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Teens


2020 Teens' Top Ten Titles

  1. The Field Guide to the North American Teenager - By Ben Philippe
  2. Girls on the Verge - By Sharon Biggs Waller
  3. Heroine - By Mindy McGinnis
  4. Like a Love Story - By Abdi Nazemian
  5. Lovely War - By Julie Berry
  6. On the Come Up - By Angie Thomas
  7. Patron Saints of Nothing - By Randy Ribay. P
  8. Pet - By Akwaeke Emezi
  9. The Stars and the Blackness between Them - By Junauda Petrus
  10. With the Fire on High - By Elizabeth Acevedo

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Homework Help

Resources to support you with free tutoring and test prep (note: for further and more in-depth research resources, visit our online resources page)

  • Brainfuse HelpNow - Live tutoring (including in Spanish) available 2pm to 11:55pm EST. Use SkillSurfer to practice long division, improve reading comprehension, and learn other key skills. Submit a writing sample to the Writing Lab and get feedback on structure, grammar, style and content to help you better organize and present your thoughts and information.
  • Learning Express Library - Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship. Tutorials in basic skills for math, reading, and writing.
  • Method Test Prep (RBdigital) - Comprehensive self-paced programs to prepare for the ACT and SAT.

Language Learning

Resources to help you practice your language skills.

  • Mango Languages - Learn a new language from home or on-the-go with Mango! Every learner’s experience is unique: Mango adjusts to your learning pace, teaching until you feel confident with new words and phrases, creating a learning solution centered around you.
  • Transparent Language Online - An easy-to-use interface that integrates real-life language use by native speakers. With over 100 languages to choose from, every language learner will find something of interest.

Skill-Building

esources to develop your creativity, learn a tech skill, or find a new hobby.

  • ArtistWorks (RBdigital) - Provides world-class vocal, instrumental, and artistic instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning musicians and artistic professionals.
  • CreativeBug - Over 1,000 art & craft video classes covering art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and kids.
  • Lynda.com - More than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.

Entertainment

Watch movies and tv shows, listen to music, and read ebooks and magazines.

  • Overdrive - Overdrive offers thousands of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, all free with your library card. There is a limit of 10 items per customer, checked out at any time. Try this out with the Libby app for the best experience possible.
  • Hoopla - Stream or temporarily download popular movies, television shows and music on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Every user gets six checkouts per month.
  • Kanopy - Kanopy is an online video streaming platform with 26,000 movies, documentaries, indie and foreign films from hundreds of producers including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS and more. Users may stream up to 10 videos per month.
  • Freegal Music Downloads (Library Ideas, LLC) - Download 5 free songs per week from a library of millions! Unlimited streaming music every day.
  • Flipster (EBSCO) - Contains 27 of our more popular magazines including People, Essence, Time, and Real Simple. Access is available through the app on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices.

Job Readiness

Learn to write a resume and cover letter and practice your interview skills.

  • Brainfuse JobNow - Complete a career assessment, search for jobs, create a resume and get expert feedback, and receive interview tips and live coaching on JobNow.
  • Career Transitions (GALE) - Step-by-step guidance to discovering your interests, choosing a career, preparing a resume, finding schools and programs, searching job openings, and more.

Recommended Reads

Anti-racist Teens list

Community Resources for Teens

For all of our resources, please visit here and if you're having trouble accessing anything, please contact us

It Gets Better / Pride

It Gets Better: U.S. National Archives

National Archives (NARA) staff share their personal messages and stories of hope for LGBTQ+ youth with the It Gets Better Project .

http://www.itgetsbetter.org

It Gets Better - Rebecca

It Gets Better - Chris

It Gets Better - Teresa

Other LGBTQ+ resourcces available on our Pride Heritage page

Event Playlists

Career Kickstart Quick Tips

Quick videos that will give information, instructions, and encouragement to those navigating the job market. Tips on what you can do to keep moving forward with your job endeavors. Topics include resumes, job searches, small business, etc.

Crafternoon

Learn how to do a craft activity from the comfort of home with the live virtual Crafternoon event! No special supplies needed. A video of this event will be published on the Library's YouTube page for on demand viewing.

Guided Meditation

An easy guided meditation designed to be calming, stress-reducing, and to promote personal connection. Hosted by Will Froliklong, South Bowie Branch Library.

PGCMLS Career Chats

The Prince George's County Memorial Library System presents a series of virtual career chats. Special guests discuss their career paths and current work with a focus on helping teens and young professionals with insights that they can apply to their own life journeys.


Coronavirus Community Resources


PGCMLS Poetry Contest


Summer @ Your Library 2020


Voting Instructions

YALSA's 2020 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

Helpful Links

Are you a teacher in Prince George's County? Check out our Teacher Resources page to see how we can help you and your class with assignments!