The Library will be closed on

Monday, February, 19 for President's Day.

View January's Teen Newsletter

Show Your Love for the Library!

This month, we will have weekly teen programming, dozens of new books, and an introduction to the Teen Art Show this summer!

To celebrate Valentine's Day, we will be hanging Library Valentine's made by you in the teen area! Your message can be short and sweet, or long and thoughtful.

Submit your Valentine

Winter Events at the Library

Art at the Library: Paint Like Bob Ross

Thursday, February 1 | 4-6pm

Join us for an evening of painting! We will watch a Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting video and attempt to follow along. Learn more.

Beading Bonanza

Friday, February 3 | 3-5pm

If you've ever thought about jewelry making, but didn't know where to start, join us at this beading bonanza! We will provide supplies and instructions for starter projects. Learn more.

Read The Rainbow Teen Book Club: Go Tell It on the Mountain

Thursday, February 8 | 5:30-6:30pm

This month we will read Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin. Learn more.

Sign Up for Read the Rainbow Teen Book Club

Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.)

Wednesday, February 7 | 4:30-5:30pm

T.A.B. is a group of teens who help decide which books, movies, and games will be added to the library and what programs will be offered. Open to students in grades 7-12. Learn more.

T.A.B. Application

Dungeons and Dragons

Saturday, February 10 | 3:30-5:30pm

Saturday, February 24 | 3:30-5:30pm

Come with us on a magical adventure to test your problem solving and imagination in a fantasy setting as we learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Learn more.

Book Thieves Book Club: The Book Thief

Wednesday, February 14 | 4:30-5:30pm

This month we will read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Enjoy snacks while we discuss young adult literature. Learn more.

Sign Up for Book Thieves

Legends of Aspen Film Series

Wednesday, February 14 | 4:30-6:00pm

Join us for a screening of short films focusing on past Aspen Hall of Fame inductees and learn more about the history of Aspen. 

This is a partnership between Aspen Hall of Fame and the Pitkin County Library.

Learn more.

Miniature and Book Nook Club: Book Nook Frame

Thursday, February 15 | 4:30-6pm

The miniature club will craft different miniature scenes to be displayed at home, given as a gift, or hidden amongst your books. Learn more.

Avalanche Aware Presentation

Thursday, February 15 | 6:30-8:00pm

Join an avalanche forecaster from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center for an hour-long presentation of AIARE's (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) Avalanche Aware. This talk covers the basics of what avalanches are, where they occur, and how to get the current danger rating from the CAIC for your area. Learn more.


Saturday, February 17 | 3:30-5:30pm

Learn beginner bookbinding skills. Each program will build on skills learned in previous sessions. Learn more.

Sign Up for Bookbinding

Book to Film: To All the Boys I Loved Before

Wednesday, February 21 | 4:30-6:30pm

Meet in the Dunaway Community Room for popcorn and a movie based on a book! Learn more!

Banned Books Book Club: Hood Feminism

Tuesday, February 27 | 5:30-6:30pm

This month we will read Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall. Learn more.

Sign Up for Banned Books Book Club

Tacos N' Trivia: Pop Culture

Wednesday, February 28 | 4:30-5:30pm

Tap into your competitive side at the Pop Culture Trivia Night! We will have tacos, drinks, and a prize for the winners! Learn more.

Read Wider

Black History Month

Black History Month or African American Heritage Month pays tribute to all the generations of African Americans and Black Americans who struggled to receive full citizenship in the United States and continue to struggle with adversity, prejudice, and racism.

In support of Black History Month and Black Lives Matter we have provided downloadable lists full of books, movies, music, and online resources. Each list is carefully curated by our collection librarians to highlight own voice stories, stories of love, and stories starring important Black Americans throughout history. Learn more and view the lists.

February Young Adult Books

February is Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with these young adult books and graphic novels written by black authors. Browse the Young Adult collection.

How to Live Without You by Sarah Everett

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney

White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson

The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Graphic Novels

The Talk by Darrin Bell

I See the Promised Land by Arthur Flowers

Ghost Roast by Shawneé Gibbs

Coming Soon in Fiction

Beasts of War by Ayana Gray

Escaping Mr. Rochester by L. L. McKinney

Nigeria Jones by Ibi Aanu Zoboi

Coming Soon in Nonfiction

Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School by Tiffany Jewel

American Wings by Sherri L. Smith and Elizabeth Wein

Black Girl You are Atlas by Renée Watson

Teen Art Show

Submit your art!

Support the 2024 Summer Reading Program by participating in the Teen Art Show. We will start off with an opening night for the public and then display the artwork in the library until August 9, 2024.

Important Dates to Remember

  • May 31 at 6pm: Submissions are due.
  • June 7: Artwork is chosen, and applicants will be contacted before this date. 
  • June 22 at 7pm: Artwork must be brought to the Pitkin County Library before this date and time.
  • June 26 at 5pm-7pm: Opening Night in the Dunaway Community Room.
  • June 27: Artwork is displayed in the library.
  • August 10 - August 16: Artwork must be picked up.


Please review the Teen Art Show Guidelines before submitting.


Contact Madison Ledford

970-429-1922 or

Submit Artwork

Girls Who Code 2024 Summer Programs

Applications are open!

Tell students to apply on the official Girls Who Code website to get the skills, network, and community they need to change the world – for free!

Girls Who Code offers two free program options so students can choose their adventure. Learn more.

New Teen Librarian!

Tell us book recommendations!

The Library is excited to announce that Rachel Bielinski is taking over the Young Adult Collection!

If you have any purchase suggestions, please let her know! You can contact Rachel at 970-429-1907 or

Resources at the Library

Do you need research and study help?

The Pitkin County Library has online resources for you! You have free access to programs such as Explora, Great Courses, and LinkedIn Learning. Some of these resources do require a library card. Learn more.

Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) Instagram

Be apart of our Instagram community!

Follow our T.A.B. Instagram page @pcltab to learn about upcoming events, receive book recommendations, and more.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Volunteer with Youth Services!

Contact Madison Ledford or Shannon Foster for teen volunteer opportunities.

Madison Ledford, 970-429-1922,

Shannon Foster, 970-429-1943,

See you at the Library!

Madison Ledford, 970-429-1922

Young Adult Programming and Outreach

Rachel Bielinski, 970-429-1907

Young Adult Collection Development

and Technical Services Librarian

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