Teen Services

Check Out Our Teen Space!

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The Rochester Public Library has a variety of activities and clubs for teens. Click here to see what’s new, or scroll below!

Special Events

Wood Turning with Mary Boesdorfer | Thursday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m.
Come and see a live demonstration of wood turning from local artisan, Mary Boesdorfer! Mary first learned how to turn wood from her grandfather when she was 13 and has since sold her artwork at local art fairs and continued to learn new and different things. At this program attendees will watch a live demonstration of wood turning and hear how Mary turned her hobby into a successful business. Then you’ll have a chance to try wood turning for yourself! No registration required!

Resume Writing Workshop | Monday, October 16th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
This resume-writing workshop for 16- to 18-yearolds will focus on the best way to “sell” yourself on a resume, whether you are looking for a job or applying to college. We will discuss formatting, what experiences and activities you should absolutely include, and how to tailor your resume to suit different situations. There will be time for questions at the end of the program. No registration required.

Making Noise with Scottee Rock! | Tuesday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m.
An evening of hands-on musical learning and fun. Join Scott Nichols for a chance to laugh and learn as he shares from his knowledge and experience in music and performance. There will be hands on opportunities to try out different instruments as well as a few other surprises. Don’t miss it!

Teen Volunteers

The Rochester Public Library District would love to have teen volunteers to help with various programs! Please contact the Youth Services Director, at youth.services@rochesterlibrary.org or call (217) 498-8454 to get started!


College and Career Readiness

ACT Online Prep

College Scholarships and Grants

GoodCall Scholarship Database

New York Times Young Adult Bestsellers List

Ultimate Guide to the FAFSA

Graduating Without Debt

College Savings Plans

Resume Baking (Resume Builder)

Raw Resume (Resume-Writing Guide)