ANNOUNCEMENT:

Due to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, Warr Acres Library is currently closed. In accordance with CDC guidelines, the library will be disinfected. We expect to reopen on Saturday, September 19, 2020. 

The Ralph Ellison Library is providing curbside services only until further notice. Watch our website for updates about Ralph Ellison’s reopening.

NOTICE:

All Metro Library locations are in the "Grab & Go" stage. In this stage, customers can come into a library to use a computer, print/copy/fax/scan, and briefly browse the shelves. Masks are required. Click here for more information.

Teen and Young Adult

Teen Blog Entries

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.

...

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...

Anyone Can Wear the Mask

If you get the chance to see “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” before it leaves the theaters, take it!  I saw it with my grand-nephew last year and we both loved it.  Seeing Miles Morales, a biracial teen donning the mantle of Spider-Man was pretty amazing to my nephew who is also bira...

Upcoming Events

Fandom Fun Kit Pickup

9/15 @ 12:00am
to
9/29 @ 11:00pm
Choctaw Library
Registration
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Choctaw)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Calling all Whovians, Pokemon Trainers, and Potterheads! Check out these kits and enjoy crafts and activities all about your favorite fandom! Please state which Community Library (Choctaw, Harrah, Jones, Luther, or Nicoma Park) that you would lik...

STEAM in September: Talk Like a Pirate Day

9/16 @ 9:00am
to
9/19 @ 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Offsite (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Writing
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Avast, me hearties! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day. Create a pirate hat, eye patch, and spyglass, learn about some historical pirates, and write your own pirate story with this activity kit. Kits are one per FAMILY (teens ages 12-18) and can be picked ...

"Talk" Like a Pirate

September 19, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Family Programs, Live Performances & Entertainment
Event Description:
Ahoy, me hearties! Stop by the library and talk like a pirate. Give us your best piratese phrase and we will give you a free children's or YA book. You don't even have to leave your car. ...

Bilingual Esperanto Bilingüe

September 19, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Capitol Hill Library
Registration
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Zoom (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Esperanto is a language used around the world designed to be learned easily and quickly. Go from the basics to conversation in this five-week course. This online program will be in English and Spanish. El esperanto es un idioma usado alrededor del m...

Teens Take Home Kit: DIY Banned Books Tote Bag

9/21 @ 9:00am
to
9/27 @ 6:00pm
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading
Event Description:
Teens ages 10-18 will receive a tote bag with a secret message written on it. Teens will paint the tote bag to reveal a literary theme that can be used to hold all your books. All supplies are included. Kits are first come, first serve To celebr...

Remote Teen Book Club

September 21, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Zoom (Choctaw)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies, Film & Movies
Event Description:
Are you a book-a-holic? If so, then look no further! Come meet new friends, read new books, and enjoy thought-provoking, teen-led discussions at your neighborhood library. This book club was created with homeschooled teens in mind, but all teens a...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

Collections

Overdrive Icon

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.

Visit Resource Website
Overdrive Icon

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.

Visit Resource Website

Databases

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

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.

Visit resource website

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.

Visit resource website

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.

Visit resource website

Britannica Online Reference Center

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

Visit resource website

Career Cruising

Designed to help students assess their skills, develop a career plan and explore career and college options.

Visit resource website

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.

Visit resource website

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.

Visit resource website

Cypress Resume

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

Visit resource website

Explora for Secondary School Student Research

This general reference database for grades 6-12 provides full-text coverage of many topics via magazines, newspapers, reference books, eBooks, biographies, radio and tv news transcripts, primary source documents, maps, images, and more. For educators, it also includes lesson plans, professional development materials, and a Curriculum Standards Module.

Visit resource website

Federal Student Aid

Students planning to attend college or career school can learn about and apply for grants, loans and work-study funds.

Visit resource website

HelpNow

HelpNow is a homework help and skills building service that offers live online tutoring for elementary through high school students. HelpNow also offers a writing lab, practice tests, skills building lessons, a flashcard generator, and virtual study rooms. Tutoría en línea en español y mucho mas gratis.

Visit resource website

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library contains study guides and practice tests to help you prepare for career- and school-related tests (GED, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, CDL, NCLEX-RN, etc), job and career resources to help you search for a job, write a resume, and guide you through the interview process, and self-paced tutorials for computer and internet basics as well as for popular software like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Adobe Photoshop, and the Windows and Mac operating systems.

Visit resource website

MAS Complete - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school students, MAS Complete - School Edition contains the full text of hundreds of popular high school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books covering a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers, and more.

Visit resource website

Middle Search Plus

Designed specifically for middle school students, Middle Search Plus contains the full text of a variety of popular middle school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books.

Visit resource website

National Geographic Kids

Designed for 6-14 year olds, this database includes digital copies of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, and books and images about animals, environment, history, peoples and cultures, places, science, and technology.

Visit resource website

NoveList K-8 Plus

Provides suggested reads across many genres (for ages 0-Teen) based on previous reads or based on a title, author or series. It also contains a breakdown of Dewey Decimal sections, Grab and Go Book Lists for K-8 students that suggests books to read about a particular topic (e.g. bullying, World War I) and book discussion guides to use with a book group.

Visit resource website

Oklahoma Driving Practice Tests

Take practice tests for obtaining a driving permit, a motorcycle license or a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Oklahoma, get access the official driver's manual for each license, and search an FAQ with answers to over 100 questions about an Oklahoma driver's license.

Visit resource website

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans (37th ed.)

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies.

Visit resource website

SIRS Discoverer

This general reference database for elementary and middle school students provides full-text coverage of newspapers, reference books, nonfiction books, magazines, and web resources. It also contains maps, images, country facts, classroom activities, and resources for educators to use in their classrooms.

Visit resource website

SIRS Issues Researcher

This general reference database for grades 6-12 provides coverage of hundreds of topics through full-text coverage of newspapers, reference books, government documents, primary sources, magazines, and web resources. It also contains biographies, maps, images, timelines, and resources for educators to use in their classrooms.

Formerly known as SIRS Knowledge Source

Visit resource website

SkillSurfer Learning Library

Visit the SkillSurfer Learning Library to read lessons, watch videos, and take practice tests on a variety of subjects. Get ready to apply for college, brush up on Microsoft Office skills, learn about different careers, and study for the GED, SAT, ACT, AP, CLEP, GRE, GMAT, ASVAB, Praxis, or TOEFL.

Visit resource website

TOPICsearch

Designed for students in grades 5-12, this database explores social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. It has full-text coverage of thousands of international newspapers, magazines, public opinion polls, pamphlets, biographies, book reviews, and more

Visit resource website

World Almanac for Kids

Expanding upon the print version of The World Almanac for Kids, this database covers a number of subject areas that students can search or browse in order to develop online research skills while using a trusted source. It also contains homework help tips, science diagrams and examples of science projects.

Visit resource website

World News Digest

This database includes news articles, videos, editorials, and infographics on today's biggest issues and current events to help you get an objective look at the news. It provides overviews and background information on historical events going back to 1940 as well as context and factual perspectives on events happening today.

Visit resource website