Teens only: Find your place at the Library!

Are you a Mecklenburg County teen ? You’re welcome at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library! If you’re wondering just what you'll find at your local Library, the answer is simple: You can find fun, resources, a social community and adventure!

Our Teen Services team is here to provide dynamic programs, resources and services to anyone ages 12-18. We are dedicated to helping you become the best version of yourself, while also supporting your academic, personal development and leisure interests. Although branches aren’t currently open for in-person programs, when they are, we have spaces in every branch where teens can read, work on schoolwork, hang out, create and more.

Until we can see you face-to-face (and we hope that’s soon), here are some ways you can claim your space – virtually – at the Library, for FREE, with your Library card or ONE Access ID number:

  • Dive into Digital Resources – There’s no reason to be bored in the house and in the house bored. Click here to discover our comprehensive digital resource guide and find everything you need from homework help to free music. You can even access e-books, e-audiobooks, comics, movies and tv shows and more. What could be cooler than that? Possibly a polar bear's toenail!
  • Find bookish friends – There are no one-size-fits-all book clubs here. Whether you’re into social justice, anime, LGBTQIA+ interests, Manga or more, there is a virtual book club for you. Click here to find your type of book people.
  • Explore Young Adult + Teen Reads – Find books in print, audiobook, e-book and e-audiobook format that are written just for you. From romance and fantasy to Latinx voices and mystery spy adventures, there is a book for every interest!
  • Attend a virtual program – Want to turn your art into activism? Interested in learning how to play chess or start a game of Dungeons & Dragons? Find your next favorite program here on the Library events calendar.
  • Prepare for your future - We look forward to hanging out with you at the Library! - Our College & Career Connections program is designed with YOU in mind.  This includes free programs and workshops by experts in the field with topics ranging from financial aid to applications, admissions essays, and even services such as free SAT and ACT practice tests offered by The Princeton Review.  In addition, we have a brand-new road map to help you answer three very important questions – Who am I? What do I want to do? and How will I get there? Click here to figure it out! 

We look forward to hanging out with you soon!