Teens

Teens at the Library

Teens (ages 13 – 18) 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.

Stay up-to-date with all teen library happenings by following us on Instagram (@mhplteens).

Youthopia

TicTac Group

TIC-TAC Teen Nights

Teens (ages 13 – 18) are lucky enough to have the Library all to themselves for two nights a month! After the Library closes on alternate Fridays, teens are invited to themed nights that range from videogaming to anime to improv. To see what’s coming up take a look at the Hang Out program booklet.

What is TIC-TAC?

Teens Initiating Change – Together and Committed (TIC-TAC) is a council of teen volunteers, ages 13 – 18 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, and submit it at the Library or to our Youth and Community Librarian at stephaniek@shortgrass.ca.

You can become a member if you are:

  • Between the ages of 13 and 18 years old (grades 7 – 12)
  • A library member (cards are free!)
  • Able to spend about 7 hours per month with the group
  • Enjoy working with others as a team
  • Interested in the Library and improving library services for teens

New members are invited to join in September of each year. If you’re interested in joining TIC-TAC fill out an application, and submit it at the Library or to our Youth & Community Librarian at stephaniek@shortgrass.ca.

  • Is an advocate for teen and library services
  • Attends monthly meetings (Sep – Jun)
  • Enhances and updates the teen collection
  • Helps plan fun and engaging teen nights
  • Attends teen nights and assists with preparation and clean-up
  • Helps recruit new members
  • Create partnerships between TIC-TAC, the Library, and the community

  • Learn new skills and leadership roles
  • Make a difference in the community
  • Enhance resume and/or college application
  • Promote literacy and help others
  • Meet new people and enjoy fun activities
  • Have your ideas matter

TIC-TAC meetings are held on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on the following dates: 

  • September 25, 2019
  • October 30, 2019
  • November 27, 2019
  • December 11, 2019

To learn more about each TIC TAC night, check out the most recent Hang Out program booklet.

  • September 20, 2019 - Videogaming Night
  • October 4, 2019 - Pizza & Giant Party Games Night
  • October 18, 2019 - Music Mix Night feat. AMP
  • November 1, 2019 - Halloween After-Party
  • November 15, 2019 - Videogaming Night
  • November 29, 2019 - Comic Book Night
  • December 13, 2019 - Card Game Night


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Tic-Tac President Jesse Glock & Vice President Emily Hess.

If you’re interested in joining TIC-TAC please visit the Library to fill out an application.