- Ongoing Programs
- Special Programs
- Florida Teens Read 2016-2017
- Contests & Prizes
- College Prep & Jobs
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm, Grades 6-12.
Join us after school for games, crafts, and more.
Throwback Thursday Movie
Thursdays, 4:00 pm. Grades 6-12.
Watch an old-school movie and enjoy free popcorn and lemonade.
Saturday, September 24, 12:00-2:00 pm. Grades 6-12.
Mine, explore, build, and share strategies with other fans. Participants must have an active Minecraft account.
Tuesday, September 27, 6:00-7:00 pm. Grades 6-12.
Do you love cooking and trying out new recipes? Join us as we create delicious dishes at the library and test them out. All supplies provided. Registration required.
Star Wars Reads Day Craft and Movie
Saturday, October 15, 2:00 pm. Grades 6-12.
Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day by watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) and make a Star Wars craft. Free popcorn and lemonade provided.
3rd Friday After-hours Halloween Party
Friday, October 21, 6:30-8:30 pm. Grades 6-12.
After we close, join us for a costume contest with prizes, creepy crafts, spooky snacks, and ghostly games.
Tween & Teen Creative Writing Workshop
Wednesday, October 19, 5:30-7:30 pm. Grades 6-12.
This workshop, presented by author Laura Kepner, focuses on several key elements of writing, including subject, plot, character, story development, pacing, setting, dialogue, and point of view. *Registration required.
Looking to make a difference in your community?
Are you in need of Bright Futures hours?
Want to help plan library events for teens?
As a teen volunteer, you can...
- Help with story times
- Perform in puppet shows
- Assist with reading programs
- Create arts and craft projects
- Help throw book-themed parties
- Learn the basics of working in a library
- Develop marketing and leadership skills
- Help with shelving and organizing materials
- Tutor students and help them with homework
- Plan fun activities for kids, tweens, and teens
Teen Library Advisory Board (TLAB): (Grades 6-12)
TLAB is a group of teen volunteers who meet once a month to promote library services to teens at Safety Harbor Public Library. Stop by the teen area at the Library and grab an application today! All volunteers are required to attend our monthly Teen Library Advisory Board (TLAB) meetings.
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
I Am Princess X by Cherie and Kali Ciesemier Priest
The Making of a Navy SEAL by Brandon Webb
Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
Red Queen by Victoria Ayevard
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Sweet by Emmy Laybourne
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Untwine by Edwidge Danticat
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thor
How to enter:
- All participants must be in grades 6-12.
- All participants must reside within Pinellas County.
- The theme for the contest is “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”
- Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include the subject heading of “September Photo Contest,” your name, grade, address, phone number, and the title of your photo.
- Photos must be submitted as a .jpg or .gif file. There is a limit of one photograph per person.
- Photo must be submitted before September 25, 2016 to qualify for the contest.
- All entries must be original photography. Violators of copyright will be disqualified.
- Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.1st prize: Movie tickets and 2nd & 3rd prize: $10 Barnes & Noble gift card
- Winning photos will be displayed in the Teen Zone.
|World Book Online offers everything from early learning to advanced research with a lot more in between. Our subscription includes Info Finder, Reference Center, Timelines, Academic, Activity Corner, Discover, Dramatic Learning, Early Peoples, Inventions and Discoveries, Living Green, Science Power, and Social Studies Power. For Children: World Book Kids and Early World of Learning. En Español: Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos and Hispánica Saber. En Français: L'Encyclopédie Découverte.|
|OverDrive is a digital lending library. Use your PPLC library card to access and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and movies to your favorite device, 24/7. Apps are available for Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and PC/Mac. Books can also be read online without an app using OverdriveRead. For assistance: Overdrive Help (External Link)
|Freegal gives access to digital music including over 7 million songs by your favorite artists. Log in with your library card number and PIN to begin downloading. Downloads are yours to keep. Current limits are set at five downloads per week. Your counter will set back to zero each week on Monday morning. Apps are also available for Android and iOS. For assistance: Freegal Help|
|Zinio gives you free access to digital magazines on art, entertainment, food, home, sports, travel, and more. Read your magazines anytime, anywhere on your PC or Mac. Apps are available for mobile devices.
