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Teen Services

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Teen Advisory Group (TAG) for Grades 7-12

First Monday of Every Month, 5:30 pm
If you know what you want to see in the Library, have suggestions for books or games to order or programs you want to attend, come to a TAG meeting. Snacks, free books, and Community Service hours for attendees.

Books to Film - Read It, See It

Check out these teen-books-turned-movies coming soon or out right now in theaters near you:

The Giver by Lois Lowry, August 15
If I Stay by Gayle Forman, August 22
The Maze Runner by James Dashner, September 19
Mockingjay (Part 1) by Suzanne Collins, November 20

Free DMV Permit Practice Tests

Trying to get a driver's license? Take our free DMV permit practice tests! Go through 40 question practice tests or take the long 150 marathon practice test. Test yourself for car or mortocycle! View the Driver's Manual online, get your questions answered, and try out the optional road signs, fines, limits tests.

This is Teen

Teen Programs

Babysitting Workshops

Monday & Tuesday, September 15 & 16, 5 pm-8 pm
Learn first aid, safety, child development and more! Participants must be at least 12 years old and attend school in the NRCSD. Registration required. Limited space! $10 materials fee cover both sessions. Must attend both sessions to earn certificate.

Make a Blanket: Keep Those in Need Warm

Wednesday, October 8, 6 pm
No sewing involved! Two teens will work on each blanket. Blankets will be donated to a local shelter or Veteran's Family for the upcoming winter season. Sign up today with a friend and earn community service!

Make Covered Apples

Monday, October 13, 6 pm
Teens will use fresh apples. Dip them in chocolate or caramel. Then roll them in a choice of toppings, including sprinkles, mini-M&M's, and more!

Choosing the Right College

Tuesday, October 28, 7-9 pm
For teens and parents! Get information on searching for and visiting colleges, tips on filling out applications and writing a good essay, and how to get financial aid, scholarships and grants. Presented by Joshua Marber, MS Ed. Over 15 years of experience in education, counseling and college fields.

The Junior Knitters Group

Meeting time for fall to be determined. Please check back at a later date.
Teens grades 7 and up will meet to work on individual or charity/school projects. Learn new techniques or master old ones in the company of friends. Community service hours can be earned for projects created to benefit the community. Please let us know if you are interested. Contact Terry and 786-3800 x21.

Get with the Program! Library Guides for Teens

Did you know? Library Guides; a resource page full of library-related articles, information, guides, and more; specifically for teens are available for you to use. Love movies? Check out Upcoming Movies from Teen Books. Have a crush? Check out First Love in Teen Fiction. These and more useful guides will become available for your information. If you have a guide you would like to see, drop by the reference desk. We would love your input!

Teens Top 10 Books

Over 2,000 online ballots were cast and the results, combined with the results of a separate vote of the TTT groups, determined the final ranking of the ten top books of the year, as selected by teen readers. Find out what your peers are voting for this year's Teens' Top 10. For prior Teens' Top 10, check out this list:

Best Books for Teens 2013
Best Books for Teens 2012
Best Books for Teens 2011
Best Books for Teens 2010
Best Books for Teens 2009
Best Books for Teens 2008
Best Books for Teens 2007
Best Books for Teens 2006
Best Books for Teens 2005
Best Books for Teens 2004
Best Books for Teens 2003
Best Books for Teens 2002
Best Books for Teens 2001

Teen Reads

THE place for teens to talk about their fave books and find the hottest new titles! Check out Teen Reads now.

The Hub: Your Connection to Teen Reads

Come and visit The Hub, the one-stop-shop for finding information about teen reads, book trailers, best of the best lists, awards books, and more!

Reading Rants

For out of the ordinary teen booklists, Reading Rants is the place to go.

2013 Printz Honor Books

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowen
Eleanor & Park
By Rainbow Rowen

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
Navigating Early
By Clare Vanderpool

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Maggot Moon
By Sally Gardner

Kingdom of Little Woounds by Susan Cokal
Kingdom of Little Wounds
By Susan Cokal

And the 2014 Printz Award Goes To...

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Midwinterblood

by Marcus Sedgwick

Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined - this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice. An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? And what might be powerful enough to break the cycle of midwinterblood? From award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick comes a book about passion and preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love.

About the Michael Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association.

For other award winning books, check out:

The John Newbery Award
The Newbery Medal was named for the 18th Century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the American Library Association - Association for Library Service to Children, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children.

The Alex Award
The Alex Awards, are funded by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust, which are announced annually in conjunction with National Library Week, honor the top 10 adult books for teenagers published during a calendar year.

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Homework Help

Homework

Need help with homework? Get help with these resources:

Homework Resource
Khan Academy

College Resource

Going off to college? Don't know where to start? Check out these links:

Accredited Online Colleges
College Scholarships
EduTrek
FAFSA
Federal Student Aid
Free Test Prep
Students and the Government

Can't decide which college to attend? Then check out Unigo; where students rate their college!

Cool Teen Links

It's All About the Book
Cassandra Clare
Guys Lit Wire
Lisi Harrison
Pretty Little Liars
Stephanie Meyer
Teen Reads

Movies, Music & Television
CW TV
MTV
Vevo

Anime Links
Anime News Network
Crunchy Roll  

Make It Yourself
How Cast
I Love to Create
Yo Yo Games

Interesting Places
Go Ask Alice
gURL.com

Job Searching
Teen's Job Guide

Hunger Games

Catching Fire