Teens

WELCOME TEENS AND TWEENS

Your one-stop place at PPL for all things Tween and Teen! Stop in after school and work on your homework, pick one of the many graphic novels to read, or just hang out with friends. Jump into gaming sessions, get crafty with our crafts and activities, or log onto PPL’s free wifi and chat with friends.

Libby

Browse eBooks and eAudiobooks just for teens.

Hoopla

Discover eMaterials including movies and music.

Beanstack

Join and participate in reading challenges.

New Releases

Welcome to the Teen Reading Zone, a haven where literature meets your unique taste and personal style! As you step into this engaging space, you’ll discover an array of inviting seating options, from plush bean bags to cozy cushions, designed to create the perfect atmosphere for your reading adventures. Our shelves are lined with an eclectic collection of the latest novels, timeless classics, and gripping series, ensuring that there’s something for every teen reader.

It’s more than just reading; it’s a space to unwind, explore, and connect. Whether you’re a book aficionado or just getting started, the Teen Reading Zone is your destination for adventure. So, grab a book, find a cozy spot, and let the reading journey unfold!

Events

A Corny Day with Farm Bureau

Join Steve Barry from Farm Bureau as he reads their Book of the Year and teaches all about corn. There will be stations of corn activities for kids to explore along with corn inspired food and corn-y games. All ages welcome!

On The Trail Bingo

Come to the library for a fun Trail Bingo game for all ages.

DIY Ceramic Coasters

Back by popular demand! For those of you who missed the first class, this session is for you. Join us on the patio at the library for more creative fun. Sign up at the main desk.

Creating with Color

Don’t miss out on this watercolor class with Marge. She is wonderful at helping and guiding each student in creating with color…watercolor!

Hook ‘n Needle – Special Class

Join us every Wednesday for stitching fun! We will have periodic “special” projects each month so stay in touch.

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” 

—Laini Taylor

Resources

Free Online Technology Education

Free Online Technology Education

Join more than 100 million people from all walks of life who have come to us to learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. Browse our extensive library:

Online Learning

Online Learning

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Indiana Driving Practice Tests

Indiana Driving Practice Tests

This FREE Driver Education program contains the following state-specific information: 11 car practice tests, 8 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals, and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ BMV-related questions.

Skill Building Online Platform

Skill Building Online Platform

Organized into targeted learning centers, LearningExpress Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

Indiana’s Online Learning Hub

Indiana’s Online Learning Hub

INSPIRE databases offer access to magazines, encyclopedias, newspapers, and other resources to meet the information needs of Indiana residents.

Diverse Academic Database

Diverse Academic Database

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system offering databases from leading information providers for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

Language Learning

Language Learning

Rosetta Stone is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations, and for millions of individual learners around the world.

Auto Repair Information

Auto Repair Information

Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

E-books and Audiobooks App

E-books and Audiobooks App

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide!

Digital Library Entertainment

Digital Library Entertainment

Hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform and it’s all FREE thanks to your public library!

Recommendations Curated by PPL

Recommendations Curated by PPL

Are you looking for a few good books to read or listen to? Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. 

USA Cultural Exploration

USA Cultural Exploration

AtoZ the USA was designed for students, educators, and anyone who wants to develop an in-depth understanding of the USA.

Worldwide Travel Insights

Worldwide Travel Insights

AtoZ World Travel was designed for world travelers, schools and universities, global businesses, and anyone who wants to prepare for their trip abroad.

Comprehensive Online Mapping Resource

Comprehensive Online Mapping Resource

AtoZ Maps Online was designed for libraries, educators, businesses, travelers and anyone who needs a royalty-free map for school and other projects.

International Travel Insights

International Travel Insights

The Global Road Warrior database was designed for students doing country reports, educators, travelers, and anyone who wants to learn about the world and its diverse cultures.

Global Business Insights

Global Business Insights

AtoZ World Business was designed to help individuals and businesses establish successful business relationships and succeed internationally. The database will be of special interest to global entrepreneurs students, and business schools.

American Culinary Exploration and Insight

American Culinary Exploration and Insight

AtoZ World Food was designed for culinary institutes, students, world travelers, cooking clubs, adventurous eaters, and anyone who wants to learn about world cuisine without having to purchase individual country cookbooks.

Global World Exploration

Global World Exploration

AtoZ the World has information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and serves as a key resource for students, educators, and anyone who wants to learn about the world’s diverse cultures.

Global Culture Exploration

Global Culture Exploration

AtoZ World Culture was designed for researchers, educators, travelers, global businesses, government agencies­ and anyone who wants to learn about the world and its diverse cultures.