Teen Replays

Monthly Spotlights

Check them out again – videos, activities and teen stories to engage, enlighten and inform.

Breath Work, Yoga and Meditation

This spooky, fun video focuses on breath work, yoga and meditation. With a blend of mini sessions of each, you learn simple ways to ground yourself and refresh your mind in preparation to start or end your day. Remember, you may not be able to control your surroundings but you can control yourself. One breath, one day at a time.

Self-Directed Activity
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Self-Care Stretching ​

This instructional video will show you a 10-minute stretching flow to promote positive energy and health. Stretching in the morning can help prepare you for the day ahead and evening stretches will help prepare you for a night of rest.

In It Together: How to Collaborate in a Competitive World

Collaboration is the name of the game at Columbus Metropolitan Library! Staff share their experiences and tips for creating and maintaining a collaborative environment.

Collaboration Crash Course
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Partner Drawing
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Making Cents: How To Make Your Money Work For You

Ashley Montana of the Franklinton Development Association and Dwain Davis of First Merchants Bank share some basic tips on managing your money.

Budget Spreadsheet
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How Money Smart Are You?
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Financial Vision Board
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Beyond the Hashtag: How to Make Your Voice Heard

The board members from Ohio PEP (a teen-led non-profit focused on empowering teens to be active in politics) talk to us about their mission, share strategies for engaging with their peers, and offer advice for teens looking to get involved in politics.

Trivia Game Fundraiser 
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Crisis Averted: Strategies for Successful Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution specialist Mike Gregory shares strategies for handling conflict using de-escalation.

“I” Statements Practice
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The Collaboration Effect Pocket Guide
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De-escalaltion Handout
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It's Lit: Talking About the Books We Love

Join Youth Services staff from different library locations as they share their favorite teen titles and talk about how they find new books to read.

Create Your Own Book List
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Teens Create: Book Cover
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Popping the Bubble: Identifying Bias, Disinformation and Clickbait

Join Dr. Caroline Clark (OSU), Courtney Johnson (CCS), and Kapil Vasudev (OSU), as they discuss information literacy in the digital age, identify different forms of information, and provide essential questions to help you evaluate all the texts you encounter in the world.

Facts First Quiz
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Teens Create Your Own Clickbait
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Explore Science Careers with OSU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering

Gain insight and advice from local professionals talking about their career path, why they love their job and the impact they have on the community.

Stem Booklist 
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Stem Resources 
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Bone Fracture Fixation Guide 
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Careers in the Arts: Artists of YouMedia

What’s it take to make a living as a professional artist? Meet the artists of YouMedia as they share influences, advice to aspiring artists, industry tips and what they love about the creative process.

What is Discord?
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Join Discord
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Staff FAQ
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Career Explorations featuring Columbus Community Members

Gain insight and advice from local professionals talking about their career path, why they love their job and the impact they have on the community.

First Jobs – Memorable Moments and Life Lessons 
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First Jobs – Library Staff Members 
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Apply for a Job 
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Let’s Talk Mental Health

What is mental health? It can be hard to talk about, and know when to ask for help. Learn about Columbus agency, Huckleberry House, and how they can help you thrive!

Teen Mental Health and Wellness Booklist
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Teen and Family Mental Health Resources
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Teen Wellness Self-Assessment
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What is Wellness?
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ACT/SAT: What You Need to Know

We talked with a representative from the Princeton Review about the differences between ACT and SAT.

Been There, Done That: Teens Share Their ACT and SAT Experiences
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ACT: Strategies to Raise Your Score
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BESA: Teen Volunteer Opportunities

We talked with a BESA representative about how teens can volunteer to become more involved in their community.

BESA: Find Your Volunteer Opportunity
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In Their Own Words: Library VolunTeen, Carlos
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In Their Own Words: Library VolunTeen, Tryphena
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