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Teens

Teens, make your voice heard by joining the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).

Introduce yourself, ask questions, and plan for future monthly meetings. Tell us what you want out of your Library experience. Help plan programs that will be interesting and impactful for teens. This is your Library too. Students in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate in TAB.

Interested in joining the Teen Advisory Board? Fill out the application today!

Questions? Please contact Caitlin Young at cmyoung@nolalibrary.org or 504-596-3101.

Sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

Girls Who Code

Build coding and creativity skills with Girls Who Code, a weekly club for 6th – 12th grade students to learn about computer science in a fun and safe environment.

Girls Who Code is a virtual place to spend time with a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. Learn about computer science, build your confidence, and use your skills to positively impact those around you. You have a community in the computer science space.

Girls Who Code is on a mission to change the face of computer science by promoting female and non-binary identifying individuals in the technology sector. Supportive males are welcome to join too.

When you click register below, you’ll be prompted to register with the New Orleans Public Library. Within a week of registering, you’ll receive a personalized email invitation to create an account with Girls Who Code HQ so you can access all club activities. A limited number of Library computers across the city will also be available for use during this program. If you have questions or would like to reserve a Library computer for this program, please email adenisco@nolalibrary.org or call 504-596-2638 for more information.

This is a recurring program. It occurs on Mondays through December 6.

Take & Make Craft Kits for Teens

The Library has created craft kits for teens to take and make at home. All Library locations have a limited number of craft kits available with each kit containing items to create a craft and an instruction sheet. Additional supplies may be required and will be noted on the instruction sheet.

Share your creations with us by tagging our social accounts @nolalibrary or email impact@nolalibrary.org.

Crafts change every month.

Sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

Websites & Online Activities for Teens

Art & Movement


Digital Skills

  • Google Applied Digital Skills – Teaches students digital skills with videos and interactive learning. Grades 7 – 12

  • Scratch – Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. All ages.


Financial Literacy

  • Bonzai! – Free financial literacy education for students of all ages.

History

  • Big History Project – A holistic multimedia journey through history exploring the past, present, and future. Grades 9 – 12

Multi-Subject Learning Sites

  • CK-12 – Offers lessons in math, science, social studies, and more, including some materials that are translated into Spanish and other languages. Grades preK – college

  • Crash Course – A YouTube channel with fun animated educational videos on a wide range of topics including history, science, technology, and language. All Ages.

  • Kahoot – Offers free learning games and trivia. Users can create their own games or use existing ones. All ages.

  • Khan Academy – Offers courses in many subjects including math, science, computing, and test prep. During the COVID-19 closures, they are offering daily schedules to help families stay on track. PreK – college.

  • Quizlet – Learn languages, science, arts and humanities, math, social studies, and more using flash cards and games. Users can create their own content and use the content of others. Grades 5 – 12.

  • Quizizz – Educational, self-paced quizzes on subjects including, math, science, technology, and languages. Grades 3 – 12

  • Ted Talks – Provide thought-provoking and inspiring talks from people all over the world on all kinds of topics. Grades 5 – 12

  • WGBH Distance Learning Center – In response to the COVID-19 closures, WGBH Distance Learning Center has gathered many trusted learning resources onto one website and makes them available based on grade level. PreK – 12


Science

  • NOVA – PBS’s NOVA has educational films and activities related to STEM learning. They are daily highlighting some of their favorite lessons for in-home learning during the COVID-19 closures. Grades 5 – 12

Social Studies

  • Digital Civics Toolkit – A collection of resources that help high school students learn about civic issues in a digital world. Grades 7 – 12.

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