Teens @ LBPL
LBPL has all sorts of stuff just for teens—books, media, clubs, events, programs, and lots more! And places to come and hang out after school! Need help with homework? We’ve got that, too!
If you're looking for a fun way to earn Service Learning hours while meeting new friends, join the Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG)!
What is it? Basically, you’re the voice of Long Beach teens at the Library! TAG members work with the Teen Services staff to make the Long Beach Public Library a better place for teens! But mostly it’s fun and there’s snacks. And is it good for your college application? Probably!
Come to a meeting to find out what we're all about! TAG is for teens ages 13-18.
There are Teen Advisory Groups at the Main, Mark Twain, and Michelle Obama libraries.
Stuck on some homework? Try these:
Chat live with tutors through Brainfuse HelpNow, free with your library card, and get instant help on a problem. There’s also expert online writing assistance for clear, professional feedback on your paper. Skill building and study tools, too. For all ages and levels in math, reading, writing, science and social studies, including SAT preparation. Tutors are available in English and Spanish every day from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST. Access the portal anytime, from anywhere, or download the app available for iOS or Android. Free for all library card holders.
Family Learning Centers
Come by the Library’s Family Learning Centers and get homework assistance on a drop-in basis. We also have computers with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that you can use to work on your homework assignments.
Working on a school project? Find credible sources in our Digital Library. Available 24/7, here you’ll find lots of reliable and accurate websites and databases to help you with your school assignments.
The LBPL catalog lets you know what books and other resources we have on a topic. A great place to get started if you're working on a research project.
New Teen Books
Check out the latest books at the Library!
New Teen eBooks
Get the hottest books on your device!
Alex Award Winners
The Alex Awards are given annually to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to teen readers. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.
Teens' Top Ten
A "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.
7th Grade Book List
8th Grade Book List
Great Read Alouds Grades 6-8
Reading aloud helps build important skills! Give it a try with a title from this list.
Life in the Time of COVID:
Long Beach Teen JournalsLong Beach teens are documenting their quarantine experiences in written journals, illustrations, audio or video diaries, and zines. These journals will go into LBPL’s permanent local history collection as primary source research material for future generations.