Russell Library



Teen Volunteers Interest Form

Teen programs are in light green!

Book Match (ages 13-18)

Middletown youth resources.

Teen Vibe – The New Teen Newsletter

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Fill out our brief online application by clicking the link above.


Ayanna McKennon (Community Engagement Coordinator)
Antwon Hawkins (Teen Coordinator)

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Coursera: Free Classes for Teens

From calculus to guitar for beginners, Coursera helps high school students everywhere keep learning. (No library card required.)

eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Magazines

Downloads are available 24/7. (Russell Library card required.)


Communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. (Russell Library card required.)


Join the largest group of naturalists in the world! (No library card required.)

Learn to be Antiracist

Reading lists, TED Talks, resources for families.

Mango Languages

Need help with a class? Over 70 languages available. (Russell Library card required.)


Book reviews, sample chapters, suggestions & read-alike lists.

Oddfellows Playhouse

High-quality theater by and for young people. (No library card required.)

Standardized Tests

Practice exams and study guides for standardized tests: HSPT, ISEE, and SSAT. Also: PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, ACT, AP Test prep. (Russell Library Card Required).

Tech Topics

Recommendations on using the Internet safely, learning new programs, and staying up-to-date.

Teen Book Cloud

eBooks for Grades 7-12.  (No library card required.)

Universal Class

Over 500 courses including crafts & hobbies, computer training, spiritual studies, how-to & much more! (Russell Library card required.)

ResearchIT CT

Online reference databases: history, science, biography & more. Also, newspapers, magazines, genealogy, ebooks, audiobooks. (No library card required.)

TED Talks for Teens

A Message to Gay Teens: It Gets Better

In a courageous, intensely emotional talk at the city council in Fort Worth, Texas, councilman Joel Burns reaches out to the targets of teen bullying with a vital message about their lives, and the harassment they face.

Technology Tackles the Teen Suicide Epidemic

Tanmay Bakshi realized that in order to prevent suicide, we need a better way of detecting patterns.He and his team have been developing an app that can pick up on irregularities in a person’s online behavior to build an early warning systems for at-risk teens.

Why Students Should Have Mental Health Days

Hailey Hardcastle explains why schools should offer mental health days and allow students time to practice emotional hygiene without stigma. Follow along to learn how she and a team of fellow teens transformed their advocacy into law.

Contact the Teen Librarian

Questions, suggestions, comments, requests