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3:30 pm to 5 pm
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Books, Books, & More Books
Looking for a good book to read? Not sure if a book is a good fit for you? Check out some of these sites for ideas, recommendations, and similar reads. Don’t forget to check out our new books on Pinterest!
https://www.pinterest.com/MathesonTeen – Check out Matheson Memorial’s own collection of new books and recommendations by our teens for other teens
www.teenreads.com – The Teenreads.com blog provides you with current information about your favorite authors,books, series and characters, with lots of special features and contests
www.flamingnet.com – Book reviews and recommendations by teens for teens
www.teenink.com – Teen Ink, a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos, and forums. Teen Ink magazine offers some of the most thoughtful and creative work generated by teens today. We have no staff writers or artists; we depend completely on submissions from teenagers around the world for our content
www.youngadultbookreviews.com – A great blog full of YA ficition and nonfiction reviews
Check out the online resources we have below. If you don’t see what you are looking for let us know! We are always looking to improve and expand on the ways in which we can help you.
Health and Wellness
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah – Information for teens and adults provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding, teen reproductive health, teen mental health, teen physical health and nutrition, teen substance abuse and healthy teen relationships
http://choices.scholastic.com/resource-guide – A great collection of health and wellness related resources organized by topic.
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/index.html Medline Plus is a trusted source for medical information provided by the National Library of Medicine.
http://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov BadgerLink provides access to full text magazines, newspapers and reference resources, literature, and other information. You will need a library card to access this site.
http://www.learningexpresshub.com/productengine/LELIndex.html#/center/school-center-ccss/home Whatever your career goal, LearningExpress Library’s resources will help you succeed. Each of the online Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. You will need a library card to access this site.
http://mathesonml.driving-tests.org/wisconsin Free sample tests and study aids to prepare for your written DMV Test
http://bjpinchbeck.com BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
Powerspeak – PowerSpeak is a language learning program similar to Rosetta Stone. Learn Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese and English for Spanish Speakers.
http://www.hfpgscholarships.org/Scholarships/Home/tabid/305/Default.aspx – Hartford Foundation for Public Giving – List of scholarships
https://www.petersons.com – information to help you find, get in, and pay for college
https://fafsa.ed.gov – Federal Student Aid
www.hsfpp.org – High School Financial Planning Program is a free financial program that focuses on basic personal finance skills for kids in grades 8-12
http://www.themint.org/teens – Personal finance lessons for teens
www.livecareer.com/quintessential/teen-jobs – Great tools and resources to help you find a job
http://education.gale.com/l-math1590 – Gale Courses offers a huge variety of courses you can take to develop invaluable job-related skills in a huge number of career fields. Examples include, using Microsoft Office, Accounting Fundamentals, and Creative Writing. Start developing career-changing skills today! You will need a library card to access this site.
Interested in volunteering at the library? We would love to have your help! Click here for a online Teen Volunteer Application or come in to the library and fill out the Volunteer application and return it to Jennifer at the Children’s desk to get started! Are you looking for other volunteer opportunities around the community? Check out some of the links below to see how you can get involved and help others in need.
Getting Involved and Giving Back:
Library Application – Print one off or pick one up in the teen area
http://hfh-wi-walw.huterra.com – Habitat for Humanity
http://www.co.walworth.wi.us/information_links/VolunteerResources.aspx – Walworth County volunteer Resource Center
http://www.volunteermatch.org/search?l=Elkhorn%2C%20WI%2053121 – Volunteermatch.org