Summer Challenge for Teen Programming Staff

This summer I decided to challenge myself before my teens even had the chance to say, "Mrs. Librarian Lady, I'm so bored!" I’ve already created a list with go-to crafts and activities to entertain teens all summer long. My challenge is for all you teen programming staff out there to grab your shades, slather on some sunblock and live it up this summer with your teens!

Butterfly dream catchers make for easy summer crafts.
Creating colorful dream catchers is just one activity planned for teens this summer.

Follow along with me each week as I post about projects the teens and I are working on here at the Concord Library. I’ve got plenty of travel ideas, refreshing summer recipes and outdoor adventures planned. Join the challenge by duplicating these engaging ideas at your library. Here's a sneak preview of some of the projects on my summer list:

  • Cookie cutter bird feeders
  • Washi tape bookmarks
  • Wii dance-a-thons
  • Dream catchers
  • Yarn bowls
  • Video game 101
  • Leaf art
  • Kaleidoscopes
  • Play in the dirt
  • Plant pals
  • Sock puppets
  • Mastering the jump rope
  • Waterproofing the jump rope
  • Custom crayons
  • Lazy summer day playlist

Need some inspiration right now? Take a peek at my "Teen Summer Fun 101" Pinterest board for a variety of outdoor teen activities. If you’re on a tight budget, check out my "Cheap Crafts for Teens" Pinterest board. There are always ways to invent inexpensive, easy crafts to entertain your teens.

Do you accept the summer activity challenge?
Do you accept the summer challenge?

Tune in next week for details on how to make cookie cutter bird feeders! 

Happy summer,


Mrs. Librarian Lady