Welcome to Teen Services! We offer many great resources for teens in grades 7-12. Programs, exciting books and materials, a Teen Room, databases for research, and computer access are a few of the things we offer. Visit us to learn more about what we have for teens!
You can access these databases using your library card.
These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Hammond Public Library of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Hammond Public Library bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.
Links to all Indiana colleges and universities from the Indiana Department of Education.
Comprehensive information about starting your college search, and how to apply to schools and financial aid.
Information about colleges, financial aid, and college test prep.
Steps and tips to help your plan your future, including college and career plans.
U. S. Department of Education’s website that explains the financial aid process, including grants, scholarships, and loans.
Free application for federal aid, from the U. S. Department of Education.
Helps students find scholarships to pay for college.
A site about health for teenagers in Spanish.
Questions and Answers hosted by Columbia University.
Give the government a try at the FDA's teen page.
All the answers could be here.
Just for Girls
Health and wellness website just for girls.
The Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH) is a partnership between the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and the Division of Gynecology, at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Center is an educational entity that is committed to providing teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information, educational programs, and conferences.
How to get a library card
Getting a card is easy!
If you’re a Hammond resident and over the age of 14,you can apply for a Resident card (2-year expiration) with any of the following proof of identity and address items:
Indiana BMV Driver’s License
Indiana BMV State ID
School Class Schedule or Report Card (Current semester) with Picture I.D. attached
If you are under the age of 14, you need a parent or legal guardian present to sign and provide any of the items above at time of application (2-year expiration) for a Youth Resident card.
If you don’t live in Hammond, but go to school in Hammond, then you can get a Student Card. Bring in proof of current enrollment at a Hammond school and photo I.D. After filling out a library card application, we will issue you a Hammond Public Library card. A Student Card is only valid for the current school year.
If you don’t live in Hammond or go to school in Hammond, then you still have options for getting a library card. We have a “Local Reciprocal” card. If you live locally in another city or town of Lake County, you can get one of these card. You will have to bring in the library card from your home library. If it is in good standing, we will ask to see photo I.D. and proof of residence. After filling out a library card application, we will issue you a Hammond Public Library card.
If you don’t live locally, then please call or visit HPL for more information.
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