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Method Test Prep for SAT & ACTMethod Test Prep ACT & SAT prep programs can help students raise their ACT scores an average of three points and their SAT scores an average of 150 points! RB Digital's Method Test Prep can be enjoyed on your mobile devices through the RB Digital app, as well as desktop or laptop computers.

Brainfuse Help NowBrainfuse HelpNow NEW! offers live online tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. Other features include Personalized eLearning Tools, 24-Hour Writing Lab for constructive feedback, expert guidance on homework questions, Adult Learning Center, and Foreign Language Lab/Spanish-Speaking Support. Apps for Android or Apple mobile devices are available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. (Sponsored by the NJ State Library)

Facts on File Databases Method Test Prep for SAT & ACT  Brainfuse HelpNow online learning with live tutors  Next Reads newsletters - recommended reading for teens! Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks Hoopla books, movies, music & more

South Plainfield Library Summer Reading Program 2020
Summer Reading is here!

Method Test Prep for SAT & ACTMethod Test Prep ACT & SAT prep programs can help students raise their ACT scores an average of three points and their SAT scores an average of 150 points! RB Digital's Method Test Prep can be enjoyed on mobile devices, as well as desktops or laptops.

for Parents: about this page

for Teens: LIVING LIFE ONLINE 

BOOKS & eLIBRARY

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the websites linked on this page include Flash presentations. Flash was discontinued after 12/31/20, so many of these sites may not be available after that date.

Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks   Next Reads newsletters - recommended reading for teens!   Find new books based on books you like!   Method Test Prep for SAT & ACT   Hoopla books, movies, music & more RB Digital audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, entertainment & more   Qello Concerts and Music Documentaries   Freegal music downloads   Indieflix

Click here to download the free Teen Book Finder app for Android & iOS!

«««« SEARCH THE LIBRARY CATALOG ... Get the mobile app »»»»

South Plainfield Public Library Collection: Young Adult Novels

South Plainfield Public Library Collection: Young Adult Graphic Novels

South Plainfield Public Library Collection: Search the catalog by subject for Nonfiction

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: Young Adult Fiction (eLibrary NJ / Overdrive)

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: Young Adult Non-Fiction (eLibrary NJ / Overdrive)

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: Hoopla [NOTE: First you'll need to set up a Hoopla account]

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: RB Digital [NOTE: RB Digital Audiobooks and ebooks have moved to the Libby app]

Books for Teens by Topic (Hennepin County Library, MN)

Comics on Hoopla [NOTE: First you'll need to set up a Hoopla account]

Global Webcomics Archive

Diversity in YA Books: Rich in Color

We Need Diverse Books: Resources

Great Books for Teens by Theme (AdLit.org)

The Hub: Your Connection to Teen Reads (American Library Association) and

Teens Top Ten (American Library Association)

LitPick Book Reviews by Students (age 12 and up)

Magazines (RB Digital) [NOTE: First you'll need to set up an RB Digital account]

No Flying No Tights: Graphic Novel reviews

NPR Best Young Adult Books of 2019 UPDATED! & 2020 NEW!

NPR Young Adult Book Reviews

NPR 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels (2012)

Planet eBook: Free classic literature for your device (EPUB, PDF, MOBI) NEW!

Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists

Read Kiddo Read (age 10 and up)

Select Reads Newsletters (replaces NextReads)
(personalized recommendations of books, audiobooks, dvds, and music)

Teen and Young Adult Literature (New York Public Library)

Teen Book Series & Sequels (Bettendorf Public Library, IA)

Teen Book Suggestions (Pasadena Public Library, CA)

YA Books Central Teen Book Reviews

Young Adult Reading Lists by Topic (Ocean County Library, NJ)

Young Adults' Reading Choices (International Reading Association)

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«««« SCHOOL »»»»

SCHOOL

Databases

Method Test Prep for SAT & ACT Brainfuse HelpNow online learning with live tutors  Petersons Testing & Education Reference Center Ebsco Student Research Center have been discontinued. Use Explora instead! Facts On File Universal Class Continuing Education Courses

EBSCOHost mobile Click here for EBSCOHost
or EBSCOHost Mobile
.

