Teen Summer Activities

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Embark on a summer adventure with Pikes Peak Library District! Our 2024 Summer Adventure presented by Children’s Hospital Colorado offers a reading program designed to keep everyone involved and active throughout the summer. Seeking captivating and thought-provoking activities? We've got you covered! 

Click here or download the app
to get signed up! 

Win prizes through reading, moving, and imagining! Either participate in one of our programs or use one of our activity ideas.

Teen Programs Calendar

If your group has more than 10 participants, please call the Library you plan to attend in advance of your visit or program participation. 

Program Highlights

Group of Teens Reading a book with the text "read" above


Teen Holding a Guitar with the word "Create" above


  • Check out a board game you’ve never played before and try it out! Find the list of board games you can check out from PPLD here.
  • Create something with materials you found in or around your living space. What did you create?  
  • Try a new recipe, baking technique, or cooking technique! Find the perfect cookbook in our collection.
  • Make a movie! Check out a book on writing screeplays. Then take a class or check out equipment at Studio 21c, plus edit your final project on our computers.  
  • Spend at least an hour making something (this could be anything: food, artwork, woodworking projects, a science experiment, etc.). Check out our Youtube channel for project ideas!
  • Create something online! Use block coding to construct a game, start a blog on something you are passionate about, or make music.
  • Talk to someone (in person or virtually) about their life story. You can use the StoryCorps App for help getting started or come up with your own questions.
  • Do a Random Act of Kindness for someone else.
  • Treat yourself to a self-care activity! Check out PPLD virtual self-care programs.
  • Write letters to members of the military! Visit operationgratitude.com for more information.

Teen posing with the words "Explore" above her


  • Take a stroll around your neighborhood.
  • Dance like nobody's watching! Learn a dance online or just dance around your home. Eight songs are equal to approximately 30 minutes of exercise. Use Freegal for free!
  • Go for a run. Try to run for 30 minutes, but walk as much as you need to. By the end of the summer, you might be able to run for 30 minutes without stopping!
  • Practice yoga. New to yoga? Check out the great courses: Yoga on Kanopy, which is free with your library card.
  • Complete sports drills: work on your dribbling, serve, spike, spiral, or whatever pertains to you.
  • Jump rope.
  • Hula hoop.
  • Try a new form of exercise or learn a sport that is new to you.
  • Ride your bike.
  • Go outside – hike or visit a park nearby.