|Axis 360 is a digital media library with eBooks intended for young adults. Use your library card to access and download books in ePUB format or download the Blio software to easily transfer books to e-readers and mobile devices. Apps are also available for Android, Apple iOS, and Kindle Fire mobile devices. For assistance: Axis 360 Help (External Link)
|The 3M Cloud Library allows you to browse, borrow, and read popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks. Download the 3M Cloud App from the Apple App Store, Google Play, Kindle Store, NOOK Storefront, or install the PC or Mac 3M Cloud Library Apps. For assistance: 3M Cloud Library Support (External Link)
|TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture eBooks that teach your child the joy of reading in a format they will enjoy!
||OneClickDigital gives you access hundreds of downloadable classic literature eAudiobooks. Apps are available for Apple, Android, Kindle, NOOK, and Windows/Mac.
Other Great Resources
|OpenLibrary is an editable open-source library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Currently over a million free eBooks are available in a variety of formats.
|Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free eBooks, including many classics of literature. Books are available in a variety of formats, including Kindle and ePub.
|LibriVox is a collection of public domain eAudiobooks read by volunteers around the world. The audiobooks are free to download in MP3 format and listen to anywhere.
|Lit2Go is a free online collection eAudiobooks including stories and poems. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed.
- Career One Stop - Explore different careers, find out the salary range, what education and training is needed, and more.
- CareerSource Pinellas - Information on careers and jobs for Pinellas county residents including tools and resources.
- O*Net Online - Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Find education requirements, earnings, and working conditions information for a variety of careers sorted by industry.
- Public Health Careers - Learn about different areas of public health employment, education, specializations, how to get started, as well as funding and internship opportunities.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Statistics for employment and unemployment, pay and benefits, inflation and prices, productivity, and more.
Job Search Preparation
- Avoiding Online Job Scams - A guide for avoiding scams in online job postings. Highly recommended reading before beginning your online job search.
- CareerIgniter - Create a resume, cover letter, and take online career tests.
- Riley Guide - Guides on job searching, cover letters and resumes, networking, and more.
- Sample Resumes - Examples of resumes for different professions and types of work.
Beware of online job scams. Learn how to avoid them.
- Career Builder - Find jobs by category and location as well as post a resume for employers to find.
- Craigslist Tampa Bay - Discover job postings in the Tampa Bay area.
- Employ Florida - Find Florida job listings, education and training opportunities, career building assistance and much more.
- Glassdoor - Contains job listings as well as information on over 300,000 companies across 150+ different industries, including employee reviews, salary information, and interview information.
- Government Jobs - Search for government jobs by keyword, category, and location.
- Job Bank USA - Search for job listings across the nation, along with career guides and resume writing assistance.
- Indeed - Search thousands of job postings by location, category, and more.
- Monster - Search for jobs by company, industry, or location as well as create resumes and cover letters.
- People First Florida - Search for jobs with the State of Florida by region or county.
- Snag a Job - Search thousands of job postings primarily aimed at hourly workers.
- USA Jobs - Search for jobs with the federal government.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
- FAFSA - Electronically submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.
- FastWeb - A resource to find scholarships, search for colleges, and get career advice.
- Federal Student Aid - Information on types of student aid available, how to qualify, how to apply, and how to manage your loans.
- FinAid! - Search for scholarships to match one to your profile, and get information about student loans.
- American Universities - An alphabetical list of universities with hyperlinks to their respective websites.
- CollegeBoard - Resources to find colleges, prepare for testing, learn about financial aid, and create a college plan.
- College Navigator - Search by location, major, degree type, and institution type to find the college that is right for you.
- Florida Colleges and Universities - Resources relating to colleges and universities in the state of Florida, including links to school websites.
- Peterson's - Search for colleges, graduate schools, and find many other resources including test preparation, financial aid, scholarships, and more.
- Virtual Campus Tours - Provides links to online tours of schools and information the types of degrees offered.
- Educational Testing Service - Links to official test sites for SAT, GRE, ACT, AP, CLEP, TOEFL, and more.
- Free Test Prep - Practice testing material for the ACT, GED, and SAT.