The Kansas City Public Library Teen page features homework help resources, reading recommendations, and links to KCPL social media sites geared specifically towards teens. The page also offers a showcase called Your Stuff for teens' original artwork and writing. Additionally, there is a Teen page located on the Health & Wellness Center website. Look below for more information on these resources.
Live Homework Help is available every day from 2pm-11pm.
See also the resources listed below:
Find an extensive compilation of emergency and suicide hotline information. There are general hotlines listed for situations requiring immediate assistance, but there are also almost 100 more specific hotlines organized by subject. Subjects include AIDS/HIV, alcohol and drugs, bullying, depression, runaways, grief and loss, rape, stress and anxiety, teen pregnancy, teen parenting, and more.
You can check out a teen health kit from the library. Each kit contains books, DVDs, brochures, and articles on a particular theme, such as alcohol abuse, depression, nutrition, pregnancy, sex, and other issues.
There is a section dedicated to providing answers on such topics as abuse, drugs and alcohol, food and fitness, sexuality and sexual health, teen pregnancy, friendship and dating, and more. However, this service requires a (free) subscription.
Explorer Scouts, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America, is a program for all teens that focuses on health career exploration. By participating in this program, teens will gain an understanding of health careers from the professionals themselves. Beginning in November 2010, Explorer Scouts will take place the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch. Check the events calendar for more information.
Need a library card? Any resident of Kansas or Missouri can get one for free! There are two easy ways to apply:
Apply Online (see link below) - They'll mail the card to you, and you'll need to show some form of ID when you first use the card. Please allow 10-15 business days for the library card to arrive in the mail and the account to become active.
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Visit one of the Library locations and complete a library card application. Picture I.D. is required to apply for a library card. Proof of your current address is also required. Until your address is verified you will only be able to check out three items at a time. Address can be verified with a current ID, utility bill, property lease, or a postmarked letter addressed to you.