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About the Teen Room

During the COVID 19 closure, all teen book clubs will meet virtually.  We will continue to add other virtual programming for teens.  The program calendar is the best place to find the most up-to-date virtual programs for teens.  We look forward to the time when we will return to  our regular programming for teens listed below.

The Teen Room at Cary Library serves patrons in grades 6-12. Teens are welcome to use the Teen Room to read, study, socialize with friends, play games, do puzzles, or just hang out and think! In addition to lots of books, we have plenty of games and art supplies, four desktop computers, four laptops, phone chargers, and headphones. We even have textbooks used at Lexington High School available for teens who want to use them while studying @Cary.

Teen Programs

Every month, the Teen Room hosts several programs designed to encourage teens to make space for creative exploration, social connections, and relaxation. This fall, our regular programming will include:

  • Teen Crafternoons
  • Afternoon movies (with snacks)
  • Bi-weekly wellness and self-care group for tweens and teens organized by Lexington's Office of Youth and Family Services

We also routinely add other activities of special interest to teens. Recent teen events have included workshops in drawing, illustration, painting with watercolors, yoga, poetry, and cooking, as well as Dungeons & Dragon game nights. Check out the Events Calendar to find more information about what is upcoming in the Teen Room!

Teen Book Clubs

Our four established book clubs have gone to a virtual platform for the spring. They include three book clubs for middle schoolers - Discuss & Dine (6th grade); BookIt (AT NIGHT) (grade 6-7);  & BookIt (Saturday) (grade 7-8). All three clubs are full for the spring session. Online registration for the fall sessions of these clubs will open in early September 2020.  Sign ups are available at that time through the event calendar.  The fourth club, Breaking Boundaries through YA Literature, is open to patrons grades 9-12. This group is a teen-led month-to-month book club that specifically explores themes of social justice, inclusion, and equity.  Breaking Boundaries is part of our Cary Teens Lead the Way program designed to highlight the interest and talents of our community's teens. Interested teens can find more information and sign up for Breaking Boundaries through Cary's program calendar.

****UPDATE May 2020 - In addition to our regular programming, we have added the following book clubs effective May 2020.  

  • QuaranTWEEN Reads is a four week virtual book club for grade 6-7 that meets every other Wednesday in May and June at 3pm.
  • Teen Graphics Go! is a month-to-month graphic novel and comic book club for grade 6-9 which will meet on designated Thursdays at 4pm.
  • Comics Colloquium is a month-to-month graphic novel and comic book club for older teens, (grades 10-12), which will meet on designated Thursdays at 4pm.

Please check out our event calendar for more information about these new book clubs.