Welcome to our Teen Department! The library provides programming and services just for teens.
Our Youth Summer Learning Challenge starts June 1 and runs until July 25. This year's theme is, "Imagine Your Story." Teens have their own set of prizes and programs. For more information, please visit the "Summer Learning Challenge" page located under the "Youth Services" tab on our website. There you'll find information about sign-up, prizes, and more!
  Upcoming Teen Activities: 
  • Teen Activity On the Go: Scratch Art (Thursday, June 11 -- Pick up from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.): Stop by to pick up an activity bag to take home and try. Inside the kit will be two scratch art boards. The boards will be black. Teens can take a pencil, coin, or other object to scratch off the black, revealing color underneath. Make a unique piece of art right at home! *All kits are on a first come, first serve basis.

Teen Summer Battle of the Books (B.O.B.):
  • To sign up, call the Youth Desk at 262-673-8240 and hit 3. 
  • All participants must have their parents read over the permission slip before they participate. Parents must then call 262-673-8240 and hit 3 for the Youth Desk to give verbal confirmation it's okay for their child to participate in the program. Otherwise, the permission slip can be mailed in to the following address:
 Jack Russell Memorial Library
ATTN: Youth Deptarment
100 Park Avenue
Hartford, WI 53027