New Teen Books

KBA Book Reviews

Tell us about one of the KBA Books you have read from the 2020-2021 book selections for a chance to win a $50 Visa or Mastercard gift card. Visit our KBA Book Reviews page to submit your review.


*Due to COVID-19, gaming is temporarily unavailable.

Inside JCPL’s Teen Space, you can play the most popular games on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Wii U, and PS4! Check the following schedule to see when gaming is available for teens in 6th through 12th grades.

Gaming in the Teen Space:
Monday: Gaming is closed.
Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Friday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Playing time will work on a first-come, first-served basis, with limitations on time if others are waiting. At least one person per group must have a library card. Ask at the Teen Library Desk for controllers. Game on!

Homework Help


Get live, one-to-one help in math, science, social studies, and English everyday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. To login, enter your 7 digit library card number or the site code. To find out what the site code is, contact the Ask a Librarian Desk at 859-885-3523 or via email.

Visit our Homework Help page for more great resources!

Laptops & iPads

*Due to COVID-19, teen laptops and iPads are temporarily unavailable.

In addition to the desktop computer stations in the Teen Library, teens can now check out a Chromebook, iPad Air, or an iPad Mini for use inside JCPL. Come to the Teen Library Desk and request the device of your choice.

If available, each device will check out for two hours. Tons of apps will be pre-downloaded onto the available iPads, and you can always make suggestions for more. Gaming and social media are welcome on the teen library devices!

Maker Kits

*Due to COVID-19, teen maker kits are temporarily unavailable.

Feeling creative? Artistic? Simply bored? Check out JCPL’s Maker Kits and let your imagination run wild! Kits are available for in-library use and contain supplies and books for:

  • Art
  • Jewelry
  • Origami
  • LEGO
  • Instax camera
  • Keyboards
  • Snap Circuits
  • Cubelets robots
  • Button maker
  • Sticker maker
  • mBot robot
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Board games
  • Concert ukulele
  • Dungeons & Dragons

Check back often as new kits are added and updated. To check out a kit, visit the Teen Library Desk.

Minecraft Server

*Due to COVID-19, our Minecraft server is temporarily unavailable.

JCPL offers a free Minecraft server to all library visitors. If you already have a Minecraft account of your own, you can either bring in your device or log into one of the library’s computers to play along with other JCPL builders.

If you don’t have a Minecraft account of your own, stop by the Teen Library Desk to see if one of our ten accounts is available. If it is, we’ll get you signed in and you can build, dig, or invent as much as you want!