Teens

Teens

Teen 365

Explore, create, collaborate, hang out. Whatever you're into, we're here to help you explore and succeed. We've got makerspaces, online tools, in-person classes, and the entire library to help you figure it all out. Find others like you, learn from mentors, or do it on your own.

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Woods Memorial Library hosts a youth-led Health Action Team where teen interns use art, writing and the media arts to change the conversation in Pima County about youth mental and physical health. The projects interns create help the library in its mission and make a positive impact on them and the community.

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Tutors are available every day from 2 pm to 11 pm to help students of all ages with homework and school assignments covering all subjects. These expert tutors really know their stuff. Available in English or Spanish.

Never used this before? Watch a video tutorial to see how it works.

Teens from all over Pima County contribute to Teen 365. Watch chats with favorite authors at the Tucson Festival of Books, interviews with local artists, and more!

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What are you doing that’s creative? We invite you to tell the story of you, your friends, and family. The medium doesn't matter; what matters is telling the world your story. Submit your stories to us!

We invite teens, ages 14 to 18, to participate as a Library Virtual Volunteer. You'll work with other teens and librarian mentors on meaningful projects virtually, meeting online and working on volunteer projects from your home.

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Black History Also is Now

These folks are making their significant marks right now, and we’ll be able to look back on them with renewed admiration in the future.

Get a copy of 2023 Southwest Books of the Year today!

The Library’s 46th annual Southwest Books of the Year is now available online, and at libraries and local bookstores.

Health Action Team survey for teens

Take this short survey to let us know what topics matter to you. Share the survey link with your friends!

Reads Rainbow Awards 2022

The Reads Rainbow Awards are given annually to readers' favorite LGBTQ+ books of the year. Click the link at the end for the full list!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson and more have been named 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees.

Stonewall Book Awards 2023

The Stonewall book awards are given annually to works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the LGBT experience.

Congrats to the Youth Media Award winners!

The American Library Association announced the top books, including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Printz award winners.

Creating inclusive places for everyone

Lit Hub’s Jess deCourcy Hinds asks how literary spaces can support neurodivergent readers and writers.

The Power of Illustration

Here's a list of illustrated books that have moved me in some way. I sighed, I cried, I forced people in the vicinity to look...LOOK!

Lifeline at Woods Memorial for Tweens

Lifeline is a teen & tween, art & health group focused on Zine-making where you'll get the opportunity to explore new media with a project.

Lifeline at Catalyst Maker Space for Young Adults

Lifeline is a teen, art and health group focused on Zine-making where you'll get the opportunity to explore new media with a project.

Kanopy films for Black History Month

For Black History Month, Kanopy has curated a collection of films that highlights the history and heritage of the Black community.

Southwest Books of the Year 2023 for Children & Young Adults

Coming-of-age, Sonoran ecology, Mexican-American biography, and more are highlighted in the Southwest Books selections for children & teens.

Read Harder 2023: Read a YA book by an Indigenous Author

Are you participating in the Read Harder 2023 challenge? Here are some ideas for challenge #17 : Read a YA book by an Indigenous author.

40 Black History Month Titles for Teens & Young Adults

This month is a time to honor the struggles, successes, contributions, voices and experiences of Black Americans. Check out these YA reads!

Cozy Fantasy Reads

Have you heard of cozy fantasy? Here are some recommendations from BookRiot about the best cozy fantasies out there for every age!

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