Find out more about what Tulsa Library offers in Teen Services! From anime and manga clubs to homework help, check out everything we offer below.
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Your Next Great Read for Teens
Your Next Great Read for Teens is a service free to all TCCL cardholders. If you are looking for book recommendations, take a few minutes to fill out a survey about your reading preferences and recent favorite books, television shows, and movies, and we'll send you a personalized reading guide! If you've already filled out a survey previously and would like more recommendations, fill out a follow-up survey.
Young People's Creative Writing Contest
Each year in late winter, the library hosts a creative writing contest for Tulsa County students ages 10-18. Find all rules and FAQs here!
Teen Team volunteers assist librarians with Tulsa City-County Library activities during the annual library Summer Reading Program and get hands-on job experience. Between March 1-May 1 each year, interested teens can fill out an application and return it to the library location where they are interested in volunteering. Find all guidelines and FAQs here!
Summer Reading Program
Each summer, TCCL hosts the Summer Reading Program for all ages. Participants who are entering sixth through 12th grades may register for the Tween/Teen Summer Reading Program, read/listen to six books (eBooks, audiobooks and comics count!) and turn in their completed reading log to earn a completion prize and booklet of coupons for local food and recreation. Participants who complete the program may also enter a drawing for grand prizes like electronics, gift cards, and more! Check back in the spring for more information about TCCL's 2019 Summer Reading Program.
Teen Read Month
Every October, TCCL celebrates Teen Read Month, from the Young Adult Library Services Association's initiative Teen Read Week, which is all about reading for pleasure. Locations plan lots of programs and events for teens - check out the event guide to see what's coming your way! Past events have included author visits, anime mini-con events, zombie proms, and more.
Teen Tech Month
Each March, TCCL celebrates Teen Tech Month, from the Young Adult Library Services Association's Teen Tech Week, which is all about connecting teens to technology through their library. Locations plan lots of programs and events for teens - check out the event guide to see what's coming your way! Past events have included video game tournaments, coding lessons, robotics programs, LED light-up hoodies, and more.
Brain Storms is an annual theatrical production put on by Professor Michael Wright of The University of Tulsa and his students. Professor Wright and his students bring to life the previous year's winning short plays from the Young People's Creative Writing Contest in this program held at Connor's Cove Theatre in Hardesty Regional Library. The next Brain Storms event will be February 23rd, 2019.
Some locations host anime and manga clubs. The best place to find these events is the event guide - you can search for "manga" or "anime" (tip: make sure to set the date range to the whole month!) Here are locations that regularly host clubs:
Teen Advisory Boards
Sometimes, locations host teen advisory boards or groups, where teens can earn volunteer hours by helping librarians plan programs and activities. Currently, Nathan Hale Library hosts the only regularly-meeting teen advisory board.