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Teen Programs

2019 Winter Reading Program: Reading is the Cat's Meow - Registration Required
Monday, December 17 (All day) to Friday, March 1 (All day)



Registration is open:

Please only enter reading level appropriate books that you read during this program.

Dragon Dollars can be spent in the Prize Store or donated to either the DeForest Area Public Library Endowment Fund, the Dane County Humane Society, the DeForest Area Needs Network, or the Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue. For more information about each of these organizations click their name to visit their website.

Non-redeemed Dragon Dollars (meaning they are on your online account as still owed to you) can be donated to any of the three organizations by sending an email to jsvetlik@deforestlibrary.org before end of day Sunday, March 3, 2019. Please include the amount you are donating to the specific organization(s). Redeemed Dragon Dollars must be donated in person.

All Dragon Dollars earned this reading program will expire at the end of the day Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Open Lab | Wednesday, December 19 - 3:30pm | The Workshop


Anyone is welcome to come into the Workshop to explore and see what it has to offer. Try your hand at sphero, osmo, snap circuits, and 3D printing, or many other options to nurture your inner scientist. There will be a librarian on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

Stamp Kit Extravaganza | Wednesday, December 19 - 6:00pm | The Workshop


Stamp to your heart's content and create cards, decorations, or whatever else your amazing imagination can come up with using the many stamp kits available in the workshop.

Authors & Illustrators | Thursday, December 20 - 3:30pm | Rosenberry Lounge


A place to write and draw with the encouragement of peers and a supply of prompts. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of most months.

Made possible by The American Girl Fund for Children

Open Lab | Thursday, December 20 - 3:30pm | The Workshop


Anyone is welcome to come into the Workshop to explore and see what it has to offer. Try your hand at sphero, osmo, snap circuits, and 3D printing, or many other options to nurture your inner scientist. There will be a librarian on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

Die Cutting | Thursday, December 20 - 6:00pm | The Workshop


Cut perfectly consistent shapes out of paper for scrap-booking, signs, and decorations using the wide array of dies the library has in the workshop.

The Lounge | Friday, December 21 - 3:30pm | Community Room


A chance to hang out, do homework, watch videos, or be lazy. Plus, there are snacks!

Escape the Lounge! | Friday, December 21 - 3:30pm | Lower Level


Today is the first day of our Winter Escape Room.

Six teens will have a chance to try and escape. To sign up talk to Raechel during one of her scheduled programs before December 21.

The first 6 teens to talk to Raechel will get to try the room starting at 4:00 pm on December 21, if not all spots are taken (or not all 6 show up on time) the rest will be filled with any teen attending the Lounge on a first come first served basis.

Open Lab | Friday, December 21 - 3:30pm | The Workshop


Anyone is welcome to come into the Workshop to explore and see what it has to offer. Try your hand at sphero, osmo, snap circuits, and 3D printing, or many other options to nurture your inner scientist. There will be a librarian on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

Escape Room Day 1 - Registration Required | Saturday, December 22 - 9:30am | Lower Level - Meet outside the elevator


You and your friends are staying at Hogwarts over the winter holidays (no Harry Potter knowledge required, non Potterheads will have fun too).  During a friendly game of Truth or Dare you are dared to enter Filch's office to discover what his most cherished possession is. Upon entering his office the door locks behind you, you will have 60 minutes before he returns to try and escape!

Each session can have up to 5 individuals. If your family is larger than 5 people you may enter 5 for the group size and in the notes mention how many will be attending. We highly recommend that all groups have at least one older teen/adult with them. Groups of just adults are welcome!

Registration (please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session begins):

Electroforming Demo | Saturday, December 22 - 11:00am | The Workshop


Join us for this demo where we will discuss how to electroform copper onto a 3D printed object.

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