The mission of the Teen Room @Cary is to be a safe and welcoming space in the library specifically reserved for middle school and high school students in grades 6-12.
Programs for Middle Schoolers
We have plenty of fun programs designed for middle schoolers. Unless it is otherwise noted, all of our teen programs are open to middle school-aged patrons. They include crafting, games, cooking, art classes, and more. Some are virtual programs and others are held in person. The Teen Room newsletter and the Events and Programs calendar are the best places to find the most up-to-date information on all of our programs.
Book Clubs for Middle Schoolers
Our middle school book club, BookIt, is for patrons in grades 7-8. It meets once a month on Thursdays at 5PM. Registration for the spring session (April-June 2023) is now open online through our Events and Programs calendar. Meeting dates are 4/13, 5/25, and 6/15. 6th graders interested in joining this club should speak to the Teen Services Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Read Next for Middle Schoolers?
We are constantly adding new books to our BeTween and Teen collections that might be of interest to you. If you are looking for some suggestions of books to read, fill out an Ask a Librarian form. Tell us what grade you are in and provide us with some details about what you like to read (or what you do not like to read), and we will send you some ideas. If you are unable to come into the library, you can also request that the Teen Service Manager pull a collection of books for you. Fill out the Teen Book Bundle form with as much information about what you like to read (or don’t like to read) and she will gather some books for you. We also have lots of book lists full of suggestions for possible books that you might consider. Check out our Recommendations page or stop by the Teen Room for more ideas for What to Read Next!