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Book Recs from our Young Adult Advisory Board

Did you know that Youth Services has a special advisory board for teen services, run by the teens themselves? The Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB) meets each month to discuss ideas for programs, teen materials, and much more! Teen members recently created a booklist of some of their favorite teen reads to share with you […]

You Are Not Alone: Teen Mental Health Resources

Winter in Wisconsin, coronavirus, and quarantine; if that trio is not enough to get you at least a bit down, I don’t know what is. Everyone has struggled (or is still struggling!) with anxiety, depression, or stress at some point over the past year. Teens in our Young Adult Advisory Board just recently shared their […]

DIY Yummy Gummies

Gummy bears…they’re both delicious AND cute.  And now you can make your own!  One of our Teen Take & Make activities for 6th through 12th grades is a bear mold and set of ingredients to make your own gummy bears.  How “sweet” is that?!  ;)  If you have a hankering for more sweets, check out […]

Dang, the library’s closed?! Now what?

Yes, it’s true. Due to pandemic concerns in the Chippewa Valley, library leadership decided to close the doors for a few weeks. You may be asking, “Now what?” You may not realize it, but the library offers numerous online resources, including e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming music, magazines, and even movies – all free with your Eau […]

Strike a pose! Mummy Supermodels are here

Halloween may be over, but November is the perfect time to craft your own Mummy Supermodel! The second Teen Take & Make kit is here and ready for you to pick up. Fill out a request form here. Call Youth Services at 715-839-5007 to arrange a time to pick it up with one of our […]

Craft kits for teens!

Hey, have you heard the news? Free craft kits for teens are now available! A new kit will roll out each month, just for teens (grades 6-12). Our first Teen Take & Make kit, Fruit Snack Fortune “Cookie,” is super simple, tasty, and fun. Turn Fruit Roll Ups into little fortune “cookies,” with a cutting […]

Teen Art Show 2020

            It’s here! The 2020 Teen Art Show is now up in the library and live on the Teen website. Despite the pandemic, we received wonderful art submissions for this year’s show, and I am (as usual) thrilled with our showcase. We selected 25 pieces in a variety of media […]

Book Recs by Teens

Are you wondering what to read during these last few weeks of summer? How about some book recommendations from other teens? Check out the EC Public Library’s Teen Book Recommendation Flipgrid! Get teen book recommendations from other teens. How awesome is that? Way better than recommendations from me, right? Teen Book Recommendations on Flipgrid Bonus! […]

WRITE: My Perfect Library, II

Have you thought about what your “perfect” library would contain? What it would look like or feel like? Below are several teens’ re-imagined library spaces. And there’s still time for you to send us your vision of a perfect library! (You will earn Teen Raffle entries! Find out more here.) Reagan, 9th Grade When I […]

Summer Reading Check-In

How’s your summer reading going? Are you almost done with your reading goal? Did you get caught up with doing summery things and forget about it? Well, it’s not too late to finish up and get your prize book. There are two and a half weeks left in the Summer Library Program, so I urge […]