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Teen Book Boxes

Open to teens ages 12-18.

Join our latest service: Teen Book Box

Teen Book Box is a new, free monthly subscription service offered by the Ellsworth Public Library. Receive a book chosen just for you by library staff along with fun treats and goodies.

  • Register by completing a form HERE or at the library.
  • Pick up your box once you’ve received a call, text or email letting you know your box is ready.
  • Read your book and complete the review card. Enjoy and keep the enclosed snacks and other goodies.
  • Return your book, box and review sheet. Then, we’ll prepare a new box for you. Pick up, read and repeat.

For questions, contact Youth Services Librarian, Caroline Herfindahl, at cherfindahl@ellsworthlibrary.org

T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board)

Open to teens ages 12-18.

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a dedicated group of young people who come together to make new friends, provide leadership and advice on what young people want from their library, to celebrate or develop shared interests and leadership skills, to plan and implement ideas and to make a difference in their community.

Online Application
Parent Permission (for online applications only)
Downloadable Application (or pick one up at the library)

For questions, contact Youth Services Librarian, Caroline Herfindahl, at cherfindahl@ellsworthlibrary.org

Teen Volunteers

The Ellsworth Public Library has many volunteer opportunities open to Ellsworth teens. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help or get involved at the library, email Youth Services Librarian, Caroline Herfindahl at cherfindahl@ellsworthlibrary.org, or call the library at 715-273-3209.

Reading Programs

Our teen summer and winter reading programs encourage teens to read or listen to books from our library.  Each program has a fun theme and winning fabulous prizes is part of all the fun! Watch for details of the Teen Summer and Winter Reading Programs on the website, at the library, in the schools, and in the local newspaper. Now you may also participate using our online platform Beanstack!

Newbery Challenge

Join our celebration of 100 Years of the Newbery Medal, which honors distinguished children’s literature, by participating in our year-long Newbery Reading Challenge!

  • Read, share your thoughts about the books you choose & have a chance to win monthly prizes.
  • Pick up a bookmark each month at the library & return it to be entered into a monthly drawing OR participate online at ellsworthlibrary.beanstack.org.
  • Complete the whole year by reading 11 books, completing 11 reviews and 1 creative project & you’ll be eligible to win a grand prize in December.
  • Join us for a month or any combination of months, you don’t have to complete the entire year to participate!

Click HERE for a short video explaining the challenge.

Ellsworth Public Library is committed to supporting diversity, inclusion, and well-being within the communities we serve.
Call us at 715-273-3209 about making your library services and experiences safe and welcoming.

Contact Info

Ellsworth Public Library
312 West Main Street,
Ellsworth, WI 54011

Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Tues-Thurs 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am -1 pm