Brainfuse Help NowBrainfuse HelpNow NEW! offers live online tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. Other features include Personalized eLearning Tools, 24-Hour Writing Lab for constructive feedback, expert guidance on homework questions, Adult Learning Center, and Foreign Language Lab/Spanish-Speaking Support. Apps for Android or Apple mobile devices are available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. (Sponsored by the NJ State Library)

Method Test Prep for SAT & ACTMethod Test Prep ACT & SAT prep programs can help students raise their ACT scores an average of three points and their SAT scores an average of 150 points! Diagnostic evaluations, lessons, quizzes, and full-length exams help you strategically navigate the SAT and ACT by focusing on both content and test-taking techniques. You can also build your fundamental reading comprehension, grammar, and math skills.Designed to work seamlessly with your unique learning style and busy schedule, RB Digital's Method Test Prep can be enjoyed on your mobile devices through the RB Digital app, as well as desktop or laptop computers. Method Test Prep is used by over 1,000 schools around the world, and has helped hundreds of thousands of students achieve their standardized college admissions exam goals. (From RB Digital)

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the websites linked on this page include Flash presentations. Flash was discontinued after 12/31/20, so many of these sites may not be available after that date.

Homework links

Databases & Premium Resources «Library card required»

College info links

See also: College Admissions Info for Families (National Association for College Admission Counseling)

10 Study Methods That Work (Chadron State College) NEW!

Tips for Improving Your Concentration (Ferris State University) NEW!

Studying 101: Study Smarter Not Harder (UNC) NEW!

Study Skills E-Guide To Academic Success (Dartmouth College)

AP Central (Advanced Placement exams)

Peterson's Test Prep Tips

See also: Testing & Education Reference Center

Free Online College-Level Courses:

Class Central (Search Engine for Free Online Courses & MOOCs)

edX

Open Education Consortium

Open Yale Courses

Saylor Foundation

Open Courses, Lectures, and Materials: A Guide for Learners

Universal Class Personal Enrichment Courses «Library card required»

«««« JOBS/CAREERS »»»»

CREATIVITY

...ART......MUSIC......MEDIA......THEATER......WRITING......MORE...

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the websites linked on this page include Flash presentations. Flash was discontinued after 12/31/20, so many of these sites may not be available after that date.

ART STUDIO

Artist's Toolkit UPDATED LINK!

Art 21: Twenty-First Century Art & Artists VIDEO

Art & Writing Awards (Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

Manga University

Making Mini-Comics [Archived page]

New Moon Girls: Submit Your Work

River of Words Environmental Art and Poetry Contest


MUSIC STUDIO

BBC Music Maker Advice [Archived page]

Drummer World Drum Clinic

Gaiada Virtual Audio Loop Machine for DJs, Performers and Musicians

Guitar Basics, with Virtual Guitar Tuner, Scales & Chordbook

Piano/Keyboard Lessons Online

More Musical Instrument links


MEDIA STUDIO

Art of Storytelling

Motion Picture Craft

Multimedia Tutorials (audio, video, photography, web, flash, and more)

Open Broadcaster Software for video recording and live streaming

Radio Diaries: DIY Radio Handbook

Transom Public Media Tools and Techniques

Science & Film Projects

Youth Radio DIY: How to Make a Podcast


THEATER

Actorama.com Monologues & Scenes

American Theatre Wing (AWT): Working in Theatre

AWT Playlists on YouTube

AWT How It Works videos

National Theatre: How We Made It, How You Can Make It, and more (Royal National Theatre, UK) NEW!

National Theatre: YouTube channel


WRITING

BookTrust Writing Tips for Teens

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Resources for Young Writers

The Writer Magazine: Writing Prompts

The Writer Magazine: Improve Your Writing

Write It! Poetry, Essays, Fiction, & more [Archived page; some links are broken]

New Pages: Young Authors Publishing Guide

Cricket Media: Submissions

Merlyn's Pen

New Moon Girls: Submit Your Work

Polyphony Lit Magazine UPDATED LINK!

Art & Writing Awards (Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

River of Words Environmental Art and Poetry Contest


MORE

Copyright Law and Fair Use for Creative & Digital Artists & Filmmakers: Online Comic Book

Copyright FAQ

Intellectual Property Law: Why Should I Care?

«««« TECH »»»»

«««« NEWS »»»»

HEALTH

Facts on File Health Reference Center

«««« Click here for CRISIS LINKS »»»»

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the websites linked on this page include Flash presentations. Flash was discontinued after 12/31/20, so many of these sites may not be available after that date.

