For Teens

The Library offers many virtual resources for teens, including streaming movies, downloadable music, e-books, and audiobooks, and much more.

Click on one of the categories below to explore all that we have to offer.

Take & Make Craft Kits for Teens

The Library has created craft kits for teens to take and make at home. All Library locations have a limited number of craft kits available with each kit containing items to create a craft and an instruction sheet. Additional supplies may be required and will be noted on the instruction sheet.

Share your creations with us by tagging our social accounts @nolalibrary or email

Crafts change every month.

This program was made possible through the support of the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

Take & Make Craft Kit FAQs

Do all locations have the same kit?

How often will the crafts change?
Once a month.

How can I get an craft kit?
You can call any Library location to reserve a craft kit. Kits will be held for pick-up for 10 days.

Can I reserve a kit online through the Library catalog?
No, craft kits are not in the Library's catalog, and they cannot be reserved online.

Can I get multiple craft kits on the same Library card account?
No, craft kits are limited to one per card.

Can I get another kit on the same card next time I visit any Library location?
Due to limited supplies, we ask that you keep to one kit per account.

Will the kit show up on my account as being checked out?
No, the kit will not show as being checked out. It is not a cataloged item.

Do the craft kits need to be returned or checked-in?
No, the craft kits are meant to be kept.

What is the companion virtual program for teens?
Around 10 days after each Take & Make Craft Kit is released, there will be a virtual program for teens that takes place on Zoom. Teens ages 12 - 18 can participate in a librarian-led workshop with other teens around the city. These programs are posted in our Events listings.

How do I attend the companion teen Zoom workshops?
Visit the events listings to search for the workshop and select "Register." You will be prompted to enter your name and e-mail address to receive your Zoom invitation.