Teens can sign up and participate for free. The following programs take place at the Library’s Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., unless otherwise noted:
- June 10, 6-11 p.m. – Mystery and Mayhem: Escape (21st Century Game Play). Come for a night full of games! Race against the clock as you try to break into a locked box or play a variety of interesting games with your friends.
- June 17, 6-11 p.m. – Library Campout: Friendship to the Max! The Library hosts a campout based on the popular graphic novel series about the Lumberjanes. Teens can earn badges, with prizes for those who collect them all.
- June 24, 6-11 p.m. – The Biggest Smash Bros. Tournament in the World! Eight players go head to head on the Truman Auditorium’s big screen, playing Super Smash Bros. Wii U.
- July 8, 6-11 p.m. – Blow Off Some S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). Come by and explore technology, involving drones and more.
- July 15, 6-11 p.m. -- The Kansas City Youth Empowerment Summit. Join us for the third annual Kansas City Youth Empowerment Summit and learn all about Adulting 101 (it’s not as scary as you think).
- July 22, 6-11 p.m. – Teens on the Fringe. Come and support the next generation of Fringe Fest performers on an evening of spoken word, music, singing, dancing, and film.
- July 29, 6-11 p.m. – Mayor’s Nights in Your Community. Several Library branches hold lock-ins tailored specifically to their communities with unique programming, games, dancing, and food. The locations: L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect; North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.; Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Pkwy.; Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St., Independence; Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.