Teens Page

How Can the Library Help You?

A lot is happening for teens in the Library this year. Get involved in some of our volunteer committees, join our Teen Advisory Group to help plan activities and even advise on decorations and purchases for the updated Teen Space. 


ASD Students are all members of the Anacortes Public Library! Be sure to stop by the Teen Section in the library to see all of the new books we get in on a regular basis.

Prefer digital over physical? 

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Student ID Library Accounts for ASD Students

ASD Students are all members of the Anacortes Public Library
ASD ID Card with 0 crossed out on student number
Your student ID #/Card is your Library account. Scan your ID card to checkout books, or just use the number to checkout public library books. Login to apps like HOOPLA and Libby to checkout digital books with your 6 digit ID #, do not include the first 0. Your pin is set by default to the last four digits of your ID. It's that easy. 


High School Creative Writing

Wednesdays 2 - 3 pm starting in October

Teens plotting during High School Creative Writing

Share ideas and get feedback at this creative writing workshop. You bring the ideas, we'll provide the snacks. 

9th - 12th grade only

Banned Book Club

Wed, Oct 4 @ 3:30 - 4:30 pm

We Read Banned Books

Share your favorite banned books, learn about our favorites, and find out what it means for a book to be challenged or banned during National Banned Books week. No advance reading required. Treats and a few fun book prizes will be provided. 

Adventure Day Planning Meeting

Oct 25 & Nov 8 @ 3:30 - 3:40 pm

Adventure Day is comingDo you love to plan parties, create crafts, art, and design fun experiences? Join the Library's epic Genre Fest planning comittee to help plan Adventure Day. Earn volunteer hours while tapping into your creative side as we plan this library takeover featuring costumes, scavenger hunts, mazes, prizes and more. 

Haunted Walk

Sat, Oct 28

Haunted Walk Teen Volunteers 2022

Sign up to volunteer in costume or decorate to be a part of the team creating the Library's haunted experience at this year's Parks & Rec. Haunted Walk. Just for teens, stop in the Library beginning October 1st for a free voucher for any teen wishing to attend this event. Tickets are limited to one per teen, non-transferable, and supplies are limited. Volunteers always attend for free. 

Heartstopper Day

TBD this Winter

Heartstopper 5 book cover

TBD due to publisher change in launch date--stay tuned!
Join us for a fandom party with treats, games, and prizes, as well as chances to win a copy of the fifth and final installment in this bestselling graphic novel series. Prepare to have your hearts warmed and geek out. 


We need your voice. Apply to be a part of the team that will help shape the expanded Teen Space this fall. Join our Teen Advisory Group and tell us what you want in the Teen Space while gaining volunteer experience and hours for volunteer credit. We'll need your input on decorations, games, technology, activities, and more. Sign up below to be notified when we create the team this fall and for other volunteer opportunities. 


Use all our library resources anywhere from home, using your student ID #. In addition to audiobooks and ebooks, you can also research a variety of topics for school and projects, take classes, and even watch plays, all from home, courtesy of the Anacortes Public Library. Explore these popular resources or check with your Teen Librarian anytime you visit. We can show you how to use resources, help you find books for assignments, and more.

Contact your Teen Librarian, Diana Farnsworth via email at dianaf@cityofanacortes.org or by visiting the library. 

Diana Farnsworth in the Teen section


Gale in Context - High School

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Points of View

Points of View Reference Center covers hundreds of topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic. Get Started With Points of View

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