As teens explore new interests, connect with peers in new ways, find their voices, and discover who they are, the Library’s comprehensive support package meets them where they are and helps them prepare for where they’re going.
Our enhanced Teen Centers are the major point of delivery for the Teens 360º initiative, offering free, easy access to up-to-date technologies, space to hang out, and academic and social-emotional support in branches.
Tech Skills and Digital Literacy
At NYPL, teens build digital literacy through the use of sophisticated tech and digital tools and by collaborating on projects and research that help them to develop the tech and media fluency they need for post-secondary success.
Preparing Teens for Tomorrow
From college and career mentoring and paid internships to civic engagement and creative opportunities, our programs allow teens to build community, explore social identity, and prepare for their lives as adults.
Discover free one-on-one homework help, events and programs, volunteer and paid opportunities, book recommendations, free resources, and more that the Library has to offer teens.
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 (SNF), 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.
Public Programming at SNFL is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).