Teen Services provides dynamic programs, resources and services to youth ages 12 to 18. We are dedicated to helping teens become their best selves, while also supporting them along the way. In addition to knowledgeable staff, we also have spaces in every branch where teens can read, work on schoolwork and hang out.
Though we will not have in-person volunteer positions this summer, we invite you to explore our Virtual Volunteering opportunities available on Digital Branch.
Are you interested in becoming a VolunTeen at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library? Our VolunTeen initiative is now year-round, which means that teens ages 13 to 17* now have the opportunity to earn community service hours by becoming a VolunTeen up to three times a year! Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is looking for responsible teens who enjoy working with the public, helping others and giving back to their community.
Applications are only accepted three times a year. In January for the Spring term, in April for the Summer term, and in August for the Fall term. During application months, please apply on the Volunteer page. Click on “Become a Volunteer” and search for Teen Volunteer 2020 opportunities. Applications will be accepted throughout the month as designated or until a branch has reached capacity.
While there are a limited number of opportunities, all locations are participating in this program. If you do not see a position posted for your preferred location then a position is no longer available and you will need to apply to another location. You may only apply to one location per term. Please note that applying does not guarantee a position. After you apply, someone from the library will contact you to set up an interview. If you have not been contacted within a few days, please reach out to the branch where you applied to follow up.
Some locations have Satellite Studios and makerspaces, so responsibilities vary by location.
*If you are 18, you must be enrolled as a high school student. Otherwise, please apply for the adult volunteer program.
In addition, opportunities to earn community service hours are available throughout the year at several locations. These programs are listed on our calendar and can be found by searching for "community service." Projects typically last an hour or two and require registration, so please check the calendar for more details.
More About Teen Services
Have you visited your local library? Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has many services just for teens.
- Study areas in our branches including access to online resources
- Books, movies, music, magazines, and more
- Free computer use and Wi-Fi access at every branch
- Friendly library staff to help guide you to the books and resources you need
- Programs and activities that focus on literacy, educational success, and economic opportunity
Do you have fines on your library card? We completely understand, and have programs available to help you pay down your fines so that you can continue to use the Library. Simply ask a Librarian for more information.
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