Teen Resources

Looking for information? Contact us to talk to a librarian or check out the links below:

YA Book Lists

2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults through Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Art and Writing Contests

Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

The Labsy Awards through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Mental Health Resources

Resolve Crisis Resources: Call 412-864-5065 or 1-888-796-8226. This 24/7 free service is for anyone feeling overwhelmed. They have a Child and Adolescent Crisis Intervention Services team available.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255. This 24/7 national network of local crisis centers provides free, confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Wide Open Schools: Explore this collection of resources designed to make at home learning an ‘inspiring experience’. Find everything from how to set up a schedule to virtual field trips and, most importantly, ways to support emotional well-being.

More local Pittsburgh Health and Safety resources available through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at You Are Not Alone