Teens and Tweens

We are gearing up for summer!

There will be interesting things for you to do at the library from June through August. Check out the summer library activities & reading program here

Youth entering grade 6 to 12 are invited to apply for a position as a Summer Library Program Volunteer (SLP) for the Monona Library.
Calendar of Events



Disc Golf in the Library - June 16, 5:45 to 7:45pm 

Bring your signed permission slip with you on the night of the event. Find the slip here. We won't take permission slips beforehand. Don't forget to register, space is limited. Ages 12 to 18. Disc Sports Professional, Brad Wendt will set up a mini Disc Golf course IN THE LIBRARY!  Come hang out in the library after everyone has gone home.  We will have 9 holes of mini Disc Golf, Wii LEGO Rock Band, origami, Glass Nickel Pizza, Milio's subs, prizes, and other treats, a computer open for checking out books, and the popular Z machine!

NOTE: Arrive before the library closes at 6pm. You will leave through the Schluter Door entrance/exit between 7:45 & 8pm. And make sure to bring your permission slip!

Henna Tattoos - July 14, 2:00 to 4:00pm

Bring your signed permission slip with you on the night of the event. Find the slip here. We won't take permission slips beforehand. Don't forget to register, space is limited.
Ages 12 to 18. When you were a kid, did you ever want your temporary tattoo to last just a little bit longer? Are you always doodling in class? Come and design your own henna tattoo! You will design and apply your own henna tattoo. You will be able to apply the tattoo to your hand, forearm, or foot. It will last anywhere from a few days to two weeks!  We will also have Glass Nickel Pizza! Make sure to bring your permission slip!

Teens, Come Be a Kid Again!
August 18, 

2:00 to 4:00pm

Ages 12 to 18. Do you miss playing like when you were a little kid?  Come be a kid again!  We will be in the storytime room with shaving cream art and other crafts, classic games, snacks (and Glass Nickel Pizza), and more!  No need to register, just drop-in.
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Fun Things to Do
Keep your eyes open here and on our Events Calendar for fun activities and programs. Check in with Angela, the Youth Services Librarian if you have ideas for programs or books you wish Monona Library would own.
Books & More
We have a ton of books for you to enjoy! Our large fiction collection includes old favorites and the newest and popular books, including graphic novels and manga. We also have the TeenExpress Collection for high demand books.
Hang Out
We have a shelf of games for in-library use, as well as coloring and activity sheets for when you need something quick to entertain you. We have two computers for teens. 

Students may have unlimited time at the library as long as their behavior is not disruptive. Please see our Policies page.
Tween Zone
Tween Zone
This collection contains materials that are age-appropriate for 9- to 12-year-olds. With a donation from the Gregory Family, we created an inviting space for tweens and stocked it with graphic novels, mysteries, magazines, and fiction. Additional materials can be found in the Children's Room, including non-fiction books, graphic novels, and audio books.

TEENeSCAPE is an indoor library landscape just for teens. 

  • Relax with friends on comfortable chairs after browsing for good books.
  • Use computers set up just for you.
  • Work on projects together at a café table or in the comfortable booth. 
  • Find and check out books; fiction, graphic novels, popular titles, and new books. Non-fiction books are interfiled in our general non-fiction collection.
  • Music, movies, books on CD and other teen AV materials are interfiled with general library AV materials.
  • Sign up to receive an email newsletter to learn about special events designed specifically for teens.