Teen Programs


There are plenty of opportunities and resources for teens at the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library including programs, young adult collections, online resources, and volunteer opportunities!

Upcoming Programs:

The Rancho Cucamonga Public Library welcomes all teens ages 12-17 to join their programs.

Teen programs are currently offered on a monthly basis on Thursdays at the Archibald or Biane Library.

For 2018, the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library is proud to present a week full of activities for Teen Read Week.

As winners of the YALSA and Dollar General Teen Read Week Grant, we are able to offer more programming including:

  • A panel of JPL interns and a NASA Solar System Ambassador for teens to ask questions about volunteering, internships, and future careers.
  • A telescope and astronomy 101 opportunities through telescopes, augmented reality and virtual reality led by Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers and Library services staff.
  • A teen bookclub and discussion featuring the book Railhead by Philip Reeve. Free copies will be available on 9/25/18 at both libraries while supplies last. 
  • A build a spaceship program featuring physical materials to replicate NASA blueprints as well as Space Engineers the STEAM game for virtual building.

Please see monthly calendar or Grapevine for more details.

Recommended Reads for the Month:

This month's recommended reads are books Banned Books in recognition of Banned Books Week.

Railhead by Philip Reeve: The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. Zen Starling is a nobody. A petty thief from the filthy streets of Thunder City who aimlessly rides the rails of the Network. So when the mysterious stranger Raven offers Zen a chance to escape the squalor of the city and live the rest of his days in luxury, Zen can't believe his luck. All he has to do is steal one small box from the Emperors train with the help of Nova, an android girl. But the Great Network is a hazardous mess of twists and turns, and that little box just might bring everything in this galaxy and the next to the end of the line. The highly anticipated novel from Carnegie-medal-winning author Philip Reeve, Railhead is a fast, immersive, and heart-pounding ride perfect for any sci-fi fan. Step aboard -- the universe is waiting. [AR 6.1/ 14.0 PTS]