Tweens & Teens Programs

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The K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library and Danger Von Dempsey’s are giving away free pizzas to area children, 5 – 18 years old, through the Read by the Slice reading program. Beginning January 1, 2023, participants can register for the Read by the Slice program by using the READSquared library app. For every 800 minutes read, children will receive a free 8”pizza. Participants can pick up their coupon at the Public Library and redeem for an 8” pizza at Dempsey’s, 1023 S. Main St, Aberdeen, SD. Children do not have to have a library card or go to school in the Aberdeen school district to participate.  All books qualify.  



Tween (Grades 3-5) Coding Club Ready

Tween (Grades 3-5) Coding Club

Learn the language of the age – computer programming! Participants will learn basic coding by creating their own computer games starting at level one and progressing to level five. 


When: Every other Tuesday starting January 24th through March 21st 

Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM

Registration: December 27th through January 23rd at https://aberdeen.sd.us/Activities/Activity/Detail/Tween-Grades-35-Coding-Club-32




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STEAM Club (Grades 3-8)

Build your STEAM skills through fun projects. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math and use creative thinking to solve real-world problems.


When: Every other Thursday starting January 26th through March 23rd   

Time: 4:00PM-4:45PM

Registration: No registration required




Tween (Grades 3-5) Coding Club Ready

Tween (Grades 3-5) Lego Club

Come to LEGO Club and let your imagination run free! Follow prompts and challenges to build your own creations. What will you build?


When: Every other Tuesday starting January 31st through March 28th 

Time: 4:00PM-4:45PM

Registration: No registration required 





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Teen Advisory Board (Grades 6-12)

Make your voice heard! Enjoy a slice of pizza while discussing ways to make the Library better.


When: February 1st, March 1st, and April 5th.

Time: 6:00PM- 7:00PM

Registration: No registration required








Teen AntiValentines Day Ready

Teen (Grades 6-12) Anti-Valentine's Day

Do you think Valentine's Day is overrated? A lot of other people do too. Come to the Library for an Anti-Valentine's Day celebration; because couples shouldn't be the only people celebrating. Enjoy fun activities like shooting nerf guns at hearts and learning who said what. Was it Shakespeare or a modern celebrity? Find out at the Teen Anti-Valentine's Day Party.


When: February 10th 

Time: 5:00PM-6:00PM

Registration: No registration required



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Teen Take and Make: Magazine Mosaic

Make your own mosaic with recycled magazines. Get creative! It can be realistic or abstract, colorful or more muted. The possibilities are endless. Kits will be first come first served. 


When: February 14th through February 17th 

Time: 5:00PM

Registration: No registration required




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Tween Take and Make: Coasters

Cereal Box character coasters! Coasters are important, why not make them fun? Make your own with materials from the library. Kits will be first come first served.


When: February 14th through February 17th 

Time: 5:00PM

Registration: No registration required




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Teen (Grades 6-12) Book Club

Teen Book Club! Book options will be dystopian and fantasy themed. The first book will be chosen by the Teen Services Technician at the Library, and the other books will be voted on during registration, and at meetings. When your registration is confirmed, you will receive an email telling you to come pick up the book. It will be a library book that is checked out by the teen services librarian so a library card will not be necessary. This Library book must be returned after the book club session. 


When: February 15th March 15th, and April 19th 

Time: 5:00PM-6:00PM

Registration: December 27th through February 14th at https://aberdeen.sd.us/Activities/Activity/Detail/Teen-Grades-612-Book-Club-33


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Library Spa Day (Grades 3-8)

Come to the Library for some pampering. We will be painting nails, applying face masks, and making bath bombs. This event is for 3rd –8th grade but caretakers will be able to participate. 

When: February 17th

Time: 1:00PM-3:00PM

Registration: No registration required





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MAR10 Day (Grades 3-8)

March 10th is Mario Day! Come to the library for a Mario kart tournament. Do You have what it takes to win first place? 

When: March 10th 

Time: 1:00PM-2:30PM

Registration: December 27th through March 6th at https://aberdeen.sd.us/Activities/Activity/Detail/Mario-Day-Grade-38-35





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Teen Take and Make: Bottle Art

This decorative bottle is easy and fun to make. Once created you can use it as a vase, a pencil holder, and so much more. Materials are first come first served.

When: March 14th through March 17th 

Time: 5:00 PM

Registration: No registration required.






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Tween Take and Make: Morse Code Key Chain

Want to learn morse code? This Take and make kit is for you! Each kit comes with a morse code cheat sheet and the materials to make a morse code keychain. Materials are first come first served.

When: March 14th through March 17th 

Time: 5:00 PM

Registration: No registration required





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Teen Cuisine: Cake Pops

Learn how to make cake pops! Once you make your own cake pops at the library, the delicious recipe is yours to use as you wish. Have a party coming up, or do you simply want to wow your friends with your baking skills? This cake pop recipe is perfect for any occasion!

When: March 31st 

Time: 5:00PM-6:00PM

Registration: December 27th through March 20th at https://aberdeen.sd.us/Activities/Activity/Detail/Teen-Cuisine-Cake-Pops-Grades-612-36




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Homeschool Programs 

Programs will be split into K-2nd and 3rd-12th and we will be focusing on the topic or topics that some of the homeschool community is currently working on. All programs will be activity filled with hands on fun. We might ask for parental help with some programs if needed.

When: Thursdays, Feb 2nd, Mar 2nd and Mar 30th

Time: 1:30-2:30PM

Age: K-12th Grades

Registration: registration required at https://aberdeen.sd.us/22/Library You can also click on 

the image to the left to register. Registration will be begin on Jan. 17th.



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Homeschool Open Programs

Need a space to study with other kids? Want to come and just build with some Legos, magnet tiles and other items for some free time and chat with other homeschool parents? Then we have the space and items for you to use! 

When: Thursdays, Feb 16th and Mar 16th 

Time: 1:00-3:00PM

Age: K-12th Grades

Registration: no registration required