Teen Programs

Summer Reading Program

The summer reading program begins June 13. See more information and register!

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Teen Programs

Please note: The first time you register for an event and provide an email address, you will receive an email from evancedevents.com asking you to confirm your email address. By clicking the link in the email, you will continue to receive confirmation/cancellation emails and notifications if you are moved from the waiting list to the main list. If the link has expired, and you want to continue receiving email confirmations, please email us.

Teen Tech Space

Open computer lab use for Teens and Tweens ages 11 – 18. Play Minecraft, Wii, games, computers, and make crafts.  Hang out and bring your friends!

Lexington Park        Tuesdays, June 14- August 30                  4-6 p.m.

On Your Mark, Get Set…Write! Writing Contest

Enter our writing contest and answer the question “What is your greatest success?” Entries will be accepted June 13- July 31, 2016. More information and entry form.

Minecraft Mania

Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials and create amazing structures! Ages 10+. Registration required. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.

Lexington Park                                                      
Register                        Wednesday, July 27, 2-4 p.m.                                 
Register                        Thursday, August 11, 2-4 p.m.                             

Register                        Wednesday, August 17, 5-6 p.m.                            

Charlotte Hall
Register                        Monday, August 8, 2-4 p.m.                                

Middle School Coding Academy

Use the Scratch programming language to write your own programs, then test your skills by creating your own computer game. For 6th to 8th graders. Plan to attend all four sessions. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to first session. Register once for all four sessions.

Lexington Park            Monday, August 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lexington Park             Wednesday, August 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lexington Park            Monday, August 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lexington Park             Tuesday, August 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Drop-In College Preparedness Classes

Drop-in for a college preparedness class presented by Americorp Vista. Leonardtown branch only. No registration required.

Get It In Writing: How to Write the Best College Admissions Essay
Wednesday, August 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

Beginner Crocheting for Teens

Create something cool with yarn! Learn terminology and techniques while making a basic crochet creation. Supplies provided. Ages 11-18.

Leonardtown                Wednesday, July 20, 1-3 p.m.          Register

Keychain/Pendant Making

Create custom Keychains or Pendants! Using washers, patterned stamps and special colorful inks, create unique layered looks, then attach them to a cord or keychain fob. Make one for yourself, and one to give to a friend! Ages 11 – 18. All supplies provided, no registration.

Lexington Park            Tuesday, July 26, 4-6 p.m.

Button-Making Bonanza

Use our cool button maker machines to create one-of-a-kind buttons. Personalize your gear, give as gifts, or trade with friends!  All supplies provided, no registration.

Charlotte Hall             Thursday, August 4, 6 p.m.

Finish Line Party

Hey teens! For the first time ever, if you complete your summer reading gameboard challenge, you will be invited to attend our special Finish Line Party! Food, Games, Prizes – FUN! Ages 11-18 are eligible; Admission granted exclusively to Teen Summer Reading Volunteers, or Finish Line Ticket holders.

Lexington Park           Tuesday, August 2, 4 p.m.
Leonardtown               Tuesday, August 9, 1 p.m.
Charlotte Hall             Wednesday, August 10, 2 p.m.


SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. The 2016 season is May 5th – August 17th 2016. SYNC 2016 will give away 30 titles – two paired audiobook downloads a week!

  • To download SYNC audiobooks, you’ll need the OverDrive app or software on your mobile device or computer.
  • Access SYNC on the device on which you plan to listen to the audiobook. Click the book cover and enter your name and email address to download the book.
  • Having trouble? OverDrive Help. Or e-mail SYNC help.


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.