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!

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 in-person!

Contact Young Adult Librarian Dustan Archer to get access to the Discord server. Then you can stay in contact with other library teens and get the latest information on programs!

Teen Tabletop RPG
Tuesdays, May 17th and 24th @ 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, May 31st @ 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Tuesdays, June 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th @ 2:00 – 5:00 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Fox Room, 4th floor
Play a pen-and-paper RPG called Dungeons and Dragons led by other teens! Don’t know how to play D&D? That’s fine – let us know and our librarian will walk you through character creation.

Teen Gaming
Wednesdays, May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th @ 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Wednesdays, June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th @ 2:00 – 5:00 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Wortham Auditorium, 1st floor
Come play a variety of games, from Super Smash Bros. to Mario Kart to board games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Werewolf!

Anime Club
Friday, May 13th @ 4:30 – 5:30 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Wortham Auditorium, 1st floor
Pocky, Hi-Chews, soda, and anime!

Artists’ Alley Workshop
Friday, May 20th @ 4:30 – 5:30 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Randall Room, 1st floor
Let’s make Kandi bead bracelets, necklaces, and Perler bead art!

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
Friday, May 27th @ 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Family Event
For all ages
Palm Beach @ Moody Gardens
Enjoy a fun, free swim party for the whole family to celebrate the start of the 2022 Summer Reading Program. Let us know at the gate that you’re part of the Summer Reading Program, and don’t forget your swimsuit!

Friday Night After Hours: Humans vs. Zombies
Friday, June 3rd @ 6:30 – 8:00 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Wortham Auditorium, 1st floor
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Contact Dustan Archer to register
An elaborate game of tag in the library after we’re closed! Pizza, soda, and keeping zombies away by stunning them with socks.

Throwback Thursday Movie Series
2:00 – 4:00 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Wortham Auditorium, 1st floor
Enjoy some old school 80’s and 90’s movies with soda, popcorn, and other teens!
Thursday, June 9thThe Princess Bride
Thursday, June 23rdBack to the Future
Thursday, June 30thWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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.