McDowell County Public Library

Teen Programs & Events

Sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Children’s desk!

Free enrollment all summer – Free programs too!

Win Prizes –

Grand Prize: $50.00 gift certificate

2nd Place: Gently used mountain bike

Several smaller prizes will be awarded during craft times and via the raffle.

Who can Participate?

Anyone between the ages of 12-18 years old.

How It Works –

Read and Keep track of the amount of time you spend reading on the provided reading log.

One raffle ticket will be entered in a drawing for every 8 hours spent reading.

The more you read, the more tickets you will be awarded, the better your chances to WIN!

Turn in the completed reading logs by 5:30 p.m. on August 11, 2017.

The raffle will be held August 18, 2017. Winners will be announced August 21, 2017.

 

Soda Bottle Planters

Tuesday, June 20th at 4:00 p.m.

Marion Library

Thursday, June 22nd at 4:00 p.m.

Old Fort Library

Teens will be up-cycling plastic bottles and turning them into decorative planters. Please register online or at the children’s desk.

 

Paper Pottery

Tuesday, June 27th at 4:00 p.m.

Marion Library

Thursday, June 29th at 4:00 p.m.

Old Fort Library

Teens will be turning paper into beautiful and functional pieces of pottery.

(Both branches will be closed on July 4th. The Thursday program on July 6th will be in Old Fort.)

 

Seed Bombs

Thursday, July 6th at 4:00 p.m.

Old Fort Library

Tuesday, July 11th at 4:00 p.m.

Marion Library

Using a mixture of clay and seeds teens will produce small balls of seeds that are easy to plant in places you normally can’t take care of, such as meadows, roadside strips, and stream banks. Please register online or at the children’s desk.

 

Tiny Home Design

Thursday, July 13th at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Tuesday, July 18th at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Teens will create the blueprints for a real life tiny house that they may someday want to build for real. No registration required.

 

Photon Flowers

Thursday, July 20th at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Tuesday, July 25th at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Teens will learn how to make a flower that will light up when watered with lemon juice.  Please register online or at the children’s desk.

 

Build a Story

Thursday, July 27th at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Tuesday, August 1st at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

In this guided writing program teens will learn a fun technique that can help with writers block. No registration required.

 

 Pizza Party

Thursday, August 3rd at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Tuesday, August 8th at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Teens will celebrate their successful completion of the Summer Reading Program with a pizza party.  Please register online or at the children’s desk.

 

 

 

  • Hours

    Marion Library

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

    Old Fort Library

    Monday: Closed
    Tues, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 12:30-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

  • Get in touch

    Marion Library

    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

    Old Fort Library

    Phone 828-668-7111
    Fax 828-668-4013


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  • Find us

    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752
    Directions

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762
    Directions