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Online Resources for Teens

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OverDrive & Libby

Borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, and digital magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app, by OverDrive.
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Freegal Music+

Download and stream music twenty-four hours every day from popular music labels such as Sony Music.
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Mango Languages

Learn new languages and cultural skills.
Library card required
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Comics Plus

Digital comics, graphic novels, and manga for all readers.

Teen Talk

The library's online publication for and by DC Teens. Read Teen Talk to get local teens' takes on books, movies, local activities, and more.

Homework Help & Research

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Brainfuse HelpNow

Connect to live online tutors for homework help, writing lab, test prep and more.
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Dig DC

Selected digital collections from The People's Archive. Find photos, maps, oral histories, and newspapers documenting the history of Washington D.C.
Library card required
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ProQuest eLibrary

ProQuest eLibrary is a user-friendly general reference tool that provides content, context and pathways to beginning researchers.
Library card required
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Literature Resource Center

Access biographies, literary criticism, and reviews on writers of all disciplines, from all time periods, from around the world with Gale Literature
Library card required

Book Recommendations and Resources

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Bullying Prevention Resources: Teens

Books and online resources for talking about bullying with youth ages 13 - 19.
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Talking About Gun Violence

A list of books and resources for teens on the subject of ending gun violence
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Talking About Race and Racism

Books and web resources for talking about race and racism with teens
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DCPL Teen Council's Favorite Books

A list of the 2020-2021 Teen Council's favorite books.

Opportunities for Teens

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Teen Council

The Teen Council is DC Public Library's paid leadership opportunity for teens. The Council is made up of twelve (12) members from across the District.
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Know Your Power

Pepco, the DC Public Library Foundation and DC Public Library invite you to find your power and use it to creatively address a topic that is important
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Volunteer at the Library

Donate your time and talents to DC Public Library.

Work at the Library During the Summer

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DC Public Library is a host site for Mayor Marion S. Barry's  Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP). Every summer, youth work in the neighborhood libraries by helping customers, shelving books, and learning new skills to put on their applications and resumes. Youth applications become available in January.