Teens

Library Programs and Events

The library offers a variety of programs for all ages. Please visit the calendar for a list of current offerings.

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Short Chef

Teen Computers

There are 4 computers in our teen area that can be used by children or teens. Please see library staff at the Information Desk to be assigned one of these computers and issued a keyboard and mouse. In order to access these computers, please bring your library card. If you do not have your library card, please bring a student ID or government-issued ID in order for library staff to look up your library account. 

WiFi is also available throughout the building. Our well-equipped library features comfortable study carrels with electrical outlets that are perfect for laptop use.

Mobile printing is available should you need to print anything for your school assignments. You can print from your mobile device from anywhere or you can send documents to the printer from your home computer. Take a look at the Mobile Printing page for more information.

Homework Help

StrugglingHelpNow with your homework? Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs - whether it's tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. HelpNow services include expert academic tutoring and self-study tools to empower users to study at their own pace or collaborate with peers and instructors. With an Oakland Park Library card, you can create an account and select among several service options. 


NewsBank

Through NewsBank, you can access a variety of newspapers or newspaper collections on various topics if you need resources for a research paper. All you need is your library card! Head near the bottom of the Library Resources page to find all of the links to these NewsBank resources.


Additionally, you can contact the Youth Services Librarian if you need help finding resources for projects, assignments, etc at 954-630-4372.

Volunteering at the library is a great way to serve your community, gain work experience, and earn community service hours. Teen volunteers assist the library with shelving, storytime preparation, special events or programs, and more. If you love libraries, want to make a positive difference in the community, and enjoy working with people and children, then call or visit us to find out more information about the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library’s teen volunteer program.

More Information


For more information please contact Teen Volunteer Coordinator Ms. Brittney at 954-630-4372. You can also check out the City's Volunteer Corps page in order to find out how to become a volunteer with the City. Teens must be 16 years of age or older in order to volunteer at the library.
Teens Spending Time With Children
Teens Getting Ready to Read to Children