teen voices


Girl in a library in Africa
Guest Blogger, August 18, 2023

My name is Nysha Prasad, and I am a sophomore at Taft Charter High School. Since last year, I have been volunteering at the Woodland Hills Library. There's something truly magical about the world of books, isn't there?

close up of a bee with large sac of pollin on a flower
Guest Blogger, June 08, 2023

My name is Aiden Lopez, and I am a freshman at El Camino Real Charter High School. Since January, I have been volunteering at the Platt Branch Library alongside our young adult librarian, Jennifer Watson.

3 teens looking at their phones in a park
Guest Blogger, May 03, 2023

My name is Angelina Chow, and as a Public Health Ambassador for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), I have received specialized training on timely COVID-19 health and safety information, as well as access to important public health information and resources to share as a community

close up of a bee with large sac of pollin on a flower and colorful painted rocks
Guest Blogger, April 05, 2023

As part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s Teens Leading Change initiative at the Platt Library, a group of devoted volunteers has brought awareness to the dwindling species of pollinators that are vital to our ecosystem.

Polluted Beach with a piece of driftwood that reads, Save the Earth
Guest Blogger, March 15, 2023

The triple planetary crisis, consisting of climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss, are rapidly developing issues that are proving detrimental to our environment. Across the globe, biodiversity has been declining at an alarming rate, largely due to human activities that impact our surroundings.

comic image of teen looking into a mirror and smiling
Guest Blogger, February 22, 2023

The Palms and Playa Vista teens have decided to focus on social media’s effects on mental health and body image for their Teens Leading Change project.

6 Palisades Branch Library teens
Guest Blogger, February 15, 2023

Whether it is paper discarded after one use, bananas we are afraid have gone bad, or old clothing we can’t bring ourselves to wear, waste is entrenched in our daily lives.

Teen’Scape sign with Michelle, Ashley, Julia, and a teen volunteer
Guest Blogger, February 08, 2023

A lot of work goes into the library in order for it to offer all the services that it does, and our wonderful volunteers do part of that work.

close up of a bee with large sac of pollin on a flower
Guest Blogger, January 26, 2023

Pollinators play a key role in maintaining healthy ecosystems by contributing to plant reproduction. Through their symbiotic relationships with plants, pollinators spread pollen from one organism to another, while receiving nectar as a result.

girl with dogs and cats
Guest Blogger, January 18, 2023

For my Girl Scout Gold Award, I am working to reduce stress and boredom in shelter and rescue animals. I started doing this project because I love animals and want to do anything I can to help them.