Young Adult Programs and Events

  • Upcoming

  • Storytelling

  • May

Upcoming Events

Storytelling Festival 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016 from Noon-5pm on the Square in Downtown Morganton

Please join the Burke Arts Council and the Burke County Public Library for a Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature some of the best storytellers from Eastern NC to Western NC, and will provide stories for all ages. Various artists will be on the square demonstrating their work. Remember to bring a lawn chair! Snacks and drinks will be available for sale. In event of inclement weather, the festival will be held inside at the Morganton Public Library.

Young Adult DIY Craft Club

Clean Out the Craft Closet

Mon., May 23 - MPL 6pm-8pm

Open to Adults and Young Adults

Pre-Registration Required as space is limited.

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

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!

OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!

YA Book Swap

Monday, May 9 from 6-8pm at MPL

Are your bookshelves overflowing?
Want some “new to you” books for free? Do you like fantasy, sci-fi, romance, mystery, thrillers, or non-fiction?
Here’s the deal...bring in new or gently-used young adult or adult (appropriate) books to swap for “new to you” books. You can take home as many books as you bring.

6:00-6:30 Book Drop/Tickets issued= # books brought for trade
6:30-7:30 Book Swap/Pick out what you want (up to the # you brought)
7:30-8:00 Pack up what you want; leave what you don’t! Bring a box or bag!
We’ll donate what’s left locally.

This is open to students in grades 6-12 only.
No pre-registration required.

YA Summer Reading Program 2016

The Magic Begins at Your Library

Registration Begins Monday, May 16!

Registration Events

Monday, May 16 at MPL, 5:00-7:-00pm
Tuesday, May 17 at VPL, 5:00-7:00pm
Thursday, May 19 at CBH, 3:30-5:30pm

SRP Registration and Team Assignment, Snacks, and Door Prizes.
Open to rising middle, middle and high school students.

NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2016-2017

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 2015-2016

Note: All books are available through the Burke County Public Library in print, and many are available as eBooks through Overdrive!

eBooks, eAudio-books, and more! Check out our newest collection!

New YA Books!

Link to the List of New Books for this Month

Checkout the New and Upcoming Books,
and place holds on the ones you want to read!