Teen Resources

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Teen page

From free online tutoring to community engagement, personalized book recommendations to skill building in creative arts, the Sacramento Public Library is here to support your needs and interests. Join us in creating a welcoming space for all! 

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Teen Events 

Join us for virtual events and play back highlights. 

Adult 101: Life Skills For Teens & Young Adults Workshop Series
Sacramento Public Library is offering a 6-week workshop series focusing on core skills that support the transition from youth to adulthood. Participants will learn skills related to sustainable employment and the overall development of a person as they enter a new season of life. We will be discussing 6 different topics over the 6-week period, with one virtual and one in person session each week available for teens and young adults ages 16-24.
 

 
Artist Alley Anime Teen Trivia

 



Activate(Teen)

Volunteer with the Library.

  • Gain new skills, such as teaching, organization, teamwork and leadership

  • Engage in Library services that are provided to over 1.3 million residents in the Sacramento area

Join a Teen Advisory Board

Make a difference in your community by joining our Teen Advisory Boards (TAB)

  • Meet and collaborate with other teens

  • Gain useful leadership and project management experience

  • Earn community service credit, and more

Find a Teen Advisory Board at a location near you or learn more about joining our System Teen Advisory Board.

Use a non-school email account to get in touch to find volunteer opportunities at your local branch. 

Find Learning Support

Need help with homework, studying, or other school work? We've has got teens at all levels covered!
  • Live interactive tutoring and homework support with a variety of subjects with HelpNow 
  • Extensive research tools, on subjects like geography, history, science, and more
  • Prepare for major exams like AP Calculus or the SAT with practice tests, ebooks, and courses in Testing & Education Reference Center

Supporting Wellness for a Healthy Life

Mental Health Awareness

Need help or want to learn more about mental health conditions? There are a wealth of resources, both local and national, available. You are #NotAlone. 

Health Literacy

We offer a variety of ways for you to obtain and use health information to make decisions that will help you maintain a healthy life and community.

Job and Life Skills

Are you looking to build your creative skills, or ready to find your first job?

Find resources to support your employment search and learn new skills to elevate your game.
  • Live interactive online job and resume tutoring with JobNow
  • Access over 16,000 expert-level video tutorials on everything with LinkedIn Learning
  • Learn new languages with Mango and Pronunciator
  • Flex your creativity with Craftsy
  • Get world-class music instruction from professionals with ArtistWorks

Books are Just the Beginning

Did you know? You can find more than just books at the library. Check out movies, board games, video games, and much more at your library location or online for free.
 
With your library card you can:
  • Borrow up to 60 items at a time
  • Check items out for 3 weeks 
  • Access our huge digital collection of ebooks, audobooks, comics and more
Answer six simple questions about books and authors you enjoy and we’ll email you five recommendations selected just for you.
 
Every month find new and upcoming YA / Teen books, staff picks and more!
 

Digital Media and Specialty Checkouts

Did you know that you can borrow video and board games with your library card for free? It’s true. We have games for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, & Nintendo Switch. We also offer Wi-Fi hotspots and Chromebooks.
 
Take what you’ve read on the page and put it into action! From Seed Libraries to Museum Passes, explore today. 
 
Be sure to check out our digital content available to browse 24/7 
  • Hoopla includes lots of ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, and streaming TV and movies! Everything is available to borrow right away and hold on to for three weeks. 
  • Libby offers ebooks, audiobooks, manga, comics, magazines, and streaming movies to borrow and enjoy from wherever you are.