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).
'Tis the season to be reading! From Monday, December 2nd to Sunday, January 5th, submit your winters reads HERE or at the library for the chance to win a Wintry Reading Basket! All in-person entries will receive a candy cane! If the book you read was borrowed from MHPL, you get your name entered twice!
*Teens 13-18 must have a valid library card in good standing to enter. Children's books and books read prior to the month of December do not qualify.
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.
TIC-TAC Teen Nights run from 7-9:30pm, but entrance to the program occurs only from 6:45-7:15pm. To learn more about each TIC-TAC Teen Night, check out the most recent Hang Out program booklet.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, and submit it at the Library or to our Youth & Community Librarian at email@example.com.
TIC-TAC meetings are held on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on the following dates: