Monthly Spotlight

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

Teens Spotlight:
Take Notes Like a Pro

Taking notes doesn’t have to be scary! With a little help from some spooky-season friends, we’ll share different methods, tips and tricks that will keep your notes neat and study-ready.

Note Taking Styles
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Make Art!
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Watch previous Monthly Spotlights here.

Book Talk

The Uglies Series

Does beauty come from the inside or the outside? Decide for yourself by checking out The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfield. In Tally Youngblood’s futurustic society, perfection is only a surgery away, or so she thinks.

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Created by Teens

Teens Create!
Print-out of note-taking styles and tips.

Recycle old notebooks with these ideas and share what you’ve created with us!


Create, collaborate and build tech skills. Work on your music, video, photos, design and podcasts with our skilled mentors.

Participate virtually:

Must be 13 to join.

Teens, we want to hear from you!​

Every month, answer questions to help us better understand your interests. We’ll also give you a space to voice your opinions and talk about the world today.

YouMedia Centers

Programming is currently on break and will restart the week of August 21st.

Barnett Branch

3434 E. Livingston Ave.

3-7 p.m.

Driving Park Branch

1422 E. Livingston Ave.

3-7 p.m.

Gahanna Branch

310 Granville St.

3-7 p.m.

Hilltop Branch

511 S. Hague Ave.

3-7 p.m.

Karl Road Branch

5590 Karl Rd.

3-6 p.m.

Main Library

96 S. Grant Ave.

3-7 p.m.

3-6 p.m.

Whetstone Branch

3909 N. High St.

3:30-6 p.m.

Whitehall Branch

4445 E. Broad St.

3-6 p.m.

Temporarily Closed

Many thanks to Battelle for their support of YouMedia.


Stay well and stay connected! Our staff share ideas and inspiration.

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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.