Teen Chopped Challenge

Thursday, July 20th 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Teens age 12 and up are invited to join us for our second annual Chopped Challenge!  Participants will work in teams to make mystery ingredients into delectable dishes.  A prize will be awarded to the team with the most points at the end.  No registration is required.  Audience members are welcome!

Welcome to the new Teens page of the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library.  We hope you have fun checking out the various links for teen-related activities.
Summer Reading Program
June 12th-July 28th 2017

It’s that time of year, again!  The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library invites youth ages birth to 18 to participate in our annual Summer Library Program.  Our summer program will feature performances by magician Rick Allen, comedy group Kidsplay, and naturalist/humorist/educator David Stokes.  In addition, there will be several children’s programs throughout the summer.  Prizes will be given to participants who reach their reading goals!  Reading logs can be picked up at the library starting Monday, June 5th.  Participants can begin reporting their reading and receiving their prizes on Monday, June 12th and have until Friday, July 28th to finish the program.
All summer programs are free and open to the public.  

Reader's Theater
Volunteers Wanted

Calling all reading enthusiasts and theater buffs!  The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library is seeking volunteers age 12-18 years to assist with our summer-long Reader’s Theater Workshop.  Volunteers will coach 3rd-5th graders in selecting and performing a reader’s theater piece.  If you are interested in participating please fill out our volunteer application.  Applications can be filled out online or can be obtained by contacting the Youth Educational Services Librarian at drolfsmeyer@whitewater-wi.gov or (262) 458-2788.  We would like to thank the Whitewater Unified School District for their support of this program.

Apply online here.


Wise Elephant, Little Elephant
Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers age 12-18 years are needed to be reading buddies for children age 5-8 years.  Wise elephants will spend 30 minutes reading or playing literacy games with their little elephant.  A pizza party will be held at the end of the summer reading program.  Please contact Deana Rolfsmeyer at drolfsmeyer@whitewater-wi.gov or (262) 473-0530 if you are interested.

Apply online here

Harry Potter Birthday Party
July 31st 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Monday, July 31st 4:00-5:00 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the birthday celebration of Harry James Potter, the boy who lived.  Be prepared for an hour of Harry Potter games, trivia, and crafts.  Costumes are highly encouraged.  All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

Young Adult Advisory Council

Youth age 12-18 are invited to make friends, eat food, and have a positive impact within their community.  Under the direction of the Youth Educational Services Librarian, YAAC members select and review books, movies, and music for the young adult area, design and implement library programs and services for teens, and positively represent the library to their peers.  Interested teens should contact Deana Rolfsmeyer (drolfsmeyer@whitewater-wi.gov) for an application.