Check out some of the upcoming summer events for teens!


Sign up for Teen Summer Reading to win prizes and earn certificates. Use this site to track your summer reading and volunteer hours, and upload your own book trailer (think movie trailer!).


If you'd like to help at the Library Carnival or be a Teen's Choice Book Reviewer, please fill out our online form. Download the paper application if you want to shelve books, bundle books, help at children's events, and more.


The Bubbler offers hands-on workshops for teens that encourage creativity and multimedia exploration.

Djay Workshops at Central Library will take place every Saturday in July and August from 1-3 p.m (except Saturday, July 26).  Anyone who has ever been to a great party knows the DJ is the one who controls the tempo; ensuring the crowd stays on the dance floor. Now it’s your turn to learn how to control the wheels of steel by attending a free weekend workshop that introduces teenagers to the evolving industry of DJs, providing expert instruction with turntables, iPads and the DJ2 app.  Click HERE for more details and to register!

Video Game Creation Camps at Central Library. Leave one of these 4-day camps having created your own video game level! The Video Game Design Camp is a one week camp in which attendees use AutoDesk Maya and The Unreal Development Kit to create a fully interactive 3D game level. Attendees will work with a professional Game Designer to create every part of their level; from the sky and the ground to the various objects found in it. At the end of the camp, attendees will be able to play their level as well as the other levels created by peers during the camp. Games will be rated "T for Teen" due to Animated Violence (Robots and Rockets, Laser Guns and Tanks). Click HERE to register through our calendar!

Book Trailer Camps at Sequoya Library (June 23-26) and Pinney Library (August 25-28) are 4-day camps that guide participants through the steps of creating visual media art using the book trailer (think movie trailer!) as a template. Click HERE to register through our calendar, and VIEW examples from our Spring sessions.


Find other learning opportunities at all Madison Public libraries. We're adding new events daily!



The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to learn and use the following:

  • Stop motion animation with iPad stations
  • 3D game design with Maya & Unreal
  • Film editing with Premeire Pro
  • Green screen video with iMovie
  • Audio design with Pro Tools
  • Graphic design with Photoshop

See a full listing of hardware and software on the Media Lab webpage.

Stop in during open lab hours or take a class.  View the Media Lab and Bubbler calendar.



Think you have what it takes to be Madison's top competitor in Super Smash Bros: BRAWL?  Prove it!  

Check out the schedule and rules, and we'll see you there!



The Teen Book FinderTeen Book Finder from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists. It is currently only available for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Visit YALSA's site to try it out.




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