Programs, Events, Book Recommendations, Homework Help and Test Prep for Teens and Young Adults

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# Smash your Summer Reading goals!

Your library has the best (and newest) young adult books and an extensive collection of comics, graphic novels and manga. If you don't see what you need on the shelf, just ask! Another library probably has it and we can send it to your preferred location!

Plus, your library card or DCPS student ID gives you instant access to FREE streaming movies, TV shows, music, e-books, comics and more with apps like Libby, Hoopla and Kanopy on your phone! 

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# Adventure Begins...

This Summer at the Library, there's even more to explore! 

Ask your librarian about teen drop-in activities like Drop-In Dungeons & Dragons. Or join us at Teen Advisory Board, where your voice matters! Recently, TAB planned a thrilling murder mystery and even a dessert decorating competition! What's next? That's up to you!

Join us at TAB to vote for, plan, and make things happen at your Library!  

Find a TAB near you!

If you need Bright Futures Scholarship hours, you can volunteer by helping out at TAB or other teen programs. If your library doesn't have a TAB, you can help out in other ways, too! 


# Find Your Space

Part hangout space, part study space

Did you know some branches have dedicated Teen Rooms and computers? Or that you can Reserve a Study Room at the Library? Find your branch under “Locations and Hours” to see what rooms are available to book. 

Whether you're in the Library, at school or studying at home: You can connect to 100% FREE homework and research help, level up and learn new software and skills with LinkedIn Learning, and set yourself up for success in college (and in your future career)!

What does your future hold?

Keep on Prepping: Access practice tests for AP, ACT, SAT, GRE and more with Gale Presents: Peterson's Test and Career PrepWhether you're planning to take the AP, SAT or ACT exams; get into college; or land a job, Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep can help you get there. This single resource provides in-depth career assessments, information on over 4,000 accredited colleges and universities, access to resume and cover letter-building tools, and much more! All you need is a library card! Note: If you're a DCPS student, just enter your S-number.

Prepare For What's Next!


# Book Recommendations


Jewish American History Month for Teens


Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Middle Grades (ages 11-14)


Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Teens (ages 15-18)


Looking for book recommendations for children from birth to age 10? Check out our Kids page!


Mayor Deegan's River City Readers: Read 20 minutes per day. Join the Challenge.Let's get reading Duuuval! Mayor Deegan’s River City Readers is a citywide literacy challenge for students of all ages that runs through 2024. Participants are asked to read 20 minutes a day and to log their reading in Beanstack, a reading challenge app. You'll be awarded digital badges for logging multiple days in a row and for completing other reading-related activities. At the end of the year, the city’s top readers will get prizes!

Click here to learn how to download and use Beanstack.


Popular Manga Series



Get FREE Manga On Your Phone or Favorite Device

Explore manga like never beforeIn addition to our massive graphic novel and manga collection at the Library, you have instant and free access to hundreds more titles right on your phone or favorite device! Hoopla's constantly growing collection means both seasoned fans and those new to the format can always find something fresh and exciting to read. Find popular and award-winning series from Tokyopop and Disney or re-discover classics and "essentials" like Astroboy and Neon Genesis Evangelion! 

Click here to explore the new Manga collection on hoopla!



Looking For More Books and Activities?

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Get monthly book recommendations and links to online games and quizzes, fun podcasts, upcoming library programs and more – delivered to your email inbox! You'll be the first to hear about things like Teen Lit Chat author talks and book giveaways, TAB Takeovers, art and writing contests and more!

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Check out recent book recommendations and activities in our Teen Think Tank Archive!


# Upcoming Events and Programs

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Simply enter a student ID to access a fine-free library card! The Student Card is available for free to all students at any public school system in Duval County.

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Got a Science Fair project to do? Don’t know where to start? The Library has your back!

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Jacksonville Public Library has the materials, resources and support you need.

Need a ride to the library?

Jacksonville Transit Authority: Students ride free

All Jacksonville middle and high school students can ride city buses for free! Just show your student ID.

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