Teen Voices is The New York Public Library’s magazine by and for teens, showcasing your art and writing on a different theme each year. For our first issue, we asked teens to tell us about your community, what you care about, and how you make waves for positive change.
Teens enrolled in NYPL’s Intensive College and Career Access Network (ICCAN) share their advice for preparing for college and careers after high school.
What does the Library offer to teens, and why does it matter? Hear from NYPL Teen Civics Ambassador Laura Ozoria why she finds libraries valuable.
In a reading slump? Check out these great new book recommendations for teens from NYPL’s Teen Civics Ambassadors.
Hear from teens across different NYPL branches and communities what they’ve been up to—from preparing for college and careers, to mentoring younger kids and making art.
Hang out, get creative, and much more at the Library's newly expanded and enhanced Teen Centers. These welcoming spaces in select locations across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island have been created just for teens and are open for you to collaborate, make new friends, read, and enjoy all the Library has to offer. From video equipment to gaming consoles to art supplies—everything is free to use!
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.
Created by teens, for teens, Keeping Up with Gen Z is a podcast discussing a wide variety of topics, from woke culture to book recommendations to school, voting, and more. Tune in!
Portal is a magazine written, designed, and edited by NYPL’s Teen Reading Ambassadors. Aimed at an audience of kids ages 6–12, Portal contains stories and features, fun facts, comics, activities, and much more specially created by the Teen Reading Ambassadors for each of our issues.
Thank You to Our Supporters
These programs and initiatives are part of the Library’s Tisch Youth Education Programs, led by the Merryl and James Tisch Director of Branch Libraries and Education. 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.
Lead support for Teens 360º is provided by the City of New York. Additional support is provided by Arthur W. Koenig, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Best Buy Foundation and the Joly Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Evan R. Chesler, Google.org, and Michael ByungJu Kim and the MBK Educational Foundation.
College & Career Pathways has been made possible thanks to the generous support of The Helen Gurley Brown Foundation.