Young Adult Programs and Events

  • YA
    Events

  • Wrapped Up
    Subscription Box

  • Summer
    Reading

  • Craft
    Challenge

  • Makeup
    Tutorial

  • JackBox
    Game Night

  • YA Lit
    Lounge

  • July Craft
    Programs

  • YA
    Cafe

Upcoming YA Events

YA Lit Lounge

A Virtual Book Discussions For Teens.

Register and join the YA Lit Lounge to virtually hang out and chat with other teens about what books you're reading, what you're loving, what you're hating, and everything in between!

Monday, June 29 at 6pm OR Thursday, July 2nd at 6pm


YA July Calendar

Click on the image to download the July YA Program Calendar, and visit our Facebook page for more details.


Professional Makeup Tutorial and Class

Monday, July 13th: 6pm on Zoom

Join Burke County Public Library online as we welcome artist George Moropoulos to teach some fundamentals, tips, and tricks of makeup application!

Pre-registration and waiver is required to attend online class! This program is geared toward Young Adults, but all ages are welcome to attend! Call your local library to pre-register. For more information, contact Lizzie at 828-764-9273 or lizzie.whisnant at burkenc.org!

More details can be found on the Makeup Tutorial Tab


JackBox Game Night

Tuesday, July 7 | Thursday, July 16 | Tuesday, July 21
all at 6pm on Zoom

Grab your laptop and/or mobile device and join the teens of the Burke County Public Library for our JackBox Game Night!

This program is limited to rising middle, middle and high school students. Pre-registration and waiver are required to participate. For more information, see the JackBox Game Night Tab, or contact Lizzie at 828-764-9273 and lizzie.whisnant at burkenc.org!


DIY Dreamcatcher

Tuesday, July 14th: 6pm on Zoom

Grab your laptop and/or mobile device and join the teens of the Burke County Public Library for our JackBox Game Night!

Sign up to pick up your craft bag, and then join us on Zoom to learn how to make your own Dreamcatcher! Pre-registration and waiver are required to participate. For more information, see the July Crafts Tab, or contact Lizzie at 828-764-9273 and lizzie.whisnant at burkenc.org!


YA Cafe

Thursday, July 23th: 6pm on Zoom

Grab a cup of coffee and your furry, hairy, scaly, or feathered BFF and join the teens of BCPLS as we meet virtually on Zoom!

This program is limited to rising middle, middle and high school students. Pre-registration and waiver are required to participate.For more information, see the YA Cafe Tab, or contact Lizzie at 828-764-9273 and lizzie.whisnant at burkenc.org!


Books2Go



overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!


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

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!

Young Adult Summer Reading Challenge July 1st-31st

For the month of July, teens can compete in the YA Summer Reading Challenge. Read a book. Submit an entry. Win prizes.

Online Submission Form

For more details, see the Summer Reading Tab.


YA Craft Challenge July 1st-31st

Call the library and schedule a time to pick up a bag of craft supplies, then use it (and what you have at home) to create something! Send us your creation photos and enter to win a prize! Details on the Craft Challenge Tab!


VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT
							Pets are welcome! Compete! Win prizes!

Thursday, July 9th: 6pm on Zoom

Join the teens of BCPLS on Zoom and compete in a socially distanced scavenger hunt right at home!

This program is available to rising middle, middle, and high school students. Pre-registration and waiver is required to attend the online event! For more information, contact Lizzie at 828-764-9273 and lizzie.whisnant at burkenc.org!


Wrapped Up At Your Library

A new kind of Free YA Book Subscription Box

Call to reserve a box and schedule a time to come in or use our Books2Go Curbside Service!

Each themed box contains a library book, matching swag and bookish items! Teens are encouraged (but not required) to attend the YA Café au Lit at the end of the month to talk about their book and share their thoughts! Each library location has a limited supply, so boxes are available on a first-come, first-served basis! One box per patron, per month. Boxes are free and reserved for middle and high school students only.

July Boxes will be available soon at all sites on a first-come, first-served basis, so call and reserve yours today! Teens who reserve a box will have the option to "renew" early for the next month. Any teen who is placed on the waiting list is guaranteed a box for the following month.


YA Canvas Art and Movie Night

Movie poster for Onward

Tuesday, July 28
5:30pm at VPL

Pre-register (space is limited) to come to watch Onward (PG | 2020 | 102 min) and create canvas art - all while safely social distancing.


NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2020-2021

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 2020-2021

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

July Boxes will be available soon at all sites on a first-come, first-served basis, so call and reserve yours today! Teens who reserve a box will have the option to "renew" early for the next month. Any teen who is placed on the waiting list is guaranteed a box for the following month.

WRAPPED UP!
@ YOUR LIBRARY
A N E W K I N D O F Y A B O O K S U B S C R I P T I O N .
Free!

C A L L T O R E S E R V E A B O X A N D S C H E D U L E A T I M E T O C O M E I N
O R U S E O U R B O O K S 2 G O C U R B S I D E S E R V I C E !
Boxes are free & reserved for middle & high school students only.
For more information visit us online at bcpls.org or call Miss Lizzie at 828-764-9273.
Each themed box contains a library book, matching swag & bookish
items! Each library location has a limited supply, so boxes are available
on a first-come, first-served basis! One box per patron, per month.

Download the Wrapped Up Flyer