Teens

This page is dedicated to everything Teen & YA at the Medicine Hat Public Library.
Youthopia

COMING SOON! *New* Teen Space

We are excited to announce that we are renovating our former computer lab into a brand new Teen hangout space (ages 13 – 19)!  Watch this space for updates.

If you haven’t visited in a while, make a point to stop by and rediscover your library. 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. 

Stay up-to-date with all teen library happenings by following us on Instagram (@mhplteens), or TikTok (@mhplteens)!


Teen Programs

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:

Call: 403-502-8537
Email: stephaniek@shortgrass.ca


Halloween Bingo

Starting Saturday, October 1st until the 31st
Celebrate spooky season by participating in a variety of scary and/or seasonal activities to complete our Halloween Bingo card. Each completed diagonal, horizontal, or vertical row will get you entered into a prize draw. Pick up your bingo card at the Information Desk.

Video Game Night
Tuesday, October 18th from 6:00-8:00 PM
Compete in an epic Mario Kart Tournament or play one of many other video games on our XBOX, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. Register here!

What is TIC-TAC?

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:

  • Between the ages of 13 and 19 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 online, or ask for one in-person at the information desk and submit it at the Library or to our Youth and Community Librarian.

  • 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

  • September 22nd from 6-8 PM
  • October 20th from 6-8 PM
  • November 15th from 6-8 PM
  • December 9th from 6-8 PM

All dates subject to change; please contact Stephanie with any questions.