Teen Programs

Teen Summer Programs 2015   PDF File

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Summer reading volunteers needed! Find more information and the application here.

Congratulations to the Teen Poetry Contest Winners!

First place goes to Isaac Zelinski for Interstellar #1: The Universe PDF File. Isaac is 14 and a Lexington Park customer.

Second place goes to Aleksia Alward for Dread/Hope PDF File. Aleksia is 11 and a Lexington Park customer.


Congratulations to the Teen Art Contest Winners!

The Library’s Choice Winner was Sarah Baldacchino’s painting of a butterfly. Sarah is 13 and a Lexington Park customer.

The Viewer’s Choice Winner was Paige Upright’s pencil drawing of Emma Watson. Paige is 16 and a Charlotte Hall customer.

Thirty-eight people attended a Showcase on April 1 where the winners were announced. Paige Upright was present to receive her award. To see all the entries, including the winners, go to the Library’s Flickr


Who’s Your Hero Writing Contest

Entries may be submitted starting on June 1, and are due by July 26. Entries must be 500 words or less and family-friendly – make sure to answer the question: Who is Your Hero? Three age categories will be judged: 6 – 11 years old, 12 – 18 years old, and over 18.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st through 3rd place winners in each age group. All entries will be included in a printed publication and every entrant will receive a copy. Open to residents of Charles County or St. Mary’s County, MD. Entrant category for submission is determined by the entrant’s age on July 26th, 2015. The contest is not open to Charles County Public Library or St. Mary’s County Library Board of Trustees or staff and their immediate families. 

Judging Criteria: All entries will be judged on the following criteria (listed in order of importance).
1. Relevance to theme
2. Creativity
3. Style, content & readability
4. Grammar & punctuation

For more information, contact the St. Mary’s County Library.


Comic Book Club

Discuss your favorite comic books and graphic novels with fellow fans. All ages.

            Charlotte Hall            Mondays, June 22 and July 27           6:30 p.m.


Heroic Team Trivia

Challenge your friends and family to a trivia showdown about HEROES! Snacks for all, prizes for winners. All ages. 

            Charlotte Hall           Thursday, August 6                                 6:30 p.m.


It’s All Fun and Games Until…

Crafting and table top gaming. Different craft each week and a variety of table top games to choose from, including Munchkin, Tsuro and Ticket to Ride. Challenge friends to see who can make the coolest superhero-themed duct tape craft, create super-villain world domination machines, or play table top games.
Ages 11 and up. No registration.

  • Button-Making

    Use our new button maker machine to create amazing one-of-a-kind buttons to personalize your gear. Use favorite quotes, photos, magazine clippings, drawings, your favorite book’s cover art, tinsel, glitter – almost anything!

            Lexington Park            Wednesday, June 24                                  4 – 6 p.m.
            Leonardtown                Tuesday, June 30                                        4 – 6 p.m.

  • Duct Tape Bonanza!

    Make a fashionable wallet, bracelet, or pair of flip flops… with duct tape!

           Charlotte Hall            Thursday , July 2                                         6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
           Leonardtown              Tuesday, July 14                                          4 – 6 p.m.
           Lexington Park         Wednesday, July 22                                    4 – 6 p.m.

  • Stamped Leather Wristbands

    Create unique leather wristbands using metal embossing stamps and paint.

          Lexington Park         Wednesday, July 8                                   4 – 6 p.m.
          Leonardtown             Tuesday, July 28                                       4 – 6 p.m.

  • World Domination Machines

    Draw up plans and build a world domination machine worthy of the greatest super villain, or create a plan and build a machine to defeat a super villain, using only recycled materials. Supplies provided.

          Lexington Park        Wednesday, August 5                               4 – 6 p.m.
          Leonardtown            Tuesday, August 11                                   4 – 6 p.m.


Teen Tech Space

Minecraft, Wii, games, computers, crafts.  Hang out.  Bring a friend!
         Lexington Park        Wednesdays 6/10, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29                       4-6 p.m.


Please note that library staff may be taking photos of any or all events to use for future library publications. Program participants’ photos may be used without notification or compensation. If you do not feel comfortable having your photo taken, please inform library staff when you arrive to a program.