Welcome to Teen Zone!



Welcome to our TeenZone where all the resources are at a click of the mouse!  We have teen books, DVD's, audiiobooks, e-books and online resources that can guide teens to the right place for higher education and our programs!


Community Service:

Virtual Volunteering

Looking for ways to make a difference in your community? Learn how you can volunteer virtually through the library! These opportunities are for Nueces County Library teen cardholders in 6th-12th grade unless otherwise noted. For more information about any of our teen community service programs, please call 361-387-3820.

Data Detox x Youth
Click here for guidelines, instructions, and the submission form.
Data Detox x Youth is an activity book to help young people take control of their tech. This interactive toolkit encourages young people to think about different aspects of their digital lives, from their social media profiles to their passwords, with simple activities for reflection and play. Earn three hours for completing the activity book and writing a short paragraph (3-5 sentences) about tips you have learned that can be shared with others. This project may only be submitted one time per teen.
Hope Rocks
Use paint and/or markers to decorate three rocks with inspiring and positive messages and leave them for neighbors. Before you “deliver,” snap a picture and send to crystal.drillen@nuecesco.com to receive a certificate for one hour of community service. Submissions are limited to one per season (every three months).
Send a Smile
Make a short video (20 seconds or less) to show your encouragement for the hardworking staff at Spohn Hospital or a veteran. Spoken words, poems, songs, anything to spark a smile! Send videos to keachlibrary@gmail.com. The videos will be shared throughout the hospital or veterans home on digital boards. Earn one hour of community service for each short video submitted; one video submission per season.

Teen Reviewers

Write or film a movie, online database, or video game review. Visit the following links for applications and guidelines:

Teen Movie Review: https://forms.gle/nJ7sB3nP3ZouwyjV9
Earn one hour of community service for each movie review submitted; three movie review submissions per season.

Teen Online Resource Review: https://forms.gle/rENtambMwFAsrixeA
Earn one hour of community service for each online resource review submitted; three online resource reviews per season.

Teen Video Game Review: https://forms.gle/8LJXhwokqDvJchci8
Earn one hour of community service for each online resource review submitted; three online resource reviews per season.

Teen Book Reviews: Click here for more details and the submission form. This opportunity is for teens in 7th-12th grade. Earn three hours of community service credit for each submitted review that meets all of the requirements listed on the application, up to a total of nine hours per season.
The library is looking for teens in Grades 7-12 willing to read and review award winning books for Young Adults selected by the Texas State Library Association. Please note that as the books on the Best Books List are recommended for Young Adults from ages 12 to 18, the books vary in maturity levels. Your review should be a well written 250-275 word critical evaluation of the book you have read including a one paragraph summary of the book and a one paragraph critique of the author’s literary merit. Sample reviews will be emailed to you with your reviewer packet.



Teen Blog:

The Teen Hub Blog is the newest addition for teenagers http://ncplteenhub.blogspot.com/! The Teen Hub Blog will serve as a place for teens to publish and read authentic book reviews. It is designed for teenagers to express their views on YA books. Also, the blog has many resources for teenagers needing help with homework, passing tests, and college. If you are a teen and interested in writing a book review for the blog, please email Crystal Drillen at crystal.drillen@nuecesco.com.


Coastal Compass Education and Career Resource Center

Coastal Compass Website:

Coastal Compass Scholarship Resource List (Please download to activate links)

Located at Corpus Christi's La Palmera Mall, Coastal Compass serves the public by providing information about education and career programs, certifications and job placement services.


College Prep

The Nueces County Public libraries offer college preparation database to encourage students to study and apply for a higher education.  The library offers a variety of resources from videos, test preparation for entrance exams to a college or university.  There are also resources that help students with choosing a college and financial assistance.  Please click on the link College Prep or click on the image College Bound.


Getting behind the wheel




Resources for Readers



Summer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading Program starts around June and ends mid July.  We encourage all age groups to join our Summer Reading Program to enhance literacy skills and have fun at the library!


Nueces County Public Libraries

Crystal Drillen: Assistant County Librarian