TeensHealth & TeensHealth Safety

Teen Health links (Medline)

Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers

Nutrition for Teens (Choose My Plate)

Body Image & Self-Esteem

10 Steps to Positive Body Image

Eating Disorders

Bullying: Teens Against Bullying

StopBullying.gov

Disabilities: Health Transition Resources for Teens with Special Health Care Needs, Chronic Illness, Physical or Developmental Disabilities

More Disabilities Links

Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco: Tips for Teens NEW!

Just Think Twice Drug Info

Drug Facts for Teens

Alcohol Facts for Teens

Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts NEW!

SmokeFree Teen

SmokeFree TXT for teens: text QUIT to 47848

ElderCare Advice for Teen Caregivers [NOTE: Archived page]

Love is Respect: Healthy Relationships

That's Not Cool (What Is or Is Not Okay in your Relationship)

Cool/Not Cool Quiz

Teen Dating Abuse links

How to Make Healthy Decisions about Sex

Sexual Health Resources

Teen Pregnancy Resources

LGBTQ Youth: Q & A on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and more

Military Kids Connect (Military Life, Feelings, Health & Wellness)

Pedestrian Safety NEW!

Distracted Walking; Heads up, Phones Down NEW!

Skin Diseases & Conditions

Piercings and Tattoos

Tattoos and Permanent Make-Up

Stress Management for Teens

Self-Help Brochures on Mental Health topics

Teens and Young Adults: Coping with COVID-19 NEW!

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks NEW!

Talking to Your Parents (Or Other Adults)

How to Talk to an Adult UPDATED LINK!

Dealing With Your Parents' Divorce

Youth & Young Adult Books and Articles for people with LGBTQ parents UPDATED LINKS!

USEFUL WEBSITES: Health & Fitness & HOMEWORK LINKS: Health

«««« CRISIS LINKS »»»»

«««« FITNESS & SPORTS »»»»

JOBS/CAREERS

Facts On File: Fergusons Career Guidance Center Petersons Testing & Education Reference Center Job and Career Accelerator

«««« PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR IDENTITY & YOUR PRIVACY WHILE JOB-HUNTING »»»»

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the websites linked on this page include Flash presentations. Flash was discontinued after 12/31/20, so many of these sites may not be available after that date.

Career One-Stop: Get My Future
«Career, Training, and Job Search Resources for Young Adults age 16 to 24»

Employment and Youth with Disabilities [NOTE: If a Captcha window pops up, click anywhere on the underlying page to get rid of it]

Resources for Job Seekers with Disabilities

More Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

Idealist.org Internships

My Next Move: What Do You Want to Do for a Living?

Protect Yourself, Your Identity & Your Privacy while Job-Hunting

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills - Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success

Teens 4 Hire: Top 10 Job Tips

Teens 4 Hire: Top 10 Qualities Employers Want Most

Teens 4 Hire: Best Things for Teens to Do if You Can't Land a Job

Understanding Your Paycheck

U.S. Government Jobs & Internships for Students & Recent Graduates

Young Entrepreneurs Tutorial: Starting a Business (U.S. Small Business Administration)

Young Workers: You Have Rights! (OSHA Worker Safety)

Young Worker Safety & Health (CDC)

More Resources for Young Workers (U.S. Department of Labor)

Babysitting: The Basics [NEW!]

Babysitting Student Guide / Worksheets NEW! [Link opens a PDF]

JOB SCAMS:

Modeling & Talent Scout Scams

Mystery Shopper Scams

Beware of bogus pet sitting jobs NEW!

Pandemic Job Scams NEW!

Instagram Scam Alert NEW!

Business Opportunity Scams

Other Job Scams

More Career Exploration links

More Job Search links

FOR GUYS

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the websites linked on this page include Flash presentations. Flash was discontinued after 12/31/20, so many of these sites may not be available after that date.

A Guy's Guide to Body Image

Eating Disorders in Males

Eating Disorders in Men & Boys

Young Men's Health

INFORMATION for PARENTS:

The Internet contains many different kinds of resources and its links can carry your children to many places. Some of these places may not be suitable for teens. We have attempted to choose only age-appropriate links for our Teen page, but because websites change frequently, and because they may contain links to many other sites, or may present materials you do not wish your teen to be exposed to, we urge you to supervise your child's exploration of the Web and make sure that the journey is a healthy one. Our inclusion of websites in this directory is not an endorsement of any products or services these sites may be selling or advertising. For advice about how to keep your child safe online, we recommend:

If your children will be using the South Plainfield Public Library's computers to access the internet, please be sure to read our Computer Policy.

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