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Teen Services: Programs

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Teen Services: Programs

Upcoming Programs


Our teen programs are only for ages 12 to 18 to help participants feel welcome and comfortable in a teen-only environment.

Registration is required for select teen programs: Art Adventures, Ink Quest, Plant Your Mind, Teen Anime Club, Teen Summer Splash, Teen Trivia Night, Teen Summer Reading Challenge, and 100 Books Before Graduation. Programs that require registration also have an asterisk (*) on the list below. All other teen programs are first, come first served.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Teen Services Librarian. If you need an accommodation for equal program access, please contact her in advance (at least 24 hours before the program) to make an accessibility request.

Starting March 4, 2024, the new Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution will be implemented. This requires guests to have a valid Helen Hall Library card or TexShare card for program entry. The card may be the guest's personal card or the card of someone in their household (e.g. their guardian). Helen Hall Library cards are free for League City, Friendswood, and Galveston County residents and property owners. Click here [LINK] for more information about getting a library card or call our Accounts Services Department at 281-554-1120. Click here [LINK] for more information about Resolution No. 2024-04, authorizing the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee.

2024 Teen Summer Reading Challenge: Adventure Begins at Your Library (get prizes for reading)

Get awesome prizes for reading! Complete our 10-hour reading levels for rewards and tickets for the grand prize drawings. Keep reading and get even more grand prize drawing tickets. The more you read, the more chances you get to win! Download the free Beanstack Tracker App or visit helenhall.beanstack.org to get started.
Note: Registration will open on May 20. Teens turning age 12 by July 31, 2024 are eligible to participate.

June 3-August 11
For ages 12-18.

Anime Binge, featuring the 2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Winner: Bocchi the Rock!

Catch up on a 2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards winner, Bocchi the Rock!! Teens are welcome to stay briefly or the entire time.
Note: Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution. Bocchi the Rock! is rated TV-14.

Tuesday, Jul. 30
2 to 6 p.m., Teen Room
For ages 12-18 only.

Art Adventures: Manga Drawing/Painting

Learn basic art skills and create artwork with your friends!
Note: Registration is required due to limited space. Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution. It is recommended to wear appropriate clothes for working with paint.

Monday, Jul. 8: Manga Drawing (Frieren: Beyond Journey's End)
Monday, Jul. 22: Adventurer's Crossing Painting
5 to 6:30 p.m., Library Theater
For ages 12-18 only.

Register Here
Registration opens 2 weeks before each date.

Strategy-Based Card Games: Clash of the Cards

Explore new ways to sharpen your skills with strategy-based card games such as Happy Little Dinosaurs, Exploding Kittens, and Magic: The Gathering! All experience levels are welcome. This program is led by a Teen Advisory Board member.
*Note: Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution. Teen-rated card games are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own teen-rated games. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesdays: May 8, May 22, Jun. 12, Jun. 26, Jul. 10, Jul. 24, Aug. 14, Aug. 28
5 to 6:30 p.m., Library Boardroom
For ages 12-18 only.

Game On: Board games, video games, and lots of fun!

Drop by to play Nintendo Switch games, Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition, Monopoly, and more!
*Note: Note: Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution. Teen-rated games are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own teen-rated games. Smart phones/tablets with internet access are needed for Jackbox games.

Mondays: Jun. 24 and Jul. 29
4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Library Theater
For ages 12-18 only.

Game Showdown

Do you scream at your television knowing you could do better than contestants in game shows? Step into their shoes and compete with others in classic game shows! This program is led by a Teen Advisory Board member.

Note: Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution.

Tuesdays: May 21, Jun. 18, Jul. 16, Aug. 20
5 to 6:30 p.m., Library Theater
For ages 12-18 only.

Ink Quest: Make an impression with printmaking

Make an impression! Learn about the medium of printmaking and master the art of designing, carving, and printing your own unique stamps. This program is led by a Teen Advisory Board member.
Note: Registration is required due to limited space. Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution. Closed-toe shoes are required, and it is recommended to wear appropriate clothes for working with paint.

Wednesdays: Jun. 12 and Jul. 10
3:30 to 5 p.m., Library Theater
For ages 12-18 only.

Register Here
Registration opens 2 weeks before each date.

Plant Your Mind In An Adventure

Passionate about plants or gardening? Cultivate your green thumb with us! Learn the essentials of potting plants and how to keep them flourishing year-round. We provide all the materials—just bring yourself and a green attitude! This program is led by a Teen Advisory Board member.
Note: Registration is required due to limited space. Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution.

