Teens love to be creative, and one of the best ways libraries can foster this creativity is with teen crafts. Crafting can be done inexpensively, crafting can be tied into any summer reading program theme, and doing crafts at the library could lead teens to check out craft related books. At the Benton Harbor Public Library we’ve hosted many successful craft programs including shirt decoration (tie-dye and puff paint), pop tab bracelets, and our annual Christmas ornament workshop. I’ve learned that often, the more simple the craft, the better. Here are some crafts that you can do with your teens at the library.