Local History Closings

The Local History Room will have different hours the week of June 17th:

  • Monday, June 17th: normal hours 
  • Tuesday, June 18th: Closed
  • Wednesday, June 19th: Closed
  • Thursday, June 20th: 10 am-12 pm
  • Friday, June 21st: 10 am-12 pm

Regular hours will resume the following week. 


Links for Teens

Epic Reads – Information about YA books.  

NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program – Crash course in creative writing. 

No Flying No Tights - A Graphic Novel Review website.  

Reading in Color – Book blog that reviews YA books about people of color.  

Teen Ink – A magazine featuring teenage writing, art, photos, and forums. 

YALSA Book Finder - Search thousands of books from YALSA's book awards and book lists.  

Young Writers Society – A place for young, passionate writers to share their works. 

Codeacademy - Learn JavaScript, html, and CSS for free.  

Google Arts & Culture - Well-curated art and history site.  

Khan Academy - Free lessons with online practice for various subjects.  

Open Culture - Take online courses from the world’s top universities for free.  

Smithsonian Open Access - Museum-based resources available for exploration.  


Crime Victims Assistance Center (CVAC) Hotline - 607-722-4256 (24/7) - Offers support and services to any innocent victim of crime. 

Love Is Respect Hotline - 866-331-9474 (24/7) - For youth dealing with dating abuse. 

National Runaway Safeline - 1-800-786-2929 (24/7) - For youth who have run away or are thinking about running away.  

National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-4673 (24/7) - Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Text 988 (24/7) - Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. 

Rise Domestic Violence Hotline - 607-754-4340 or 877-754-4340 (24/7) - Assists families who experience, or are threatened with domestic violence. 

The Trevor Project - Text START to 678678 or call 1-866-488-7386 (24/7) - Suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.le. 


Advocates for Youth -Provides health information to LGBTQ+ teens.   

Center for Young Women's Health – Provides teens with carefully researched health information.  

Personal Stress-Management Plan - A 10-point plan to help teens manage stress from the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Sex, Etc. - Sexual health information that is written by teens, for teens.  

Teens Health - Information about all areas of health, from fitness to emotions to drugs and alcohol.  

Teen Advisor - Advice and information about a wide range of topics, including sex, peer pressure, and body image.  


College Prep 101 – Home of all your college preparation needs.  

My Future - Helps teens plan their next steps in life.  

Scholarship Opportunities and College Resources for Youth - Provides information about preparing for college, scholarships, financial aid, and more. 

Ultimate College Packing List – Offers advice on how to best pack for college.  

US Bureau of Labor Statistics for Students – Explore a variety of careers.  


DIY Projects - 36 DIY projects for teens. 

Geocaching – Real-world treasure hunts.  


Local Resources



A free and confidential 24/7 phone line that will help you connect to and access local resources. Just dial 2-1-1 on your phone.

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American Civic Association

American Civic Association

Helps immigrants and refugees start a new life in our community while preserving their ethnic and cultural diversity.

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Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment - AVRE

Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment - AVRE

Vision rehabilitation services provided for infants through elders who have significant and sustained vision loss across south Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania. A.V.R.E. is a resource for employers seeking qualified applicants.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Tiers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Tiers

A series of one-to-one mentoring programs that aims to support the social and emotional development needs of at-risk youth.

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Binghamton Food Rescue

Binghamton Food Rescue

Provides rescued food from local farmers' markets at no cost to individuals and organizations. Distrubutes food every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm.

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Binghamton Pride Coalition

Binghamton Pride Coalition

LGBTQA+ individuals, groups, and allies who work to advocate for and promote LGBTQA+ community members and communities in the Binghamton area.

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