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Teen and Young Adult Programs

All programs are free but some require advance registration.

For further info about Teen / YA programs call 203-574-8213.

Do you love anime, gaming, or chess? Check out our Geekdom page for upcoming events!

Teen Advisory Group
Fridays, June 10, July 15, August 5, 
3:30 p.m.
Teen Zone

Interested in learning all about the library? Have questions or suggestions? Just need a place to get away from home for a bit?

Come get in the zone! Bring your ideas to a brainstorming session on what YOU want at the library.

Earn community service hours for attending and participating.

We’re serving snacks! 


Websites 'R' Us
Mondays, June 27 to August 22, 5:45 p.m.

Computer Classroom

There's an "Ocean of Possibilities" out there and this summer as part of an expanded summer learning program, we have been able to bring new and exciting things to our teens!

This summer, build your own website with BRASS City Gamers. If you're curious about building a website, coding or making a digital app, learn all the ins and outs of building a website. End the summer with a website template ready to be launched to the world!

Sponsored by a grant from the Connecticut State Library and the Institute of Library & Museum Services.

Job Search Resources Online
Monday, August 22, 1:30 p.m.

Computer Classroom

Teens, looking to have an after-school job during the school year? Trying to get a head start on the holiday job search but not quite sure where to begin your job search?

If you're like most, we're tired of the same old resources and the same old responses of "not enough experience".

Head to the library because the librarians can help you explore resources that are available to teenage job seekers and assist with searching for a job on and off-line. 

Summer Reading and Learning Program: An Ocean of Possibilities

June 7 to August 12

Read 25+ hours this summer and qualify to win prizes! Teens in grades eight through twelve or ages 11 to 19 can participate. Sign up at the Teen Zone, Circulation Desk, or Bunker Hill Branch, then start reading.

Rules are simple:
1. Choose reading materials of interest to you.

2. Vary your reading materials; explore materials with which you haven't had much experience. In other words, try something new!|

3. Write in your reading log as soon as you have finished reading.

4. Read 25 hours or more over the summer. Reading must be grade and age-appropriate.

5. Be honest about the time you spend reading. Any reading time will count toward your hours (books, magazines, newspapers, web pages, etc.).

6. You may begin turning in your completed reading log by AUGUST 1 but no later than AUGUST 12 to be eligible for the grand prize drawing.
Grand prize winners will be notified by telephone.

This year’s prizes include donations from FunZ Trampoline Park, Lake Compounce Amusement Park, The Boston Red Sox, Roller Magic, Farmington Miniature Golf, Safari Golf, Ski Mount Southington, Sonny’s Place, and Friends of the Silas Bronson Library.

First Annual Teen Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to all of the poets who submitted entries to our contest! Please read the entries and winning selections here

The Silas Bronson Library Teen Poetry Contest is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 who live in or attend school in Waterbury. Please keep your eyes peeled for our entry period during 2022-2023!


For more information on any of our poetry contests, please contact us at 203-574-8213 or send us an email at bronsonkids@waterburyct.org.



Virtual Escape Room


Locked in the Silas Bronson Library 
Online Escape Room

See if you have what it takes to escape!

Click here to get in.