Young Adult Programs and Events

  • YA

  • Café
    Au Lit

  • Lit Movie

  • Winter

  • Harry

Upcoming YA Events

Homemade Happy Hour

Join the Teens of the Burke County Public Library for an evening of fun and crafts!

DIY Lanterns and Luminaries

Thursday, January 9: 4pm at CBH

Super Bowl Snacks 101

Join the teens of bcpls as we prepare for the big game! Tonight students will learn how to make easy dips, toppings, and treats for their next game day party!

Thursday, January 23: 4pm at CBH
Pre-Registration is required.

Lit Movie Night at the Library

Watch. Discuss. Create

Five Feet Apart Poster

Tuesday, January 21: 5:30pm at VPL

Program is geared toward middle and high school students. Light refreshments and art supplies provided. No pre-registration required! Parental guidance suggested according to rating.

eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!

Need Homework Help? Looking for something fun to do online?

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!

Winter Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge

Teens will compete for a $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card by reading books and turning in comment cards all January long! The winner will be chosen by random draw, The more books you read the more chances you have to win!

Main Events

Head-To-Head Challenge Night
Monday, January 27 - 5:30pm at MPL

Freestyle Game Night
Tuesday, January 28 - 5:30pm at VPL

Try-athalon Craft Night
Thursday, January 27 - 4pm at CBH

No pre-registration is required for any of the events. Participation is limited to middle and high school students.

YA Café  Au Lit

Dread Nation Book Cover
Dread Nation

Mon., Jan. 13 - 6pm at MPL
Tues., Jan. 14 - 6pm at VPL
Thurs., Jan. 16 - 4pm at CBH

Café and Book Talk. Pre-registration Required (Limited spaces). Free copy of book with registration for first 6 per site.
Program is for middle and high school students only.

Reader's Advisory Note: This is an action-packed zombie apocalypse historical fiction novel! It explores deeper themes like gender roles, racism, government corruption, and more. Summaries and reviews are available on

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Saturday, January 25
MPL all day

Hot chocolate and Popcorn will be available throughout the day. This event is open to all ages, viewer discretion is advised according to rating.

Captain America Poster

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2001 | PG

Captain America Poster

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2002 | PG

Captain America Poster

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2004 | PG

NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2019-2020

Battle of the Books - Midle School!
Click on the image above to view the books in our catalog.

Click to download the NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2019-2020

Note: All books are available through the library (catalog link coming soon) in print, and many are available as eBooks through Overdrive!