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

School has now been in session for six weeks.  If it hasn't happened yet, it will happen soon.  You know what I'm talking about.  The dreaded H word . . . homework.  Don't let it get you down!  Help is out there, and it's free!  Have you heard of Homework Alabama?


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.5% of the population can trace their lineage to Latin America or Spain, and that population is growing, especially in Alabama. The Hispanic culture is rich and vibrant and in the Birmingham area, is celebrated annually during the Fiesta!


So many of my coworkers raved about The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes when it came out last year.  In fact, it made our Best Teen Books of 2020 list.  They are eager for the sequel, and guess


The library always has a bit of this and a bit of that leftover from any given event.  And we are firm believers in waste-not, want-not.  Which means we've accumulated quite a bit of stuff.  Which is why our teen librarian Wendy is hosting a Trash to Treasure event on


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.