Teens & Young Adults

Find out what’s happening at your library! Get reading recommendations from our librarians, and connect with resources to help with homework. Join us for volunteer and internship opportunities to help build your skills – and your resume.

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Teen Tech Centers

Brand new, interactive learning spaces featuring workstations, tech equipment, collaboration areas and a recording studio.

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BKLYN Future Blog

A teen blog on our favorite books, art and writing, & cool free stuff to do!

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Books Unbanned

For a limited time, individuals ages 13-21 can apply for a free BPL eCard, providing access to our full eBook collection as well as our learning databases.

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Find out what’s happening at your library! Join us for volunteer and internship opportunities to help build your skills–and your resume. Click here to view all internship opportunities. 

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If you want to check out books, movies, and more, you'll need a BPL library card. Teens 13 and older can apply for their own card - all you need is a school ID, a report card (don't worry we won't look at your grades), or working papers. Find out how to get one here . Lose your card? Is yours expired? Get all the info you need with our Library Card Help Page.

Not sure what to read next? Get a personalized booklist based on your interests from our BookMatch Teen team. Fill out this form, or check out our Discord server to discover some new reads approved by fellow teens.

Need help researching an assignment, searching for an ancestor or writing a paper? BPL’s Book a Librarian allows you to reserve a free half hour virtual session with a professional reference librarian.

Looking for some homework help? Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized academic assistance in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science), a 24/7 Writing Lab, academic content and practice tests for skills-building (including SAT preparation), and much more. Live tutoring from Brainfuse experts is available from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Still not what you need? BPL Online resources have databases and resources that can help discover whatever you need!

Looking to help your community? There are many ways to volunteer at BPL.

Apply to volunteer on our Volunteer Application Page.

 

Upcoming Events

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Feb 22 2:30pm
Dyker Library

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Play video games or just hang out with your friends after school!

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Feb 22 3:00pm
Marcy Library

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Join us in a teen friendly environment where you can meet new friends and old, while playing an assortment of video games. Use our PS5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, etc to challenge each other in friendly battles.

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Feb 22 3:00pm
Canarsie Library

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Come into the Canarsie Library every Thursday to play video games and chill. Bring your friends or come by yourself and make new connections.  

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Feb 22 3:00pm
Greenpoint Library

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Calling all Teens and Tweens!

Join us at the Greenpoint Library every Thursday from 3-5pm for our Teen Tech Time.

We have a wide variety of both video games and tabletop games to explore and enjoy.

We hope to see you there!

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Feb 22 3:00pm
Flatlands Library

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Come play video games like Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart and Just Dance with us!!

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Feb 22 3:30pm
Cortelyou Library

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Join us in a teen friendly environment where you can meet new friends and old, while playing an assortment of video games, board games and computer games. Use our PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, etc to challenge each other in friendly battles.

Teen Tech Time @ East Flatbush Library

Thu, Feb 22 4:00pm
East Flatbush Library

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Looking for somewhere to hang out?

Every Thursday, stop by the East Flatbush Library and come play on our Switch, Xbox, and PS4s. 

Our games include NBA 2K23, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, Demon Slayer, Naruto, and more.

Come solo or bring your friends…

Teen Tech Time @ Crown Heights Library

Thu, Feb 22 4:00pm
Crown Heights Library

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Teens and Young Adults ages 11-20, join us for a bit of video-game fun!

We have Switch, PS4 and X-box gaming available.

A few of our popular games are: NBA 2K, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Demon Slayer, and Naruto. 

Your favorite not on the list? Stop by and suggest a…

Brownsville Teen Tech Time

Thu, Feb 22 4:00pm
Brownsville Library

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Grab your friends and join us in the Brownsville meeting room to play the latest versions of NBA 2K and Street Fighter plus Madden, Pac Man, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and more on our PS4 and Xbox One.

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Feb 22 4:00pm
Coney Island Library

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Let’s play!

Join us for weekly gaming fun at Coney Island Library. Put your smash skills to the test, race against your peers, or have a dance off with your friends!

We have a wide selection of video games including:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,…

Paid Internship Opportunities

Learn about internship opportunities at BPL!

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We're Here to Help

Do you have a question that doesn't require a trip to the library? Call 718.YOUR.BPL or 718.968.7275. You can also connect with a librarian via chat, email, or with an in-person appointment.

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Bklyn BookMatch

Our librarians understand the power of matching the perfect book with the right reader. Get a customized book recommendation, or browse our book lists to find the perfect book for any interest and reading level. Happy reading!

Bklyn BookMatch