Top Popular Links for Teens

The following are our top 5 links to things teens ask for. Everything is free with a library card.


Free Tutoring

Math - Science - Social Studies - English -- Grades K3-12, College Intro, and Adult Learner -- 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m, seven days per week.

Good Reads for Teens

Hoover Library's book recommendations from the Children's department on Goodreads. 

Streaming Music

Listen to music right now with no commercials on hoopla. Stream albums from hit artists including Coldplay, Drake, Prince, Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars. 


Read comics right now on hoopla. Checkout our incredible catalog of Marvel comics! No commercials and free through our library.


Browse our eBook collection on Overdrive

Recent Blog Posts

Today is the day!  The American Library Association announced the 2023 Youth Media Award winners this morning at their L


Kekla Magoon, one of my faves, has a new book out this week!

The results are in!  Are you eager to find out about our favorite books for kids and teens?  Then mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 4 p.m.  Miss Katie Jane (that's me!) is hosting Best Books of 2022 down in the me Read More...

Unleash your inner artist at our Teen Watercolor Painting event on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.  Wendy will help you create watercolor postcards to take home and frame . . .


Book Resources

GoodReads Kids

Hoover Library's book recommendations from the Teen's Shelf  on Goodreads

Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations, available through libraries around the world.

Reading logs for kids and teens.

Teen Volunteers

We are currently not offering opportunities for regular teen volunteers. Check our event listings for temporary volunteer opportunities, including Teen Volunteer Days and Helping Hands Newspaper Rolling Programs (facilitated by the Non-Fiction department). Please call the Teen Desk at 205-444-7830 for more information.

A list of organizations around the area that may take teen volunteers can be found below. Please contact Individual organizations for specifics about their volunteer programs.