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Once Upon a Formal: Donation Drive

March 1 - 31

Make someone's prom a night to remember by donating fashion items to our Heatherdowns, Maumee, Reynolds Corners, Sylvania, Washington or West Toledo locations, March 1 - 30:

  • Prom, cocktail or formal dresses
  • Formal men’s wear
  • Dressy shoes and accessories

Clothing, shoes and accessories should be freshly laundered, intact and less than five years old.

Need an outfit for this year's prom?
Mark your calendar for the Once Upon a Formal: Outfit Selection:
April 15 - 20 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | West Toledo Branch

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Writing Contest

Enter Now - March 23

You get to spend the day with your BFF (book friend forever)! Which character will it be? Will you choose to invite them to your world or will you go explore theirs? Hogwarts, Wakanda, Wonderland - the only limit to this year's writing contest is your imagination.

The Library's Writing Contest is open to students in grades K-12 and is sponsored by the Library Legacy Foundation. Winners will receive cash prizes!

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Clubs for Teens and Tweens

Do you have a teen/tween who is interested in meeting new friends and picking up a fun hobby? Joining one of our clubs is a great way to start:

  • Art Club
  • Anime Clubs
  • Code It Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
  • Ukulele Club

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New for Teens

The great thing about young adult literature is that it has mass appeal! Check out our newest young adult fiction and nonfiction titles.

eBooks & Audiobooks

Find eBooks, audiobooks and videos just for teens on OverDrive.

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MUSIC & MOVIES

Stream the latest music and tons of movies through hoopla Digital!

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Volunteer

Looking for something fun to do? Be a Volunteen (for ages 12 - 17)! Contact the library location of interest for details and to sign up.

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Featured Programs

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Donuts and Debate

Spider-Man or Squirrel Girl? LeBron or Jordan? Choose a side and be ready to share your argument as we eat donuts and debate various pop culture topics. Debates take place at 3 p.m. every other Thursday at Reynolds Corners:

(Th) Feb. 14
(Th) Feb. 28
(Th) March 14
(Th) March 28

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Job and College Readiness

Are you or do you know a teen who is interested in landing a job or applying for college? We have several upcoming programs to help!

Escape the College Planning Nightmare
(Sa) Feb. 9 | 2 p.m. | King Road

Teen Job Readiness: Resumes and Applications
(Th) Feb. 14 | 4 p.m. | Kent

Job Skills Boot Camp
(Sa) Feb. 23 | 10 a.m. | Oregon

Teen Job Readiness: Social Media and Interviews
(Th) March 14 | 4 p.m. | Kent

Everyday a Hero

Friday Feb. 22
All Day

Location: Kent

Black History Month trivia.

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Minecraft Meetup

Friday Feb. 22
at 3:45 p.m.

Location: King Road

Join other Minecrafters at the Library to explore, build, battle, collaborate, and survive in exciting virtual worlds.

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Job Skills Boot Camp

Saturday Feb. 23
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Oregon

So you think you'd like a summer job, but do you have the skills to land and keep that position? Our Job Skills boot camp will help you prepare. 

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Check Out Step Out

Saturday Feb. 23
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Learn some Hip Hop moves today with instructor Joshua Buchanan. Joshua has danced for the Detroit Pistons, and has been on shows like 'So You Think You Can Dance.' Join the fun and get ready to move!

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Job Skills Boot Camp

Saturday Feb. 23
at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

So you think you'd like a summer job, but do you have the skills to land and keep that position? Our Job Skills boot camp will help you prepare. 

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Everyday a Hero

Monday Feb. 25
All Day

Location: Kent

Black History Month trivia.

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Homework Help

Educational resources at the Library

Need help with homework?
Looking for the perfect college or university?
Preparing for the ACT or SAT tests?

Get live, online tutoring through Tutor.com and check out our vetted resources for finding the perfect college for you, access ACT and SAT practice tests and more!

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Tech Tools for Teens

With tech tools available on site — and a wide range of items you can take with you — we have what you need to entertain, create and innovate, including:

  • 3D Printers and Scanners
  • Button Makers
  • Laser Engravers
  • Recording Studio Equipment

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Cool Tools to Borrow

Cameras | Laser Engravers | Telescopes

Stay entertained for hours by checking out a cool gadget from the Library! We offer a growing list of cool gadgets and tools that you can borrow and take home including:

  • GoPros and DSLR Camera Kits
  • GoChip Beams (watch movies and TV without internet)
  • Laser Engravers
  • Telescopes

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MORE FOR TEENS

Notable books to read during Black History Month and beyond. This blog post includes fiction and nonfiction selections for adults, teens and children.

Continue Reading: Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond

A new digital exhibit showcasing book reviews done by students in the 1960s with links to revisit these classics is now available on the Library website.

Continue Reading: Digital Exhibit Showcasing Teenage Views on Literature From the 1960s

We have sifted through some excellent offerings and are pleased to present the best books of 2018 for middle grade readers.

Continue Reading: 10 Best Books of 2018 for Middle Grade Readers