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For teens

The library is a place for you to be you.

Hang out with your friends. Have some time to yourself. Ask us a question, or tell us how it’s going.

Join a book club. Do an activity. Get creative.

Use the computer. Get help with research. Learn about technical school, college, and whatever you aspire to be.

And oh yeah, check out a book.


Upcoming events

STEAM Take & Make: NASA Paper Spacecraft

Sunday, September 26, 2021 • All day

Main Library

Aim for the stars and build your very own paper model of NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). All you need is pair scissors and a glue stick. Kits are available on the 3rd floor by the Innovation Lab....

Ages: Intergenerational

Banned Books Week Word Challenge in the Teen Room!

Monday, September 27, 2021 • All day

East Regional Library (East Regional - Teen Area)

Visit East Regional Library's Teen Room to pick up your Banned Book Word Challenge.  September 26-October 2, 2021 is Banned Book Week.  Find out more about challenged books from our display and trading cards located in the Teen...

Ages: Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Middle School, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Dear Banned Author Postcards

Monday, September 27, 2021 • All day

Main Library

It's Banned Books Week! Main Library is hosting #DearBannedAuthor SEP 20 - OCT 9...

Ages: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, DPS

Hispanic Heritage Month Scavenger Hunt at Southwest Regional Library

Monday, September 27, 2021 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Southwest Regional - Programming Room)

Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th - October 15th with a SCAVENGER HUNT! There are 22 countries that speak Spanish, but we have hidden only 12 in the Children’s Area at Southwest Regional Library. Can you...

Ages: Elementary School, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Pre-School

STEAM Take & Make: NASA Paper Spacecraft

Monday, September 27, 2021 • All day

Main Library

Aim for the stars and build your very own paper model of NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). All you need is pair scissors and a glue stick. Kits are available on the 3rd floor by the Innovation Lab....

Ages: Intergenerational

Autumn STEM Camp

Monday, September 27, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Bragtown Branch Library

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Ages: Middle School, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Registration required

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Meet the teen librarians

We want to hear from you! Get in touch with us anytime. Find a teen librarian at your library location >

Main Library teen services librarian Gavin

Gavin

Location: Main Library

Email: gshelton@dconc.gov

Gavin grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC, but has always preferred trees to sand. Before starting as the Senior Library Assistant in Teen Services, they had jobs in 3 different kinds of libraries, but youth services has always been their favorite. In his current position, Gavin works to foster an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and accessible, and honors the needs, interests, and agency of teens. Some of their favorite books are Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender, I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver, and Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong. Gavin also likes fiber arts, tea, graphic novels, learning about languages, talking about queer representation in media, and the Great British Bake Off.

Pronouns: they/them/he/him

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Volunteer at the library

Looking to get involved? We have different volunteer tasks available at different locations and different times. In the past, teen volunteers have helped with shelving and pulling books, tutoring, prepping for crafts, and more. If you’re interested, get in touch with the teen librarian at your location to learn more.