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Welcome to the Teen Area at the Monroe Public Library!

Students in 6th grade and up are invited to the teen area and teen programs.

The information shelf in the teen area offers YA booklists, upcoming calendars and events, library card applications and VolunTEEN and TAB applications. Please feel free to ask questions! Library staff are always willing to help or show you where books and materials of interest are in the library. Follow us on Facebook for more fun, and check out our videos on Youtube.

Make sure to check out our programs page for more fun events!


TAB is the Teen Advisory Board made up of students in 6th grade and up. The board meets once a month, the first Thursday at 3:30pm. The members help to plan programs, make decisions on material purchases, participate in activities and events, and lead activities or special programs. A Program is held in May, to recognize all students who participated on the Teen board throughout the school year.


VolunTEENS are students age 12 and up who help with special family programs. The annual Tree Trimming party  VolunTEENS help with by becoming elves to help families make ornaments for the tree, guide families to storytime and of course direct them to  the cookie corner. VolunTEENS are helpful for other family events at the library through the year.

4TEENS programs      

4TEENS programs are for students in 6th grade and up. Programs are on held Mondays and Thursdays in the 2nd floor program room at Monroe Public Library. Students can play Wii games, board games, make a craft, or enjoy downtime with friends. Special 4TEENS programs are also held on these days such as Henna day, Duct Tape day, Cabin Fever Crazy Day and more. Check the 4TEENS calendar for monthly events.

Teen Area

Café tables are available for students to study. Computers are available for 1 hour per day, and students may ask for a temporary pass to use the computers. Board games, trivia and a Doodle box are available for students. A listening station is set up for students to listen to music, Cds, Books on Cd and Playaways. The teen area is especially for teens after 3:00pm daily.

Writing Club

For students who are creative thinkers and writers. Write articles for our Spotlight Newsletter. Join other students 6th grade up after the 4TEENS programs on Mondays in the Teen Area. Writing and journaling are part of the club.

Book Chatter Book club

Teen Book club meets the 4th Monday of each month at 2:30pm. Stories are discussed. New books are shown and book trailers are often shown on the big screen. Students chatter about books to movies and what they are reading, like or dislike.

Chess Club

Chess Club meets the 4th Monday after Book Chatter at 3:30pm. Chess club is a time to play chess, teach other students the strategy of the game, and just have fun. Competitions are held during the year.

“Life is Art, without an Eraser,” teen area philosophy by Brianna Weiss.