Resources for Teens

New York City is the place to be for teens, and The New York Public Library has awesome materials, programs, and resources for all ages and interests. Check out past author chats, find out what’s on the to-read, to-watch, to-play list, and see what’s happening next in the library.

Best Books for Teens

Every year, librarians at the New York Public Library identify the best books for teens that have been published that year. What do YOU want to read? more


Anti-Prom provides an alternative, safe space for all teens who may not feel welcome at official school programs or dances because of their sexual orientation, the way they dress, or any other reason. This year's theme is the Secret Garden. more

Programs at Your Library

Arts and crafts, chess, movie screenings, homework help, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more! Your local library has programs and activities for teens. Stop by to find out what's happening! more


Find us on Instagram.more
Volunteer at NYPL.more
Teen Events at NYPL.more

Stuff for the Teen Age

The best in teen books and media. For 80 years, New York Public Library staff shared the best titles for teens in an annual list called Books for the Teen Age.

In 2009, Books for the Teen Age became Stuff for the Teen Age, a multimedia, multi-format, targeted, and teen-tested list of the best of the year in teen books, music, graphic novels, movies, games, and more. Now Stuff for the Teen Age is a blog recommending teen books and more.more

Teens and School

HomeworkNYC Apps: Get homework help right from your Facebook or iGoogle page!more
Articles. Get it now! Here are some we like: Opposing Viewpoints, Literature Resource Center, History Resource Center more

Explore Exhibitions

Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Includes photos of "faith on the street"; from fellow New Yorkers- upload your own!more
Immigrant City: Find pictures and Voicethreads, contribute to a Google My Map to point out special sites and share stories.more
African Americans and American Politics: Find a lot of information we bet you didn't know!more

Audio, Video and Images

Check out previous TeenLIVE events.more
NYPL on YouTube.more
Audio Podcasts.more
Talk about images from the NYPL Digital Gallery.more

Recorded and Braille Books by Mail

Recorded and braille titles for residents of all ages who have difficulty reading standard printed materials because of blindness, visual impairment, a physical or reading disability.more

Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

Additional major support is provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children's and Young Adult Programs and Services.

Additional support is provided by Beth and Christopher Kojima; the Estate of Charles J. Mauro; the Estate of William C. Morris; The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund; Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, Inc.; Con Edison; Epstein Teicher Philanthropies; Mr. and Mrs. John Klingenstein; Sandra Priest Rose; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Votis; Gerstner Family Foundation; The Walt Disney Company; U.S. Bank Foundation; The Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation; and anonymous donors.