Over the past year, the Teen Advisory Board has been designing events for teens at the Sylvan Way Library And in fact, teens across communities throughout Kitsap, who are part of Advisory Boards at our Poulsbo, Port Orchard, Kingston, and Bainbridge Island locations are shaping programs for their peers as well. Involving youth in the planning process makes our programs stronger, more authentic, and generally awesome--- they are by teens, for teens.  Look out for a TAB meeting near you-- we would love to have your voice heard. 

These are just a few of the programs that teens across the system have had their say in creating. You can see all of the awesome programs for teens, kids, and adults in our latest issue of Inspire!

Here are some of the amazing events for teens this summer:


Game Jam Lock-In

Kickstart our Video Game Design club with a special night to explore software, equipment, and techniques. Get together in a team and design a game in just a few hours and then pitch your idea to the Game Shark Tank!

Where: Sylvan Way

When: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Registration: Call or register online


Teen Writing Camp

Master the literary arts at this thrilling and creative summer camp at the Poulsbo location. Work with a professional writing teacher to hone your literary skills over the course of a five-day camp! Write using literary prompts or continue to develop your own original writing. Learn from one-on-one consultations with the writing teacher and share your work in the writer's circle. Publish a literary magazine you can take home featuring your very own work. Snacks provided.

Where: Poulsbo

When: Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14 - Every Day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration: Call or register online



Cosplay Design & Sewing Lab

Love cosplay? Want to learn how to sew? Need a space to work on a costume without the distractions of home? Stop by the Port Orchard location for four days of cosplay design and sewing lab. We will provide the sewing machines, some limited materials and patterns. Bring your ideas and images to brainstorm your costume design or figure it out when you get here. Get inspired! 

This program generously funded in part by the Port Orchard Friends of the Library.

Where: Port Orchard

When:  Monday, August 7 to Thursday, August 10 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


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