Monthly Spotlight

Returns in September

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

Explore Relationships
Through Reading!

Relationships can be difficult! Your relationships are reflections of who you are! What do your relationships say about you? Run to your local library and check out one of the three suggested books to explore how others navigate relationships with self and those around them!

Are your relationships healthy?
Complete the Friendship Stoplight Game and reflect on your relationships. Are they healthy or toxic?

Learn More →

Watch previous Monthly Spotlights here.

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
Learn More →

Crisis Averted: Strategies for Successful Conflict Resolution

“I” Statements Practice
Download Worksheet →

The Collaboration Effect Pocket Guide
Learn More →

De-escalaltion Handout
Learn More →

It's Lit: Talking About the Books

Create Your Own Book List
Download Worksheet→

Teens Create: Book Cover
Book Cover Template →
Learn More →


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Career Spotlight

Each month we have a video highlighting careers in other organizations, with a professional in the field talking about their work.

Fashion and Costume Design

Meet Gerado Encinas, a well-known Columbus fashion designer, who recently designed the costumes for Opera Columbus’s Maria de Buenos Aires. Learn about his inspirations and how he incorporates his Latino culture into his designs.

Created by Teens

Teens Create: Express Yourself!

Share relationship related art, poetry or a video!


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

Barnett Branch

3434 E. Livingston Ave.

1-6 p.m.

Driving Park Branch

1422 E. Livingston Ave.

1-6 p.m.

Hilltop Branch

511 S. Hague Ave.

1-6 p.m.

Karl Road Branch

5590 Karl Rd.

1-6 p.m.

1-6 p.m.

Main Library

96 S. Grant Ave.

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

2-6 p.m.

Whitehall Branch

4445 E. Broad St.

3-6:30 p.m.

Temporarily Closed

Many thanks to Battelle for their support of YouMedia.


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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.