Welcome to the Teen Services Page
We offer a range of services and programs throughout the year for teens ages 13 to 18.
We connect youth with free resources such as library materials, creative programs, websites and databases, and volunteer opportunities. Through the power of information, imagination and ideas, the Zula B. Wylie Public Library strives to inspire the teens of our community.
Teen Summer Reading Challenge
Create your account on the Beanstack app, sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, and log the amount of books you've read! For ages 13-18.
Visit the library each week for a different prize! One weekly prize per person. There is no back tracking on weekly prizes.
Throughout the summer on the Beanstack app, you get a chance to put your tickets that you earn from logging your time read into the virtual children grand prize buckets. Winners will be announced at the end of the summer.
Summer Teen Events
Tie Dye Shirts & SocksTuesday, June 6th at 5PM
Sing OUT!Tuesday, June 13th at 5PM
Creative Writing WorkshopTuesday, June 20th at 5PM
Book Club: Last Night at The Telegraph Club By Malinda LoTuesday, June 27th at 5PM
Tuesday, July 11th at 5PM
Spray Paint Workshop
Tuesday, July 18th at 5PM
Book Club: Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens edited by Marieke Nijkamp.
Tuesday, July 25th at 5PM
Spray Paint Workshop
Teens, ages 13-18, join us at the library with local artist Estefania as we learn how to express ourselves through spray painting.
Space is limited. Registration begins June 1st. Click here to register.
Teen Anime Club
About Anime Club
Teens, ages 13-18, join us at the library as we discuss anime, watch episodes, do crafts, try different snacks, and more!
Anime Club Dates
1st Saturday of the month at 1PM.
About Math Tutoring
Needing help with your math homework? Join us at the library for math tutoring! Come ready to discuss what you need help with. For grades 7th-12th ONLY. No sign up required.
Math Tutoring is currently on summer break.
Math Tutoring is facilitated by the company Chool Bus. Learn more about Chool Bus here.
Teen Book Club
About the Teen Book ClubThe teen book club, for ages 13-18, is a monthly book club that read fun and inclusive books that represent the diverse lived experiences of teens in the community. Book club meetings are a safe space to discuss the book of the month and connect with other teens. Free copies of this month's book are available at the library on a first come first serve basis.
About the Book
The teen book club will be reading "Star Daughter" by Shveta Thakrar in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month.
May Meeting Date:
Tuesday, May 30th from 5-6PM at the library.
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
Audio books for teens! Click here to visit the list.
Best Fiction for Young Adults
This list compiles the best fiction written for teens. Click here to visit the list.
Fabulous Films for Young Adults
This list presents select films especially significant to young adults from those currently available for purchase based on a chosen theme. Click here to visit the list.
Great Graphic Novels for Teens
This annual list offers recommended graphic novels that have teen appeal. Click here to visit the list.
Outstanding Books for the College Bound
Provides reading recommendations to students who plan to continue their education beyond high school. Click here to visit the list.
Printz Awards List
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Click here to visit the list.
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
This list suggests items for recreational reading that have wide appeal to teens who, for whatever reason, do not like to read. Click here to visit the list.
Stonewall Book Awards List
The first and most enduring award for LGBTQIA+ books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table. here to visit the list.
TAYSHA’s Reading List
TAYSHAS takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning “friends or allies.”. The goal of the TAYSHAS reading list is to motivate young adults to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas. Click here to visit the list.
Texas Maverick Graphic Novels
The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. Click here to visit the list.
Mental Health Resources
LGBT National Youth Talk-line
Free and Confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 25 and younger. Provides a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where young callers can speak on many different issues and concerns. Call (800)-246-7743. Visit the website for more information.
National Eating Disorders Association
Largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Call 1(800) 931-2237 (Monday—Thursday 11am—9pm ET) (Friday 11am—5pm ET). Visit the website for more information.
National Runaway Safeline
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Call the safeline to connect with a trusted, compassionate person who will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns. Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929). Visit the website for more information.
Suicide & Crisis Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Dial "988" to get connected with a mental health professional. Visit the website for more information.
Teen Line is an anonymous, nonjudgmental space for youth. Through the hotline, teens can access personal peer-to-peer support from highly trained teens supervised by adult mental health professionals. Call 800-852-8336 Nationwide (6 PM - 10 PM PST) or Text TEEN to 839863 (6 PM - 9 PM PST). Visit the website for more information.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Provides LGBTQ youth with 24/7 crisis counseling via phone, text, and chat. Text "START" to 678-678 , Call 1-866-488-7386, or chat with a professional on the website. Visit the website for more information.
TrevorSpace is an affirming, online community for LGBTQ young people between the ages of 13-24 years old. With over 400,000 members across the globe, you can explore your identity, get advice, find support, and make friends in a moderated community intentionally designed for you. Visit the website for more information.
Learn when to yield, where to park and what all those road signs mean! This free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice test covers the most important traffic signs and their meanings. Visit Driving-tests.org.
Texas Permit Test
From this page, you can also access driver handbooks, road sign information and more. Most features are also available in Spanish. Visit Texas Permit Test.
Teen Volunteering at the Zula B. Wylie Public Library
Our goal is to provide teens with meaningful volunteer experience that will help to develop their work skills and prepare them for future endeavors. Teens can help provide library staff with help running and maintaining library operations and services.
How to get started with teen volunteering:
- Watch the video above on how to set up your profile.
- Once you have finished all the steps in the video you can now start volunteering!
CLICK HERE to log into your volunteer profile!
Teen Volunteer Coordinator Contact:
Chelsey Randel, Teen Librarian
(972) 291-7323 ext. 1324