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Parents and Educators
Parents and Educators: We are happy to arrange in-person library tours and orientations for middle school or high school aged students. To arrange a tour please contact Zack North our Adult Services Librarian.
Curated resources for teen homework and teen health are available in the navigation pane to the left. Don't forget to check out our events for teens as well!
Please contact the library if the resource you are looking for is not available or if you have a research question.
Teen Driving Resources
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has a page of resources available regarding teen driving. Their resource page includes manuals and information regarding driving laws in South Dakota that apply to teens.
South Dakota Licensing Information
Additional Teen Driving Resources:
Teen Homework Resources
Mitchell Public Library has a wide variety of resources available that you and your teen can use for homework.
Frequently Asked Library Questions (FALQs):
How do I get my teen a library card?
Youth under 18 may obtain a library card if a parent or guardian accepts responsibility for the youth’s use of the card. A parent/guardian must sign the registration form for the youth.
How can my teen use a library computer?
Any one under the age of 18 needs to have a Public Computer Use Statement of Responsibility signed by a parent or guardian. Once the form is signed, they can use the computers in the teen room or the main area of the library.
Patrons 11 years or younger will need a responsible caregiver 14 years or older to directly supervise them.
I'm not sure what my teen likes to read. What should I check out for them?
Our library staff offers readers advisory to all ages. We're more than happy to sit down with your teen to help them figure out a book they might like. If you're not able to come to the library, contact Adult Services Librarian Zack North. They'll be able to help you through email or a phone call.
There are tons of book lists available online that might provide some great titles to look at. We suggest looking at our Teen Choice Awards list.
The American Library Association and Young Adult Library Services Association also creates and administers several awards for young adult books. Some of those awards and lists are linked below.
More recommended book lists: