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.
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
We now have four teen book clubs!
Three of these book clubs (BookIt, BookIt (AT NIGHT), and Discuss & Dine) are regularly meeting clubs for middle school-aged teens. Online registration for the fall/early winter sessions of these book clubs opens on Monday, August 26th at 7pm.
The fourth book club (ComicSquad:Teen) meets monthly to read comics & graphic novels. This club is open to teens grades 6-9. Registration for the first meeting opens on Monday, August 26th at 7pm. Registration for subsequent meetings will open 4 weeks prior to the club date at 4pm. Only register for the meetings you wish to attend.
In addition to these book clubs, the Teen Room @Cary offers occasional READ, WATCH & DISCUSS nights. These are single session book club events in which teens meet to watch the movie adaption of a book followed by a discussion of the book AND the movie. Stay tuned for more details about our next RWD night.
Is there a program or activity you think would be a fun addition to the teen room? Drop the Teen Services Manager an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know your programming ideas!