Monday, Jun. 10
5 to 6:30 p.m., Library Theater

For ages 12-18 only.

Registration is closed.

Teen Advisory Board: Plan teen activities, assist with library events, and more!

Become an ambassador for your Library and gain leadership experience! Help plan teen activities, assist with Library events, and more. Participation counts as service hours, and new members are welcome!

Note: Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution. Applications for new members are provided at the end of each meeting.

Wednesdays: Jun. 5, Jun. 19, Jul. 3, Jul. 17
5 to 6:30 p.m., Library Theater
For ages 12-18 only.

Teen Anime Club

Calling all anime fans! Join us to watch and discuss some good anime shows while eating snacks.
Note: Registration is required. Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution. Anime shows selected are rated PG-13 and TV-14.

Mondays: Jun. 3, Jun. 17, Jul. 1, Jul. 15
5 to 6:30 p.m., Library Theater
For ages 12-18 only.

To register, click on the date listed above that you are interested in and complete the form.
Registration opens 2 weeks before each date.

Teen Aspiring Authors

Grow as an emerging author! Share your works in progress with fellow writers and provide feedback for each other. This program is led by a Teen Advisory Board member.
Note: Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution. Please bring your original works so that other aspiring authors can provide feedback. Original works may include PG-13 and TV-14 content. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesdays: May 7, Jun. 4, Jul. 2, Aug. 6
5 to 7 p.m., Library Boardroom
For ages 12-18 only.

Teen Summer Splash

Take a break from reading and join us at the pool!
Note: Registration is required.

Friday, Jun. 21
4 to 6 p.m., Hometown Heroes Pool (1001 E League City Pkwy, League City, TX 77573)
For ages 12-18 only.

Register Here
Registration opens on Jun. 7.

Teen Support Circle

Discover a safe space to connect, express, and receive support from other teens while participating in therapeutic activities. We offer both large and small groups to ensure everyone's voice is heard. This program is led by a Teen Advisory Board member.
*Note: Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Thursdays: May 2, May 16, Jun. 6, Jun. 20, Jul. 18, Aug 1, Aug. 15
5 to 6:30 p.m., Library Boardroom

For ages 12-18 only.

Disclaimer: This support group will not provide medical, mental health, or any type of professional health service nor diagnosis, treatment recommendations, or advice regarding any medical or mental health condition or illness. Participants are advised to seek professional services from licensed physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and health care professionals, if and when necessary.

Teen Trivia Night

Join a team and test your knowledge for prizes!
Note: Registration is required. Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution. Teens are required to have transportation present at the end of the event since it ends after hours.

Friday, Jul. 19
5 to 6:30 p.m., Library Theater
For ages 12-18 only.

Register Here
Registration opens on Jul. 5.

Teen Unravelers

Relax and enjoy the company of others while you knit, crochet, embroider, and sew! There is no formal instruction, but beginners are welcome. Please bring your own materials and tools to be a part of the needlework experience. This program is led by a Teen Advisory Board member.

Note: Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution.

Thursdays: May 9, May 23, Jun. 13, Jun. 27, Jul. 11, Jul. 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22
5:30 to 7 p.m., Teen Room (on the second floor)
For ages 12-18 only.

Teen Writers Club

Discover the writer within you! Refine your skills and find inspiration through fun writing activities while supporting each other through the creative writing journey.
*Note: Helen Hall Library cards or TexShare cards are required to participate per the Helen Hall Library Usage Policy and Library Card Fee Resolution. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesdays: Jun. 11, Jun. 25, Jul. 9, Jul. 23
5 to 6 p.m., Library Boardroom
For ages 12-18 only.

100 Books Before Graduation

We challenge you to read 100 books before graduating high school!
Teens who complete the challenge will receive prizes and major bragging rights!

Register Here or download the Beanstack Tracker App
More Information Here

Ongoing until you graduate!
For ages 12-18 only.

50 Books Prize: Helen Hall Library Laptop Backpack designed by our Teen Advisory Board and donated by the Friends of the Helen Hall Library   100 Books Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card donated by the Friends of the Helen Hall Library

Teen Calendar


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Teen Podcast

Helen Hall Library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members share their thoughts about books, movies, library events, and so much more!

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MyLibro App

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Teen Services Librarian

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Sheldon Stevens
Contact:
100 W. Walker
League City TX, 77573
281-554-1133