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Books, Reading, and Writing

BOOKENDS Shows from Channel 10, Poudre School District - Watch teens from the Poudre River Public Library District's Interesting Reader Society share information about their favorite books. There are also many more shows to enjoy!

Leaky Cauldron - The most trusted name in Potter!

No Flying, No Tights - Reviews and information about graphic novels for teens.

Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists - Creative booklists for what's new and hot in teen literature.

What's Next?: Books In Series™ - Want to know what books have been published in a favorite series? The What's Next?: Books In Series™ database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. From the Kent District Library in Michigan.


College and Career

Best Colleges, US News - Use the US News exclusive rankings and search tool to help you narrow your search to find the perfect college.

College Board - If you are getting ready for college, this is the site for you! It includes sample test questions, test-taking tips, test dates (SAT, NMSQT, PSAT) and scholarship information.

College Navigator - College Navigator is a free consumer information tool to help students and others get information about over 7,000 colleges and universities, with additional information about preparing for college, financial aid, and careers.

Homeless and Low Income Student Resource Guide - College poses unique challenges, but for low-income or homeless students, making it through can require Herculean effort. This excellent website can help lighten the load with plenty of essential information to get a college education on track, no matter what a student's economic situation.

Study Guide Zone - A series of free study guides on a variety of standardized tests commonly utilized for admissions, licensing, and educational assessment, including ACT, SAT, ASVAB and many others.


Entertainment

All Music Guide - For connections to your type of music, try the All Music Guide.

Internet Movie Database - Need info on a movie or want a review? Check the Internet Movie Database.

MTV - Love it or hate it, MTV is online.

Teen iPads App List - This is a list of all the great apps we have available for you to use in the library on our iPads for Teens - TiPS as we like to call them. Check them out!


General

How Stuff Works - Explanations of how things in the world actually work in categories such as "adventure," "culture," "science," "tech," and much more.

Snopes - What's true and what's a legend? How do you figure it out? Go to Snopes to find out what is real and what is not in urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.


Health, Fitness, and Safety

Above the Influence - A cool web site that shares ways to avoid negative influences and to make positive choices. Games, jokes, podcasts, and more that reinforce the points.

Addiction Resource: Understanding Addiction - Everything you want and need to know about drugs and addiction for personal information, for a friend, or for a family member.

American Cancer Society - Presents a wide variety of information about different kinds of cancer along with tips for prevention and staying healthy in general. Good for reports as well as for personal advice and help for family, friends, and yourself. If you or someone you love wants to quit smoking, this site can help!

Ask Annie - Annie Fox, M.Ed., is an internationally respected parenting expert, family coach and trusted online adviser for teens. Her life’s work is helping youth effectively manage their relationships and emotions so they can feel confident in who they are.

BULLY Project - Since the release of its well known movie, "BULLY," The Bully Project is building a national movement to end bullying. Find information, resources, and advice at this helpful web page.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Resources - There are a lot of organizations dedicated to raising awareness about drugs and alcohol, and you can learn all about the facts, figures, and realities of these two substances from this highly relevant and information-filled website.

Teen Driving - This web site was started in 1994 by a new driver, and continues today for new drivers. It includes tips and things to remember when out cruising, and gives many important facts for all drivers just starting out on the roads.

Teen Health - This interesting teen health site features late-breaking news stories on a variety of topics that affect teens. A General Health FAQ section focuses on teen health topics such as sexual health, body basics, mind matters, and food and fitness. You can find different organizations to contact to help you with specific questions.

Teens Against Bullying - Check out PACER's National Center for Bullying Prevention "Teens Against Bullying" site to learn about bullying and how you can stop it.

Teens Health - We're a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice. There's a lot of confusing, misleading, and just plain wrong health information on the Web. Our mission is to tell it to you straight.

Tobacco Free Life - Whether you need to quit smoking yourself, want to encourage a friend or family member to do so, or just need information for a school project on this topic, this is the place to find what you need.


Learn to Drive!

Colorado Driver Handbook - This is the official Driver's Handbook for the state of Colorado for 2020. It's provided for free by the Colorado Department of Revenue: Division of Motor Vehicles.

Colorado Driver Handbook Practice Quiz - Use this quiz to test your knowledge of Colorado's rules of the road. It's provided for free by the Colorado Department of Revenue: Division of Motor Vehicles.


Sports

Beckett Trading Cards - If you are into the hobby of trading cards, you'll find information here about cards and values, trading shows, pertinent news and more.

ESPN Sport Zone - Do you like sports? Whether you are a player or a fan, or both, you will find informaton here on just about any sport imaginable!

World Wrestling Entertainment - Includes news, biographies, events, and features for WWE fans.


Teen Activities/Involvement

CO – Front Range Teen Science Café - Teen Science Cafés are a free, fun way for teens to explore the big advances in science and technology affecting their lives. Teens and local scientists, engineers, and inventors engage in lively conversations and activities to explore a topic deeply.

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers - Teens, volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to make a difference in your community by helping to build houses and more.

SPLASH Youth: NoCoPride and Northern Colorado Equality - SPLASH Youth Group (Support, Pride, Learning and Social Happenings) is youth lead and consists of weekly meetups and special events that give LGBTQ+ youth a safe space to join together for learning about the LGBTQ+ community. Adding in some fun, SPLASH aims to connect with other teens in socially supportive and appropriate settings.

Teen Volunteers: Poudre River Public Library District - Do you have a special skill or talent that you think we could use? Let us know! If you are age 14 and up, we would love your help, and you can earn service learning or community service credits. You can also volunteer for the summer reading challenge, June-July, if your time to volunteer is limited.


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