McDowell County Public Library

Teen Programs and Events

Welcome to the Teen Page where you’ll find upcoming events, programs, and resources for youth in Middle and High School age groups.

To see a full list of programs for all ages, check out our Program Calendar.

Teen Time

Each month teens in grades 6th-12th are invited to Teen Time at the library. This month teens are making Gingerbread Haunted Houses.



Do you know about our StudentAccess Program?

All students enrolled in a public school for the current school year, as of September 20th, can use their Student ID number.

StudentAccess allows students access to:

  • Check out up to 10 books or audiobooks at a time. No late fines!
  • ACT/SAT Prep
  • Live Tutors online
  • eBooks and Audio Books

Test Prep Resources for the ACT and SAT


Explore the LearningExpress Library from EBSCO to improve your test scores for the SAT and ACT.  Use your library card or Student ID to get access.

  • Authentic practice tests
  • Test-taking strategies and tips
  • Interactive tutorials with full-length pre-tests, unit quizzes and post-tests
  • Essay practice with sample essays, annotations and scoring guides
  • Detailed answer explanations
  • Simulated test options designed to mimic test-day conditions
  • Personalized study plans identifying strengths and areas that need further practice and review
  • Diagnostic score reports

Your path to college starts here! The Learning Suite with SAT/ACT Essentials—free through the library!—will give you the support you need.  Use your library card or Student ID to get access.

Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages.

  • 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: 10-7
    Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    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