Teen Events & Programs

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Our teen volunteers are a valuable resource in our library system. Earn SAT and Junior Honor Society hours, learn new skills, and give back to your community.

Jacksonville: Call to schedule a 1:1 orientation

Richlands: Call to schedule a 1:1 orientation

Sneads Ferry: Call to schedule a 1:1 orientation

Swansboro: Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, 4:00 PM


It’s FAFSA night! Incoming high school seniors, parents, or individuals that are looking to register for college courses should join us for this productive night! We’ll have representatives from the College Foundation join us to explain and simplify how to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid).

*Registration Required

Jacksonville: Sept. 23, 5:30 PM

Virtual: Oct. 14; 5:30 PM


Help us plan teen programs, discuss book, music, movie and more while having fun and receiving service hours. Snacks will be provided!!

Jacksonville: Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3; 4PM

Richlands: Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3; 4PM

TNT (6-12 GR)

Tweens and teens are invited to enjoy fun games and activities for an explosive good time! A different theme each month.

Jacksonville: Sept. 15, Nov. 17; 4PM

Richlands: Sept. 8, Nov. 10; 4 PM

Sponsored by Pizza Hut of Richlands


Teens, join us for fun activities and food!

Swansboro: Sept. 23, Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18; 5 PM


TeenTober is a new, nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October and aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services helps teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library. Character party! Dress as your favorite Marvel/DC/Anime/Manga character.

*Registration required

Jacksonville: Oct. 20; 4 PM

Richlands: Oct. 13; 4 PM


Join us as we discuss and explore those everyday “life skills” and “How to” situations.

*Registration required

Jacksonville: 4 PM

  • Sept. 29; 4 PM: 101 Basic Sewing
  • Oct. 27; 4 PM: Basic Car Care

Richlands: 4 PM

  • Sept. 15: Basic Car Care
  • Oct. 20: Navy Federal, maintaining finances
  • Nov. 17: Etiquette


Read a new graphic novel each month and discuss it over snacks. First 5 signups will receive their own copy to keep!

*Registration required

Jacksonville: 4:30 PM

  • Sept 8: New Kid by Jerry Craft
  • Oct 13: Primer by Jennifer Muro
  • Nov 10 : The Time Museum by Matthew Loux

THE BIG I.D.E.A. (9-12 GR)

Join us in this teen book club where we’ll focus on one IDEA-Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness of marginalized groups. Fall will explore Mermaids, Monsters and Other Not-So-Mythical Creatures.

*Registration required

Jacksonville: 4:30 PM

  • Sept 9: A Song Below Water by Bethany Morrow
  • Oct. 15: The Deep by Rivers Solomons
  • Nov. 12: Pet by Akwaeke Emeze