Teen Programs

Find Your Program!

Teen Programs are designed for teens, by teens. Join TAG to help develop teen programming at our library!

Want more information? Contact our Teen Programmer, Amanda Anderson!


Want to be involved in your library, connect with other teens, and have fun?

Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at the Jonesborough and Gray Libraries. Teens from grades 6-12 are eligible to apply for membership.

  • Jonesborough TAG meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
  • Gray TAG meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

TAGs in each building have helped design the teen areas in the libraries and raised money to furnish the spaces. The group gives input on books, magazines, music and movies to purchase for teens; volunteers on a regular basis in the library; helps to plan the Teen Program Night for all teens; and often volunteers to assist with children’s programs and Summer Reading.

Teens who join and attend TAG meetings earn one (1) volunteer hour per meeting.

For more information, contact teen adviser, Amanda Anderson

423-753-1800    |    aanderson@wclibrarytn.org

The Gray and Jonesborough Libraries have Teen Programs each month that are free and open to all teens in the community from grades 6-12.

  • The Jonesborough Teen Program Night is on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Gray Library Program Night is on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

These regular programs are planned by the TAG group in each library. Past events have included: Video Game Night, Star Wars Night, Chocolate Night, a Mystery Dinner, and various holiday parties. Themed snacks and drinks are provided. Some events include games, themed costume contests, and prizes!

If you would like to come to a Teen Program Night, please contact the Jonesborough or Gray Library to sign up.

Interested in helping to plan these great programs? Join TAG! Contact teen adviser, Amanda Anderson.

423-753-1800    |    aanderson@wclibrarytn.org

Read the books you want to read!

We’re trying something new this year! Instead of everyone reading the same book, you’re encouraged to read whatever you want and then come share your thoughts on what you read and whether you recommend it to everyone else. We’ll have optional genres to read for each meeting; here they are for the first half of the year:

  • ​​February 19: Romance
  • April 16: Science Fiction
  • June 18: Fantasy

We meet in Jonesborough on the third Monday of every-other month at 6:30pm, unless otherwise posted.

This is a free program, but please contact teen adviser, Amanda Anderson, if you have any questions!

423-753-1800    |    aanderson@wclibrarytn.org

Want to write stories but have trouble finding motivation or ideas?

Come share suggestions, get prompts, participate in writing games and challenges, and work on your own writing projects! We’ll provide snacks, drinks, and lots of writing resources.

We meet in Jonesborough on the first Friday of each month at 5:30pm, unless otherwise posted.

This is a free program, but please contact teen adviser, Amanda Anderson, to register!

423-753-1800    |    aanderson@wclibrarytn.org

Are you up for some friendly competition?

Join us for the Teen Tabletop & Board Game Club at Jonesborough Library. Bring your favorite games to share with the group or try playing something new! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

 Registration is preferred, but not required. 

We meet in Jonesborough on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm, unless otherwise posted.

This is a free program. Contact teen adviser, Amanda Anderson, to register!

423-753-1800    |    aanderson@wclibrarytn.org

Grab your wands and House robes!

This program is for grades 4 – 12

We’ll have themed games, activities, food, and drinks. Costumes are encouraged

We meet in Gray on the third Friday of each Quarter at 6:30pm, unless otherwise posted.

This is a free program, but please contact teen adviser, Amanda Anderson, to register!

423-753-1800    |    aanderson@wclibrarytn.org

2018 Harry Potter Club Meetings:

  • January 19
  • April 20 – Cancelled
  • July 20
  • October 19

 2018 Teen Murder Mystery Dinner

Saturday, April 21 at the Jonesborough Library. 6:30 – 8:30 pm

You’ll be solving “Rock ‘n’ Roll Over Dead,” a mystery of a music librarian found dead! A pizza dinner will be provided, and there will be prizes for detectives who solve the mystery. 

We are looking for teen volunteers to play the roles of suspects for this program; you’ll have two short parts to read aloud to the group and you’ll still get to help solve the mystery as a detective. Please email Teen Adviser, Amanda Anderson, if you are willing to help out! 

Registration is required, as space is limited! You can register by calling the Jonesborough Library: 753-1800 or by filling out our online registration form:
Rock n’ Roll Over Dead Registration

Teen Summer Reading

For Teens rising to 6th grade – 12th grade.

To Register, visit your library branch or fill out our online form here: TSRP REGISTRATION

You can also visit our Summer Reading page to download and print your own reading logs and schedule!

Teen Winter Reading Challenge

Open to all 6th – 12th graders.

Join us for LibrariaQuest, where you can explore the land of Libraria and earn prizes by reading and attending teen programs!

You can register in person at either library, or online by following this link: LibrariaQuest Registration

Once you are registered, you can begin to read and turn in reading logs to the library or submitting them online: Reading Log Submission

Be sure to pick up a copy of the rules and schedule, your reading logs and journey map! You can also download them from the links below!

LibrariaQuest Rules & Schedule

Journey Map

Reading Log

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