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Clayton Library:
919-553-5542

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
​Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m to 2 p.m.​

 

Summer Reading Program Starts June 8!

Click here for a calendar of events for teens!

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)

Apply to be a member of TAB today! 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. If you're interested in joining, fill out this TAB APPLICATION and return it to library's circulation desk or email it to Pam Taylor, our TAB liaison, by JULY 6!  

TAB hosts free programs for teens each month! Follow us @ClaytonLibrary on Instagram and Facebook, grab a calendar of events from the library, or email Pam Taylor for more information.


Summer Reading Pals: Volunteers Needed!

We know our local students are always looking for great community volunteering hours. How great would it  be– just once a week for a half hour - to open a child's eyes to the magic of a great book!?  Every summer we host a reading Pals program in conjunction with our children's department where teen volunteers from grades 7-12 (we're affectionately calling them "Big Pals") are paired with children from kindergarten through 3rd grade (our "Little Pals"). This is easy, fun and a great way to promote literacy skills and a love of reading for children in early elementary school.  You're in the comfortable, familiar, supportive environment of our great municipal library right in the heart of Downtown Clayton. And you won't believe the excitement that comes from getting special attention from an older peer - it's so rewarding to see a Little Pal light up as they see how much fun it is to read along! If you're interested in volunteering as a Big Pal, please read and complete the BIG PALS APPLICATION and return it to the library by June 1. The Big Pals application is separate from the TAB application above. 


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

Award 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 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.

College Prep
The World's College Catalog Resource

Resources, Programs and Awareness for College Students in Need

Johnston County Schools Central Services
Links to reading lists, homework help, eBooks, resource centers and helpful school apps.

North Carolina Book Awards and Lists




A place to add your favorite book about NC for youth.

Other Books
Find Accelerated Reading books by title or topic.

Books written with young adults in mind confront issues that are of great importance to teens and their families.

Out of the ordinary teen booklists!

A reading list of books about overcoming disaster and stories of survival for teen developed by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Sign up by entering your email address and receive weekly excerpts of books to read and more!

Magazine, blogs, book series and website written entirely by teens.

YALSA booklist and book awards.

Safe Surfing for Teens
Guidelines to follow on how to keep safe while using the internet.

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