06/06/2017 - 4:53pm

Aaah, summer! June is well under way, and if you're in the market for fun, FREE things to do with your time, there's sure to be a library close by that has something going on. From cupcakes to painting, from cosplay to cooking and everything in between, we've got you covered...


Bear Valley Branch Library

Tigers and Leopards Face Painting: Wednesday, June 7, 2:30 p.m.

In this step-by-step class, students will learn the fundamentals of face... more

06/01/2017 - 2:14pm
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College application deadlines are calling your name—and they want your unique essay. How do you know what to write? How do you showcase YOU when other students are answering the same questions? How do you translate a personal experience into something that demonstrates why you are meant to attend your top choice school? We’ll tackle all these questions and get you started on your essay. If you have a draft, please bring it with you. You’ll leave this class with a beginning and an outline for a brand new essay or a revision of your draft.

At the Green Valley Ranch Branch, we... more

05/30/2017 - 10:15am
Cassette tape

I remember when I graduated from high school and the epic summer after graduation. I will most definitely be aging myself here, but one of the things I remember most is the music my friends and I listened to. My best friend would burn CDs full of our favorites bands and songs. Some of them stayed all summer long, while others were the flavor of the week. One thing for sure is that I think of our adventures driving around the wonderfully hot city.

So what songs were we listening to? The summer of 2005 started my love affair with Fall Out Boy. I was introduced to them with their... more

05/23/2017 - 12:14pm
Splash & Bash

MY Denver is very excited to announce the 2nd Annual Splash & Bash for teens! Your ticket to the party is your MY Denver Card. Don't have one? Pick one up at one of Denver's 27 recreation centers.

Splash & Bash
Friday, June 9, 1-4 p.m.
Cook... more

05/17/2017 - 5:18pm
Alex & Eliza

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

Melissa de la Cruz

If you are excited about the musical Hamilton, you are sure to like this book. This is the love story of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza. This book is fiction, but it does have some historical accuracy. 










Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy... more

05/02/2017 - 1:26pm
Build a Better World logo

The Collaborative Summer Library Program has announced the winners of the 2017 Teen Video Challenge!

The Teen Video Challenge encouraged teens to create short public service announcements that promote reading and library use over the summer to other teens. The 2017 theme was "Build a Better World" and fourteen states participated in the contest this year. The winning videos illustrate the diversity of our nation and of the teens that created them. 

There were some incredible submissions to the Colorado competition, and we're very proud to have two Denver Public Library Teen... more

05/01/2017 - 6:36am

Explora for Teens is a great resource for students but it's also great for just about everyone looking for information and news on all sorts of topics. Our mythological friend, Pandora, has decided to pop in and take a trip around the world to see what's going on. See if you can figure out where Pandora visited and what she's learned.

Pandora has a passport and visas for every corner of the world, so she's set to go. Pandora is also... more

04/17/2017 - 5:27pm
Free Listens All Summer Long

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens and starting April 27, 2017 you can download two complete audiobook mp3s every week! Titles are delivered through the OverDrive app (which you may already be familiar with if you borrow eBooks and audio eBooks from Denver Public Library). Download the app in advance to whichever device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go!

Learn more and sign up for notifications at... more

04/04/2017 - 10:44am

The Sam Gary Branch Library of Denver public Library is currently seeking a high school student (ages 14 -17) interested in working part-time at the library in a paid position as a Youth Assistant. More details about the job can be found here.

Do you want to know what it's like to work at the library as a teen? The following is an essay our current Youth Assistant, Gina, wrote about her experience working at the library:


I started my experience with the library two years ago as a... more

03/20/2017 - 3:42pm
diary of a teenage girl book cover

Maya Angelou said "A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim." Nora Ephron said "Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." Coco Chanel said "A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." Mae West said "A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." Emma Watson said "I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself."

Women are awesome.

March is Women's History Month, and although the month is rapidly drawing to a... more


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