Teen Services

VolunTeen and Internship Opportunities 

Are you interested in becoming a VolunTeen or Satellite Studio Intern 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 2019 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.    

We also offer Satellite Studio Internships at three selected locations.  We need motivated teens who are interested in working with video, animation, and music production and helping others learn how to use it. These unpaid volunteer positions are for teens who can commit to at least two hours per week.  These opportunities will be available on the Volunteer page by searching for "Satellite Studio" during the same times of the year as our VolunTeen program.     

*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.

We offer:

  • 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.

Group visits are avaialble for Teen groups at Main Library.

Teen Resources

Tutor.com Live Homework Help

Get free homework help from a live, online, qualified tutor—up to 10 free tutoring sessions each week! All you need is a library card and an Internet connection. You can use Live Homework Help from home, school and even the Library.


Lynda.com is an online educational site that includes over 3,000 courses (and over 130,000 videos) in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business.

OverDrive eReading Room: Teen Collection

E-books, audiobooks, and videos selected specifically for teenagers with genres including young adult fiction and non-fiction, and more.

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)

A testing and education preparation resource that includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and

Teen Programs & Events

Adult Sensory Program

Tuesday, October 15 2:00 PM
South County Regional

Join us for a fun, interactive program filled with books, music and activities. Specifically designed for adults with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues or other developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Registration required.

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ASC Culture Blocks: Clayworks for Teens

Tuesday, October 15 2:30 PM
Independence Regional

Culture Blocks embraces and celebrates the cultural life and desires of residents, connects communities to arts and culture activities that speak to their interests and seeks to break down barriers to participation with cultural organizations.

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Teen Writing Group

Tuesday, October 15 3:00 PM
Steele Creek

Writers of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to join this group to share work, exchange ideas and feedback, and meet other local amateur writers. This week we will be writing Haikus.

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Tutoring for Teens

Tuesday, October 15 4:00 PM
Independence Regional

Students in grades 6th-12th or early college program can receive free homework help from volunteers in a 1-on-1 session. Sessions available on a first come, first serve basis. No registration required. *Please call to ask for tutor availability (704) 416-4800

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Contact Teen Services

Phone: 704-416-4661
Holly Summers-Gil, Teen Services Coordinator

Email Teen Services

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm