Teens Page

Summer Reading Teen Programs

(Teen events are open to all 6th-12th year teens)

Summer Reading 2022 is in full swing! Take a look at the Summer Reading page to sign up and learn more.

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Teens get a free swag bag of summer reading goodies for signing up this year! Explore oceans of possibilities with crafts, info on local volunteering & classes, snacks, and more. Join us for weekly programs exploring our local waterfront both in and outside the library this July. Sign up for our teen newsletter to find out what’s happening first.  

  • Craft & Chill 
    July 13th 4:00-5:30 pm @ Anacortes Public Library 
    Join us for pizza, snacks, and creativity with supplies found and sourced to create a beach themed art piece. Make a mermaid crown, paint a seashell and more.

  • Explore the W.T. Preston 
    July 20th 4:00-5:30pm @ Maritime Heritage Center, 703 R Ave 
    Meet us at the W.T. Preston for an adventure on the boat including snacks, an audio tour with the museum staff and more.

  • Beach Party: Summer Wrap-Up 
    July 27th 4:00-5:30 pm @ Washington Park 
    Meet at Washington Park for a scavenger hunt at the beach and s’mores to celebrate the end of summer reading. We’ll have prizes and snacks as well. 

  • Paddleboard in the Park

    • July 28th 2pm @ Seafarers Memorial Park

    • Join us at Seafarers’ Memorial Park Dock to paddleboard around Fidalgo Bay. As always, snacks will be provided. Use the link below for all of the details and to get the sign up form.

    • https://www.anacorteswa.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8037

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Books and More

Looking for some exciting new reading material? Prefer digital over physical? Head on over to the Washington Anytime Library and take a look at the thousands of eBooks and audiobooks that are available to you.

Also, 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.

Free Audiobooks This Summer

Audiobook enthusiasts of the world, get excited: SYNC Audiobooks for Teens, provided by AudioFile Magazine and powered by the Sora student reading app, is back for its 13th season this Thursday, April 28.

SYNC is a summer reading program targeted at teens aged 13 and older (though anyone can participate). This year’s edition will run for 16 weeks, providing two thematically paired audiobooks for checkout each week, for free, to every registered listener. This equals 32 free books!

Sign Up and Learn More



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Volunteer Opportunities 

The Library is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out with events and programs, with such opportunities as:

  • Youth Services Specialist: Craft and activity preparation for Storytimes and children’s activities.
  • Storytime Assistant: Help with Storytime set-up and clean-up with Youth Services Staff.
  • Event Squad: Assist with genre night, outreach programs, etc.
  • And many more!

Go to our Volunteer page to find out more information and how to sign up.