Teen Programs

Virtual Escape Rooms
Friday, July 31 (All day) to Saturday, February 27 (All day)


Here is a list of our current Virtual Escape Rooms:

  1. Escape from the Library 
     
  2. Norbert's Journey: Level 1
     
  3. Alice's Adventures at Hogwarts: Level 2
     
  4. Harry Potter & the Unicorn Rescue Society: Level 3
     

Your Library Card gives you Superpowers! Library Card Sign-Up Month
Tuesday, September 1 (All day) to Wednesday, September 30 (All day)


A library card gives you the power to dream, learn, explore, save money, and more. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and we will be celebrating all month long with special offers at the library and throughout the community.

The following local businesses are generously offering special discounts when you show your library card during the month of September. #LoveLocalDeFo
~10% off at The Poppy Seed
~15% off at Hometown Pharmacy
~10% off at The Rose Cottage
Offers are good 9/1/2020 through 9/30/2020, and some restrictions apply. More offers are coming.

Don't have a library card? It's easy to sign up for one today at www.deforestlibrary.org/apply-online-deforest-library-card or in-person at the library.

Read Woke
Monday, September 21 (All day) to Saturday, November 28 (All day) Beanstack


Discover diverse books, log activities, and READ WOKE.

Read Woke is a movement. It is a feeling. It is a style. It is a form of education. It is a call to action; it is our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge in order to better protect your rights. Knowledge is power and no one can take it away. It means learning about others so that you can treat people with the respect and dignity that they deserve no matter their religion, race, creed, or color.

I concluded that a Woke Book must:

  • Challenge a social norm
  • Give voice to the voiceless
  • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  • Seek to challenge the status quo
  • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group”

– Cicely Lewis, creator of Read Woke

 

Thank you to Zoobean for developing this Challenge in partnership with Read Woke Creator, Cicely Lewis.

 

 

Story Walk - I Promise by LeBron James
Monday, September 21 (All day) to Sunday, October 4 (All day) Liberty Land Park


Enjoy a wonderful picture book while walking along the path at Liberty Land Park.

Open Lab | Wednesday, September 30 - 9:00am | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

To provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and visitors, please note the following: Workshop capacity is limited, masks are required, and children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availabilty.

Friends Self-Service Fall Book Sale | Wednesday, September 30 - 9:00am | Lower Level


Friend of the DeForest Area Public Library

$1.00 per hardcover
$0.50 per paperback

Honor system cash payment at the circulation desk.

Volunteers will update the selection regularly.

*The Library closes for 15 minutes at 10:45 am, 12:45 pm, and 2:45 pm for cleaning.

Library hours are subject to change.

All book sale proceeds benefit the DeForest Area Public Library.

Wahoo! It's Wednesday! | Wednesday, September 30 - 3:30pm | Instagram Live


Come learn a new recipe, craft, or something fun to try mid-week.

The Workshop @ Home | Thursday, October 1 - 9:00am | Facebook


We've missed seeing everyone explore and create in The Workshop, so we're going to work on bringing the spirit of The Workshop to you on our Facebook page. We will share a Workshop-style project or tips each Thursday at 9 am.

Open Lab | Thursday, October 1 - 9:00am | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

To provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and visitors, please note the following: Workshop capacity is limited, masks are required, and children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availabilty.

Friends Self-Service Fall Book Sale | Thursday, October 1 - 9:00am | Lower Level


Friend of the DeForest Area Public Library

$1.00 per hardcover
$0.50 per paperback

Honor system cash payment at the circulation desk.

Volunteers will update the selection regularly.

*The Library closes for 15 minutes at 10:45 am, 12:45 pm, and 2:45 pm for cleaning.

Library hours are subject to change.

All book sale proceeds benefit the DeForest Area Public Library.

Steaming Into the Weekend | Friday, October 2 - 9:00am | Facebook


We've missed seeing everyone explore and create in The Workshop, so we're going to work on bringing the spirit of The Workshop to you on our Facebook page. We will post a fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activity each Friday at 9 am, just in time for the weekend.

Open Lab | Friday, October 2 - 9:00am | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

To provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and visitors, please note the following: Workshop capacity is limited, masks are required, and children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availabilty.

Friends Self-Service Fall Book Sale | Friday, October 2 - 9:00am | Lower Level


Friend of the DeForest Area Public Library

$1.00 per hardcover
$0.50 per paperback

Honor system cash payment at the circulation desk.

Volunteers will update the selection regularly.

*The Library closes for 15 minutes at 10:45 am, 12:45 pm, and 2:45 pm for cleaning.

Library hours are subject to change.

All book sale proceeds benefit the DeForest Area Public Library.

Teen Games - Boredom Busters | Friday, October 2 - 3:00pm | Zoom


Hey teen gamers, join us for some Boredom Buster Games! Each week will be a different game or two that are easy to play on Zoom. If you are interested in participating, email Teen Librarian Raechel (raechs@deforestlibrary.org) with the answer to: What is your favorite game to play?

Please note, if you are under 13 please obtain your parent's permission before emailing Raechel. New teens are welcome, this program is for Middle School and High School kids only.

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