Welcome to the Teen Zone!

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Click here for COVID-19 FAQs for Oakland Teens

Click here to find instructions and video demonstrations of some crafts that you can do at home


Welcome to Oakland's virtual TeenZone! This website has a ton of new stuff for you to explore!

What kind of stuff?

We have a resource map that shows different opportunities that the community has to offer you. How about an extensive new Test Preparation list to help you get ready for the SAT, ACT, or GED. Or, what about our new Mind & Body section with tons of local and online resources for staying healthy, getting counseling, and making choices about safe sex and relationships.

Like to read? The TeenZone's Staff Picks and Teen Picks are being updated all the time! 

Looking for ways to help your community or get job experience? On the Get Involved page, you can learn how to Volunteer at the library, join your local branch Teen Advisory Group, or become a civic leader through our acclaimed Youth Leadership Council.

Looking for other ways to get job experience or get ready for college? Check out our Jobs and School sections. And don't miss all the jobs, scholarships, contests and events we post daily on facebook!

Oh, and while you're here, have some Fun with music, art, games and writing too. Then, come visit one of seven TeenZones throughout Oakland.

OPL TeenZone Gets Social

  • On Facebook: Information sharing, program posting, and other stuff for teens 
  • On Instagram: Fun programming, opportunity sharing, and information for teens
  • On Flickr
  • On Pinterest: We were just named one of the Top 10 libraries on Pinterest!


Find out how we can help you and your students. Info for grades 6-12.