Teens

Photo of the Teen Scene, showing the hangout space with beanbag chairs and tables, and teen books and audiobooks

New Teen Materials

Teen Programs on Event Calendar

Teen Advisory Group

Be a Volunteer

Virtual Volunteering for Teens


Teen Artist of the Month (PDF, 1.2 MB): Apply to be featured at the Library!
Suggest a Purchase: Request books, movies and other items for the Library collection.

Follow nlpl_teens on Instagram
Subscribe to the Library on YouTube
Creativebug craft and maker lessons online
Horror Books for Teens (Indiana University LibGuide)
Print from anywhere, pick up at the library
All Online Resources
What Do I Read Next? guides for finding books and media
Award-Winning Teen Books

This Just In! for Teens

November 13–26

November 1–12

Go to New Releases


Take One, Leave One Books

Free classic books used in high school and college courses are located on the west wall in the Teen Scene. Grab a copy, and bring it back or keep it. Feel free to highlight or take notes in the books.

These aren't cataloged “library books” and don't need to be checked out, so no library card is required. Just take what you need.

Photo of the Take One, Leave One shelves

Online Resources

For access to apps, tutorials, descriptions, and more resources, visit Online Resources.

Books & Media

  • Access Biblioboard
    Digital library, carries many classic titles likely on your required reading list. No waiting, no checkout limits.
  • Access Hoopla
    Stream anything! Books for school, audiobooks for vacation, TV series, movies and more.
  • Access Libby by Overdrive
    Curated digital library for teens on Overdrive and Libby, with access to more.
  • Access LibriVox
    Listen to many of your high school required reading in one place. No waiting, no checkout limits.

Career & Test Prep

  • Access Purdue Online Writing Lab
    General writing, research and citation (including MLA, APA, and Chicago guides), avoiding plagiarism, job search writing, and more.
  • Access EBSCO Learning Express
    College-bound or job-bound? Access multiple reference sources in one interface.
  • Access Peterson's Test and Career Prep
    Prep for standardized tests, research college and graduate schools, find tuition assistance, and more. Explore careers, create or update a resume, and prepare for vocational exams.

Learning & Fun

Lincoln-Way Central Scholarship Page
Lincoln-Way West Scholarship Page
Lincoln-Way East Scholarship Page

Providence Catholic High School students can find scholarships in Naviance. See College Planning at ProvidenceCatholic.org.


Indeliable Annual Poetry & Art Journal

2019 Indeliable cover

Download 2019's Indelible (PDF, 502 KB), a celebration of poetry by teens—or read it on Issuu.

2020 Indeliable cover

Download 2020's Indelible (PDF, 15.6 MB), a celebration of poetry and art by teens—or read it on Issuu.

2021 Indeliable cover

Download 2021's Indelible (PDF, 10 MB), a celebration of poetry and art by adults and teens—or read it on Issuu.