Teens

#well-connected

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

What is your favorite go-to stress buster?

Monthly Spotlight

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

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. Learn More →

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

First Jobs – Elevator Pitch.  Learn More →

Career Explorations: Elevator Pitch. Watch Now →

ACT/SAT: What You Need to Know

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

Been There, Done That: Teens Share Their ACT and SAT Experiences. Learn More →

ACT: Strategies to Raise Your Score. Learn More →

BESA: Teen Volunteer Opportunities

We talked with a BESA representative about how teens can volunteer to become more involved in their community. Watch to learn all about it. Watch Now →

BESA: Find Your Volunteer Opportunity Learn More →

In Their Own Words: Library VolunTeen, Carlos Learn More →

In Their Own Words: Library VolunTeen, Tryphena Learn More →

FOR TEACHERS

Get updates on teen programs, events and activities to use with your students. Share your ideas for a Teen Spotlight topic.

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YouMedia

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

Ask staff at your location for more information.

Teen Projects

Upload your project work here.

Great Reads for Teens

School Help

Online School Help

Middle-schoolers and high-schoolers: get one-on-one virtual support with your school work from library staff. Contact us through chat and we’ll send you a virtual link. Real people in live time, and it’s free!

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.

Digital Learning Tools

Check out our Video Tutorials below for step-by-step instructions on how to use them.

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Find books, videos and music available at CML.

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Biography in Context

 Find information on more than one million people throughout history.

CultureGrams

Learn about countries & their cultures.

Check out our tools to help you with school work.