Teen Programs

Registration is required for many teen programs. Please call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693, come in, or use our online events calendar to register. All programs are held in the library's Community Room unless otherwise noted.

Programs are for 6th - 12th graders unless otherwise noted.

All programs are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Waterford Library. 

Get notifications or emails about upcoming programs through Remind 101.

Summer Programs for Teens [PDF]
Wandoo Reader (Online Summer Reading Tracker) - Set up your account now and be ready to start the Summer Reading Program on June 18th.

Upcoming programs:

Summer Reading Challenge
Monday, June 18th - Monday, August 13th

Register for our online Summer Reading Challenge.  We will have a reading challenge every week for seven weeks. Teens who complete 5 out of the 7 challenges will earn a free paperback book and be entered into our final drawing.  To complete each weekly challenge, you will have to read for 120 minutes and complete two additional activities.  Once you’ve completed each weekly challenge, you are eligible for a weekly prize.  Each new challenge will be available online every Monday from June 18th to July 30th.

To keep track of your challenges, you will have to create an account in Wandoo Reader, our new Summer Reading Program software. Here you will log your minutes and keep track of your challenges. It also allows you to keep track of the books you’re reading.

We recommend using the online tracker, but if you prefer to use a paper record, please see a librarian at the Adult Reference desk starting June 18th.

Last day to claim your prizes is Monday, August 13th.

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NERF Games
Thursday, June 28th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Joel Tacey – Michigan’s Family Funnyman – will bring his NERF Mobile Games to the library.  Players will run, dodge, and dive as they try to outwit and out-blast their opponents in a variety of games. Weather permitting, we’ll be playing on the library lawn (behind the library on the north side of the building).  The games will be held in our Community Room if the weather is uncooperative.  

Registration required  

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No-tech Tuesday: 
Game Day
Tuesday, July 3rd from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Put away your phones, turn off your screens, and join us for some “old-fashioned” fun.  We’ll be playing card games, board games, and other types of games in small and large groups. 

Registration required

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No-Tech Tuesday: The Art of Zentangle
Tuesday, July 10th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a relaxing hour of Zentangle. Zentangle is an easy, relaxing, and fun drawing method of creating unique images using patterns.

Registration required

Teen Movie – School of Rock (rated PG-13)
Thursday, July 19th from 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

After a musician is kicked out of his rock band, he becomes a substitute teacher. While there, he schemes to form a band with some of the students in order to win a competition to pay for his rent.
Feel free to bring a blanket and pillow if you want to stretch out on the floor. We'll provide the refreshments. No registration required
Parents: Check out commonsensemedia.org to determine if the movie is suitable for your teen.

No registration required

School of Rock
Miniature Motorways: Demolition Derby
Tuesday, July 24th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Community Room

Back by popular demand! Miniature Motorways returns to the library with Demolition Derby. Teens will compete against each other on a table-top track using remote-controlled cars. Victory is awarded to the driver who can avoid crashing their car and be the last driver standing. Attendees can stay for the whole 2 hours or drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00.

Registration required

Demo Derby
Back to School Bingo
Wednesday, August 29th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Community Room

Join us for Back to School Bingo. Prizes will include school supplies and snacks for your lunch bags.  

Registration required

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