Teens

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Monthly Spotlight

Each month we have new videos, activities and teen stories to engage, enlighten and inform.

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
Can You Spot the Many Faces of Disinformation? 
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Teens Create: Your Own Clickbait
Show us what you’ve learned about the structure of clickbait by creating your own provoking news headline or product advertisement. Then upload your photo or video file to be posted on this website.
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Explore Science Careers with OSU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering

Stem Booklist 
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Stem Resources 
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Bone Fracture Fixation Guide 
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Teens Create
Show off your engineering skills! Submit photos of you completing the engineering experiment to be posted on this website. Click here for more information.

Careers in the Arts: Artists of YouMedia

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Let's Talk Mental Health

Teen and Family Mental Health Resources Learn More →

Teen Mental Health and Wellness Booklist Learn More →

Teen Wellness Self-Assessment Learn More →

What is Wellness?
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Career Explorations

First Jobs – Memorable Moments and Life Lessons. Learn More →

First Jobs – Library Staff Members’ First Jobs. Learn More →

First Jobs – Elevator Pitch. Learn More →

Career Explorations: Elevator Pitch. Watch Now →

FOR TEACHERS

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YouMedia

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YouMedia Centers

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3434 E. Livingston Ave.

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1422 E. Livingston Ave.

Monday-Thursday
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Karl Road Branch

5590 Karl Rd.

Tuesday-Thursday
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Saturday
2-6 p.m.

Main Library

96 S. Grant Ave.

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Friday
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Saturday
12-4 p.m.

Whitehall Branch

4445 E. Broad St.

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3-7 p.m.

Teen Projects

Upload your Teens Create Clickbait photo or video file here.

Great Reads for Teens

School Help

School Help Centers

Middle-schoolers and high-schoolers: stop in after school to get free, in-person help with your schoolwork.

Choose your location on our School Help page for hours offered.

BrainFuse HelpNow

HelpNow provides 24-hour access to study tools and test preparation for students.

Online Tutors are available from Monday‑Friday, 2‑11 p.m.

Check out our tools to help you with school work.