Teen Events & Programs

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Summer 2022

Teen Volunteer Orientation – Grades 6-12

  • Jacksonville • call the branch for 1:1 orientation
  • Richlands • call the branch for a 1:1 orientation
  • Sneads Ferry • call the branch for a 1:1 orientation
  • Swansboro • August 3; 4 p.m.

Teens can volunteer at the library to earn SAT, NHS, or other community service hours for school or for fun! 

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) – Grades 6-12

  • Jacksonville: August 3; 4 p.m.

Be the voice in your library! Come and share your ideas with other teens on programs, books, and more while you earn service hours. Snacks will be provided.

T.L.C. - The Library Club for Teens – Grades 6-12

(Formerly Teen Scene)

  • Swansboro • Every Thursday, June 16-July 28; 5 p.m.

The program where you help decide the activities for your group.   Friendship and fun!


Virtual Reality Fun - Grades 6-9

  • Sneads Ferry • Every Thursday, June 16-July 28; 2:00 p.m.

Invite friends for some Virtual Reality fun and games.

Registration Required. 

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program

  • Jacksonville
    • Every Wednesday
    • June 8-July 27; 2 p.m.

Teens! Join us for an 8-week certificate program to learn skills like public speaking, preparing and giving speeches, impromptu talks, and more.

Registration Required. 

The Big IDEA Book Club - Grades 9-12

What if...?                                                     
The summer is known for beautiful days at the beach and endless sunshine, but what if your summer was interrupted by a random event? Join us this summer in reading about adverse situations experienced by different groups and how they overcame them in these graphic novels.

  • August; Take Home Kit
    • Maus II, by: Art Spiegelman
    • More info at: bit.ly/maus2spiegelman

Registration Required. 

Teen Summer Reading Program - Grades 6+

  • Richlands • Every Wednesday, June 15-July 27;  2 p.m.

Grades 6+ Weekly Teen Program with themed projects.

Jar Aquarium - Grades 6+

  • Jacksonville • August 2; 2:30 p.m.

Join us in creating a mason jar aquarium.

Fall 2022

ALL - ADULTING 101Adulting 101 • Grades 6-12

  • Jacksonville • Sept. 27, Oct. 25; 4:30 p.m.
    • Caitlyn Webber, Gracie Certified Jui-Jitsu instructor will explore self-defense and balance in a 2-part series.
      • Registration Required.


ML - FINANCIAL AID CHECKUP Financial Aid Checkup with CFNC

  • Jacksonville • Oct. 10; 5 p.m.
    • Brittany Privott from the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) will help guide you on filling out your Financial Aid form.
      • Registration Required.


sw - teen anime clubTeen Anime Club • Grades 6-12

  • Swansboro • Sept. 22, Oct. 13, Nov. 10; 5:00 p.m.
    • Explore Japanese culture by watching and reading different types of Anime curated by the teens of the group!



ML - TABTeen Advisory Board (TAB) • Grades 6-12

  • Jacksonville • Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2; 4 p.m.
    • Be the voice in your library! Come and share your ideas with other teens on programs, books, and more while you earn service hours. Snacks will be provided.
      • Registration Required.


ALL - TEEN VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONTeen Volunteer Orientation • Ages 13+

  • Jacksonville • call the branch for 1:1 orientation
  • Richlands • call the branch for 1:1 orientation
  • Sneads Ferry • call the branch for 1:1 orientation
  • Swansboro • Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2; 4 p.m.
    • Teens can volunteer at the library to earn SAT, NHS, or other community service hours for school or for fun!


SW - TLC T.L.C. • The Library Club for Teens

  • Swansboro • 1st and 3rd Thursday; 5 p.m.
    • TLC will not meet Nov. 3.
      • The program where you help decide the activities for your group. Make new friends and have fun!


SF TRIVIA NIGHTTrivia Night • Ages 12+

  • Sneads Ferry • Oct. 27; 5 p.m.
    • Challenge yourself and others’ knowledge of little known facts at our Trivia Contest! Persons age 12 and up will be teamed with other participants for a fun evening of cranial craziness.



ML, RL - TNTTNT • Grades 6-12

  • Jacksonville • Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9; 4:30 p.m.
  • Richlands • Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9; 4 p.m.
    • Tweens and teens are invited to enjoy fun games and activities for an explosive good time! Explore a different theme each month.
      • Registration Required.
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