Have a teen ages 13-18 that’s looking for something to do this summer? The library has some fun art programs lined up, just for teens! 


We also have a Teen Read In scheduled, which is part of a larger program, #48HBC (48 Hour Book Challenge). The challenge is for teens to read, or talk about books on social media, or in person, for as much time as they can within a 48-hour time period. We are asking teens to complete this challenge between Friday, June 9th (8 pm) – Sunday, June 11th (8 pm). Keep track of your time spent reading or talking about books during the assigned weekend, and submit your totals by Monday, June 12th at noon to Mary at: mcayers@aclibrary.org. There will be prizes, and the overall winner will be announced here on Monday, June 12th.


clockwork.princessTeen Book Chat, the book discussion group for high school students (grades 9-12), returns this fall! Books are now available for pickup at the Dublin Library’s Information Desk. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, September 3rd from 1-2 pm.

Teen Book Chat is a little different than traditional book discussion groups, in that each teen picks a different title to read for the month. Each teen prepares a short book talk about the title they’ve read for the month, and then shares their book talk at the monthly meeting. Teens are not allowed to share spoilers or the ending of the book they’ve chosen, so that other group members have a chance to enjoy the story for themselves.




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Dublin Library’s T.A.G. is hosting a teen art contest, as part of Alameda County Library’s partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission, during the month of March. The contest is open to teens ages 13-19 years, who reside in Dublin, Pleasanton, or San Ramon. Each student may submit 1-2 completed artworks, and the 2D pieces must be no more than 9″x 12″ when completed. Entry forms and complete rules can be obtained at the Dublin Library. Stop by the Information Desk to turn in artwork.

Art work may be entered into the contest under one of three categories: digital art/graphic design, photography, and fine art. Each category will have one winner, selected by the community (votes will be tallied after the voting closes on April 2nd). In addition to the three winners, a panel of three Bay Area artists will select one art work as a best in show piece. Each of the four winners will receive a gift card to a local art store, and a winner’s certificate for the contest.

Timeline for Art Contest:

March 1st – March 22nd: Turn in all artwork, with a completed entry form taped to the back of each art piece, to the Information Desk.

March 24th – April 28th: Art will be displayed in the library

March 24th – April 2nd: Community Voting open for all art entries.

April 4th: Winners will be notified and announced on the library’s facebook page.

May 14th: Last day to pick up artwork. The library will discard  any unclaimed pieces after this date.