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Resources for Teens and Young Adults

 Mental Health 

2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for NJ’s youth and young adults. If you are between the ages of 10 and 24, live in NJ, and need to talk about an issue or problem that you are facing call or text 888-222-2228 anytime.

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call 1-800-273-8255 anytime or visit the website to chat with LIFELINE.

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25. If you need help, click here for 24/7/365 access to the TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText.

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.

Call Garden State Equality’s Anti-Bullying Helpline at 973-509-5428 anytime between 10am – 7pm Monday through Friday whether you are a bullied student or the parent or concerned friend of a bullied student– you do not have to be LGBTQ.

 Homework Help 

Getting ready for your permit or license? Practice here for free!

Do you have a research paper to write, or need articles on a topic? Use RESEARCHit to find articles from over 20 databases and thousands of publications with one search!

Check out the variety of databases we offer




 Teen Book Recommendations 

YALSA’s 2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults and Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists have been released! In addition to the extensive lists, both also include a Top Ten list! Also, check out the Amazing Audiobooks and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

• Click the buttons below to see the lists with links to our library catalog!


YALSA’s Teen Book Finder App
YALSA’s (Young Adult Library Services Association) free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA’s book awards and book lists on their smartphone.

You can also check out their Teen Book Finder Database here.
Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists.

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