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Programs for Teens

Check the online calendar of events or stop in at the library front desk for more information about programs and events. Attendance at any of the library events indicates permission for the Ocean Shores Public Library to use photographs or videos taken of you or your children for the purpose of promoting the library and its services. Programs for all ages are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean Shores Public Library.


Teen ZoneTeen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Monday, May 13th, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday, June 10th, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

TAB is made up of local 6-12 grade students who want to support their public library by helping to plan teen events, assist staff in what items to purchase and promote the library among their peers. Being a TAB member also looks great on job applications and college applications.

Interested teens can email Michelle Traer, or come in the library to pick up an application. Sponsored by the Ocean Shores Friends of the Library.


Bring Your Own Book Mount St. Helens Photo Presentation
Friday, May 17th, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

At 12:30 pm on May 18, 1980, National Guard helicopter pilot Mike Cairns flew beneath the ash cloud and into the crater of the Mt. St. Helens volcanic eruption. In the days ahead, as Mike and his crew flew search & rescue missions, they documented the devastation with hundreds of photographs. Mike will be sharing his experience and his photos.


Dungeons & DragonsD&D Game Night
Fridays from 4:30 - 7:30 PM. May 17th, 31st & June 7th, 14th.
NO D&D May 24th.

Want to play Dungeons and Dragons but don't have group of people to play with? The library has all the materials you'll need to play, all you need to bring is a desire to adventure! This program is open to everyone ages 10 and older. No prior experience with D&D is required, players of all experience levels are welcome!


VR Virtual Reality (VR)
Saturday, May 18th, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

A whole world of immersive experiences awaits! Come Experience VR, from experiences like a tour of the International Space Station, walking on the beach, or be in the middle of the action in a 360 degree video. Enjoy immersive games that allow you to fly a plane, or be a chef at a fancy restaurant.

Spots are limited call or visit the library to reserve your experience.



Book Sale Friends of the Library Big Book Sale
Friday, May 24th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Members Only) 1:00 - 4:00 (Public)
Saturday, May 25th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Public)

Book sales are held in the Library Meeting Room. Books of all genres will be available for purchase. Great deals on books, DVDS, audio books, games etc. Proceeds support library programs for all ages.

Donations are welcome!

There is also an ongoing, honor system book sale during all library open hours in the library meeting room.


PickleballAll About Pickleball
Friday, June 7th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

An introduction to Pickleball. There will be several of the regulars who play at Damon Park courts. Learn the basic rules and equipment, and weather permitting, enjoy a quick demonstration.


Teen Summer Reading Kickoff PartyTeen Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Friday, June 14th, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Young adults in grades 7-12 are encouraged to come and sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, "Adventure Begins at your Library", and enjoy a ‘Sundae Bar’ and games.

This year, teens will earn prizes by counting the hours they read.

At the finale in August, participants will be in the drawing for grand prizes such as gift certificates to local businesses, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and more.


Teen ZoneCollection Highlights : Graphic Novels

What used to be called Comic Books have graduated into Graphic Novels and the library has an extensive collection in the Young Adult Area. A large portion of these are ‘Manga’ a very popular graphic novel style from Japan that you read backwards! There is action, romance, and fantasy. Check it out!


» Photo Archive of Past Teen Programs

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