Teen Life

Life is full of twists and turns and you never know what might be around the next corner. You might find yourself looking for an opportunity to learn or explore, or perhaps you'll be seeking help and don't know where to find it. Maybe you'll just be trying to find something fun to do to pass the time. We've got some ideas about where you might find yourself and have identified some books and resources to help you get where you're going.

Get Involved

Many people consider the act of volunteering their time to help others a very rewarding experience. It's also a great chance to meet new people, learn new things, and engage in the betterment of your community. Your school might even require this altruistic activity as a prerequisite for graduation. If you're stuck and don't know where you can volunteer in your community check out some of these ideas.

Have Fun

It's often easy to forget that it's important to have fun, especially with all those commitments like school, homework, and maybe even that after school job. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from it all and enjoy yourself! Rock out with your band. Hang out with your friends. Maybe even take in some important me-time and read a book. No matter what you like doing for fun, we've got some great recommendations for you.

Get Healthy

From puberty to adulthood teens experience a number of physical and psychological changes. It's not always easy knowing how to deal with these changes or the new and unique situations you might find yourself in because of them. When it comes to your health it is important to have the facts and to make informed decisions, and the Library has many resources that can provide you with access to this kind of information.

Get Help

At times life can present you with trying or troubling situations and you might not know where to turn to get help. A handful of organizations have created websites and hotlines where you can find information and confidential support services.  

Get Creative

Do you like to paint, write, play music, or do something else creative? Are you interested in learning how to do something creative but don't know where to start? You might be the next superstar Manga artist, or breakthrough music artist of the year. Check out what the Library has to get your creative gears turning!