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.

If you have questions about anything teen related, contact Michelle B., Teen Services Coordinator.

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

Flipping the Pages of Summer 2018

Win cash this summer just by reading! Submit all your summer reads to us for the chance to win one of two $100 cash prizes in July & August.

Early birds get the worm - all June entries are put into an additional draw for one Cineplex Movie Package.

Visit the Library or enter online here. But here’s some extra incentive to come to the Library: all in-person entries receive a library loonie. Good luck! 


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, September 21st
Videogaming Night

Friday, October 5thth
Music Night

Friday, October 19th
Talent Night

Friday, November 2nd
Videogaming Night

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Tic-Tac President Brian Greggains & Vice President Emer Glendenning with Teen Services Coordinator Michelle Bien.

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