Teen Lock-In: Summer Showdown

Friday, August 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:30pm

Join us at the library for an exciting evening of meeting and chatting with awesome authors on Skype, playing a collaborative game of Zombie tag with other teens around the county, and having tons of fun! Snacks provided.

Field Trip to MoPOP Museum & Pike Place Market

Thursday, July 6, 2017 (All day)

Enjoy a fun summer field trip led by library staff! Travel to bustling, metropolitan Seattle Center for a visit to the MoPOP museum. Check out the Jim Henson exhibition: Imagination Unlimited on a self-guided tour. Afterwards, enjoy a shopping excursion to Seattle’s famous Pike Place market. Registration required*

*Registration process is not complete until signed permission slip forms are returned to the library

Teen Video Game Jam

Repeats every day until Fri Aug 11 2017.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 10, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, August 11, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Put your game face on for this incredible three-day video game jam at the Poulsbo location. Learn the basics of video game design, touching on disciplines from world design to user interface to game feel. Use green screen technology and the Scratch user interface to design your own video game starring yourself. Snacks provided.

Teen Writing Camp

Repeats every day until Fri Jul 14 2017.
Monday, July 10, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, July 14, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Book-to-Film Camp

Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Thu Jun 29 2017.
Monday, June 26, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for a fun, creative summer camp at the Library's Poulsbo location. Under the guidance of teen leaders, work with a group of other 4th - 8th graders to turn a hilarious children's book into a short film. Learn the filmmaking process from beginning to end including:

  • Storyboarding
  • Script Writing
  • Set & Costume Design
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Editing

Take home a copy of your creative masterpiece at the end of the camp. Snacks will be provided.

3D Printing Camp

Repeats every day until Thu Jul 20 2017.
Monday, July 17, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Get hands-on at this STEM-focused summer camp at Poulsbo. Learn the basics of 3D printing from object design to 3D modeling and printing while working in small groups with guidance from teen leaders. Create your very own action figure to take home over four fun-filled days at the Library. Snacks will be provided.

The Book Lovers' Podcast

Repeats every month on July, August on the first Friday until Fri Aug 25 2017. Also includes Fri Jun 23 2017, Fri Jul 28 2017, Fri Aug 25 2017.
Friday, June 2, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday, June 23, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday, July 7, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday, July 28, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday, August 25, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm

Join the Book Lover's Podcast, a monthly show produced by and starring the Poulsbo Teen Advisory Board, and share your love of reading with the world!

Teen Advisory Board

Repeats every month on July, August on the third Friday until Fri Aug 18 2017.
Friday, June 16, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Friday, July 21, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Friday, August 18, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join TAB, a leadership group for teens to help shape the Library. Express your interests, develop leadership skills, help plan and implement special events and earn volunteer credit for school. Plus, there will be snacks. Grades 7-12.

Staff Picks: 2016 Best Books for Kids and Teens

This is the time of year when I dig into “best of the year” lists. Whether it’s to compare, catch up, or to discover a missed gem, it’s a great way to reflect on the good things that happened in 2016.  As a super-fan of books for kids and teens I always want to find out and share out what’s great.  I’ve gathered some great recommendations from the best resource around, Kitsap Regional Library staff, and included professional book critic’s lists of the year too. Cheers to this year’s best books for kids and teens!

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