Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has an incredible array of programs, resources, and services to offer teens ages 12 to 18. Some are available in any of our 20 branches, others are online, and several are in both places! Browse our Digital Branch here, follow us @cmlibraryteens on Instagram, and subscribe to our newsletter to never miss out on anything related to teens at the Library!
My Next Step for Teens
What are you doing after high school? Get personalized info and resources for your next step by completing this short form. Whether you know your path, or you’re still figuring things out, we’re here to help guide you. Library staff will help connect you with the resources you need to succeed. We can email you, or you can meet with us on Zoom – whatever works best for you!
Digital Escape Rooms
Use multiple critical thinking skills to solve puzzles and codes in an interactive digital escape room. See if your observations and problem-solving skills will help you make it out successfully! Try it by yourself, or test out your ability to work as a team with friends or family. You’ll even come across some of our amazing online resources that you can use to get ahead in school as a nice bonus.
CMLibrary Teens Instagram
Did you know that we have an Instagram account just for teens? CMLibrary Teens is where you can meet Teen Services staff, watch Teens Live programs, find a good book, learn about college and career resources, and the list goes on! Follow us @cmlibraryteens, and be a part of the conversation!
Career Exploration Podcasts
As part of our College and Career Connections initiative, we are interviewing professionals from a wide variety of careers in order for you to get a greater understanding of the workforce. Take a listen to these short, fun and engaging podcasts to help you on your journey!
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Teen Volunteer Opportunities
There are many ways that teens can earn community service hours at the Library! We have welcomed back in-person VolunTeens at all of our branches and accept applications three times a year. We also have a virtual volunteering opportunity available. In addition, we offer one-off programs at several locations where you can earn community service hours. Lastly, there are other opportunities within our community that you can also explore. Be sure to check all the links below for more details.
Did you know the library publishes newsletters written by teens, for teens around the Charlotte Mecklenburg community? It serves as a catalyst to ensure that the voices, talents, and accomplishments of our teens are heard and respected. Currently, our West Boulevard and Davidson branches are active, but we’d like to grow this to all of our locations. Check them out!
College Exploration Podcasts
As part of our College and Career Connections initiative, we are interviewing students from local colleges, universities, and technical schools to help teens learn more about their options. All opinions expressed by interviewees are solely their current opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Take a listen to these short, fun and engaging podcasts to help you on your journey!