Young Adult / Teens

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Teen Space at the Internet Public Library
This site provides homework help by subject, guides to writing a research paper, science fair information. It’s a great starting point.
The Homework spot
homeworkflagThe Homework spot has resources organized by age and subject, as well as an online encyclopedia. It directs you to websites from all over the place that can help you with your assignments.
Teen Scene Online Magazine
Teen Scene Magazine is the leading online magazine for teens and young adults!


LoveToKnow For Teens. Even though the Internet is full of cool websites, it can be boring if you don’t know where to look. Teens who need to bring a little spice to their Internet can find a large selection of social networking websites, places to play games and other sites based on their interests. Once you find a great site, you’ll never be bored online Science News – Science News for Kids is designed as a science news site for young teens though the information they provide is interesting enough for anyone. Articles covering space, fossils, physics, weather, the environment and many other things are offered. It’s a great place for science project ideas. Also on hand are brain teasers, inventing puzzles and science fiction compostion exercises. This site attracts over 50,000 visitors a day. It is well worth exploring for both students and teachers. Girl website for teenage girls. Get advice about life, love, relationships, sex, your body and how to deal girl issues. Driving Rules Network – Getting ready to drive a car is usually on the minds of teens. Driving Rules Network is a good place to start. It is part of the Online Study Guide for Student Drivers which is an interactive site with practice questions and quizzes (link provided). Driving Rules Network covers driving laws including state by state laws and study guides. Teens can be well prepared when taking the drivers’ test or applying for their learner’s permit by making use of this site.
ChanelOneNews  – is by far the most comprehensive and informative site for teens. Not only does it keep them up with the latest world news, Channel One offers homework help, fun quizzes, music videos and movie reviews. Teens can learn about their First Amendment rights or what it is like to be a teenager in other parts of the world. Channel One also covers sports and includes a section where teens can write their own blogs. Quint Careers – Quintessential Careers is the best website for teenagers seeking jobs or for career and college planning. It’s a comprehensive resource for teens with sections devoted to succeeding in high school, picking a college major, financial aid and finding a job. Quint Careers offers job search tools with tutorials which include resumes, interviewing and thank you letters. The site is helpful and easy to use. Geographically-specific job sites are also available.
Cyberteens Cyberteens is another cool site that celebrates the teen years. Here teenagers can find community, games, news and shopping. There is a link called “creativity” where teens can share their poems, stories, photos and artwork. Even better, the young musician in the family can feature their musical pursuits. The “cool links” section offers a huge variety of options to the curious teen. This site also has surveys and help with jobs and school work. Teens For Planet Earth – This is a social networking site for teenagers who want to get involved in protecting our planet. They can connect with other green-minded teens, choose a project or create their own and really make a difference. Teens For Planet Earth encourages young folks to get busy in their own communities. They offer guidance on local projects with categories such as habitats, animals, water and education. Awards are given to active members. This site is well worth checking out.
TeensHealth This great website from Nemours covers anything health related that has to do with teens. It approaches teen health in a non clinical way incorporating physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The “body” section discusses skin and body art, the “mind” section deals with depression and families among other issues. Diets and recipes are offered as well as discussions about school, jobs, drugs and alcohol and staying safe. TeensHealth features quizzes and a question and answer format and remains a current and comfortable place for teens. I Am Bored – No one wants to be bored, especially teens. I Am Bored is the place to chase away the humdrums. There is much here to entertain teens from funny videos and pictures to web games to music and movie trailers. This site features jokes and sketch comedy as well as horoscopes and interesting blogs. Some material on I Am Bored is more mature and parents might want to supervise.

Below are some databases that are geared toward students.

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2014 MASL Readers Awards Winners

Congratulations to the winners of MASL’s 2014 Readers Awards!Gateway
1st place: Divergent, by Veronica Roth.  Katherine Tegen Books.
2nd place: Anna Dressed in Blood, 
by Kendare Blake.  Tor Teen.
3rd place: Ashfall, 
by Mike Mullin.  Tanglewood Press.

Mark Twain
1st place: The Unwanteds, by Lisa McMann.  Aladdin.
2nd place: Hidden
by Helen Frost.  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
3rd Place: Pie
by Sarah Weeks.  Scholastic Press.

Show Me
1st place: Painter and Uglywritten and illustrated by Robert Blake.  Philomel.
2nd place: A Book for Black-Eyed Susan 
by Judy Young, illustrated by Doris Ettinger.  Sleeping Bear Press.
3rd place: Charlie the Ranch Dog
by Ree Drummond, illustrated by Diane deGroat.  HarperCollins.

1st place: Legendby Marie Lu.  Putnam Juvenile.
2nd place: Michael Vey: the Prisoner of Cell 25

by Richard Paul Evans.  Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink.
3rd place: The Running Dream
, by Wendelin Van Draanen.  Knopf Books for Young Readers.


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