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Artist's Toolkit - Find inspiration and useful hints by exploring the tools that artists use and seeing artists in action.

Book Blogs

Reading in Color - Books, reviews, and more from a teen blogger with two aims: making teens and others think, and promoting diversity in teen literature. Quality books about teens of color and the need for publishers to pay attention to this important focus are highlighted.

Books, Reading, and Writing

Artemis Fowl - Besides having truly awesome flash animation, this is the official source of information for the series.

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!

MK Reviews - Mia and Katie, enjoyable and entertaining YA book reviewers, share their insights about some interesting reads through their videos.

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

Official Elfquest Web Site - Everything about the Elfquest graphic novels, from 1978 until now.

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

Seraph Inn - Home of Sarah Ellerton's two web comics, Inverloch and The Phoenix Requiem, and her latest works as they come along. Although her comics are released in print form too, everything hits this site first.

Teen IRS: Interesting Reader Society - Teen IRS is an active group of teens from the Poudre River Public Library District who meet monthly to plan library programs and activities for other teens; give feedback to librarians about what teens want and need from the library; serve as volunteers as needed; and read, discuss, and promote books and reading in our community. - Do you like to read? Then this is the site for you! Books reviews, awards, upcoming book releases, books into movies, author info, and lots, lots more for savvy teen readers.

Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers Grades 6-12 - Enjoy listening to podcasts with your favorite young adult authors! Find out what inspires their writing and discover some great books to read.

Web Poetry Corner - Post your poetry and read poetry by teens from around the world.

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.


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!

Teen Movie Critic - The name says it all!


Cyberteens - All you need to know about digital citizenship, including information about cyberbullying.

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

National Center for Educational Statistics Kids' Zone - The NCES Kids' Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education. Both fun and informational!

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.

Student Center - The Student Center is a web community for students, specifically college students, high school students, and teenagers in general. It's a great place to hang out; you can find information on colleges and student jobs, current news and sports, and all kinds of great info on student freebies and discounts.

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.

Elliptical Reviews: Fighting Obesitywith Fitness and Nutrition - Find helpful information here on nutrition and fitness to reverse and prevent being overweight. There is information for adults to use with kids, but also valuable advice for teens to help themselves.

Impaired Driving: How Drugs and Alcohol Affect Teen Drivers - Find out not only about how drugs and alcohol affect teen drivers, but also about other impaired driving, such as texting.

Rehab Help for Teens - Teens who need help and information about dealing with drug and/or alcohol abuse will find it here.

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 Growth - The place to go for advice, health information, social interaction and fun!

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.

Teen Health Issues - Transitioning from adolescence to a teenager can appear daunting at first, especially with hormonal fluctuation, academic demands, and social pressures.Use the following guide to help make the right decisions when faced with issues dealing with personal hygiene, drugs and alcohol, fitness and nutrition, sexual health, safety, and mental well-being.

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!

DMV Permit Test - Choose your state (Colorado is included!), study the manual that is linked, and try the practice tests and see how you score before taking the real thing.


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.

DansWorld Skateboarding - This is one of the best skateboarding sites out there, and includes photos and informational articles on the sport.

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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