Visit the Young Adult Department and enjoy all we have to offer.
Books, magazines, and computers are just some of the materials available. Besides special events, the library has many on-going activities and programs for Teens.
Click on the topic you would like help with.
Need math and science help? Check out AskRose, a homework hotline available for 6th-12th graders. The homework hotline can also be contacted at 1-877-275-7673
INSPIRE a collection of databases provided through the Indiana State Library. Both the Kids Search and Student Research Center are great places to look for information.
This valuable online resource features test preparation for GED, SAT, and more, as well as interactive skills improvement in areas like reading, writing, and math.
IPL Teenspace Homework Help
The Internet Public Library’s Teenspace Homework Help section includes subject level resources for teens, as well as information on Internet research and report writing.
HippoCampus provides high school and college students with multimedia help on a variety of science and math topics. Having trouble understanding your physics lesson? Watch a video demonstration on HippoCampus for a different take on the subject.
Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and they provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.
Discovery Education English
A resource provided by Discovery Education to guide students and provide English Homework help to students of all grades.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Here you will find information on the mechanics of writing a paper, including parts of speech, grammar, and sentence structure.
Discovery Education Math
A resource provided by Discovery Education to guide students and provide Mathematics Homework help to students of all grades.
This site provides an overview of basic math. Use the drop-down “Select Subject” box to find additional resources including Pre-Albebra, Algebra, Geometry, and much more.
Discovery Education Science
A resource provided by Discovery Education to guide students and provide Science Homework help to students of all grades.
Homework Center: Science
Earth Science, life sciences, physical sciences, and technology are some of the topics that are available on this site.
A gateway to over 50 million science resources provided by U.S.government agencies.
CIA World Factbook
For information on countries and territories.
CIA World Flags
Discovery Education Social Studies
A resource provided by Discovery Education to guide students and provide Social Studies Homework help to students of all grades.
Teen Resources: USA.gov
American Map Memory Project
The Library of Congress’ American Memory Project has digitized thousands of maps from its collection. These include cities and towns, military battles and campaigns, cultural landscapes, and much more.
Discovery Education Languages
A resource provided by Discovery Education to guide students and provide world languages Homework help to students of all grades.
College data is a free college planning website with tools and expert advice to help you choose, prepare, apply and pay for college.
Student Aid on the Web
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in America’s postsecondary education community. The Federal Student Aid team is passionately committed to making education beyond high school more attainable for all Americans, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Independent Colleges of Indiana
Lists Indiana’s independent colleges with links to their websites.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Trip to College
An Indiana specific step-by-step resource on planning and paying for college.
Know How 2 Go Indiana
Helping Hoosier students of all ages prepare for college completion and career success. Whether you’re an elementary school student preparing to head back to school in the fall, a college student with questions about internships or summer classes or an adult looking to switch careers, KnowHow2GO is your source for information.
Young Adult Library Services Association
Every year YALSA releases booklists such as
A web-based literacy program for boys founded by author Jon Scieszka.
Search book reviews, find out what’s coming out soon, or read an interview from your favorite author!
All Together Now Reading Lists
A librarian collaborative project creating lists of Read Alike books.
The Literature Map
A visual map of authors that are similar to an author you like. The closer an author is to your author the more similar they are.
Series and Sequels
Search your author and find out what books come next in the series.
Teen Ink, a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work.
Learn how to draw cartoons, manga, animals, and more!
Guinness World Records
Explore records see who did the fastest mile while riding piggy back, or find out how to set a record yourself.
ALA’s Great Websites for Kids
Are those urban legends fake or fact? Find out here!
Find out which film has the most mistakes and bloopers!
The Business of Babysitting
The purpose of this guide is to prepare potential babysitters with the knowledge & skills necessary to care for children.
Above the Influence
Videos, quizzes and forums to help teens learn about and cope with drug and alcohol abuse.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Get the inside information on how different drugs can affect the brain and the body
Drugs of Abuse
Learn the facts about commonly abused drugs
Maintained by the Office on Women’s Health, this site provides information for girls between the ages of 10 and 16.
Information on physical and mental health in easy-to-understand articles.
Cope, Care, Deal
Mental health resources for teens.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255 for help 24 hours a day in English or Spanish. Gives warning signs and suggestions on helping someone if you think they are suicidal.
Teen Mental Health
Want to know why you feel the way you do? This site helps you understand what’s going on.
2 Smart 4U
Do you know how much information it’s safe to give out?
Everything you need to know about veg teen life.
Healthy Relationships: For Teens
Learn about what makes a healthy relationship, be it within or outside your family.
Safety in Relationships for teens
Love is Respect
The National Teen Dating Abuse Help line’s site is full of information to help you form a healthy relationship, or get out of a dangerous one.
You deserve a healthy relationship. Learn what that means and how to identify an unhealthy relationship.
BAM! Guide for Getting Along
What should you do when someone takes your seat or shoves you in line; or someone asks you to do something you don’t want to do? This guide can help.
Bullying doesn’t have to be physical – it can be done online as well. Find out about cyberbullying here.
Stop Bullying Now!
Are you being bullied? Are you a bully? Find out how to stop it.
Help and information about being a teenager, written by teens for teens.
This site can help you prevent job-related injuries and illnesses.
It’s My Life
Deals with life and the stuff you live everyday. Read articles, share stories, play games and activities, and more.