Teen Advisory Group

Monday, December 5 at 3:30 p.m.

· Wish the library had more gaming events?

 

· Want to make sure the library orders that upcoming new release you’re so excited about?

 

· Interested in making a difference at your library and in your community?

 

Our Teen Advisory Group is taking on a new, more serious direction. Come share your thoughts with us on what you would like to see the library offer in terms of programs, materials and more while
enjoying some snacks and laughs with friends. You will earn community service hours for each meeting you attend. Registration is required.

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2023 Nutmeg Nominees Announced

The 2023 Nutmeg nominees were announced on May 1. Below is the list of nominees in each category. We have several copies of each book at the library, and many are
available to borrow as downloadable e-books through the Overdrive and Hoopla links on our library website. The winners of the 2022 Nutmeg Awards will be announced on May 15.

 

 

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten (fifteen elementary) nominated titles. The award is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL). Nominees are selected by a committee of students, school librarians and public librarians around the state.

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Congratulations to the 2022 Nutmeg Award winners! 

Middle School: The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

High School: Sadie by Courtney Summers

Homework Help

Not sure where to start? Stop by or call and we will help you use these resources.  

 

School Links

Portland Middle School

Portland High School

Mercy High School

Vinal Technical High School

Xavier High School

General

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

Science.gov

How Stuff Works

Cool Math

Interactive Mathmatics: Learn math by playing with it!

Fun Mathematics Lessons: learn math through games and puzzles

History & Social Studies

CIA World Factbook

U.S. Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract

English & Literature

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Absolute Shakespeare: everything about Shakespeare!