Young Adult Programming

Activities & Programs Targeted for Teens and Tweens

The Melissa Public Library offers a variety of activities and programs targeted to young tweens and teens throughout the year.  If you are interested in learning more about our programs or have suggestions for additional activities, please contact Youth Librarian Jennifer Nehls at Jnehls@cityofmelissa.com.

Teen Programming Update:
Unfortunately due to low participation, following the January 31st meeting, we have decided to end the weekly Teen Activities Group (TAG) which was targeted to school kids.  We do however encourage all interested teens and tweens to come out and join in with our new T(w)een Homeschool Activities groups that meet during the daytime come spring break!

Homeschool T(w)een Activity Group Weekly Meetings

Ages 6 -18 meet EACH WEDNESDAY 2-3:00 p.m.  in the Library. Open to traditional students during school breaks as well! Learn more about the fun we have planned! 


Babysitting & Child Care Class 
Held Seasonally - Check out the dates we have planned for later this summer!

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Must register by May 6)
  • Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Must register by August 26)

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This class is targeted to ages 11-15 and Cost is $50. Learn CPR, first aid, and more! The class is 4 hours, there are breaks.  Bring a snack/lunch and drinks, that do not require refrigeration.  This is a private company supplying the class instruction.   Any questions please contact Jennifer Nehls at jnehls@cityofmelissa.com. 


Teen Next Chapter Book Club
The Melissa Public Library is proud to offer this club for our community members called the Teen Next Chapter Book Club.  It is part of a national program that is geared towards individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and our program will be targeting to teenagers specifically. This is not a teaching program, but rather a fun way to socialize and read some great stories!  For more information, visit http://nextchapterbookclub.org/

If you or a teenage family member or friend could benefit from a weekly social club, we would love to hear from you!  We are looking for feedback to help set primary meeting days and times so be sure to stop by the Library or contact Jennifer Nehls for more information or questions and to share your preferred meeting day and times.  

*Note activities are subject to change, so if you have any questions please contact Jennifer Nehls for more information.