Teen Clubs

All clubs are free and open to teens in grades 6 through 12. No registration is required but you can sign up for text message or email reminders by dropping by the library’s Teen Space or visiting athollibrary.org/teens.

Teen Art Club!

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WHEN: Every other Monday at 5:00 pm

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to the Teen Art Club. Enjoy a space to express yourself. Explore new art techniques and prompts or just take time to work on your own art. Every skill level is welcome!

  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Ages 12 - 18
  • In the Library's Teen Space
  • Supplies Provided
  • Free!
  • No Registration Required

Teen Genre Book Club!

WHEN: Second Tuesday of the month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

The new Genre Book Club will meet on the second Tuesday of each month and focus on a different genre of book at every meeting. Explore everything from mysteries to romance, and science fiction to nonfiction.

Teens ages 12-18 can pick any book from the selected genre to read and then join other teens for a casual discussion over snacks. It is a great way to explore different genres and discover new books you may be interested in. Not sure you can finish your book in time? No worries! - Since we are all choosing our own books there is no fear of spoilers. Read what you can and join in the fun even if you don't finish.

Upcoming meetings:
March 12 - Historical Fiction

Not sure what to read? Check out the display of books in the library's Teen Space or ask a librarian for a suggestion.

Athol Knights Chess Club!

A drawing of a knight on a green dragon and a cartoon chess board.

WHEN: Tuesday Evenings at 6:00 pm

The Athol Knights Chess Club is welcoming new members. Join coaches Dave and Clint for an evening of chess at the library. Learn the classic game from experienced players or find new opponents to challenge.

All ages willing to learn are welcome. No registration is required.

The club meets weekly on Tuesday evenings on the second floor of the library (between the two study rooms) from 6:00 - 7:45 pm. Children ages 8 and under must have an adult present in the building for the duration of the program.

Dungeons & Dragons Club!

WHEN: First Wednesday of the month from 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Looking for adventure and excitement? Whether you're a seasoned player or a beginner, our club welcomes all adventurers ages 10 - 18. We will meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 3:30 - 5:30 pm to explore the vast and magical world of D&D.

We provide all the necessary materials, including character sheets and dice, so all you need to bring is your imagination. Our club is a great opportunity to make new friends, exercise your problem-solving skills, and have fun!

Registration is encouraged but not currently required. Tween & Teen: Dungeons and Dragons Club (ages 10-18) | Athol Public Library (librarycalendar.com)

Teen Crafternoons!

Teen Crafternoons cartoon writing with cartoon glie, pencils, rulersm and paint around the border.

WHEN: Second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm.

On the second Wednesday of the month, drop by the Teen Space at 3:30 pm for a laid-back craft. Each month there will be a new craft to learn and enjoy.

ATAC: Athol Teen Advisory Council!

Cartoon text ATAC with the cartoon image of pizza in the center with a guitar, game controller, pencils and a football around the pizza.

WHEN: Last Tuesday of the month from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at the library.

Teens have to apply before attending meetings!

ATAC (Athol Teen Advisory Council) Application!

Have any great ideas for the library?

Teens in ages 12 - 18 are invited to join ATAC: the Athol Teen Advisory Council!

Join and Enjoy:
Help Plan Teen Programs
Support Community Projects
Make New Friends
Share and Pick out Books
Voice Your Opinion
Earn Volunteer Hours

If you are interested speak with Emily in the Teen Space to find out more about ATAC.