Kids & Teens

DCPL Youth Services

DCPL offers a wide array of services and programs for our young patrons.

NC Kids Digital Library

NC Kids
What's the buzz? Check out the new NC Kids eBook collection targeted just for children, pre-K through elementary school. Click here for NC Kids training videos! Now Available

Need a hand with homework? We can help. The library now offers free online tutoring through, 7 days a week, from 3:00 to 10:00 PM. No appointments needed. On-demand tutoring is available for homework, research, test prep and writing assistance for a broad range of subjects. Take a look at how the service works. Check it out today!

Summer Learning Program 2019:

Universe of Stories Pic for Website 2019

Outreach Programs

The Youth Services department visits daycare centers in the community, sponsors Every Child Ready to Read workshops for parents, and interacts with the public in other ways.  

Reading with Ranger

Ranger the therapy dog with young readersReading with Ranger gives young people an opportunity to prepare and read to a patient, listening, live dog in the library. Ranger is a "Tail Waggin' Tutor" with Therapy Dog International certification. Ranger and his owners, The Gaithers, will be available for 15 min. appointments during the summer of 2019 on Tues. from 9:30-10:30 am and 6:30-7:30 pm. Please check the web calendar to verify his availability on summer days. Appointments must be scheduled at least 2 days in advance to ensure Ranger will be here.

Story Time

Story Time is offered to enhance the growth and development of young children and support parents with early learning skills.

Next Chapter Book Clubs - Teen

Next Chapter Book Club