The date to turn in submissions for the Art Contest has been extended. Entries are now due AUGUST 4. Pick up a registration form and turn in your art at the Reference Desk.
Need a computer to work on a homework assignment? Thanks to a grant we were awarded, we have four new computers in the Teen Area. They have everything the adult computers have: Internet access, Microsoft Office, and printing. Stop in and use one today!
Will you be entering 9th grade or above in the fall? Do you like kids and reading? The Children’s Department is currently seeking teen volunteers to help for our Summer Reading Program, Dream Big, READ. Interested volunteers are asked to commit to two or more hours per week doing a variety of tasks. This is a great opportunity to earn service hours for your school or community organization while you have free time during the summer! Applications are available in the library or online here; please check out the application for more information and return completed applications to the Children’s Desk.
Next week (April 21-28) is Money Smart Week, so all week long, the library is doing programming about saving money. On Saturday, April 28th at 1pm, teens can make their very own, one-of-a-kind duct tape wallet. The library will provide colored duct tape. If you come to make a duct tape wallet, stay for the "Building Great Credit for Teens" program provided by Jenny Hale of the Wayne-Westland Credit Union. Let's learn together how to be smart with our money!
Ever try and map out Panem while reading The Hunger Games? Well, i09.com has perhaps the most well-researched map of Suzanne Collins' world. Check it out here!
We now have eBooks at the library! Do you have a smartphone or an eBook reader? Our digital library includes many MANY young adult titles, including The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series and the Cirque du Freak series. To access our Download Destination, click here.
You can also download audiobooks and music from the same site. Find out more about how it all works.
You need to be a Westland resident (with a Westland library card) to download eBooks.
Teens! Make mice and reindeer ornaments out of leftover candy canes. Join us on Wednesday, December 21st at 7pm to make this simple holiday craft. Candy canes, hot chocolate, and holiday music will be provided. Sign up online here or by calling the Reference Desk. Grades 4-12 please.
November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Public Library of Westland will be holding events for teens. The goal of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short) is to write an entire novel (50,000 words) in one month, starting November 1st!
For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit the NaNoWriMo website or the Young Writers Program site. To see when the library is holding write-ins during the month of November, please go to our Adult Events and Teen Events pages.
The results are in, and the video game for our teen tournament will be Mario Kart Wii! 7 people voted for Mario Kart, 4 for Supersmash Brothers, and 3 for Other Games. Look for Supersmash Bros. Brawl and Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 in the future, but for now, plan on playing some Mario Kart on Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:30-8:00. Sign up begins Thursday, August, 25th.
It's up to you to decide which video game we play in our next Teen Video Game Tournament at the library. The tournament will be at the end of September. Let us know by Monday, August 22nd by voting in our online poll at the top of this site.