Teenspace-

Want to find out about upcoming teen programs?  Exciting new titles for teens in our collection?  Keep track of material checked out on your library card?  Send your email address to the Library and each week we will send you an email with the latest updates.

 

MORE BOOKS and READING RESOURCES

Alex Awards - Find the best "adult books that teens like, too.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Young Adult Booklists - There is a list for every subject-Hip Hop, How to Change the World, Modern Day Fairy Tales and more.
The Printz Award - What's the best book written for a teenager this year?  Find out here!
Reader's Club Teen Corner - Categories to check out include inspirational, romance, multicultural and horror.  This site also provides descriptions of each book.
teenreads - This site has it all - book reviews, interviews and chat time with authors - you can even sign up for an email newsletter.
Teen Books in Series and Sequels - Just read Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 in the Gatekeeper Triology and you need to know what comes next?  Find the order of all your favorite series here.
Amazon.com--teens - Includes top selling books in different categories, plus information on upcoming books.
Barnes & Nobles--teens - Favorite authors, top 10 books for teens and the information on the latest additions to popular series.

 

Careers

Career - Books

The Career Chronicles:  An Insider's Guide to What Jobs are Really Like:  the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly From Over 750 Professionals by Michael Gregory

Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?:  the Crash Course, Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job by Ellen Gordon Reeves

300 Best Jobs Without a Four Year Degree by Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin

Career - Websites

Career OneStop -  Information on career interests and exploration from the Department of Labor
Careers - Career exploration for middle school students
What Do You Like? - Career ideas based on your interests
What I Want To Be? -   Career information on several of the most popular career choices.
Today's Military - Information about career opportunities in the armed forces
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Comprehensive directory of careers including job duties, training requirements, and employment outlook

College Prep

Preparing for College- Websites

College Board - College planning information from the creators of the SAT and AP tests
Fastweb - Large scholarship database that is free to use
Campus Tours - Virtual tours of college campuses
Peterson's College Guide - Planning guides, as well as information on thousands of schools
Federal Student Aid - Everything about applying for student aid from the federal government (FAFSA)

Preparing for College - Books

2010 Scholarship Handbook
CliffsNotes Roadmap to College:  Navigating Your Way to College Admission Success
Fiske Guide to Colleges:  2010
ACT 36:  Aiming for the Perfect Score

Homework Help

 

Living Green

Living Green - Books

MySpace Ourplanet:  Change is Possible by the MySpace Community  with Jeca Taudte
Generation Green:  The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-friendly Life by Linda Silversten
An Inconvenient Truth:  the Crisis of Global Warming by Al Gore

Living Green - Websites

Your Environment Your Choice - Guide from the United States Environmental Protection Agency including tips, resources, and career information just for teens. 
National Resources Defense Council - News and resources on environmental issues and simple steps you can take to help the planet.
TreeHugger - The Discovery Network's guide to all things green.
The Story of Stuff - Everyone has stuff, watch a short video to find out more about where stuff comes from and what happens when we get rid of it.
Photo Gallery:  Arctic Climate Change - Breath-taking photographs highlighting the effects of climate change.
World Wildlife Fund YouTube Channel - Watch videos about protecting the environment and endangered species.

Money Management

Money Management - Books

First Job Smarts by Daniel E. Harmon
1000 Best Smart Money Secrets for Students by Debby Fowles
Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens:  the Secrets About Money - That You Don't Learn in School! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Money Management - Websites

What's My Score? - Everything you need to know about credit
Practical Money Skills - Clear and practical financial information for students
Teens and Their Money - Investment and financial advice for teens from the Motley Fool
In the Mix - Financial Literacy:  On the Money - Basic financial terms from PBS
The Mint - With a variety of tips and activities, your knowledge of money will never stop growing
 

Teen Health

Teen Health - Books

The Guy Book:  An Owner's Manual:  Safety, Maintenance, and Operating Instructions for Teens by Mavis Jukes
For Girls Only:  the Ultimate Guide to Being a Girl by Sylvaine Jaoui

Teen Health - Websites

Teen Talk - Get expert answers to tough questions
Go Ask Alice - Answers to frequently asked health questions from Columbia University
Scarleteen - Sex ed for the real world, including how to decide if you are ready
Stay Teen:  Abstinence - Get the facts about the only thing that is 100% safe
Nutrition.gov - Nutrition information for teens and tweens
Teens Health - Information just for teens on a variety of health topics

Writing Style

If you need help proof-reading and citing the information you have found, these sites are a great place to start.

A+ Research and Writing - Step by step guide for high school and college students for researching and writing a research paper.

Internet Public Library - Citing Electronic Resources - Quickly find out how to cite information using various styles, including MLA  and APA.

Study Skills Self Help Information - Helpful study tips on how to take notes, proofreading, writing papers and more.