At the Library


Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
CLOUD901 is the Library’s state of the art Teen Learning Lab with a sound recording studio, video lab, and more.

Teen Innovation Centers

Multiple Locations
Creative spaces for teens to engage, collaborate and explore with each other through STEAM technology, literacy-based programming, and networking.

Libby e-Books, e-Audiobooks, and e-Magazines

Teen e-Books & e-Audio

Browse our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for Teens.

Teen e-Magazines

Browse these online magazines available on Libby.

On Our Shelves

African American Fiction

Comic Books



Science Fiction

Online Resources



Answer the age-old question, “What do I read next?” Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.

Training Resources:

college prep

Find information on AP, ACT/SAT test preparation, scholarships, virtual tours of campuses, and more.

driving tests

driving tests

Study for driving tests, motorcycle tests, and CDL tests. Take practice tests, obtain official manuals, and more.

Gale eBooks

Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.



Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

Training Resources:

Educators: On the start page, scroll to the bottom to access Educator Resources including Curriculum standards and research tips.



Search magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference on a range of topics. Best for middle- and high-school students.

informed voter

We have pulled together this information in the hopes of creating a clearer picture of just who we vote for and when we vote for them. For each office, we aim to answer a few questions. Who? Area Served? Term Limits? Next Election? During election season, we’ll also include links to campaign websites and facebook pages.

linkedin learning

A premier online learning resource offering more than 3,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, personal finance, and more.



Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.

Training Resources:

New York Times Logo

the new york times – learning network

Access The New York Times through the Library website and gain access to “The Learning Network”. This special section of the digital edition of The New York Times provides lesson plans, writing prompts, articles and questions pulled from current headlines. Connect to the New York Times below. Then access The Learning Network by selecting the menu button at the top-left, pointing to “More”, and selecting “The Learning Network”.

Opposing Viewpoints


Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today’s important social issues.

Training Resources:

Educators: Visit Gale Support to access Opposing Viewponts project ideas, tip sheets, and more.

Also, once you access Opposing Viewpoints, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and select Educator Resources for more information.

Peterson’s test and Career Prep


Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.

Training Resources:



Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.

Transparent Languages

Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. [Learn More]

World Book Advanced

A powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, back in time articles, special reports and more.

Training Resources:

Educators: Click “For Educators” at the bottom of the screen and then select “Educator Tools” for Curriculum Correlations, Lesson Plans, and Webquests.

learn more

Visit our Learn page for more topics not specifically aimed at High School students but may be helpful nonetheless. Topics include job and career, history, health, personal finance, and more.


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Events for Teens

Electronics and Electricity Seminar
Whitehaven Library
Mon., Jun. 17, 10:00 am
Juneteenth ( Freedom Day ) Celebration
Cornelia Crenshaw Memorial Library
Mon., Jun. 17, 10:30 am
Techy Seniors – Smart Phone Basics
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Mon., Jun. 17, 10:30 am
CLOUD Air Skateboard Design Camp
Mon., Jun. 17, 11:00 am
Hollywood Eats High On The Hog
Hollywood Library
Mon., Jun. 17, 12:00 pm
POSTPONED – Summer Cooking Class with UTHSC Health Hub
Whitehaven Library
Mon., Jun. 17, 12:30 pm
Cordova Writing Club
Cordova Library
Mon., Jun. 17, 3:00 pm
Beginning Spanish
Whitehaven Library
Tue., Jun. 18, 10:00 am
Write-in Club @ Crosstown Concourse
Connect Crew
Tue., Jun. 18, 10:00 am
You Need to Cut it!-Introduction to Cricut for Youth
Levi Library
Tue., Jun. 18, 10:30 am
CLOUD Air Skateboard Design Camp
Tue., Jun. 18, 11:00 am
2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration @ Levi
Levi Library
Tue., Jun. 18, 12:00 pm
Fab Faces
Randolph Library
Tue., Jun. 18, 1:00 pm

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