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

Celebrating December Scavenger Hunt

Monday, December 06, 2021 • All day

North Regional Library

Discover December holidays celebrated across the world in this scavenger hunt. Stop by North Regional any time to play - ask a librarian for the game card, complete the hunt, and earn prizes!

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

GAME ON!: Main Library Teen Gaming Area

Monday, December 06, 2021 • 11:00am - 7:00pm

Main Library (Main Library - Teen Gaming Area)

Rough day of learning? Need a break from studying? Come join us for a time of gaming and socializing (distantly of course). ...

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

Painting Abstract Art Workshop with Christy!

Monday, December 06, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Virtual

Tweens, Teens, and Emerging Adults:  Are you interested in abstract art, learning to create it, and what makes some abstract art more successful? It is possible to be more intentional with making abstract art!  What IS abstraction,...

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

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Celebrating December Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 • All day

North Regional Library

Discover December holidays celebrated across the world in this scavenger hunt. Stop by North Regional any time to play - ask a librarian for the game card, complete the hunt, and earn prizes!

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

Lego Mania!

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

Main Library (Main Library - Children's Area)

Calling all builders, let the fun begin! Lego play is not just a fun activity, it teaches children hand-eye coordination, problem solving, and creativity.  Come and show us what you’ve got, as you try to outdo your siblings, friends,...

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

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 >

Southwest Regional teen services manager Caroline

Caroline

Location: Southwest Regional Library

Email: cbpeterson@dconc.gov

Caroline has been with Durham County Library since 2014. She is not a Durham native and has moved around quite a bit. She loves helping teens, especially if they need help finding a new book to read or help with homework. Like most librarians, Caroline loves to read, especially graphic novels, romance, and LGBTQ books. When she is not working, she likes to garden, bake (and eat) cookies, and spend as much time outside as possible.

Pronouns: she/her

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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.