Events & Programs
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD
Help us plan teen programs, discuss books, music, movies and more while having fun and receiving service hours.
Jacksonville (Age 13+): Sep 4, Oct 2 & Nov 6; 4:30pm
Sponsored by Gum Branch Pizza Hut.
Richlands (Grades 6+): Sep 4, Oct 2 & Nov 6; 4pm
TEEN VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION (13+)
Teen volunteers are a valuable resource in our library system. Teens earn SAT and Junior Honor Society hours, learn new skills, and give back to their community.
Jacksonville: Sep 9 & Oct 14; 5:30pm
Richlands: Sep 4, Oct 2 & Nov 6; 5pm
Sneads Ferry: Sep 16, Oct 14 & Nov 18; 4:30pm
Swansboro: Sep 4, Oct 2 & Nov 6; 4pm
TEEN READS WEEK
A book drive for teens organized by teen groups of OCPL. Books will be donated to local shelters providing comfort to other tweens and teens in need. Donations of books and materials will be accepted at all OCPL Branches.
Richlands: Week of Oct 13-19
Let your creativity soar as we kick off National Novel Writer’s Month. Join the NaNo WriMo challenge to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. A local author will give tips and tricks to get you started!
Jacksonville: Nov 1; 4:30pm
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT
We’ll be celebrating National Scholarship Month by exploring ways to receive the financial aid needed for post-secondary schooling!
Jacksonville: Nov 4; 6:30pm
CARING COMMUNITY GIVE BACK
OCPL teen groups care deeply for animals and are hosting a donation drive for local animal shelters. Donated items such as toys, bowls, collars, etc can be brought to any branch during Caring Community Give Back Week.
Richlands: Week of Nov 10-16
UNDERGROUND BOOKS (AGES 14-18)
For teens, by teens. The teen book club is facilitated by library staff and run by the Teen Advisory Board allowing them to explore and read the new YA bestsellers and classics yet to be discovered!
Jacksonville: Sep 10,Oct 8 & Nov 12; 5pm
TNT (Grades 6-12)
Teens and tweens are invited to enjoy fun games and activities for an explosive good time! A different theme each month. Sponsored by Pizza Hut of Richlands.
Richlands: Sep 11, Oct 9 & Nov 13; 4pm
TEEN SCENE (13+)
Grab a friend and join us for fun, games, music, movies, and food at the library!
Swansboro: Every Thu; 5:30pm
Sponsored by Swansboro Pizza Hut.
Jacksonville: Sep 18, Oct 16 & Nov 20; 4:30pm
Join us as we discuss and explore everyday life skills and how to’s. We will explore basic food prep, balancing checkbooks, filling-out a college or job application, basic first aid, and more.
Jacksonville: Sep 25 & Oct 23; 4:30pm
Richlands: Sep 18, Oct 16 & Nov 20; 4pm