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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

CANCELLED--Dungeons & Dragons - Adventurer's League

Saturday, October 01, 2022 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

North Regional Library (North Meeting Room - Full Room)

Want to go on amazing adventures?  Want to grow your character to their limits?  Than come out and play Dungeons and Dragons!!  Beginners and seasoned tweens and teens are welcome!...

Ages: High School, Middle School, Teen

Downtown Durham Chess Club

Saturday, October 01, 2022 • 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Main Library (Meeting Room #4347)


Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Senior Citizen, Teen

"One Walk to Rule Them All" Walking Challenge - Start anytime!

Saturday, October 01, 2022 • All day

South Regional Library

Welcome to the South Regional Library's "One Walk to Rule Them All" Lord of the Rings themed Walking Challenge! Beginning September 1st, stop by the South Regional Library to pick...

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Senior Citizen, Teen

Hispanic Heritage Month Scavenger Hunt at Southwest Regional Library

Saturday, October 01, 2022 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Southwest Regional - Children's Area)

Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th with a SCAVENGER HUNT. ALL DAY!                 There are 12 book...

Ages: Elementary School, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Teen Advisory Board @ East Regional Library!

Monday, October 03, 2022 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

East Regional Library (East Regional - Children's Programming Room)

Grades 6-12. We're starting a Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at East Regional Library! What does a TAB do?  They are a group of Teen library volunteers who share ideas with library staff about library programs, policies, special...

Ages: High School, Middle School, Teen

Registration required

Celebrate TeenTober: Make Edible Books!

Monday, October 03, 2022 • All day

East Regional Library (East Regional - Teen Area)

Visit the Teen Room and take your own edible book kit!  Stop in soon as these go fast!

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

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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 manager LaShaunda


Location: Main Library


LaShaunda is the Teen Services Manager at Main Library. She has been employed with Durham County Library since July 2006, beginning as a Library Page. Her passion for working with teens began through conversing with fellow Teen Services Manager Archie Burke and connecting with many of the teen patrons during her tenure at East Regional Library. After graduate school, she got back into the love of reading, with an interest in graphic novels and young adult materials about real-life situations. Outside of the library world, she loves spending time with her tween daughter playing video games.

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. This program is for all tweens and teens in grades 6 – 12.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) – The Teen Services Area is a space built for you. Come meet with other students and your librarians to create programs, revamp spaces, and be involved in the Library. Find out more on the Teen Advisory Board page.

Teen volunteers – help us out at the Library! Contact the teen librarian at your preferred location for availability.