LCL Teen Center
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.
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.
Current Teen Events!
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.