The Payson Public Library is planning several programs for young people of the community in their tween and teen years. The programs start in September, so registration is taking place soon.
First up is Scrapbooking for Teens. This is the program for those who want to make their pictures look nice and neat, but don’t have the time, the money or the know-how.
The free scrapbooking classes begin Saturday, Sept. 3 for those 10 to 19 years of age. Meetings are from 11 a.m. to noon the first Saturday and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month.
Participants should bring several pictures of a holiday, vacation, etc. and they will be shown how to scrapbook a couple pages to take home. All the supplies are provided; participants just need to bring pictures. Sign up in the Children’s Room between Aug. 16 and Aug. 27.
Aspiring young authors are invited to take part in the library’s Creative Writing Class for Teens, in which they will learn how to be a stronger and more creative writer.
The class will meet the second Tuesday of every month starting Sept. 13. A session for younger participants, ages 9 to 14, will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a session for those 15 to 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sign up between Aug. 16 and Sept. 9.
Young people from the ages of 10 to 18 have a place to go to read and discuss popular young adult books on a regular basis. A Teen Book Club is organizing at the Payson Public Library.
In addition to reading and discussing a book together, there will be activities involving the book that is read.
The club will meet the second Thursday of every month starting Sept. 15. The session for those 10 to 14 is from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and for those 15 to 18, the meeting is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information on any of these programs, call Katie at (928) 474-9260.