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Youth Services

Welcome to the Brevard County Public Library Youth Services Department!

Search our catalog or visit Overdrive for a favorite new read, and our YouTube channel for virtual programs. Be sure to visit all of our branches to explore their unique offerings including STEM and activity kits (at participating locations).


Overdrive Kids 

BCLS YouTube 

Visit our event calendar to find your next library program From story times to STEAM programs, we offer a wide variety of activities and resources to support early literacy and lifelong learning.

Event Calendar 

Niche Calendar 

Looking for a challenge?

Check out Beanstack to track your reading progress and see how you measure up!


Homework Help

Looking for homework help? Look no further!

Gale. Academic Onefile.

Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals.

Gale in Context. Elementary.

Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

Gale in Context. Middle School.

Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature and more.

Gale in Context. High School.

Search magazines, journals, newspapers and references on a range of topics. Best for middle- and high-school students.

Gale in Context. U.S. History.

Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history.

Gale Literature. Litfinder.

Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches and more.

Kahn Academy

Do you need to brush up on math, art, computer coding, or prepare for the SAT? Khan Academy has resources for you! A free app is available for Android and iOS. Khan Academy Kids also has resources tailored for younger grade levels.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Cite it right! Use the OWL from Purdue University to help you with preparing research papers in APA, MLA, and Chicago publication styles.

Become a Volunteer!

Teens, do you need volunteer hours for Bright Futures, National Honor Society, or Scouts?  Looking for a fun way to get involved with your local community? Brevard County Public Libraries offer many different volunteer opportunities for students. Tasks include everything from organizing books to assisting with craft and program preparation to helping our librarians with summer reading activities.

Call your local library to find out what opportunities they have to offer and requirements for volunteers.  All volunteers with Brevard County must complete and pass a background check.