Teens / Y.A.L.L.

Teen DepartmentThe library has something to offer to everyone – especially teens! We have hundreds upon hundreds of manga and graphic novels, every Dungeons & Dragons rulebook and campaign, and all of these are free to use and check out! We have regular programs – from D&D sessions to video games and virtual reality to anime clubs – and if you just need a place to chill and charge your phone, we can do that too.

Can’t find a book you’re looking for, or want to see us do some cool event or have a great idea? Contact our Teen Librarian, Dustan Archer, and he’ll take care of it! We also have resources you can use for homework and research projects, as well as books on rough subjects ranging from mental health concerns to addiction to gender identity and more.

Feel free to browse the collection anytime we’re open, or ask Dustan to help you find exactly what you’re looking for!

Teen Events

Are you a teen, or parent/guardian of one, that’s home bored and you miss hanging out with your friends? We have teen events online!

Contact Young Adult Librarian Dustan Archer to get access to the Discord server and participate in our online Teen events!

Participate in our YA Book Club and get a FREE book to keep! The book for May is 'Six of Crows' by Leigh Bardugo. Contact Dustan Archer to register by May 13th and pick up your free copy at the Reference Desk, or you can access the book electronically via Libby/Overdrive for free! The book discussion will take place on Thursday, May 27th, from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.

Participate in our YA Book Club and get a FREE book to keep! The book for May is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Contact Dustan Archer to register by May 13th and pick up your free copy at the Reference Desk, or you can access the book electronically via Libby/Overdrive for free! The book discussion will take place on Thursday, May 27th, from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. See you then!

Teen Tabletop RPG

Come play Dungeons & Dragons and battle dragons, goblins, and more! In order to participate you will need to have a microphone, computer, and Internet access. We have campaigns on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:45 pm!

Want to play Among Us with other teens you can voice chat with? Tired of randoms being bad at the game and want more of a challenge? Hop into our teen Discord server and play with us from 4:30 - 5:30 pm most Fridays!

Want to play Among Us with other teens you can voice chat with? Tired of randoms being bad at the game and want more of a challenge? Hop into our teen Discord server and play with us from 4:30 – 5:30 pm most Fridays!

Summer Reading Program Kick-off with Angie Thomas. Author talk via Zoom. Friday, May 28 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.

The Rosenberg Library Summer Reading Program begins on Friday, May 28th, and we’re kicking it off with a candid virtual conversation with Angie Thomas (author of The Hate U Give, On the Come Up, and Concrete Rose)! Get more information about the event and register for FREE here!

The Young Adult Library Leaders — Y.A.L.L.

Teen - Y.A.L.L PROGRAMThe Young Adult Library Leaders — Y.A.L.L. for short — is the Library’s group for middle and high school students who want to help improve and promote teen services in the Library by helping develop and implement programs for young adults, enriching the young adult collection, and making the Library a teen-friendly environment.

Membership Benefits

  • Input on teen-only events
  • Customization of YA space and collections
  • Fantastic addition to a resumé or college application
  • Volunteer credit hours (cannot be used for court-ordered community service hours)

Membership Requirements

  • Teens ages 13 – 18 years only
  • Galveston County residents only
  • Commitment to at least 8 out of 12 meetings per year
  • Abide by the Rosenberg Library Standard of Conduct for YA Programs

The Y.A.L.L. group is not currently meeting. Meetings will resume when in-person programming begins again at the Rosenberg Library.

Teens interested in joining, please contact Dustan Archer.