The Library will be closed on Sunday, January 1st, for New Years and Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Junior Day.

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New Year, New Programs!

Starting this January, Pitkin County Library will host teen events every Wednesday at 4:30pm with snack-filled game nights, movie nights, book clubs, and more!

Is your New Year's Resolution to read 50+ books in 2024? Use Storygraph to track your reading! You can buddy-read, see your moods, and receive book recommendations. Creating an account is completely free and Storygraph has an app.

Winter Events at the Library

T.A.B. Application

Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.)

Wednesday, January 3 | 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.

Read The Rainbow Teen Book Club: Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix

Monday, January 8 | 5:30-6:30pm

This month, we will be reading Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix by Anna-Marie McLemore. Learn more.

Sign-Up for Read The Rainbow Teen Book Club

Dungeons and Dragons

Saturday, January 13 | 3:30-5:30pm

Saturday, January 27 | 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.

Mindfulness and Yoga

Tuesday, January 16 | 4-5pm

Relax before finals week through mindfulness and yoga with Diana Laughlin.

For ages 12-18. In the Dunaway Community Room. Learn more.

Book to Film: Paper Towns

Wednesday, January 17 | 4:30-6:30pm

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

Sign-Up for Bookbinding


Saturday, January 20 | 2:30-5:30pm

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

Banned Books Book Club: Slaughterhouse 5

Tuesday, January 23 | 5:30-6:30pm

This month we will read the book, Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut. Learn more.

Sign-Up for Banned Books Book Club

Snack and Yak

Wednesday, January 24 | 4:30-6:30pm

Students, feed your brain for Finals Week! A snack station will be set up in the Hotpick Meeting Room on the Main Floor. Come say hi! Learn more.

Game Night

Wednesday, January 31 | 5:30-6:30pm

Meet in the Dunaway Community Room for food, Nintendo Switch Games (Mario Kart, Overcooked 1 & 2, Switch Sports), and board games! Learn more.

Book Thieves Book Club Meet and Greet

Wednesday, January 10 | 4:30-6:00pm

Sign-Up for Book Thieves

Book Thieves FAQ

What is Book Thieves?

The Book Thieves is a reading club for teens in grades 7-12 who just want to read for the fun of reading. There are no tests, just a lively discussion with refreshments and fun.


How often do the Book Thieves meet?

The Book Thieves meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 4:30pm in the Pitkin County Library.


Do I have to buy each Book Thieves book?

Nope! All books are free and yours to keep. Pick them up at the Main Desk.


What happens if I don’t finish the book in time?

Book Thieves book discussions are always more fun if you finish the book, but if you don’t, please still come!


What if I don’t like the book?

Of course you don’t have to “like” every book. Please come to the book discussion and tell us why.


How are Book Thieves books selected?

Book Thieves books are usually critically acclaimed, prize winners, or popular titles nominated by teens. Chosen books often relate to high school and middle school aged students.


How do I join the Book Thieves?

You may sign up at any time. Books are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. All you have to do is commit to attending that month’s meeting.


More questions?

Contact Madison at 970-429-1922 or [email protected].

Learn more.

January New Young Adult Books

Take a break from winter activities and read!

We have a number of new young adult books, e-books, and graphic novels! Check them out and give them a read. Browse the New Young Adult Collection.

Untethered by KayLynn Flanders

The Legacies by Jessica Goodman

The Prince & the Apocalypse by Kara McDowell

Betting On You by Lynn Painter

A Little Like Waking by Adam Rex

Defiant by Brandon Sanderson

The Beasts in Your Brain by Katherine Speller

Darkhearts: A Novel by James L. Sutter

Don't Trust the Cat by Kristen Tracy

New Graphic Novels

Lisa Cheese & the Ghost Guitar: Snack Attack by Kevin Alvir

One in a Million by Claire Lordon

Sheets by Brenna Thummler

New Spanish Young Adult Books

Habla by Laurie Halse Anderson

La Revelación by Ariana Goday

Desobedeincia Civil by Henry David Thoreu

New Teen Events Every Wednesday!

Come to the Pitkin County Library after school!

Every Wednesday at 4:30pm, the library has something for everyone! Join us for:

  • Teen Advisory Board Meetings (T.A.B.)
  • Video Game & Board Game Nights
  • Snacking
  • Book Thieves Book Club
  • Book to Film Showings
  • Trivia Nights
  • Crafts
  • Resume & Homework Help
  • And 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, [email protected]

Shannon Foster, 970-429-1943, [email protected]

Have fun in the snow!

See you on Wednesdays!

Madison Ledford, 970-429-1922

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