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).


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 Teen Services Coordinator 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.

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.

  • 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 26th
  • October 24th
  • November 28th
  • December 12th
  • January 30th
  • February 27th
  • March 27th
  • April 24th
  • May 29th
  • June 12th (If Needed)
  • June 15th (Wrap-Up)

Friday, May 3rd
Music Mix Night

Friday, May 24th
Anime Night

Friday, June 7th
Videogaming 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.