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Koza Family Teen Center

The Teen Center is a space just for teens grades 7-12 (ages 12-18) to hangout on the second floor of the Library. It’s open whenever the Library is open.

Come during Tech Times to play video games on the big screen and check out laptops.

Ongoing events

Teen writing hangout

Thursdays 4 - 5pm, Teen Space & Zoom

Join Matthew and Adam from 1-Week Critique and develop your creative writing skills. No writing experience is necessary and all materials will be provided.

Teen create-it hangout

Wednesdays 5 - 6pm, Teen Space

Come create an art or craft project. All supplies will be provided and no experience is necessary.

Request the Teen Librarian

Would you like the Teen Librarian to visit your school to talk about services and resources? Or would you like a group tour of the Teen Center? Contact Victoria the Teen Librarian at victoria-fernandez@icpl.org to schedule.

2022 Teen Writing Contest Winners

9th-12th grade

1st place

Jaden S
Read Jaden's entry

2nd place

Ash B
Read Ash's entry

7th-8th grade

1st place

Evy M
Read Evy's entry

2nd place

Casper N
Read Casper's entry

2022 Teen Art Contest Winners


1st place

2nd place

Honorable mention


1st place

2nd place

Honorable mention

See all art submissions
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Digital Library

OverDrive for Teens

Find ebooks & digital audiobooks

Brainfuse HelpNow

Free online tutoring and additional resources

Adventure Pass

Visit Iowa attractions and museums for free once per year! Learn more from our Adventure Pass FAQs.

Browse Adventure Pass availability

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