The Council

The Council (formally known as the Teen Advisory Board) will meet on the third Wednesday of every month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Teens are invited to assist us in the planning of future teen programs, eat pizza, and play a game or two in the process! 
  The Council

Teen Writing Group

Writer's Block

On the first Friday of the month, teens are invited to gather at the Minden library to create, write, and
share. Everyone will be given prompts and fun activities to encourage their inner authors to blossom.

 Writer's Block runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m and is open to ages 13-17. 

The Irregulars

The Irregulars

On the first and third Thursday of every month, The Irregulars group will meet from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Minden Library.

Weekend Warriors

The Douglas County Public Library is hosting a hybrid tabletop RPG campaign from 2:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. Players can either attend in person at the library or join in via the library Discord group. 

Weekend Warriors

Our campaign is in full swing as we take on the lengthy Call of Cthulhu campaign, Horror on the Orient Express every Saturday.  *Seats are currently full, but spectator seats are always available! If you're interested in joining the campaign, or starting a new one, please contact the library. 

Email the library at [email protected] to receive an invitation to our Discord server if you’d prefer to join digitally or to receive information about the current campaign. For an invite to the server please provide your name, age, and library card number. The current campaign is recommended for ages 13+.

Prior knowledge of the current system is not needed to play and we’re always happy to help new players along the way. If you would just like to attend to see how the game works and to gauge your own interest, spectator spots are always available.

Please note this is for teens only, the rules are the same as any program, and no foul or sexually explicit language will be tolerated.

Free Music with Freegal

Freegal music

With a library card and library account password/PIN, teens have access to free music through the library's Freegal Music service:

  • Download and stream music
  • Keep the songs you download
  • Choose from over 8 million songs including today's top hits
  • Thousands of popular artists
  • Free apps are available for Apple and Android devices

Get started with Freegal today!
Freegal music


Homework Tools for Students


We purchase many high-quality resources to help you with online research. They are part of our Digital Branch, available from your home 24/7. To use these resources from outside the library, you will be prompted to enter the number on the back of your library card along with your account password. If you need help using these resources, please contact the library when we are open at 775-782-9841.

Social Media

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