6:08 am - Thursday December 14, 2017

Own the Night!

Summer Reading Programming for Teens In June and July


Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 5, 2012) – Participate in this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program!  The program runs from June 1 – July 31 and is open to anyone going into grades 5 – 12. You can register online at ppld.org/teens or stop by your local library. Earn prizes just for reading! Read for fun and read anything you would like! Up for grabs are: coupon books for free eats, games, books or journals, T-shirts, wall climbing lessons, movie passes, and more! Read 9 books by July 31 and be entered into a grand prize drawing for an eReader! For a complete schedule of the events and printable game cards, check ppld.org/teens.


Summer Reading Programs for Teens at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
Craft Mondays

Let your creative sparks fly in the East Teen Center. We’ll have quick, free, and fun crafts while supplies last.

All Day on Mondays


East Chess Club

Join others and play chess. Learn new moves and meet new people. This club is for all

ages. All skill levels welcome. No registration necessary. Questions? Call 531-6333, x1319.

Fri., June 15 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.


East Teen Manga Club

Meet other manga lovers! This club is open to anyone in grades 6 – 12.

Saturdays from 2 – 4 p.m.


ETC Movie Nights

Jack and Jill

(Rated PG, 91 min.)

Tue., June 19 from 6:30 p.m.


Knitting Kninjas

Come join other teens and learn different stitches, patterns, and techniques! Feel free to bring your own supplies and knitting projects, but we will also have yarn and needles

to use. For beginners or experts, ages 12 – 18.

Thu., June 7 and 21 from 4 – 5 p.m.


Scribes and Bards

This is a writer’s workshop for students in middle school through college. A published fantasy author will lead exercises, discussions, and writing lessons.

Tue., June 12 and 26 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.


Gaming in the ETC

Join us for gaming in the East Teen Center. We will have Rock Band, DDR, and Kinect!

Stop in to show your mad skills! Teens and tweens (9- to 18-year-olds) are welcome!

Wed., June 13 from 1 – 3 p.m.


TAG (Teen Advisory Group)

Bring your voice, bring your friends, bring it on! Help plan and promote programs at the East Library. For more information call 531-6333, x1309.
Thu., June 14 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.


Creatures of the Night by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Which animals “own the night”? Come see a set of very interesting animals from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and find out for yourself! Registration is required and

space is limited to 30 people. Participants must be in grades 5 – 12.

Fri., June 15 from 2 – 3 p.m.


Teen Improv

If you are interested in drama and acting, or just like performing, this club is for you! For ages 11 – 18. No experience required. No registration required. Email jwalter@ppld.org for more information.

Wed., June 20 from 4 – 5 p.m.



Summer Reading Programs for Teens at Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point
Teen Movie Matinee: Watcher in the Woods (Rated PG, 84 min.)
When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past. You bring a friend, we’ll bring the popcorn!
Wednesday, June 6
 at 4:30 p.m.


Briargate Teen Anime and Manga Club ( Glow in the Dark Session):

An entertaining club for teens ages 13 – 19 where we’ll watch anime, talks about manga, and possibly plan fun cosplay events. During this session everybody will glow in the dark! No registration required!
Tuesday, June 12 from 6 – 7 p.m.


Challenger Learning Center Flight Director Event

Meet a uniformed Flight Director from the Challenger Learning Center. He’ll conduct a presentation and activity based on the Star Challenger teen book series.

Thursday, June 15 from 2 – 3 p.m.

Teen Craft: “Aliens and Monsters, Oh My”
Join us at the Briargate Library for a fun teen craft. We’ll be designing a very cool alien with all sorts of interesting items. We’ll play music and have snacks while we craft as well!
Monday, June 18
 from 3 – 4 p.m.

Teen Movie Matinee: Star Trek (Rated PG-13, 127 min.)
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father’s legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Wednesday, June 20
 at 4:30 p.m.

Springs Rescue Mission Community Service Event

Registered teens will be making a trip to the Springs Rescue Mission to serve dinner and help out those in our community. To register or obtain more information, contact Holly with Teen Services at the Briargate Library: 719-260-6882, x1810

Tuesday, June 26 from 4 – 7 p.m.


Summer Reading Programs for Teens at Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.
Teen Movie Day

Join us for Sherlock Holmes 2 (Rated PG-12, 129 min.)
Tuesday, June 12 at 2 p.m.


Teen Craft: Light the Night!
Teens will customize light switch covers. So be ready to be creative. Feel free to bring photos or artwork to use on your light switch cover. Supplies will be provided.
Saturday, June 16 from 2 – 4 p.m.


Teen Gaming Day
Join us for teen gaming day at the library. Various games will be available to play, including games for Wii, Xbox 360 Kinect, PS2, and laptops. Teens, you can bring your own games and controllers, but all games must be rated “Teen” and below.
Tuesday, June 19 from 2 – 5 p.m.


Alien Crafts for Teens
We’ll be designing a very cool alien with all sorts of interesting items. We’ll play music and have snacks while we craft as well!
Tuesday, June 26 from 2 – 4 p.m.



Summer Reading Program for Teens at Old Colorado City, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
SRP Teen Movie Night – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Own the Night with Sherlock Holmes! He has always been the smartest man in the room… until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. PG-13

Tuesday, June 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


SRP Animals of the Night

Which animals “own the night?” Come see a set of very interesting animals visiting from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and find out for yourself. First 30 reservations guarantee a seat; same day seats are first come, first served as space is available.

Wednesday, June 13 from 2 – 3 p.m.


SRP Teen and Tween Craft – Night Bling

Join us for a fun teen craft. We’ll be making Shrinky Dink bling and magnets with cool night-themed and glow-in-the-dark designs. Make one for yourself or give one to someone special. We’ll play music and have snacks while we craft as well!

Thursday, June 21 from 2 – 3 p.m.
Summer Reading Programs for Teens at Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Rd.


Ute Pass Library Teen & Tween Book Club at Skate City

Come check out our book club for sixth graders and up. Snacks provided.  Meets the first Friday of the month. Contact Tiffany Paisley for more information at tpaisley@ppld.org.

Friday, July 6 at 6 p.m.


Summer Reading Programs for Teens at Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.
Crafty Teens

Aliens and Monsters, Oh My! Come create aliens and googly-eyed monsters as part of “Own the Night,” the Teen Summer Reading Program. Register online or with a librarian by calling 488-2370. Suitable for ages 11 and up.

Saturday, June 16 from 2 – 4 p.m.


Meet some creatures of the night, brought to us by the staff of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s ZOO-Mobile!  This is a teen Summer Reading Program “Own the Night” event, geared toward ages 12 and up.  Registration is required. Call 488-2370. Limited to 30.

Wednesday, June 27 from 4 – 5 p.m.



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