Career Development Counseling Available


On Monday and Wednesday mornings, the community is invited to meet with

Rappahannock Community College Career Services Specialist Frances Kenyear in the

Teen Center of the Lancaster Community Library.

“She is happy to meet with people to help them on their career path,

whether in Workforce Development, or attending college,” said Library Director Alice Cooper,

“This is an expression of Lancaster Community Library’s mission to provide everyone with a safe, free and inviting center for information, instruction, learning, and cultural opportunities.”


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 Lancaster Community Library's Teen Center is dedicated to providing teens and young adults with a comfortable space to hang out, read do homework and have fun.   The Teen Center offers free internet access, charging stations, and lounge seating, making it the perfect place to be productive or relax with a new book.  The growing   collection of YA titles features contemporary authors and inclusive stories as well as manga and grapghic novels that are sure to grab your attention.  Not interested in     reading? That's okay! Challenge your friends to a game of pool or join us every Thursday from 4 to 7 for Game Night.

 The Lancaster Community Library also provides our teen patrons with access to virtual services such as Hoopla and Libby which offer a variety of audiobooks and   ebooks that can be checked out on the go, as well as movies, comics, television series, and music.  We also offer access to virtual tools for academic research and   online learning.

 The Teen Center strives to have a little something for everyone, so let us know if there's something we can improve upon or better yet, volunteer and help us plan     programs, suggest new ideas and let us know the books you'd like to see added to our collection.

  Feel free to email the Teen Center Coordinator Kate McCarthy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.











Meet Our Teen Director

 Our Teen Services Librarian, Kate McCarthy, received her MLIS degree from Rutgers University in January 2022, and has been focused on developing the young adult   collection, planning new teen programs, in-person and online, as well as creating a comfortable environment. Check out the Teen Center Instagram @lclteencenter for   library updates and Kate’s weekly book recommendations. 


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 Current Teen Events!




 Volunteer Activities
   If you are at least 11 years old, you qualify to volunteer at the Library in the children's room. Your duties will include putting away children's books (easy reading,     fiction  and non- fiction), assisting patrons with book selections, and engaging in preparation work for upcoming programs.

   If you are 14 years old, you also have the option of being an Independent Specialty Volunteer. You may target one type of Library service that you enjoy doing and   perform that duty monthly at a time convenient for you and library staff. Independent volunteers will also be needed for special summer programs, family evening     programs, and any events that may draw a large crowd.

   If you are 16 years old and older you can volunteer for any of the tasks listed above, and you will be given the opportunity to learn to work at the circulation desk.

   Times available to volunteer: Pre-arrangement is required.

   After school (September – May):    Monday - Thursday afternoons 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
   Summer (Mid June - Mid August):  Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, or 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.