Just for Teens

Special events, homework assistance, recommended reading and more for students in grades 9-12.
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Latest Books, Movies, and MusicBook Reviews by Teen Volunteers

Welcome to a space dedicated specifically to teens! Check special programs, activities, book recommendations and more below!

Two rows of  teen book titlesBook Recommendations

I'm Ari, a Teen Services Librarian at the Hayward Public Library! I love reading & recommending YA fiction, contemporary romance, middle grade, and graphic novels.

Check out my latest recommendations and Lists →


A stack of traffic signs with the text" California Free DMV Practice Tests" on topCalifornia DMV Practice Tests

Get on the road with California DMV practice tests. The wide range of practice tests for car driving, motorcyclists, and for commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) is perfect for anywhere in the state, as the written test is the same at all California DMV locations. Several of our tests are also available in Spanish.

Start your practicing online →


A young girl in pigtails sitting at a desk in front of a blackboard with the text Homework ResourcesHomework Resources

Get homework help at home, your school or your local library! In-person homework help may be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, be sure to check back often for updates.  

Check out our free resources →


Teens holding a globeTeen Advisory Group / T.A.G

Want a say in how the library works for you? Plan teen events, choose books & movies, and more, while getting community service hours for school. Open to grades 7-12. 

Help us make the library a great place for teen →


Teens smiling and laughingEvents for Teens

Our teens-only programs feature big-screengaming, karaoke, dancing, DIY projects, and more!

Join us at the Library →


Teen volunteers

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for teens and high school students can be life-changing experiences that allow teens to expand their horizons and foster meaningful relationships. Explore teen volunteer opportunities at the library.

Do something good →