Youth Services

Welcome to the Brevard County Public Library Youth Services Department

Winter Begins at Your Library!

This season, join us at your local library for programs geared to different ages, but all celebrating the wonder that is winter!

For kids five years old and under, we will be hosting a Winter Wonderland themed story time. All school aged children are welcome to join our program where we ask the perennial question, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and make our own snow! Looking for something a little STEAMier? Your middle school-aged children can learn how to DIY their own snowball launcher.

All of our Winter Begins programs are free to attend. Call your library for more information, and check our flyer or online calendar for event dates and times.

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Kids

From story time to STEM programs, your Brevard County Libraries offer a wide variety of activities and resources to support early literacy and lifelong learning. Visit our event calendar to find events at your nearest branch, our catalog to search 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).

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Teens

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.