NOTICE:

All Metro Library locations are now in our "Sit & Stay" stage. Customers can come in to sit and read or use their device in our socially distanced seating, use a study room, or use one of our public computers. Please wear a mask. Click here for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Southern Oaks Library will be closed for maintenance beginning Tue, 10/5. During this time, curbside hours will be expanded.

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

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...

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

Teentober Book Bags

All Day10/1 - 10/30
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading
Event Description:
TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October and aims to celebrate teens! To celebrate our awesome teens, we are putting together pre-made Teentober book bags. We handpick books of a specific genre (fantasy, realistic ficti...

Shared Language Poetry Project

All Day10/1 - 10/31
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Take Home Kit, Writing
Event Description:
Born of a desire to show the similarities and differences among Oklahoma City residents, the Shared Language Poetry Project invites people of all ages to create poetry that is unified by shared words. Using a given list, participants will create poem...

TeenTober: Sticky Note Draw-lloween

All Day10/1 - 10/31
Ralph Ellison Library
Registration
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Event Description:
Every October on Twitter and other Social Media platforms, creators give out a daily art prompt. This year, Ralph Ellison, will hold it's own draw-lloween. Pick up a take home kit at the library with sticky notes, daily prompts and some supplies incl...

TeenTober- Nailed It or Failed It Challenge

10/1 @ 8:00am
to
10/31 @ 9:00pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Registration
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Description:
Have you ever watched the show Nailed It? Well, this is your time to shine. Throughout the month of October teens have the chance to nail it or fail it! You choose the dessert, make that dessert with whatever supplies you have (hint: it doesn't have ...

Summer Volunteer T-Shirt Art Contest

10/1 @ 9:00am
to
10/31 @ 5:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Calling all teens! We need your help designing our teen volunteer t-shirts for Summer Reading 2022. The theme of next summer's program is Oceans of Possibility. The chosen artwork will appear on all teen volunteer t-shirts for next summer. Please ...

Take Home Kit: Fall Garland

10/4 @ 9:00am
to
10/22 @ 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
It's finally fall! Do you love all things autumn? Have you been waiting all year for colorful fall foliage to arrive? We’ve got a craft for you! Decorate your home for the season with this easy DIY project. ...

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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