- Ongoing Programs
- Special Programs
- Florida Teens Read 2016-2017
- Scholarship Opportunity
- College Prep & Jobs
Wednesdays in January, 5:00-7:00 pm. Grades 6-12.
Play our Xbox, PS4, or Wii. Bring your E-or-T rated games or play ours.
Tuesday, February 7, 4:40 pm. Ages 9-12.
Join us for fun with all things Pokemon! There will be a Pokemon-related activity each month. Don't forget to bring your cards for some friendly trading.
Teen Library Advisory Board: TLAB
Wednesday, February 5, 5:00 pm. Grades 6-12.
TLAB is a group of teen volunteers who meet once a month to promote and plan library services to teens at Safety Harbor Public Library.
Tween Game On!
Friday, February 3, 4:30 pm. Ages 9-12.
Spend an afternoon playing E-rated games on our PS4 and Wii or challenging your friends with our board games.
Thursday, January 12, 4:30 pm. Grades 6-12.
Watch and discuss anime with fellow fans, while enjoying delicious snacks.
Tween Chess Club
Friday, January 27, 4:00-5:30 pm. Ages 9-12.
Come and develop chess skills by playing with your friends. Beginners and advanced players welcome.
Teen Cookbook Club
Tuesday, January 31, 5:30 pm. Grades 6-12.
Do you love cooking and trying out new recipes? Join us this month as we create seven layer dip! ALl supplies are provided. Registration required.
Tween Craft Button Making
Tuesday, January 17, 5:30 pm. Ages 9-12.
Come use our new button maker to create some cool, one-of-a-kind buttons. Bring your own pictures or use our supplies.
3rd Friday After-hours Party
Friday, January 20, 6:00-8:00 pm. Grades 6-12.
After we close, join us for an evening of crafts, games, and snacks.
Tween Fear Factor: Food Challenges
Tuesday, January 24, 5:00pm. Ages 9-12.
Do you have what it takes to complete them all? Registration and permission slip required.
Tween & Teen Creative Writing Workshop
Thursday, January 26, 5:30-7:00 pm. Grades 6-12.
This workshop, presented by local author Laura Kepner, focuses on several key elements of writing, including subject, plot, character, story development, pacing, setting, dialogue, and point of view.
At Safety Harbor Library, we strive to create a warm, welcoming environment, a place where kids, tweens, teens, and their families feel at home. Our teen volunteers play a big part in making that happen. Want to make a difference in your community? Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply and find out!
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
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
|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 cloudLibrary allows you to browse, borrow, and read popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks. Download the cloudLibrary App from the Apple App Store, Google Play, Kindle Store, NOOK Storefront, or install the PC or Mac 3M Cloud Library Apps to read. Unfortunately, there is currently no support for Kindle black and white. For assistance: loud 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.