Teen News

March Madness!

UPDATE: The games have started so the bracket selections are closed.  Good luck to everyone!

Tournament selections are official so it's time to fill out your brackets! Whether you pick the top seeds or the cutest mascots, see how your predictions stand up.

Here is the link to our bracket:


This bracket is for Westland Library teens only (ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12).  The last day to fill out your bracket is March 20th.  The winner will receive a gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods.

Feb 28, 2013
Manga Drawing Contest

The Library is holding a manga drawing contest for teens! Entry forms are at the Reference Desk and in the Teen Area. The deadline for entries is January 15th. Drawings need to be on 8.5 X 11 sheets of paper. Only one submission is allowed per person. We'll be displaying the pictures in the teen area and at A to Z cards & comics for people to vote on their favorite.  There'll be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for judges' choice, and an overall people's choice winner (which will become the new background to the teen website).

Dec 18, 2012
First Art Club Meeting 11/17

Stop in for the fist meeting of the Teen Art Club any time from 2 - 4 pm tomorrow. We'll be meeting in the Teen Area. There will be art supplies available, so start a new project or bring one in to work on.

Art Club will meet regularly on the 3rd Saturday of every month. If you can't make it tomorrow, join us on December 15 or January 19.

Nov 16, 2012
Who's excited about Halloween?

We've got some great events coming up that you won't want to miss:

Halloween Origami (10/18 @ 6:30)
Monster Make-Up (10/24 @ 7)

and the grand event on Halloween Night: Zombie Prom!

Sign up today!

Oct 11, 2012
Teen Book Club Tonight!

Come out tonight for the first meeting of the Teen Book Club since spring! It's ok if you didn't read the book - come anyway and we can talk about what you want to read this year.

Book Club meets tonight in the Teen Area at 7pm. See you there!

Sep 27, 2012
Teen Book Club Returns!

Join us on Thursday, September 27 to talk about Feed. Pick up your copy at the Reference Desk!

Sep 7, 2012
Art Contest Deadline Extended!

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. 

Jul 11, 2012
New Teen Computers

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!

May 8, 2012
Volunteers Needed
Seeking Teen Volunteers for the Summer

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.

Apr 26, 2012
Duct Tape Wallets

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!

Apr 20, 2012