Monthly Spotlight

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

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.

Preparing for a First Interview
Are You a Team Player? Some version of this question will almost always be included in a job interview. Learn how to answer this question like a pro!

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Partner Drawing
Grab a partner and test your communication skills by working together to complete a drawing!

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Making Cents: How To Make Your Money Work For You

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

Trivia Game Fundraiser
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Crisis Averted: Strategies for Successful Conflict Resolution

“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

Create Your Own Book List
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Teens Create: Book Cover
Book Cover Template →
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Teens Create: Partner Drawing

Grab a partner and test your communication skills by working together to complete a drawing!


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.

YouMedia Centers

Barnett Branch

3434 E. Livingston Ave.

3-7 p.m.

Driving Park Branch

1422 E. Livingston Ave.

3-7 p.m.

Hilltop Branch

511 S. Hague Ave.

3-7 p.m.

Karl Road Branch

5590 Karl Rd.

3-7 p.m.

2-6 p.m.

Main Library

96 S. Grant Ave.

2-7 p.m.

2-6 p.m.

12-4 p.m.

Whitehall Branch

4445 E. Broad St.

3-7 p.m.


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

How did you make a difference?

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.