Teen Programs & Events



Volunteer Opportunities/Programs

Teen Advisory Group: Weds., May 31 

Join us in brainstorming with youth services librarian Gina as we come up with ideas to improve our teen programming and space!  Your time at TAG will also count as a community service hour.  Pizza and other refreshments will also be served.

Space is not limited but registration is recommended.  Click here to register.


Summer Reading Volunteen Orientation: Sat., June 10 OR Fri., June 16 OR By Appointment

Are you 12 or older and interested in volunteering at Durham Public Library this summer? Be sure to join us
for a volunteen orientation to learn the ropes of the summer reading desk!

You can attend either on June 10 or 16 and earn towards your community services hours. If you cannot attend either of these dates, please email gmonti@durhamlibrary.org to schedule a quick appointment.

No registration required.  Returning volunteens from last year’s summer reading are also required to attend an orientation or schedule an appointment before signing up for summer reading desk hours.



Ongoing Teen Programs

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Relax and unwind after school in our lounge!  We have board games, laptops, and sign-up for our Minecraft server available.  No registration required.


Teen Lounge is open everyday after school from 2:30 to 5:00 pm.  On Mondays we offer video games in the lounge.

***Open hours can be subject to change.



May Programs

Code with WordPressWeds., May 10WordPress Icon

Code with us in a free WordPress workshop!  We’ll learn how to become active members of the WordPress online community, experiment with website templates, and work on your own professional website.  Registration opens Apr. 26.




Replica Making for Teens: Tues., May 23Replica Making Icon

Are you interested in engineering?  Art?  Maybe just making a replica of a small part?  In this program we will make reusable molds and replicas of small trinkets you can bring!

For teens in grades 6 and up.  Space is limited to 12 and registration begins Tues., May 9.



Tangle Art for Tweens: Weds., May 24 (7:00 – 8:00 PM)

Tangle art is a free expression that all starts with a tangle.  There are no mistakes or errors. Just freeing your mind and having fun doing it!

For tweens in grades 4 and up.  Space is limited to 10 and registration begins Weds., May 10.



Contact either Children’s Librarian Alex Klaus (aklaus@durhamlibrary.org) or Assistant Youth Services Librarian Gina Monti (gmonti@durhamlibrary.org) for any questions or comments regarding teen programs and events.  You can also reach us at (860) 349-9544.