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Pitkin County Library will be closed Monday, September 4 for Labor Day

New School Year!

A new year of school means new beginnings, new adventures, and new challenges.

During the school year, the library can be a great place to find resources and have a quiet place to study. If you are looking for a cozy spot to read or are hoping to make new friends, come hang out in the library's Teen Space!

Fall Events at the Library

Sign-Up for Sewing 101

Sewing 101: Understanding the Machine

Thursday, September 7 | 4pm-6pm

Learn the basics of sewing with expert Jennifer Hanson in our Sewing 101 Workshops! In Understanding the Machine, learn about threading, stitches, tension, speed, maneuvering, and other parts of the sewing machine. Learn more.


Saturday, September 9 | 3:30pm-5:30pm

Make your own single signature journal and learn beginner bookbinding skills. No prior experience necessary. Future events will build on skills learned in this session. Learn more.

Sign-Up for Bookbinding

Dungeons and Dragons

Saturday, September 9 | 3pm-5pm

Saturday, September 23 | 3pm-5pm

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.

Creativity Workshop

Monday, September 11 | 4:30pm-5:30pm

Monday, September 18 | 4:30pm-5:30pm

These creativity workshops provide an opportunity to bring together tweens and teens to share new and innovative ideas in an open and supportive environment. Join us in the Library Lab for crafting and art workshops. No art or crafting skills are necessary. Learn more.

Sign-Up for T.A.B.

Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.)

Tuesday, September 12 | 5pm-6pm

Thursday, September 28 | 5pm-6:30pm

A group of teens who help decide which books, movies, and games will be added to the library and what programs will be offered. It is open to students in grades 6-12. Learn more.

Banned Books Book Club: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Tuesday, September 28 | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives at the Naval Observatory with his Grandpa, the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever... Learn more.

Sign-Up for Banned Books Book Club

New Young Adult Books

We have a number of new young adult books and graphic novels! Check them out and give them a read. Learn more.

New Fiction Books Available to Check Out

Stars, Hide Your Fires by Jessica Mary Best

The King is Dead by Benjamin Dean

Bash! by Rudy Gobert

One of Us is Back by Karen M. McManus

Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story by Sara Myer

Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Patricia Park

Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam by Thien Pham

Love Letters for Joy by Melissa See

The Faint of Heart by Kerilynn Wilson

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 Sierra Fransen or Shannon Foster for teen volunteer opportunities.

Sierra Fransen, 970-429-1923, [email protected]

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


Meet the Library's Teen Team

Shannon Foster

Senior Librarian, Youth Services

Welcome to a new school year! My name is Shannon and I am the head of Youth Services. I have been working at the library for almost 10 years and I am so excited about what is being offered during this school year. Keep reading to meet our new team members.

Madison Ledford

Teen Programming and Publicity

Hi! My name is Madison and this is my first year with the Pitkin County Library. I create the Teen Newsletter, communicate with our community about teen programs, and lead the Creativity Workshop. Please say hello if you see me!

Rachel Bielinski

Computer Specialist, Youth Services

Hi! My name is Rachel. I grew up here in Aspen and I am part of the Youth Services team at Pitkin County Library. My focus is teens, so I help manage the YA books and help run the Teen Advisory Board events. Hope to see you at T.A.B. this year or stop by anytime to chat about books!

This is Your Library and Your Programming

Join T.A.B or come to a program. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Shannon Foster

Senior Librarian, Youth Services


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