You know what month it is… It’s Pokémon Month! We continue to celebrate everyone’s favorite pocket monsters this May. Join us as we celebrate with films, contests, crafts, and more!

Unless otherwise noted, programs are designed for patrons in grades 6-12.

For more information, feel free to email, message, stop by, or call (325-655-7321, ext 1128) the Teen Republic!

This summer program aims to prepare younger patrons to transition from the Childrens Department to the Teen Republic while building reading skills. Each session, we'll examine the works of Tolkien via crafts, games, puzzles, and more. Afterwards, we'll watch one of the recent film adaptations! 

A free copy of each book of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy will be avaialible at our "The Hobbit" sessions. The first book at the first session, and so forth. We hope you'll read these books in prep for our July sessions! 

This program will be hosted in the Community Room, accessible via elevator or stairs from the library's lobby. 



11am-12pm: Activity Hour for patrons age 8-18 and their guardians; patrons under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult as Library policy dictates such.

12-1pm: BYOBagged Lunch

1-4pm: Film viewing for all patrons. All films are rated PG-13. 


June 10: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Chapters 1-6)

June 17: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Chapters 7-12)

June 24: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Chapters 13-19)

July 15: The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

July 22: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

July 29: The lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Please note that as this program is geared towards tweens and teens, the Teen Republic will be closed from 11am-2pm. In doing so, we can properly staff this program in the Community Room, and encourage our teens to participate in this fantastic program!

Since we have such a large collection of Pokémon films, we thought we’d let our patrons choose what we watch! Show up before the movie starts and cast your vote! If that’s your kind of thing, be sure to join on the first Thursday of each month for Teen Advisory Group; it’s all about letting your voice be heard!

As the Teen Republic is designed for teens, we may show PG-13 films. Since that designation covers such a broad range, it’s up to guardians and kiddos to decide if any given film is appropriate.

Movies are shown Mondays at 5pm.  We will have a special series of films on Saturdays at 1 PM in the Sugg Community Room to go along with our J.R.R. Tolkien There... and Back Again Program.  Teen Republic will close during this event, so join us upstairs as we explore Middle-earth!  


1) Artwork must be your original creation. Work by another artist, recolors, tracings, etc. will not be eligible to win.

2) Fakémon must have a name and type/s. Moves and Pokédex entries are optional but encouraged!

3) Be sure to include your name and contact information.

4) Entries can be submitted in person to the Teen Republic, or electronically to our Facebook (TGCL Teen Republic) or email (

5) Entries will be posted in the Teen Republic and on our Facebook. Creator name and contact information will be kept confidential.

6) Entries must be submitted by the close of business on May 30.

7) Have fun!   

Love reading?

Want some awesome loot?

Then join the Teen Republic for our

summer reading program!


Last week of May until July:

Pick up your reading log (and maybe even a book or two)

in the Teen Republic!


June and July:

Each time you read, track your time on your log;

note what you read and for how long you read!


July and August:

Once you reach 40 hours, turn your reading log in to

the Teen Republic and reap the rewards!

Want to build? Want to craft? Want to make and create?

Join us on Fridays @ 2pm during June and July for the Builders Program! This special program has sessions for K-12!

Ages 5-9 will meet in Childrens.

Ages 10-18* will meet in the Teen Republic.

Kickoff event at 2pm on May 30 in the Community Room!

*Special age range for this event

Join us on the first Thursday on the month to talk to our staff about books, movies, games, programing, and more! This is your chance to let your voice be heard, and have us put it into action!

On the fourth Thursday of the month, our staff will put your plan into action! Stay tuned for details!
June 1 & 22, July 6 & 27, and August 3 & 24 at 6pm in the Teen Republic. 


Join us on the second Thursday of each month for a different tech based activity. Basic computer and tech skills needed. We provided the materials; you provide the ingenuity and passion.
Sign-ups are required and open on the first of each month; please contact the Teen Republic to reserve your seat!

June 8, July 25, and August 22 at 6pm in the Computer Lab. 


You asked for a book club, and we can’t wait to get started! 

Each month we’ll give the inside scoop on some of our new books and some of our favorite books! Maybe you’ll even share your favorites with us? What about crafts and activities, all book-themed? Sound good? Then be sure to join us and your fellow book-lovers on the second Thursday each month at 6pm in the Teen Republic!


June 8, July 13, and August 10. 

During June and July, our monthly Minecraft Club will be disbanded…


The Minecraft Club will meet each week and build on the same survival world.

Players will share this wide-open world, so you can build together, or go it alone.

What kind of world will you create? The choice is yours!


Seating will be first come, first serve, so arrive promptly and be ready to play. We'll meet in the computer lab, as always! 



Tuesdays in June and July @ 3pm: 8-11 years old 

Thursdays in June and July @ 3pm: 11-18 years old

Join us on the third Thursday of each month as we celebrate our love of art via animation! Contests, trivia, games, shows, and more!

June 15, July 20, August 17 at 6pm in the Teen Republic.