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Teen's Department

A Teens-Only Space at Each MPHPL Library Location

Each library in the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library system has a designated Young Adult (Teen) Room to meet the needs of library patrons in grades 6-12. This space is intended for teens to read, study, do homework, socialize quietly, and engage in other group or individual activities.

Popular Teen Fiction and Magazines

Materials found in the teen room are geared towards students in grades 6-12 and include fiction, graphic novels, and magazines.  The Mishawaka Library also has gaming guides available for check-out.  Teen audiobooks are housed with the adult audiobooks.  Patrons of all ages are welcome to browse and check out materials in the YA collection; however, the use of seating space is reserved for teen patrons.

Teen Programming

Young Adult Librarians are on staff to plan programs, select materials for the Young Adult collection, and assist teens in a variety of ways.  Many programs meet monthly and include gaming, lock-ins after hours, writing and art groups, and more.  A complete list of programs can be found in our multi-month program guides available at each library location and on our website.

Free Wi-Fi

Teens wishing to use personal laptops, tablets, or phones in the Teen Room areas may use the library's free Wi-Fi network. No password is needed.

Teen's Blog

Celebrate Read an eBook Week!

Read about the benefits of eBooks and some great titles MPHPL has to offer!

William C. Morris Award 2021

The William C. Morris award is given to a debut author in teen literature. Read further to learn about the 2021 winners.

Mad Lib Challenge

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! Try your hand at this all-ages mad lib and tune in on Facebook Live September 29 @ 6:30 pm as we read aloud some of our favorite entries!

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