Teens

Young adult area with seating area, computer, and various resources.
Welcome to the Teen page! You can find our seating area and young adult fiction collection around the corner, near the back entrance. Make use of our study tables, computers, resources, and our Youth Services Librarian! You can also reach out to Jules at jrichards@metuchenlibrary.org for more information.

Upcoming Teen Programs

May 18 Sat
Comics Fest: A Celebration of Graphic Novels 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
May 20 Mon
Homework Buddies 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
May 20 Mon
Homework Buddies 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
May 21 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
May 21 Tue
Teen Advisory Board Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 23 Thu
The Writers Block “A” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
May 28 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
May 30 Thu
Chess Club 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jun 01 Sat
The Art of Wabi-Sabi: Embracing Imperfection 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Jun 04 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jun 06 Thu
Chess Club 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jun 06 Thu
The Writers Block “B” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jun 11 Tue
Knitting & Crochet Club 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jun 11 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jun 18 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jun 20 Thu
Chess Club 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jun 24 Mon
Teen Writing Club 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jun 25 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jun 27 Thu
The Writers Block “A” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 02 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jul 09 Tue
Knitting & Crochet Club 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jul 09 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jul 16 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jul 22 Mon
Teen Writing Club 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jul 23 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jul 25 Thu
The Writers Block “A” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 30 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug 01 Thu
The Writers Block “B” Session – A Writers Group for Kids 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 06 Tue
Metuchen Makery – Open Hours 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug 13 Tue
Knitting & Crochet Club 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Advisory Board ParadeGet involved with the library! Teens can volunteer as members of our active Teen Advisory Board (TAB), or as general library volunteers. TAB is open to Metuchen residents grades 6-12, and has a 15 hour service minimum for the year. We have monthly meetings, plan and attend events, and have fun! General volunteering is open to all teens grades 6-12, and has no hour requirement. Teens will learn about our library and help with organization and more!

Apply for TAB here!

Apply to be a general volunteer here!

Looking for more immediate help with homework or studying? Check out Brainfuse for live tutoring, a writing and language lab, and even test prep. Log in using your Metuchen library card! Looking for practice tests to ace your drivers exam? Check out DrivingTests.org!


Brainfuse HelpNow
Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized academic assistance in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science) through live tutoring, a 24/7 Writing Lab, live language lab, academic content, and practice tests for skills-building (including SAT preparation), and much more.

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Mango
Learn languages in a fun and efficient way with real-life conversations, native-speaker audio and cultural context so you can speak like a local. Choose from 70 languages!

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Peterson’s Test and Career Prep
Access full-length, timed practice exams and explore articles with tips on applying, paying, and preparing for college. Explore career modules covering job search strategies, resumes, cover letters, and interviewing.

Access Peterson’s Test and Career Prep


Driving Tests
Find practice tests on driving techniques, road signs, laws and regulations, and commercial endorsements.

Access Driving Tests


LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, is an online educational site with thousands of courses and video tutorials that helps individuals grow business, technology, and creative skills.

Access LinkedIn Learning

Have questions about your mental and/or physical health? The resources below offer regularly updated content designed especially for teens. They’re a great place for teens to research topics of interest privately. If you are in need of an emergency resource: call or text to 988, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.


The Youth Alliance – Help Hotlines Page
This webpage from The Youth Alliance provides a list of national hotlines that provide anonymous, confidential information to callers. Teens can find numbers for suicide, mental health, abuse, sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse support, runaway, and more.

Access Help Hotlines


Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine – Mental Health Resources Page
The SAHM has promoted the health and well-being of adolescents for over 50 years. The “Mental Health Resources for Adolescents and Young Adults” page gathers an array of verified resources with useful descriptions–based on the teen’s topic of interest within the world of mental health. Don’t want to sift through all the links? No problem! Take a look at the links below.

Access Mental Health Resources


Go Ask Alice
Alice is a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists who have been dedicated to answering your teen health questions for 25 years. They cover a range of physical and emotional health topics, including nutrition, reproductive health, relationships, and self-care. Ask Alice anything!

Access Go Ask Alice


Amaze
Amaze promotes open and honest communication regarding puberty, reproduction, relationships, sex, and sexuality. It is a resource for both teens and adults to find age-appropriate and affirming content, delivered using fun animated videos.

Access Amaze

Looking for a book to read? Check out some great external resources to find a perfect fit, or even try out a new genre! You can also find resources created by the Youth Services Librarian.


Youth Librarian’s Book List Collection
A series of book lists to help you navigate the YA section based on content/topic.

Access Youth Librarian’s Book List


Metuchen CARES Book List
Find YA fiction and non-fiction materials on topics such as teen mental and physical health. These books are thanks to a generous sponsorship from Metuchen CARES, a committee which focuses on prevention, recovery, and education regarding substance use disorders.

Access Metuchen CARES Book List


NoveList K-8
NoveList K-8 is the resource for young readers to turn to when looking for the next book to read. Offers reading lists, award-winning titles, series coverage, and the ability to search for books by reading level.

Access NoveList K8


Goodreads Young Adult New Releases
Keep up to date with the newest releases in young adult fiction! Then, you can use our catalog to search for these exciting new titles, or search the New Young Adult fiction shelf in the teen area. Don’t see a book you really want? Email Jules at jrichards@metuchenlibrary.org to request it!

Access Young Adult New Releases