Teen News

New Teen Computers

Need a computer to work on a homework assignment? Thanks to a grant we were awarded, we have four new computers in the Teen Area. They have everything the adult computers have: Internet access, Microsoft Office, and printing. Stop in and use one today!

May 8, 2012
Volunteers Needed
Seeking Teen Volunteers for the Summer

Will you be entering 9th grade or above in the fall? Do you like kids and reading? The Children’s Department is currently seeking teen volunteers to help for our Summer Reading Program, Dream Big, READ. Interested volunteers are asked to commit to two or more hours per week doing a variety of tasks. This is a great opportunity to earn service hours for your school or community organization while you have free time during the summer! Applications are available in the library or online here; please check out the application for more information and return completed applications to the Children’s Desk.

Apr 26, 2012
Duct Tape Wallets

Next week (April 21-28) is Money Smart Week, so all week long, the library is doing programming about saving money. On Saturday, April 28th at 1pm, teens can make their very own, one-of-a-kind duct tape wallet. The library will provide colored duct tape. If you come to make a duct tape wallet, stay for the "Building Great Credit for Teens" program provided by Jenny Hale of the Wayne-Westland Credit Union. Let's learn together how to be smart with our money!

Apr 20, 2012
Panem Map Courtesy of iO9.com

Ever try and map out Panem while reading The Hunger Games? Well, i09.com has perhaps the most well-researched map of Suzanne Collins' world. Check it out here!

Feb 10, 2012
eBooks and eAudiobooks

We now have eBooks at the library! Do you have a smartphone or an eBook reader? Our digital library includes many MANY young adult titles, including The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series and the Cirque du Freak series. To access our Download Destination, click here.

You can also download audiobooks and music from the same site. Find out more about how it all works.

You need to be a Westland resident (with a Westland library card) to download eBooks.

Dec 5, 2011
Candy Cane Critters

Teens! Make mice and reindeer ornaments out of leftover candy canes. Join us on Wednesday, December 21st at 7pm to make this simple holiday craft. Candy canes, hot chocolate, and holiday music will be provided. Sign up online here or by calling the Reference Desk. Grades 4-12 please.

Nov 28, 2011
National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Public Library of Westland will be holding events for teens. The goal of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short) is to write an entire novel (50,000 words) in one month, starting November 1st!

 For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit the NaNoWriMo website or the Young Writers Program site. To see when the library is holding write-ins during the month of November, please go to our Adult Events and Teen Events pages.

Oct 31, 2011
Teen Video Game Tournament

The results are in, and the video game for our teen tournament will be Mario Kart Wii! 7 people voted for Mario Kart, 4 for Supersmash Brothers, and 3 for Other Games. Look for Supersmash Bros. Brawl and Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 in the future, but for now, plan on playing some Mario Kart on Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:30-8:00. Sign up begins Thursday, August, 25th.

Aug 22, 2011
Vote in Our Poll!

It's up to you to decide which video game we play in our next Teen Video Game Tournament at the library. The tournament will be at the end of September. Let us know by Monday, August 22nd by voting in our online poll at the top of this site.  

Aug 18, 2011
Teen Library Bingo

The Summer Reading Program ended on August 6th, but if you'd still like to participate in a contest, try Teen Library Bingo. Grab a bingo sheet from the YA Area and complete the tasks in the squares. Get a bingo horizontally, vertically, or four corners, and you receive a prize, a coupon, and are entered to win a grand prize. Bring your completed bingo sheet to the Children's Desk by Saturday, September 10th to collect your prize.

Aug 16, 2011