Teen Services & Resources

At the library, serving teens in our community means helping them discover impactful works, develop real world skills, and create their own unique voices. Our Teen Room offers a completely remodeled space to reach all of the goals we share with teens.
 
In our Teen Tomorrow Room, you’ll find lots of comfortable seating and workspaces. You can take a look at the rotating student art displays or try your hand at some magnetic poetry. Our expansive Young Adult collection boasts continuously updated and award winning fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. We also have a curated magazine selection just for teens.
 
We also engage in weekly and monthly teen programming! Chat about all things anime in our monthly Anime Club, and engage on social media. We also do special events and programming throughout the year.
 
For more resources, take a look at our favorites in the list below!
 
Research:

NICHE ACADEMY!  Niche Academy (via the link below) provides online tutorials covering the various online eResources that are available to you 24/7 through the Zelienople Area Public LIbrary website.  Currently there are 38 eResource Databases available via the Zelie Library Website (to see a list, go to https://zelienoplelibrary.org/a-to-z-eresources/).  These eResource databases include downloadable eBook databases, eAudiobook databases, eMagazine and ePeriodical databases, eNewspaper databases.  The content of each eResource is tailored toward broad age groups–adults, teens and children.   Examples of some of the available eResources for children include Bookflix, Trueflix and Tumblebook Library.  For Older students and Adults– Academic OneFile, Gale Databases, Gale eBooks and Greenfile Environmental Database.  You can easily research from home a product with online Consumer Reports.   There are also entertainment resources including Flipster for online magazines, Libby for eBooks and eAudios, and Hoopla for streaming film, television, music, audio and eBooks.   Learn more about each of the resources via a Niche Academy Tutorial–one click will get you started!

https://my.nicheacademy.com/zelienoplelibrary

 
Reading:
Printz Award winners and nominees for literary excellence in Young Adult literature
YALSA picks – the Young Adult Library Services Association
 
Gaming:
Steam
Discord
Twitch
 
Publishing:
NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month
YARN – Young Adult Review Network
 
Helpful Websites:
 
Tutor.com at www.tutor.com/newcld/–  Get help in math, English and a variety of other subjects.  Submit a problem or paper for review, get a one-on-one tutoring session, prep for the SAT and ACT and much more.  Grab your library card and find some help.  A service of the New Castle District Library Center.   Serving Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties. 
 
 
Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.  – blackfreedom.proquest.com 
 
ePermittest.com – free permit test. Multiple choice and interactive.  https://www.epermittest.com/pennsylvania/pa-practice-permit-test