Check out these ideas for something different to do.
Aiden Tyler, QuaranTEEN: Join author Rex Ogle as he reads from his "real-time" novel each Tuesday at 2pm. Rex engages in questions and answers from the audience and will incorporate book ideas into next week's chapters. Illustrate scenes from the story and submit them to be included in the webcast!
First Draft: Do you dream of being an author? Submit your creative writing and short fiction stories here and have them reviewed for free by the Princeton Library University. Open to kids and teens age 9-17.
CSLP Video Contest: Do you have a passion for reading or libraries? Do you want to share your video or performative skills with teens across the country? The Teen Video Challenge is for you! Create a public services announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2020 CSLP slogan “Imagine Your Story”. Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading. Five winners will be chosen and will receive: a $200 cash prize, and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library!
Disney's Imagineering in a Box: Imagineering in a Box is designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own.
Free Online Writing Classes: Author Kelly Yang is offering free writing classes for teens on Instagram Live!
Teen Advisory Board
If you are in grades 6 and up, you are invited to be part of the Portland Library’s Teen Advisory Board. Our board members meet monthly on Monday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 and help us in selecting materials for purchase, brainstorming and running programs for teens and children, and having a lot of fun while making a difference in our community. If this is something that interests you, please contact Jennifer Renk or Patty Ballou at 860-342-6770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call the library or email for upcoming meeting dates.
Not sure where to start? Stop by or call and we will help you use these resources.
WolframAlpha: Find answers and statistics based on computational data. Lots of charts and graphs!
BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper: Great site offering free help in math, science, English and more!
Discovery Education Classroom Resources: Click on Student to find Homework Help and other helpful resources.
Homework Spot: A search engine of homework sites for grades K-12.
Math & Science
Interactive Mathmatics: Learn math by playing with it!
Fun Mathematics Lessons: learn math through games and puzzles
History & Social Studies
English & Literature
Absolute Shakespeare: everything about Shakespeare!
Great Booklists for Teens
Summer Reading Flowchart: Follow this flowchart of great books to find the perfect read for you!
Read-alikes for Fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games For fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games