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The Library for Teens


Browse the Catalog

Find books, movies, music & more!


eBooks & More

Digital books, magazines, music, movies and more.


YOUmedia Miami

Where teens use technology, blended with creativity.

Museum Passes

Enjoy FREE admission to partner museums.

Book Space

Book Awards

Alex Award

American Library Association’s ten best books written for adults that appeal to teens.

Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

Winner and finalists represent the best nonfiction books published for teens.

Printz Award

Winners selected by the American Library Association as best of the year.

Sunshine State Young Readers’ Award
(Grades 6‑8)

Nominations for the best book as voted by Florida students.

Book Lists

Epic Reads

Young Adult books from A to Z. Including videos, new releases, interviews, top lists and much more!

YALSA Teens’ Top Ten

A “teen choice” list nominated and voted on by teens.

Stronger Together Book Club

Monthly online book discussion group highlighting titles that explore topics such as cultural awareness, discrimination and acceptance.

Websites

Book Riot

Book Riot is the largest independent editorial book site in North America, and home to a host of media, from podcasts to newsletters to original content, all designed around diverse readers and across all genres.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks". Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

What Should I Read Next

Type in the name of a book you like and get recommendations for similar titles!

Homework Help

Websites

Ask a Librarian

Virtual reference services from a Florida librarian through live chat, texting, and email.

Student's Internet Research Guide
Separating Fact vs. Fiction

A guide for ways to search smart, check for credible sources and cite your sources.

Crash Course

Check out the playlists for past courses in physics, philosophy, games, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, world history, biology, literature, ecology, chemistry, psychology, and U.S. history.

Dictionary.com

Look up the meaning of a word.

Hippo Campus

HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content on general education subjects to teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge.

Khan Academy

Free video tutorials for math, biology, physics, chemistry, finance and history.

MDPLS Online Homework Help & Tutoring Program

Sign‑up weekly for free one‑on‑one tutoring from certified teachers.

TED‑Ed

A collection of education videos on topics including math, social studies, psychology, science and the arts.

Tutor.com

Live one‑to‑one help available seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to Midnight.

Databases

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Spanish-language student encyclopedia.

General OneFile
Gale Cengage Learning

One-stop source for millions of full‑text articles, updated daily.

InfoTrac Student Edition
Gale Cengage Learning

Indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books with information on the arts, science, people, government and history.

Peterson's Test Prep
Gale Cengage Learning

Practice questions bank for math, reading and science and practice tests for various exams.

World Book Online—Info Finder

Encyclopedia, articles, learning resources, and research tools for middle school students.

World Book Online—Reference Center

Encyclopedia, multimedia, eBooks, primary sources and citation builder for high school students.

College

Books

The Complete Guide to Paying for College

Countdown to College
21 “To‑Do” Lists for High School

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020

The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences

The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2019

Websites


The ACT

Learn all about the ACT including practice questions and upcoming test dates.

BigFuture by The College Board

Plan for your college future by finding colleges, exploring careers and finding ways to pay for college.

FAFSA

Get help paying for college with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Florida Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance

Information about student loans and state grants, scholarships & applications.

The SAT

Learn all about the SAT including practice questions and upcoming test dates.

Tutor.com

Live one‑to‑one help available seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to Midnight.

Databases

Accredited Schools Online

A comprehensive accreditation resource for anyone in the process of selecting a college.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) 

Teaching thousands of software, creative, and business skills, LinkedIn Learning tutorials are current and effective.

Peterson's Test Prep
Gale Cengage Learning

Online practice tests, prep courses and eBooks for SAT, PSAT, ACT and AP exams. Also, search for colleges and scholarship opportunities.

Peterson's Career Prep
Gale Cengage Learning

Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take online practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Careers

Books

Careers
The Graphic Guide to Finding the Perfect Job for You

Girl Mogul
dream it. do it. change the world

Job U
How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need

Modernize Your Resume
Get Noticed… Get Hired

What Color is Your Parachute?
A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Websites

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Source for career information covering hundreds of occupations, describing what they do, the work environment and how to become one.

Summerjobs.com

Resource for finding summer jobs and seasonal staff positions for high school and college students.

Tutor.com

Live one‑to‑one help available seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to Midnight.

Databases

Accredited Schools Online

A comprehensive accreditation resource for anyone in the process of selecting a college.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) 

Teaching thousands of software, creative, and business skills, LinkedIn Learning tutorials are current and effective.

Peterson's Test Prep
Gale Cengage Learning

Online practice tests and eBooks for career certification exams, resume builder, and career/vo‑tech school search.

Peterson's Career Prep
Gale Cengage Learning

Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take online practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Health & Relationships

Books

Gender Identity
Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms

Life Sucks
How to Deal with the Way Life is, Was, and Will Always be Unfair

Mindfulness and Meditation
Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind

Positively Teen
A Practical Guide to a More Positive, More Confident You

Websites

Center for Young Women’s Health

Health information for teen girls including guides, quizzes, chats and more.

Love is Respect

Safe space for teens to access information about healthy dating attitudes and relationships.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Find information for you or someone else who is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

CORA
Community Overcomming Relationship Abuse

Learn about healthy relationship tools, ways to identify relationship abuse, and resources available to teens.

Teens Health

A place for teens to find honest information and advice about health, emotions and life.

Young Men’s Health

A website for teen guys about health information.

Volunteering

Websites

Volunteer @ the Library

Teens 16 and older can volunteer in the library.

Camillus House

Volunteers 14 and older assist Camillus House with helping the poor and homeless.

Children’s Bereavement Center

Help support grieving children and families in our community. Teen volunteers help co-facilitate Bereavement Peer Support Groups.

City Year

Young adults 17‑24 with a high school diploma or GED commit 10 months to full‑time service as tutors and mentors.

DoSomething.org

Become a member and join other young people taking action.

Environmentally Endangered Lands Program

Volunteer to help protect and restore natural areas in Miami‑Dade County.

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Volunteers 16 and older can help with the horticulture, visitor services and special events programs.

HistoryMiami

Teens 14 and up are welcome to volunteer with HistoryMiami.

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center

Volunteers 16 and older can help with Restoration Days and Beach Clean‑ups.

Miami Children’s Museum

Teens 16 and older can interact, teach and inspire museum visitors. Volunteers of all abilities, interests and schedules are needed.

Miami-Dade Animal Services

Make a positive impact on the lives of animals. There are several ways you can help by becoming a volunteer.

Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
Miami‑Dade County

Volunteer at one of Miami‑Dade County’s parks.

Plarning

Teens! Earn volunteer hours for school by upcycling plastic bags into plarn (plastic yarn). Please contact the Pinecrest Branch Library for more information.

South Florida SPCA

Volunteers 12 and older can volunteer at the ranch working with the horses or at outreach events.