM Snack Attack Waffle Edition events!

Library Services: Visit your teen librarians who will help you learn about terrific free services like HomeworkLA (offering free online tutoring), Career One Stop, LA Driving Tests, and downloadable book apps.  Fill out an online survey on our Teen Webpage and be entered into a drawing for books, iTunes and Spotify Gift Cards!

See and register for Teen events in October here.  

Visit our website for more information on these and other library sponsored programs.

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