National Teen Library Lock-In Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Get your over-it teen excited about books again at one of these local after-hours National Teen Library Lock-In events at select libraries on July 26, 2019.

Three teen girls looking at a book

Has your teen or tween turned away from books for the allure of a movie theater screen? Entice their imaginations and bring them back to books with the National Teen Library Lock-In – which gets our props as an awesome teen event in southeast Michigan.

This annual nationwide event is celebrated by libraries all over the country –including a few in Macomb, Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw counties – and brings teens together for book-themed crafts, games and fun.

Here, find a list of five libraries in the area that are either celebrating the 2019 event on July 26 or are hosting cool teen library events leading up to the big day. Take a look and find a teen lock-in event near you.

Note: Registration is required where noted.

Auburn Hills Public Library 

July 25, 2019 

  • Address: 3400 E. Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills
  • Phone: 248-370-9466
  • Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
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Kids ages 14-plus compete in a Mario Cart tournament.

Alfred Noble Library

July 26, 2019 

  • Address: 32901 Plymouth Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-421-6600
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.

The Phoenix Freerunning Academy hosts parkour demos during this lock-in. Minute-to-win-it games, crafts and pizza too. Advance registration required.

Commerce Township Community Library

July 26, 2019

  • Address: 180 E. Commerce Road, Commerce Township
  • Phone: 248-669-8108
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.

Teens and tweens in grades 6-12 are invited to an after-hours party that features pizza, games and a special appearance by Dr. Nitro who will teach you how to make ice cream. All participants must have a signed permission slip. Advance registration required.

Saline District Library 

July 26, 2019 

  • Address: 555 N. Maple Road, Saline
  • Phone: 734-429-5450
  • Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Teens who are interested in Magic: The Gathering are invited to the library to play with other enthusiasts. Watch for repeats of this event each month.

Warren Public Library Dorothy Busch Branch

July 26, 2019 

  • Address: 23333 Ryan Road, Warren
  • Phone: 586-353-0580
  • Time: 6 p.m.

Wear a white or neon t-shirt and enjoy glow-in-the-dark games and crafts, pizza, music and more. Advance registration required. Aimed at kids in 7-12 grade.

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