Monthly Spotlight

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

On Your Own - Skills & Dorm Life

Feeling overwhelmed about living away from home for the first time? We share life skills you can practice now so you’re ready when the time comes and talk about what you should — and shouldn’t — bring when you move into a dorm (plus some fun dorm-room decorating ideas).


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Budget Worksheet
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Watch previous Monthly Spotlights here.

Get Ready: SAT & ACT

Tips to Prepare for the SAT & ACT

Check out these tips from author Brian Stewart on how to prepare for the new SAT and ACT!

Frequently Asked Questions:
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Book Talk

Teen Book Recommendation

Manga Contenders
Here are new books recommended by staff and other teens across the library system.

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Must be age 18 or older to receive emails from us.

Created by Teens

Teens Create!

Upload submissions for the Teen Art Show.


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

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.