Teen Events

in March, April & May

at the Middleton Public Library


3DS Club

Thursday, March 2, 6:30-8:30 pm

Thursday, April 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Thursday, May 4, 6:30-8:30 pm

All ages
Mack Reading Room
Bring your 3DS and games for the group to share!  Drop-ins welcome!


Teen Advisory Committee    

Monday, March 13, 4:15-5 pm

Monday, April 10, 4:15-5 pm

Monday, May 8, 4:15-5 pm

Archer Rooms (downstairs through lobby)

eed volunteer hours?  The Teen Advisory Committee recommends purchases for the teen area, suggests and assists with teen programs, adds links to our webpage, and advises us on changes to our teen section.  Join us!  TAC counts as volunteer hours and we always serve snacks.


Teen Bands Night         

Thursday, March 23, 6-8 pm

Archer Meeting Rooms (downstairs through lobby)

All ages welcome to come hear local teen bands Surround Sound and Proxy Child! No cover fee.  Please excuse any noise that may leak into the library this evening.


Manga Cat Planters & Zentangle Rocks

Saturday, March 25, 2-3 pm

Archer Meeting Rooms (downstairs through lobby)

Learn how to repurpose old soda bottles into some adorable manga cat planters and doodle cool zentangle designs on rocks! (soil & seeds for planters also available.)


Donuts & Dystopias: Book Swap Party!

Wednesday, March 29, 4:15-5 pm

Archer Meeting Rooms (downstairs through lobby)

Bring a book to swap and find a new title you would like to try!  This month we will be discussing Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard after the Book Swap.  Kindles with the downloaded discussion titles are available at the Help Desk.


Middleton Public Library’s 90th Birthday Party!

Monday, April 10, 6:30 pm

Commons Area, Main Level

Middleton Public Library transforms, 90 years in the making! Come help celebrate the Library’s birthday with cake and music!


Cake & Classics: 1984

Wednesday, April 12, 4:15-5 pm

Archer Rooms (downstairs through lobby)

Celebrate the Library’s 90th birthday and National Library Week with cake!  This month, we will discuss a title that has a long history of censorship:  1984 by George Orwell.  Join us to discuss intellectual freedom and your thoughts about the book!  Kindles with downloaded discussion titles are available at the Help Desk.


Greener Day

Thursday, April 20, 6-7 pm

Archer Meeting Rooms (downstairs through lobby)

Kellen from Cool Choices will present games and trivia regarding eco-friendly practices for everyday life.  What ideas do you have to lessen our environmental impact?


Minute to Win It

Friday, April 21, 4:30-5:30 pm

Archer Meeting Rooms (downstairs through lobby)

Do you have what it takes to complete the challenge? Competitors are given one minute to complete a task, just like the popular television show!  Please register online or at the Help Desk.


Multicultural Potluck

Saturday, April 29, 3-4 pm

Archer Rooms (downstairs through lobby)

What country would you choose to represent? Bring a dish to pass and anything you’d like to show from that country (coins, postcards, photos, costume, etc.) Try our multicultural trivia & games! The Library is not responsible for food consumed at this event.  Registration encouraged!


Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 6, 9 am-5 pm

Main Level Help Desk

Stop by the Library today to pick up a free comic book, courtesy of Westfield Comics and generous patron donations!


Zombie Prom  

Thursday, May 18, 7-8 pm

Archer Rooms (downstairs through lobby)

Braaaains!  We have braaains!  Play Humans vs. Zombies—would you survive a zombie attack?  Gain immunity points through trivia and survival questions and try our zombie-inspired mocktails.   Cosplay: formal attire encouraged, prize for most realistic zombie!

All teen events are free!

(Many thanks to our Friends of the Middleton Library for funding our teen programs)

Questions or Comments?

Please contact Rebecca at:

Middleton Public Library

7425 Hubbard Ave.

Middleton, WI  53562


Build a Better World

Teen Summer Reading Program

Middleton Public Library






Teen Summer Reading Program

(Grades 6-12)

Begins:  Friday, June 9 at 9 am

Ends:  Saturday, August 12 at 10 am


Reading logs are available at the Help Desk of the Library.  Make your own goal of how much you think you can read. Spin the wheel for a prize when you reach your halfway and final goals!  Participants can also choose to donate to a charity (Habitat for Humanity) instead of choosing a prize.  Halfway prizes will be available starting June 23. Also, for every hour you read, you will be given an entry form for our Grand Prize Drawing on Saturday, August 12.  Three winners will be drawn at the Summer Reading Finale—the more you read, the better your chances of winning a Grand Prize!  Winners do not need to be present at the Finale to win, but if winners are present, they will get first pick of prizes.


Grand prizes: Go Pro camera, bluetooth headphones or amazon gift card. 


It's easy:

  1. Get a reading log and write down what you read.
  2. Read 1 hour, fill out an entry form for the Grand Prizes!
  3. Spin the wheel and get a prize when you are half-way to your goal and when you reach your final goal!
  4. Come to the Finale to see who wins the Grand Prizes!

Which school will win? When you sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, drop a bean in your school’s jar and check to see which school is winning the race for the most avid readers!

Community Clues Scavenger Hunt! (Grades 6-12)

Decipher weekly riddles to find each week’s location! Ask at the location for your token, then trade them in at the Help Desk of the Middleton Public Library for a small prize and a ticket for the special Scavenger Hunt prize drawing at the Finale Picnic on Aug. 12!



3DS Club!

