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Teen and Young Adult

Teens sitting and talking

Welcome to Metro Teens!

Looking for a place to engage with your community? Look no further than your neighborhood library.

Sure, we have books to checkout, magazines to skim, DVDs to watch, and computers where you can surf the internet, but did you know that we offer online resources that can help you with your homework, teach you a new language, stream music and movies, or browse through digital magazines? We have that and so much more. Check out all of our resources for teens and young adults below. We hope to see you at an upcoming program or event!

Teen Blog Entries

Students, Get the Most Out of Your Library Card!

You know that a library card lets you check out books. You might even know about all the other great materials the library has to offer — DVDs, music CDs, magazines, graphic novels and more. But did you know about the databases? The online test prep guides? Live tutors for homework help? The stre...

Crazy 8's Math Club

Edmond Library recently started hosting sessions of the Crazy 8's Math Club, and it's been a huge success! Watch Ryn Lewis, Teen Librarian, at the Edmond Library talk with reporter Shelby Love of Fox 25 about the class.

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Geek Con

Are you a Star Wars fan? Harry Potter fan? Comic book fan? Pokemon fan? LIBRARY fan?

If you answered yes to everything above (and even more not mentioned) join us for the Downtown Library’s 2nd GEEK Con! Escape rooms, crafts, mini-panels, Cosplay fashion show, face painting and more...

Upcoming Events

Movie Night Bundle

11/26 @ 9:00am
to
12/11 @ 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Film & Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Everyone loves movies! Our Movie Night Bundle will provide two hand-picked DVDs from the genre of your choice from our movie collection, plus four suggestions for movies you might like from our Kanopy and Hoopla streaming services. We'll also include...

Disclaimer(s)

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens. Accordingly, the Library will not be liable for such harm to any individual resulting from such allergens.

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

Letters to the North Pole

11/28 @ 9:00am
to
12/23 @ 5:00pm
Del City Library
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Onsite (Del City)
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Writing
Event Description:
Visit our letter writing station to mail a letter to the North Pole! We'll have paper, writing utensils, and a mail box set up to help you send your letter. With a parent or guardian's permission, leave your mailing address to get a letter mailed bac...

StoryStash: Teen Book Boxes

12/2 @ 9:00am
to
12/23 @ 3:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Description:
For any teen that loves books, or any teen that maybe needs a little help loving books, our Teen Book Boxes are for you! Simply register and answer a few questions about yourself, and we'll select a book for you! We pick out a new book from 2020-2...

Teen Surprise Craft Kit

All Day12/5 - 12/11
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
This craft kit is a surprise! Appropriate for ages 10-18. Make a unique project that you can give away this upcoming holiday season, or make something to keep yourself. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

Take-Home Kit: Christmas Tree Ornament

12/5 @ 9:00am
to
12/11 @ 6:00pm
Capitol Hill Library
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Celebrate the holidays with crafts! This take-home kit will include 3D printed Christmas tree ornament pieces for assembly and items for decorating it. Customers will need to supply their own glue (hot glue or tacky glue is suggested, or stronge...

Disclaimer(s)

Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

Tweens & Teens Take and Make Kit: Woodland Animal Bulb Ornaments

12/5 @ 10:00am
to
12/19 @ 6:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take-Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Create your own animal ornament! Each kit will contain everything you need, instructions, and a reading list. ...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Collections

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Teen Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks just for teens. Audiobooks and eBooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these audiobooks and eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Teen Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse our collection of digital comics and graphic books for teens and young adults from OverDrive.

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Databases

A B C E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W

African-American History Online

Covers more than 500 years of African-American history using biographies, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, maps, and charts.

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Book Collection Nonfiction: High School

Contains abstracts and the full text of nonfiction books about careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

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Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School

Contains abstracts and the full text of nonfiction books about careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

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Britannica Library Young Adults

A version of Encyclopedia Britannica that is designed to help students in grades 6-8 with homework assignments, school projects, and research reports.

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Britannica Online Reference Center

A version of Encyclopedia Britannica that is designed for older students and adults.

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College Blue Book

The College Blue Book is a guide to thousands of 2-and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada with detailed descriptions, including a listing of degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

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Creativebug

Creativebug is an on-demand arts and crafts instructional resource with over 1,000 high-quality videos taught by expert artists and makers. It includes classes and videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking, and more.

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CultureGrams

Contains state and country profiles, graphs and tables, photos, biographical articles, and unique information like recipes from around the world. There is a version of this database just for kids and a version for everyone else.

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Cypress Resume

Create professional resumes, cover letters and reference lists in minutes by simply entering basic information about yourself.

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