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Resources for Teens


New York City is the place to be for teens, and The New York Public Library has awesome materials, programs, and resources for all ages and interests. Check out past author chats, find out what’s on the to-read, to-watch, to-play list, and see what’s happening next in the library.


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Stuff for the Teen Age

The best in teen books and media. For 80 years, New York Public Library staff shared the best titles for teens in an annual list called Books for the Teen Age.

In 2009, Books for the Teen Age became Stuff for the Teen Age, a multimedia, multi-format, targeted, and teen-tested list of the best of the year in teen books, music, graphic novels, movies, games, and more.more

Audio, Video and Images

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Audio Podcasts.more
Talk about images from the NYPL Digital Gallery.more

Teens and School

HomeworkNYC Apps: Get homework help right from your Facebook or iGoogle page!more
Articles. Get it now! Here are some we like: Opposing Viewpoints, Literature Resource Center, History Resource Center more
GED Information.more

Explore Exhibitions

Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Includes photos of "faith on the street"; from fellow New Yorkers- upload your own!more
Immigrant City: Find pictures and Voicethreads, contribute to a Google My Map to point out special sites and share stories.more
African Americans and American Politics: Find a lot of information we bet you didn't know!more

Recorded and Braille Books by Mail

Recorded and braille titles for residents of all ages who have difficulty reading standard printed materials because of blindness, visual impairment, a physical or reading disability.more

Major support for children's and young adult programs and services is provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children's
and Young Adult Programs and Services.

Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.