Teen Programs & Events

Teen Art Kits

Love doing art, but have a hard time making it to classes at the library? We’ve got you!

Register for each art project you’re interested in and come any time during the designated week to collect your kit! Each kit includes instructions and materials to complete an entire art project or craft in your own time.

For teens in grades 6+.

Registration is required.

Bring Your Own Book Club

Not your typical book club! Bring whatever book you’re currently reading, and join Kristen once a month for silent reading as a group, then a discussion about each book! Do you love it or hate it? Would you recommend it to a friend? A great way to set aside time for required school reading.

No registration required.

**Participation in this program counts toward community service requirements for school!**

Questions? Email Kristen at kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

Teen Test Kitchen

Taste tests, edible experiments and culinary creations.

Join Kristen to make yummy treats, try some science experiments or determine the best flavor in an ultimate taste test!

For teens in grades 6+. 

Registration required for each class.

Email Kristen with any questions- kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

Teen Advisory Board

Earn community service hours and help the library improve its teen services! Share your ideas about what you’d like the library to offer you, give feedback on the things we’re currently offering, help decorate the teen department, assist in the planning, preparation and set up of programs in the entire youth services department, and much more!

Each meeting counts toward community service requirements for school! Snacks will be provided!

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Teen Book Box

Fill out the form (https://tinyurl.com/DPLTBB ) to receive a monthly Teen Book Box from the Durham Public Library.

(If you leave the optional questions blank we will just surprise you with a pick)

Inside you’ll find;

  • YA title checked-out to you
  • Surprise(s) 
  • Candy
  • A Sticker

We will email you when your box is ready. Stop by the front desk to pick up your box. When you are finished simply return the book (and the box if you’d like to help us recycle). You may keep the rest of the items in your box!

You will be notified when each month’s Teen Book Box is ready for you. You will have one week to come and pick up your box.

Books will be checked out to you for two months, however, in order to receive the next month’s box you MUST have returned the book to the library!

Miss a month? That’s ok we will be in touch again the following month. If you miss two pick-ups in a row we will just remove you from our list. You are welcome to register again if you want to re-join the program.

Make & Take Crafts

Stop by the teen library each month to make a new craft! Feel free to leave your creations behind on the craft cart to be displayed around the teen library! All materials will be provided, while supplies last! No registration required.