Teens (ages 13 – 19) have their own dedicated area at the Medicine Hat Public Library. “Youthopia” is made by teens, for teens. We have thousands of Young Adult resources – books, movies, TV shows, music, magazines, video games, etc. – that you can access from home or at the Library with your free card. If you haven’t visited in a while, make a point to stop by and rediscover your library.
The Library is Open! Click through the banners below to see our line-up of teen programs! For more information, please contact the Youth & Community Librarian:
Luminary Craft Kits
May 1 | Take-Home Kit
Make your own mesmerizing luminary! All supplies and instructions will be included in your kit. Pick up at the Library; available while supplies last.
Dungeons & Dragons
Every other Tuesday (May 3, 17, 31 & June 14, 28) | 6-8 PM
Adventurers wanted: All experience levels welcome! Help us create a fantasy world to quest and get up to shenanigans in. Online registration is required.
Free Comic Book Day
May 7 | 10 AM - 5 PM
Come by the library to get free comics for all ages! For bonus cool points and to enter to win a prize, come dressed in your best cosplay.
Teen Graffiti Workshop
May 26 | 6:00-7:30 PM | Honor Currie Room
Join us for a graffiti art workshop with local artist Jeff Goring / Sonz1. Jeff has been spreading positivity with his art for over 20 years. For ages 13-19. Online registration is required.
Teen Plate Smash for Mental Health
May 28 & June 4 | 3-4:30 PM | Medalta
Feeling stressed? Join us at Medalta to expend some energy by creating and smashing plates. CCT will also be there to lead us in a mental health discussion and fun stress-relieving activities. For ages 13-19. Online registration is required.
Beaded Suncatcher Craft Kits
June 1 | Take-Home Kit
Make your own beautiful Beaded Suncatcher! All supplies and instructions will be included in your kit. Pick up at the Library; available while supplies last.
Teen Anime Night
June 30 | 6-8pm | Library Theatre
Celebrate the end of the school year with all things anime! Join us for candy sushi, crafts, and anime viewing. For ages 13-19. Online registration is required.
Introducing MHPL's first-ever book subscription box for teens (ages 13 - 19)! Fill out the Lit Loot online form and we will select two library books for you to check out based on your listed preferences, and we'll add a few surprises to create your own personalized Lit Loot bag! Return the books by their due date - the rest of the loot is yours to keep! The library will contact you when your Lit Loot is ready for pick-up. You can request one Lit Loot per month. Must have a valid MHPL card in good standing to participate.
Hang out at the library online! Join library staff and your fellow Medicine Hat teens in a digital teen space. You Can join in on programs, play games together, participate in contests, share your art and stories, and more! Click here to join!
For more information or help joining, contact Jennifer.
Teens Initiating Change – Together and Committed (TIC-TAC) is a council of teen volunteers, ages 13 – 19 who work with the Youth and Community Librarian at the Medicine Hat Public Library to help the Library become a more inviting, appealing place for teens, and to enhance teen library services and programs in the community. New members are invited to join in September of each year. If you’re interested in joining TIC-TAC, fill out an application online, or ask for one in-person at the information desk and submit it at the Library or to our Youth and Community Librarian.
You can become a member if you are:
New members are invited to join in September of each year. If you’re interested in joining TIC-TAC, fill out an application online, or ask for one in-person at the information desk and submit it at the Library or to our Youth and Community Librarian.
All dates subject to change; please contact Jennifer with any questions.