Monday Night Out
March 6, 13, 20, 27
Come to the Teen Scene for our new drop-in program to banish any "Bad Case of the Mondays." Every week is a new skill, from making to painting to print-making to art. This is a free program for teenagers.
LGBTQA Youth Connection Drop-In
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month
Youth are welcome to join us as the Library partners with Youth Opportunities Orillia. The drop-in will be held in the program rooms on the first floor. This program is for youth 23 and under. Email Lindsey for more information.
Youth Haven Drop-In
Tuesday, March 7 & 21
3-4:30 p.m. in the Teen Scene
Youth 16-24 years old can drop by the teen section on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m. for guidance and support with housing, employment, education, goal planning, emotions management and referrals to additional supports.
Teen Writers Group
Tuesday, February 28, March 14, 28
Are you a creative writer looking to meet other teen writers? Do you enjoy writing Fan Fiction, short stories, poems or play? Join local author Rachel Lang for our new monthly teen writers group.
Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, March 22
The Orillia Public Library is seeking community minded youth in grades 9-12 to volunteer as part of our Teen Advisory Board. Working with the Coordinator of Youth Services the TAB meets once a month to discuss and guide teen Library programs, encourage Library participation for youth and advocate for Library programs in the community and at school. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours, get involved in library projects and programs, meet new people, and be a voice for Orillia Youth. To volunteer, fill out a Teen Volunteer Application available in the teen section of the library.
Drop by the Teen Section of the Library for weekly crafts, games and challenges. New DIY projects are added every week!
Teen Video Game Night
Mondays in April
54" TV + PS4 = Awesome teen video game night! Come show off your gaming skills and eat snacks. This is a FREE drop in program for teens in grade 8-12.
Watch and Make Club
Tuesday, April 4: Goonies
Tuesday, April 18: Mean Girls
Watch some classic films and make related projects! This program is free and open to all kids Grades 8-12.
Beads and Things
Get ready for spring with some new accessories! Learn how to make your own bracelets, earing and more! This is a free program for grades 7-9. Registration is required.