For Teens

pexels-mentatdgt-1186886.jpgLife can be tough, and sometimes teens need resources to help them figure things out. At Vinton Public Library, there are a wealth of print and digital materials to borrow. Teens are welcome to come sit and relax at the library, and our library staff is ready to help visitors find information and check out materials while maintaining privacy and confidentiality.   

Teens can peruse the list below for vetted, reputable information as well. 

Medline Plus: Puberty 

Teens Health: Body Image & Self-Esteem

National Eating Disorder Association

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Iowa (NAMI)

Suicide Prevention:

Crisis Call Center: 800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863

Crisis Text Line (U.S. only): text HELLO to 741741

Warm Line: 844-775-9276

Your Life Iowa (Iowa Department of Public Health)

Benton County Social Services

United Way of East Central Iowa

Healthy Relationships & Dating:

Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 800-799-7233 or text START to 88788

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Waypoint Domestic Violence & Housing Services

LGBTQIA+ Resources:

Iowa Safe Schools

One Iowa


The Trevor Project