How to Get Involved
The application period to be a Teen Reading Ambassador opens annually in late summer. Watch this space! In addition, positions sometimes become available throughout the school year. All available positions will be posted directly to NYPL's Careers page.
Discover Portal, Our New Magazine for Kids!
Portal is a magazine for kids aged 6–12 written, designed, and edited by NYPL’s Teen Reading Ambassadors! Find stories, fun facts, comics, activities, and more in our first issue, produced by the cohort of spring 2021.
The word “portal” means a "doorway or an entrance to somewhere new." The cohort of spring 2021 chose this name for the magazine to reflect the role books and libraries play as portals to exciting new worlds. This first issue celebrates New York City and its diverse communities!
Learn more about our new magazine, Portal, and read notes from the Teen Reading Ambassadors telling you about their own reading journeys and how reading can transport you to other worlds.
Read book recommendations for kids and download posters to hang on your wall—all written and designed by the Teen Reading Ambassadors!
Discover free one-on-one homework help, college and career counseling, volunteer opportunities, book recommendations, free resources, and more that the Library has to offer teens.
From book discussion groups and trivia to art workshops and gaming, there’s something for everyone at the Library. Discover free events at a branch near you.
Discover what the Library offers in terms of e-books, academic support, and STEAM resources.
Funding provided by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development.
Major support for educational programming is provided by Merryl H. and James S. Tisch.
Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.
Major support for youth education is provided by Arthur W. Koenig; Stavros Niarchos Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children’s and Young Adult Programs and Services; The Gottesman Fund; the Bok Family Foundation; Lisa and Jeff Blau; The Hearst Foundation, Inc.; Verizon Foundation; The Joseph H. Flom Foundation; Good Samaritan, Inc.; New York Life Foundation; and the E.H.A. Foundation.