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

Things That Make You Smile

Monthly Spotlight

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

Careers in the Arts: Artists of YouMedia

Meet our professional artists online. Learn about digital art, music, making beats and more. Share your work with other teens and chat about your art.

Interested? Grab your Columbus Metropolitan Library card and scan the QR below to sign up for Discord.



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?
Learn More →

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 →

ACT/SAT: What You Need to Know

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

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 →


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YouMedia Centers

Barnett Branch

3434 E. Livingston Ave.

3-7 p.m.

Driving Park

1422 E. Livingston Ave.

3-7 p.m.

Main Library

96 S. Grant Ave.

3-7 p.m.

Whitehall Branch

4445 E. Broad St.

3-7 p.m.

Teen Projects

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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.

Digital Learning Tools

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

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Biography in Context

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