Teen Programs


The Tween/Teen Area is located across from our main Circulation Desk. Inside the Teen Area we have provided flexible furniture, a television for gaming, and a growing collection of books, graphic novels, audio books, and video games. The Tween/Teen Area is a safe and fun space for local youth to gather in. We denote the Tween/Teen age group as 11 – 17 years old.

Register online for youth programs: Click Here

As of January 8th, 2024, McIntosh Memorial Library offers online registration for youth, tween/teen, and adult programs!
Not all programs require registration. Those that do will explicitly say that “registration is required” in order to participate.
Click above to register up to 3 children from one household at the same time for any programs currently requiring registration. The average time to complete the form is less than 4 minutes.

Chess Club 65

On Wednesdays: January 3rd through May 15th from 4:00 – 6:00pm.

 All ages and all levels of experience are welcome. Coaching is provided by Chess Coach Tim Jenkins and other experienced chess players. Please bring your own board and materials if you can.

Registration for players age 12 and younger is required and ongoing for Chess Club 65. Register anytime between now and April 17th to play! Register in person before playing, or, follow the link at the top of this page.

Children may be dropped off for this program once registration is confirmed, and, with parental permission to sign-in and sign-out.


The Fellowship

Islands of Brilliance:

Small Group Classes for Those on Autism Spectrum

Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the McIntosh Memorial Library.

This program will bring together neurodiverse teens and young adults in the Viroqua area.

Interested participants can connect with us at https://islandsofbrilliance.app.neoncrm.com/forms/connectwithus or call (262) 224-4230. To ensure individual attention, each community fellowship is limited to 10 participants.

The weekly, 60-minute sessions run February through September and will be led by a local educator and artist who have been hired and trained by IOB. Many of the Brilliant Fellows identify as neurodivergent and/or have close ties to the autism community.

The Fellowship is held in-person on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the McIntosh Memorial Library. The classes couple a creative hands-on activity with a technology component that helps students express themselves and encourages them to develop positive interaction skills. In addition, attendees will establish connections with peers and mentors in their community, which can help address the isolation that neurodiverse teens and young adults often face.

Funding for the program came from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services through a grant using American Rescue Plan Act dollars.



Volunteer Opportunities!

Are you in middle or high school and looking for a great way to volunteer at the library? Have volunteer hours to fulfill? The library is your place to do so! Flexible hours and interesting opportunities!

Connect with the Library’s Youth Services Director, Laci Sheldon, at [email protected] or call 608-637-7151 x.5.