Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Can you read FIFTY hours?
(It’s easier than it sounds!)


Pick up your reading log (and a few books!) from the Teen Republic!

June and July
Each time you read, record it on your log; note what you read and for how long you read!

July and August

Once you reach 50 hours, turn your reading log in to the Teen Republic and reap the rewards!



Ever wanted to see your artwork as a cool poster? Looking for ways to show what the library means to you? Here's your chance! 

  • Create an original 2D artwork
  •  Artwork must include the phrase “Oceans of Possibilities,” feature that subject, and be appropriate for public display
  • Artwork will be accepted digitally in June and July;  limit one entry per person; submit files to Vanessa.Hartel@co.tom-green.tx.us 
  • We will print your artwork as an ~18x24 poster and it will be displayed in the Teen Republic
  • You can pick up your poster from the Teen Republic in August


This program is for Teen Republic patrons (grades 6-12), free of charge. 


Minecraft Creative Camp

Minecraft Creative Camp

Join us in Creative Mode as we go on an Aquatic Adventure! 

This is a virtual program, but players are expected to adhere to library standards of behavior. Players must have a Minecraft Bedrock Edition account and internet. Library cards are required for registration as a safety measure to confirm participant ages. Signing-up for this program will automatically enroll players for each day of camp.

Seating is limited. Sign-up here. Please note that signups open 4 weeks prior to the event, and close 48 hours prior to the event. This is a speical virtual Teen Republic program with sessions for patrons in grades 3-5 (July 26-28 at 1pm) and 6-12 (June 21-23 at 1pm), free of charge. 

Aquatic Escape Experience


Join us for an Aquatic Escape Experience: an escape room with a fin-tastic theme! 

As seating is limited, signups are required; signup here. Please note that signups open 4 weeks prior to the event, and close 48 hours prior to the event. This event is in-person and has sessions for grades 3-5 and 6-12, free of charge. 

Teens Summer Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a fun filled summer scavenger hunt! We'll be hosting this scavenger hunt from Monday, June 27 till Saturday, July 9.

This scavenger hunt can be found on Gooschase by searching the Tom Green County area, or using the game code ZM9E47. Goosechase is a free app

This is a virtual event for Teen Republic patrons (grades 6-12), free of charge.

Rocketry Programs

Rocketry Programs

Perfect for tweens and teens who are interested in rockets, physics, and engineering; click here for more information!