Teens: Changemakers

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Be the Change

Tools for Changemakers

How Can the Library Help?

The Teen-serving staff of the Austin Public Library are here to support you in making your dreams a reality. Want to book us so we can figure out how we can support you? Reach out using  Ask A Librarian (chat, email, or phone) and ask for Kathleen for help!

The Teen Activist Bookshelf (click the tabs for more)

Learn More:

Share this powerful, month-long educator's guide to Stamped from School Library Journal, with your favorite teacher!

Tips for new voters

Did you know you can register to vote up to 2 months before your 18th birthday?

If you'll be 18 before voting day, register to vote today! Click the second tab above and use the Text2Register tool from the Travis County Clerk's office to get your pre-filled voter registration card mailed to you so you can get it turned in by the deadline.

text2register poster - text the word REGISTER to 48683 and answer a few quick questions to be mailed a pre-filled voter registration application that you can sign and mail back in a pre-paid envelope for speedy voter registration.

Changemaker Communities (click the tabs for more)


Reading for Good

Books to help you be the change you wish to see in the world **

** To learn more about the history of the famous "Be the change..." mis-quote often attributed to Ghandi, read this Lee & Lowe interview from YA Author, Supriya Kelkar, about her search for this quote's origin for her book Ahimsa.