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Teens

Events

Events for all ages are listed on the events calendar and the Irondale Library Facebook page.

Find a Good Book

The IPL staff can help you find that next great read. Lists and recommendations are also available online. Check out the Summer Reading Challenge lists of book recommendations.

We recommend these great bookish sites: Goodreads, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), VOYA, I Read YA is on Instagram and on tumblr. Or try the Teen Book Finder app developed by YALSA.

Teen Life

Homework Help This service offers free homework help from subject specialists. Live one-to-one help is available 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for academic subjects and 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. for Job Search Assistance. Free Tutoring in all subjects, including help for the Adult Learner.

Planning to take the ACT? We regularly schedule ACT prep sessions. Take a look at the ACT toolkit provided by Rice Test Prep.

Volunteer
Teen volunteers help with programs, help organize the teen book section, clean, help with displays, and work on special projects. To become a teen volunteer at IPL, complete the application and recommendation forms. For more information, call or visit the library and ask for Michelle.

Driving Free Alabama DMV permit practice tests at driving-tests.org. Breeze through your DMV test when you study using real questions directly from the official driver’s manual.

Life After High School

Testing Resources

Learning Express Library has practice tests to help you prepare for the next phase of your life. That includes: GED, ACT, SAT, and career prep.

Don’t let the name Homework Alabama fool you. That resource can help you prepare for the GED, SAT,  and ACT too.

Financial Aid

The first step when applying for financial aid is to fill out the FAFSA.  Find more resources and helpful information at the Alabama Commission of Higher Education, including the applications for financial assistance.

Finding a Job

Homework Alabama offers one-to-one, real-time assistance with your job search. Online tutors are available to help navigate job sites, complete applications, write/review resumes and cover letters and even practice for an interview.

Alabama Works– Search and apply for jobs in Alabama. Check out the resources page for help with many topics including Veteran resources, training opportunities, and resume writing tools.

AL.com– Find job listings for Birmingham metro area and other cities in the state.