Welcome to Teen Services at MCLS! Our libraries allow teens a place for building social relationships and leadership skills. We want to provide positive experiences by encouraging you to explore & expand your interests. Whether in our teen areas, meeting rooms or our idea labs, all teens ages 12-18 are encouraged to visit our spaces!

Services & Resources


Using your free Martin County Library Card, you can sign up and access the these online homework help resources and databases to learn something new or do research for your classes and homework! Need help? You can always ask for help at the library or use the contact us link at the bottom of this page.  


When people think about school, one thing that comes to mind is homework. It is true that nobody likes doing it. Assignments can be time-consuming! The Martin County Library System can show you how to make school work easier through one-on-one appointments, homework helper appointments and other research services.

What is the Homework Helper Program?
The Martin County Library System offers 45-minute homework help appointments to assist K-12 students with math, reading and English homework.

Who are the Homework Helpers?
Many of the volunteers are former teachers, engineers and business professionals who want to make a difference in a child’s academic success.  All volunteers are background checked. 

How Do I Register for an Appointment?
To register for a Homework Help appointment or to view the schedule, visit the Martin County Library Event Calendar for all upcoming Homework Help appointment times and locations.

Do I Need a Martin County Library Card?
While you don’t need a library card to request a one-on-one homework help appointment, you might need one to access some of the Library’s online homework resources and databases from home. Need a library card? Get One Here


The Martin County Library System offers one-on-one tech time! These 30-minute technology appointments are to help you with specific tech-related questions. Learn More

A teenager practicing their homework

Book Reviews:

For school and college requirements, you can earn one (1) hour of volunteer time for each book review submission! All books count including graphic novels, eBooks, and Audiobooks. Create an account in our Beanstack Application to write your reviews, track your reading, and receive recommendations. 

College and Career Readiness Challenge:

Wondering about colleges, jobs, financial aid, scholarships, vocational careers, or just where to start when thinking about your future? Participating in this College and Career Readiness Challenge will help you learn more about what you want to do after high school and what you need to do to accomplish those goals. Between October and March, teens aged 11 to 18 can challenge themselves to complete as many activities as they want about college and career preparation and earn up to 40 volunteer hours while doing it! Create an account in Beanstack to access the challenge and start your college and career journey!

Teen Community of Service: 

This is a self-directed volunteer program where teens ages 11 to 18 can earn up to 25 hours of community service each month from April to August! Teen Community of Service helps teens learn about local and national subjects and create projects that give back to our Martin County community. For more details and to register for upcoming Teen Community of Service events, view our Teen Events Calendar (be sure to select April through August). 

Shelving materials & helping in idea labs:

If you want to help shelving materials in one of our library branch locations or help out in one of our awesome idea lab spaces, complete and submit our Library Volunteer Application.

A teenager looking through books on a shelf

Submit a book review online by going to mcls.beanstack.org or via the Beanstack Tracker mobile app. A badge will be earned for each book review submitted. Each badge will count as 1 hour of volunteer time and an entry into the $50 Barnes & Noble gift card raffle. Teens can submit up to 50 book reviews! Raffle will be drawn after August 10.

Each Book Review = 1 hour of volunteer time + entry into $50 Barnes & Noble gift card raffle.

The Youth Summer Reading Program is sponsored by The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.

Whether in our teen areas, open meeting rooms, or our idea labs, come visit our spaces to access our equipment.

Check out our tech here!

A list of community and national resources coming soon!

Teen Suggestions Survey

Your opinion matters! Help us improve our spaces for teens at the library and let us know what kind of activities or services you are most interested in. Take a few minutes to complete our survey!

Contact Us

For questions or more information about teen services and programs at the library, contact our Library Teen Specialist!