Printing is currently unavailable at Main Library and East Regional Library.
Due to an ongoing maintenance issue at Southwest Regional Library, a section of the children's area is currently unavailable to both staff and patrons until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Behind-the-scenes software update - you can now log in to the online catalog, view your account, and place holds. Phone renewals are not available yet - for now, you can renew online or by contacting us.

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

Morning Crochet

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

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

Get hooked on crochet with your neighbors at the morning Crochet Club!...

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

This Week In the Lab: Snap Circuits

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Main Library

Join the STEAM Team in the Innovation Lab during specified open hours to explore the properties of electricity and circuit building! Use SNAP circuits to easily build and test hundreds of possible experiments and perform different tasks...

Ages: Adult, Elementary School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-School, Senior Citizen, Teen, Toddler, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, DPS

CANCELLED - DIY Seed Bombs

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Southwest Regional - Outdoor Space)

Make seed bombs at the library to add some native beauty to areas in your neighborhood in need of greenery. Seeds are native to the Southeast! All supplies will be provided. FYI, this will be a little messy so wear clothes that can get dirty. This...

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

Registration required

OTAKU Anime Club

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm

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

OTAKU Anime Club is a place where enthusiasts may comfortably share their love and knowledge about anime. We watch anime, learn about Japanese culture, and eat snacks! Newbies welcomed!...

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

3D Printer Orientation Part 2 (In-Person)

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Main Library (Computer Lab)

Learn how to 3D print from idea to design to fabrication! In this two part orientation series, you will learn how to design and 3D print your own ideas....

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

Registration required

Open Mic Poetry Night

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 6:15pm - 7:30pm

South Regional Library (South Meeting Room - Full Room)

April is National Poetry Month! Come celebrate with us at South Regional Library during our open mic poetry night! Share a poem of your own, do a reading of one of your favorite poems, or just come listen and enjoy. Doors open at 6:00, readers...

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

Graphic Book Club

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual

Are you a fan of comic books or graphic novels? Join us on ZOOM for this month's meeting of Durham County Library's Graphic Book Club....

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

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 manager LaShaunda

LaShaunda

Location: Main Library

Email: lrogers@dconc.gov

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.