Teens

NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo takes place in November and encourages youth and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel in 30 days. Thanks to the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation, the Bettendorf Public Library is hosting writing workshops, author visits, a flash fiction contest and write-ins - all designed to help you get your novel on paper!  See a full listing of events here.

Reading Programs

  • A Winter Reading Program runs for 4 - 6 weeks in January and February.
  • The Summer Reading Program runs for 8 - 10 weeks from the end of May and through the end of July. 
  • The annual Teen Reading Challenge, a competition between Quad City Area Libraries during the month of October.

Regular Activities

We offer exciting events Please check our Calendar of Events for details. Events may include:

  • 3D Design
  • Arduino
  • Board games
  • Crafts
  • LEGO Mindstorms
  • Magic: The gathering
  • Pathfinder or Dungeons and Dragons
  • Video games

Contests

The annual Short Film Contest of the Quad City Area.

Volunteer

Teens and younger patrons can also volunteer at the Library.  In order to be a volunteer at the Bettendorf Public Library, you must be 14 years of age or older. Positions include:

  • The Teen Advisory Board
  • Tech Teen Volunteers

For further information please contact John Gillette at 563-344-4188.