Teen events are:

  • limited to youth in grades 6-12
  • free and include free snacks
  • at the Main Library in Columbus

acbbfd44b951b95daded239df3b9e71aTeen Summer Reading starts June 10!

  • Sign up at the library to get a goody bag.
  • Earn prizes for reading throughout the summer!
  • We will also have grand prize drawings for ziplining tickets and a Kindle Fire.
  • Thank you to the generous organizations who helped make 2015 Summer Reading possible: Friends of the Polk County Public Library, Polk County Community Foundation, Womens Club of Saluda, New View Realty, Green River Adventures, The Gorge Zipline, Feagan Law Firm, Autumn Care, Green River BBQ, Chimney Rock State Park, PRO Physical Therapy, St. Luke’s Hospital, Thompson’s Store, Wilderness Cove Tubing and Campground, and Wildflour Bakery!

Teen Events

June 15
Cartooning Workshop, 2-3pm
Learn how to draw cartoons with local author/illustrator Steve Barr! Check out his books at the library and learn more here.
Nintendo Wii U Gaming, 3-5pm
Play all the best Nintendo Wii U games on the big screen!

June 22
Nintendo Wii U Mario Kart Tournament, 2-4pm
Who will be crowned the reigning Mario Kart champion? It could be YOU who wins the trophy!
Book Club, 4-5pm
Come and discuss your favorite graphic novels! Pick up a list of suggested reads at the library before the meeting.

June 29
SuperWhoLock Party, 1-5pm
Triumph at trivia and geek out to an episode of each show. Dress as your favorite Supernatural, Doctor Who, or Sherlock character for a chance to win a prize!

indexJuly 6:
Comic Book Art & Nintendo Wii U Gaming, 2-5pm
Make awesome art from recycled comic books and play all the best Nintendo Wii U games on the big screen!

July 13:
Creative Writing Workshop, 2-3pm
Friend or foe? Superhero or villain? Get your creative juices flowing as you write your own superhero story!
Nintendo Wii U Super Smash Brothers Tournament, 3-5pm
Who is the ultimate Super Smash Brothers champion? It could be YOU! A trophy will be awarded to the winner.

July 20:
Superhero Movie Marathon & T-Shirt Decorating, 12-5pm
Watch Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers and create superhero t-shirts! Bring a white cotton t-shirt to decorate. Feast on “hero” sandwiches and popcorn.

July 27:
Nintendo Wii U Just Dance Tournament, 2-4pm
Bring your best dancing skills to the library and YOU could win the Just Dance champion trophy!
Book Club, 4-5pm
Come and discuss your favorite superhero books! Pick up a list of suggested reads at the library before the meeting.

lock inJuly 31:
Masquerade Madness: National Teen Lock-In, 7-11pm
Back by popular demand! Bring your friends and take over the library after hours.
*Compete with your friends and teens across the country in a photo scavenger hunt and Minute to Win It contests
*Nachos, drinks, and cupcake decorating
*Virtual chat with young adult author Jennifer Niven
*Games, crafts, and more!
You must be a rising 6th-12th grader, register in advance, and have a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian to attend.
To sign up, contact Youth Services Librarian Jen Pace at jpace@polklibrary.org or 828-894-8721 x227.

Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club is on the 4th Monday of every month at 4pm. On August 24, we will discuss Gods of Anthem by Logan Keys.

aug TBC

Contact Info

If you have questions or wish to receive our monthly newsletter, contact Jen Pace, Youth Services Librarian, at jpace@polklibrary.org or (828) 894-8721 x227.

    • Main Library
      1289 West Mills Street
      Columbus, NC 28722
      Tel. (828) 894-8721
      Fax (828) 894-2761
      Mon. 9am – 6pm
      Tue.-Thurs. 9am – 8pm
      Fri. 9am – 6pm
      Sat. 9am – 4pm

      Saluda Community Library
      44 W. Main Street
      Saluda, NC 28773
      Tel. (828) 749-2117
      Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
      Sat. 9am – 1pm

      (828) 894-8721 ext. 225