Teens

Ongoing Reading Challenge

Introducing the Year Round Reading Challenge for High Schoolers! Our challenge is simple yet rewarding – read 100 books before graduation and log them on Beanstack, our online reading platform.

Start by signing up on Beanstack and create your reading profile. Then read books of your choice – any genre, any length, any format! For every book you finish, log it on Beanstack. As you reach milestones, every 10 books, you’ll earn a prize to celebrate your achievement.

So, grab your favorite book, find a cozy spot, and dive into your world of reading. Reach new heights and make reading a lifelong habit. Sign up on Beanstack today and let the adventure begin!


Teen Gaming

Mon., June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for Teen Gaming at the Carbondale Public Library. Teens can enjoy video games, virtual reali...

ISPS: Free Poetry Workshop

Sun., June 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free monthly poetry workshop • ISPS Southern Chapter

Teen Gaming

Mon., June 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for Teen Gaming at the Carbondale Public Library. Teens can enjoy video games, virtual reali...

Teen Tabletop Gaming

Wed., June 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join our Teen Tabletop Gaming program at the Carbondale Public Library. Explore different board game...

Tween/Teen Takeover-Ice Cream Party

Fri., June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an exculsive ice cream party just for tweens and teens (ages 8-16). Come make ice cream ...

Teen Spray Paint Planet Art

Tue., June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For ages 12-18. Create planets and stars with spray paint! This event will take place outside and wi...

Teen Tabletop Gaming

Wed., June 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join our Teen Tabletop Gaming program at the Carbondale Public Library. Explore different board game...

Mario Kart Tournament

Fri., June 21 @ 1:00 pm
Compete with others to become the CPL Mario Kart Champion and win prizes! • This event starts at 1...

SI Stitchers

Sun., June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
For all who love needlework • meets monthly on the 4th Sunday

Teen Gaming

Mon., June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for Teen Gaming at the Carbondale Public Library. Teens can enjoy video games, virtual reali...

Teen Tabletop Gaming

Wed., June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join our Teen Tabletop Gaming program at the Carbondale Public Library. Explore different board game...

Teen Tabletop Gaming

Wed., July 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join our Teen Tabletop Gaming program at the Carbondale Public Library. Explore different board game...

Glowforge Crafternoon

Fri., July 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arrive anytime between 1-4pm and use the library’s laser cutter. Come in with your ideas, take...

Teen Gaming

Mon., July 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for Teen Gaming at the Carbondale Public Library. Teens can enjoy video games, virtual reali...

Teen Tabletop Gaming

Wed., July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join our Teen Tabletop Gaming program at the Carbondale Public Library. Explore different board game...

ISPS: Free Poetry Workshop

Sun., July 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free monthly poetry workshop • ISPS Southern Chapter

Teen Tabletop Gaming

Wed., July 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join our Teen Tabletop Gaming program at the Carbondale Public Library. Explore different board game...

Teen Gaming

Mon., July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for Teen Gaming at the Carbondale Public Library. Teens can enjoy video games, virtual reali...

Project Next Generation

Registration is full

Project Next Generation (PNG) is a free afternoon STEM/STEAM program for 5th-12th graders. Participants explore art, science, and technology through a variety of entertaining and engaging activities. Registration is required for this very popular program.



Got a Question?

Email Mr. Quinn: qvana@carbondale.lib.il.us


Need help?

Check out the Resource Guide of Jackson County Youth Services by Youth Action Committee. It contains local resources for youth including LGBTQ+, Crisis, Physical and Mental Health, Substance Use Help, GED Classes, Transportation, and Community Services.


General Information about Teen Events @ CPL

Teen events are totally free. Programming is geared for participants ages 12-18 unless noted otherwise. Registration is not required unless specifically noted.

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