McDowell County Public Library

Teen Programs & Events


Win Prizes –

Grand Prize: $50.00 gift certificate

2nd Place: Gently used mountain bike

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.

Pizza Party

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.



Tuesday, August 29 at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, August 31 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will learn about the art of batik. This program will teach you how to create beautiful and colorful cloth bandannas. Please register online, at the children’s circulation desk, or even over the phone to ensure your place.


Plaster Flowers

Tuesday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Thursday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will use plaster of Paris to turn silk flowers into keepsakes that are perfect for gifts or decorations. This program tends to get a bit messy, so please dress accordingly.


Visiting Artist

Tuesday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

A local Artist, Kevin Ricketts, will teach teens some basic drawing techniques to help with drawing manga style characters.


Layered 3d Art Paper

Tuesday, September 19 at 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Thursday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will learn how to create 3d are using brightly colored paper and Popsicle sticks.


  • 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

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762