Thursday, June 1, 6:30-8:30 pm

Thursday, July 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Thursday, August 3, 6:30-8:30 pm

Mack Reading Room

Join fellow portable gaming enthusiasts for an evening of multiplayer fun at the 3DS Club! We'll be playing Nintendo 3DS and DS games, sharing StreetPasses, talking about the games we love, and making new friends. Whether you want to compete or cooperate with others, share your artistic creations or just chat about the single player games you enjoy, bring your system, games and enthusiasm to our community. All ages are welcome and encouraged to play!


Chocoholics Guessing Contest

Friday, June 9-Monday, July 24

Main Level Help Desk

Guess the number of chocolate candies in the jar and you can win it!  Write down your guess including your name and phone number, and see who can guess the closest!  (closest guess wins the whole jar.)  Teens in grades 6-12 only, limit one guess per person.


Drawing Contest

Writing Contest

Photography Contest 

Deadline for entries: Monday, July 17

Vote for your favorite photos & drawings until Monday, July 31

Winners announced at SRP Finale, Saturday, August 12.

Teens are invited to submit their original artwork, photos and stories to the Help Desk by July 17. Suggested theme: “Build a Better World” Contestants must be in grades 6-12; artwork/photos/stories entered in other contests are not allowed.  No more than 2 entries per category per person, please. Writing contest limit of 2 pages.  The library is not responsible for loss or damage that artwork/ photos  may incur while on display.  A copy of all acceptable entries will be bound into a book and will be available for check-out.   Vote for your favorite photo and artwork—winner in each category receives $50! (Teen writing contest judges needed--if interested, please contact Rebecca at:


Slide into a Good Book!

LOCATION: Parkside Heights Park, 3201 Northbrook Dr.

(off Donna Dr., two blocks from Kromrey)

Thursday, July 13 and August 10, 1-2:30 pm

Staff from the Middleton Public Library, Elm Lawn Elementary School, and Kromrey Middle School will be at Parkside Heights Park this summer giving away free books to Middleton students.  Find a new favorite book!  Sign up for Summer Reading! Create chalk art! Hula hoop for as long as humanly possible! 


Life Size Games

Saturday, June 17, 2-3 pm

Become part of your favorite games with life-size versions of Pac-Man, Hungry Hippo, Scrabble, and more!


Iron Crafter

Friday, June 23, 3-4 pm

Sharpen your scissors and grab your glitter glue to compete in this craft design competition!  What will our mystery theme be?  What will be in the mystery boxes of craft supplies?  Prize will be awarded to the most creative, highest quality craft that incorporates our mystery theme. Sign up as individuals or in teams! 





Wednesday, July 5, 3-4 pm

Behind Library (blue tent)

Go groovy:  make t-shirts, not war!  Bring a clean cotton t-shirt or whatever you would like to tie-dye. (100% cotton works best.) Choose your favorite design, learn a few techniques and create some groovy, psychedelic threads!  Please register in advance.

Teen Advisory Committee: Smoothie Station!

Monday, July 10, 4-5 pm

Are you interested in civic engagement and social responsibility? Would you like to have a voice in shaping the direction of the library? Do you simply love the library and like helping out?  The Teen Advisory Committee counts as volunteer hours and allows teens to plan our teen programs and advise us on changes to our teen section and materials to purchase.  We’d love to see you at our next meeting—make a smoothie at our July meeting!


Pizza Taste Test

Thursday, July 13, 6-7 pm

What is the best pizza in Middleton?  Do you think you know your favorite soft drink?  You might be surprised…!  Blind taste test—please register so we know how much pizza to order.


Stop-Motion Workshop

Thursday, July 20, 6-8 pm

Join professional filmmaker Frank Caruso to learn tips on making your own stop-motion animation film! Bring your own device or use one of our Ipads. Please register, limit 15. Enter your creations in our Teen Book Trailer Contest in the fall!


Breakfast Club

Saturday, July 22, 10am-noon

What is your favorite 80s movie?  Come in your pajamas, try our cereal bar, and vote for which 80s movie to watch!


LibCon: A Celebration of Fandoms!

Thursday, July 27, 6-8 pm

Cosplay your favorite character, sing karaoke, and come geek out with us at the library!  Whatever your favorite fandom, we’ll have activities that will make the Muggles jealous… Meet Nick Choles, Senior Concept Artist and video game illustrator (X-men: Origins, Star Wars: Jedi Knight), and enter your fan art or manga drawings by July 21 to be entered in the contest.  Art will be on display in the gallery: the Library is not responsible for any damage or loss incurred while on display. Bring manga to trade for the manga swap! See separate flier at the Help Desk for all the details!



Sushi-Making for Teens

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2-3 pm

Did you know that sushi means rice and not fish? Join Chef Instructor Lily Kilfoy in this exciting cooking class for teens. Chef Lily introduces students to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and themes, all while having a hands-on fun time! Participants will learn some sushi facts and much more as they prepare a variety of ingredients to create their own sushi rolls using a traditional bamboo mat. Please register, limit 12.


Teen SRP Finale Picnic

Saturday, Aug. 12, 12-2pm

Behind Library

Games! Food!  Prizes!  See who wins the Grand Prize Drawing and the Writing, Photo & Art Contests, or just hang  out and munch!                               



Please see separate flyer for details, available at the Help Desk.


How to Sign Up for Programs

Sign up for library events in one of three ways:


All events will take place in our lower level Archer Meeting Rooms unless noted otherwise.


All teen events are free! Thanks to our corporate sponsors and our Friends group for funding our Teen programs. Questions or comments?  Contact Rebecca at:

Middleton Public Library

7425 Hubbard Ave.

Middleton, WI  53562

(608) 827-7402


Rebecca: (608)827-7402
Circulation desk: (608)827-7401