Teen Room

 

The Teen Room is located on the second floor of the library. It is for patrons ages 12-18.

*Please be aware that the 2nd Floor, including the Teen Room, closes 10 minutes before the rest of the library.*

 

In the Teen Room, you can find:

  • books (including summer reading books)
  • graphic novels
  • audiobooks/Playaways
  • computers
  • card and board games 
  • space to hang out and work on homework and projects

Helpful Links

 

Literary Links:

  • Resources for Readers is the Topsfield Town Library page with info on how to request a book, and other resources for getting the books you want.
  • Are you looking for a suggestion? Masconomet Summer Reading lists? Check out our Reading Lists!
  • Behavior Policy of Topsfield Town Library.
  • Overdrive/Libby offers e-books and audiobooks available for checkout with your library card.
  • Epic Reads where you can find book recommendations, take quizzes, participate in giveaways, and more!
  • Book Riot News, reviews and commentary on books and reading, covering a wide range of topics and genres.
  • No Flying, No Tights offers kids, teens, and adults suggestions and reviews on graphic novels and comic books by genre.

 

Other Resources:

  • Hope & Help — a downloadable resource pamphlet for adults & teens in crisis
  • Al-Anon/Alateen unites members of different ages, backgrounds, races, and walks of life to lead purposeful, useful lives by overcoming the frustration and helplessness cause by close association with an alcoholic.
  • Hopeline (Text/Online Chat Based Suicide Prevention) is the world’s first virtual crisis (online chat/text based) center where 100% of the volunteers are trained in crisis intervention. They provide help and hope through online crisis chat, educational events, and awareness campaigns with a focus on suicide intervention, prevention, awareness, and education.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their phone number is 1-877-273-8255
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international, community-based association of recovering addicts.
  • Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) works to organize recovering individuals, families, and friends to educate the value of recovery from  addiction.
  • Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. The Hotline was, and still is, the only service in the country in which all operators are transgender.
  • The Trevor Project  is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ people under 25 years of age.
  • ULifeline provides resources regarding college student mental health. Take a self-assessment test, find your college psych services center, and more.
  • Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles – information about obtaining a learner’s permit, driver’s ed, and locating driving schools, driver’s manual, etc.
  • College Board – Helps students prepare for the SATs, and other college exams. Also offers tips on planning for college.
  • Federal Student Aid supports post-secondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families.

 

Contact the Teen Librarian at childrensroom@topsfieldlibrary.org

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