For Teens

For Teens

Our teen programs are back in person and in a blended model (online/in-person) format! We can't wait to have you join us back at the library!

  • Teen Book Club: Email Pam for more information about this great book club that meets monthly and reads great, thought-provoking young adult books.
  • Teen Craft Club: This club meets monthly and makes everything from jewelry to paintings to gingerbread houses! Email Pam for more information.

We hope to see you online and hear about how you’re doing! Stay tuned for more information and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Applications for TAB membership open, and we're accepting them on an ongoing basis. View the application here.

These middle and high school teens host a number of regular monthly events, special events and contests throughout the year. TAB's mission is to encourage teens to become life-long library members and actively develop, implement and promote teen and community service events in the community.

Follow us @ClaytonLibrary on Instagram and Facebook, grab a calendar of events from the library, or email Pam Taylor for more information.

Below you will find some external resources and links that we hope will be helpful.

  1. Award Books
  2. North Carolina Book Awards and List
  3. Other Books
  • The Alex Awards -  Are funded by the Margaret Alexander; Edwards Trust, which are announced annually in conjunction with National; Library Week, honor the top 10 adult books for teenagers published during a calendar year.
  • The John Newbery Award - The Newbery Medal was named for 18th Century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the American Library Association - Association for Library Service to Children, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children.
  • The Michael L. Printz Award - Is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association.

Test Prep

Check out these free career, job, and test preparation resources on NCLive. You will need a valid library card to access these resources! 

College Prep

Johnston County Schools Central Services

Safe Surfing for Teens