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

Wed, May 29 3:00pm
Eastern Parkway Library

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Teens and kids please join us in an afternoon of video games such as PS5, Switch, and Xbox.

Teen Tech Time @ Walt Whitman

Wed, May 29 3:00pm
Walt Whitman Library

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Come play video games every Monday!

We have the Playstation 4 and 5 and Nintendo Switch.

A few of our popular games include: NBA 2K22/23, Injustice 2, FIFA23, WWE2K18 and more!!

Your favorite not on the list? Stop by and suggest a game to us. 

For Teens and Young…

Teen Tech Time: K-Pop Club

Wed, May 29 3:00pm
Greenpoint, Eco Lab 3 (Teens)

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Join Greenpoint Library as we explore the music and culture of K-Pop! We will watch music videos, discuss our favorite groups and songs, eat snacks, and maybe even learn a dance or two.

 

Hosted by Angelika and Muse

Teen Tech Time

Wed, May 29 3:30pm
Kensington Auditorium

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Do you want to explore new and old games?  No time to make new friends?  Join us at our Teen Tech Time program where you can play various PS4 or Switch games in a friendly, competitive environment, or just hang out. 

 

 

Teen Tech Time

Wed, May 29 3:30pm
Windsor Terrace, Meeting Room

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Play video games on our PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, XBox, and more! All teens (ages 12-18) are welcome.

Teen Tech Time: Introduction to Computer Hardware

Wed, May 29 4:00pm
Ulmer Park, Meeting Room

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Ages 13-17

Did you ever wonder what the inside of a computer looks like? Motherboard? Ram? CPU?

Ever want to dissect a computer without damaging your own?
Learn hands on about the hardware that makes a computer work.
Register at the Customer Service Desk. Limited # of machines…

Teen Tech Time

Wed, May 29 4:00pm
Borough Park Library, Children's Room

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Come play the Switch or PS4 with us and other teens. We have fun competative games like Mario Kart and more! 

Snacks will be provided while supplies last.

Teen Time @ Midwood Library

Wed, May 29 4:00pm
Midwood Library

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Join us for Teen Time at Midwood Library! Bring your own snacks and your friends (or come alone and make some new friends!). We have a PS5, PS4, X-Box One, Nintendo Switch, and tons of board games! A super fun way to relax after school. All teens are welcome for this weekly hour to hang out at…

Teen Tech Time @ Central

Wed, May 29 4:00pm
Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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Join us in the Info Commons Lab for an afternoon of gaming and hanging out! 

Teen Tech Time

Wed, May 29 4:00pm
Central Library, Info Commons Lab

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Join us in the Info Commons Lab for an afternoon of playing video games, making friends, and meeting library staff. 

   
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!

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