Life Hacks


Adulting 101

  • Consumer Search - Find and read reviews of products before buying using this database.
  • - Where’s the cheapest gasoline in town? Which cars have the best gas mileage? Find out at this website.
  • Kelley Blue Book - Just how much is that 1999 Ford Taurus that you want to buy is worth? Check out this database to make sure you are getting a great deal on your first car.
  • NADA Price Guide - Another great database to check the value of new and used vehicles.
  • Nerd Wallet - Learn the ins and outs of how to spend your money wisely.
  • Treehouse
  • LinkedIn Learning - allows you to watch videos in small, easy-to-manage chunks, and to return to the lessons at your convenience.

Helpful Links

  • - the go-to for all things past! Be it a public domain book, movie, or even a Grateful Dead Concert!
  • BBC Good Food - A large variety of recipes, none of which are too intensive.
  • Britannica Academic Edition - Encyclopedia, dictionary and more make this a great source for general information.
  • Courier Journal - Stay up to date with local news.
  • Culturegrams - Whether traveling near or far, this database will give you accessible facts about the location of your choice.

Books & Literature

  • Fantastic Fiction - Can't remember the name of the next book in the series? They got you covered.
  • Novelist - Not sure if we want to keep things general or library exclusive resources here
  • Overdrive (eGraphic Novels) - Includes: Batman, Riverdale and graphics like Kindred + more!
  • Goodreads - Social media platform that can be linked with your Facebook or Amazon account that has a searchable book catalogue and allows you to keep track and review what you read. 13+
  • Rbdigital (eMagazines, eComics)

Civic Engagement

  • Rock the Vote - This website is a quick and easy resource to learn about how to be an active player in our democracy.
  • Volunteer at the Library - Come hope out at the library by either helping to prepare for library programs or by helping younger grades with school assignments.
  • Volunteering - Look for volunteer opportunities in your community.
  • Military Service - Resource for those who are interested in joining the US Military.

Dating Awareness


  • - This website is a social networking and social cataloging website related to anime and manga.
  • Dungeons and Dragons - Want to try out the hit role playing game for yourself? Here are the free basic rules straight from the creators!
  • iMDB - For when you can't remember who was in that one movie. Fun fact: It's older than Google.
  • Hoopla - Stream movies, popular music, and bestselling audiobooks free! New content is being added all the time and you can stream to your TV using Roku, FireTV, AppleTV, or Android TV. Hoopla is also compatible with Amazon Alexa for all of your music and audiobook needs
  • Metacritic - Critic and user reviews for shows, movies, and video games
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Well known place for movie ratings. Know what you're getting yourself into ahead of time.

Health & Wellness

  • Teen Talk - Teen education on sexuality, reproductive health, body image, substance use awareness, mental health, issues of diversity and anti-violence issues.
  • Scarleteen - Sex education and sexuality advice
  • Kentucky Health Justice Network - Local Reproductive justice organization.
  • Planned Parenthood Teens - Local support for Trans Health Resources Page
  • All Options - All Options promotes unconditional and judgment-free support for people in all their decisions, feelings
  • Go Ask Alice - Health Questions and Answers by Columbia University
  • National Safehaven Alliance - You can leave a newborn baby that is up to 3 days old with any emergency medical services provider, police officer, firefighter or any employee at any hospital in Kentucky.


  • Louisville Youth Group - LGBTQIA+ High School meeting group. General meeting every Friday night from 7:30, Trans meeting night every other Wednesday from 6:30pm.
  • The Trevor Project - A non-profit group focused on saving lgbtq+ lives.
  • GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network
  • Kentucky Health Justice Network - Local support for Trans Health Resources Page
  • Trans Lifeline - Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. 1-877-565-8860
  • It Gets Better Project - Support for struggling LGBT teens.