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12 Days of Winter Challenges for Teens

12 Days of Winter Challenges for Teens

Cozy up with a new book, bake some delicious cookies, create festive decorations, and more this December by completing the winter activities below! PGTPL has everything you need to make this chilly month (and your winter break) warm and delightful.

1) Read a book with a white cover. Here are a few to get you started:

The Heartbreak Bakery by A. R. Capetta

Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk


2) Attend a Teen program at the library.

This month you can create a sock snowman (Monday, Dec. 13), paint a miniature piece of art (Tuesday, Dec. 14), and celebrate the end of the fall semester with our Virtual Reality system (Thursday, Dec. 16)!


3) Visit AtoZ World Food and make this Icelandic hot cocoa

You can access AtoZ World Food via PGTPL’s “Online Databases” page. Simply open the site, find Iceland in the “Select Country by List” sidebar, and click on Iceland’s “Desserts” tab. Here, you will find a recipe for Kakósúpa (aka cocoa soup or hot cocoa)!


4) Create a piece of winter-themed art.


5) Spend a day at an Indiana museum with one of our museum passes.


6) Read a graphic novel. Perhaps one of these:

The Tea Dragon Society by K. O’Neill

Beast Boy by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang


7) Check out a board game from our collection and have a cozy game night with family or friends.


8) Visit Creativebug and learn how to craft something, or check out one of our craft books.


9) Listen to an e-Audiobook via Libby or Hoopla


10) Check out one of our cookbooks and follow a cookie recipe of your choosing.

Tilly’s Kitchen Takeover by Matilda Ramsey

Be More Vegan by Niki Webster

The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook by Rosanna Pansino 


11) Watch this Teen Central tutorial to learn how to make paper snowflakes.


12) Watch a winter-themed movie. Check out one from our DVD collection or find one on Kanopy!

Photo credits: 
Header photo via Canva
Book covers via Evergreen