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Teen Space

The Teen Space is getting a mural!

 The mural will feature the work of a talented group of young artists, and it should be ready soon!


Photo by Cynthia Essiambre

The Great Cupcake Wars of 2017!
Contestants worked diligently to create cupcakes with the idea of building a better world in mind. From making our oceans cleaner, fighting cancer, recycling, helping animals and planting gardens...they covered many important topics.


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We're so excited to announce our first ever
Summer Reading Program for Teens.
Sign up has begun!

Teens ages 11 to 17 can participate. Teens who sign up are asked to read 1 book (age level 11 and up) during the summer and then submit a 1 paragraph book review describing the book, and whether or not they would recommend it to others. Completed book reviews will be posted at the library. In addition to the goodie bag, all teens who submit a book review will be entered into a drawing for an iTunes gift card at the end of the summer!

For more information, come in and ask us, or talk to Hannele at 781-585-5017 x6284, or
We're kicking off our Teen Summer Reading Program with Cupcake Wars on June 26th at 5 pm. It's a cupcake decorating contest for tweens & teens. (Ages 11-17). If you haven't signed up yet, come anyway!

All materials will be provided, you'll only need to bring your artistic talent and your appetite! If there are special tools or ingredients you have in mind that you want to use to decorate your cupcakes, then feel free to bring them with you.

Team up with a friend, or work alone on your creative cupcakes.

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The next Youth Advisory Council meeting will be announced soon. Right now we're focusing on our fun summer events!

Join us for our first ever Game and Movie Night, July 14th. More info coming soon.

If you are not a member of the Youth Advisory Council but are interested in learning more about it, we would love to have you join us at a meeting.

Pizza and drinks will be provided. This meeting can be used for community service credit.

Please call 781-585-0517 x 114 to sign up or find out more. Ask for Hannele. More about Y.A.C. here.


Did your mug get captured?

Check out our teen gallery page for photos from recent programs!

Events and Programs

Thank you to Robin Bellinger for giving of her time to instruct art classes three weeks in a row!

Youth Advisory Council


Would you like to be heard? If you are between 11 - 17, the KPL staff could use your input! The Library would like to hear from you! We would like to know what you would like to see in the Teen Space. We would like to make the KPL a place that keeps your interest and where you can get the information that you want.

Please call the KPL at 781-585-0517 x 114 to sign up or find out more. Ask for Hannele.


Teen Databases / Online Resources

Gale Biography in Context
Gale Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text. Funded by MBLC.
Novelist K-8: at the Library or from Home
Browse books by age group; features include Book Talks, Recommended Reads, Curriculum Connections, Lextile scores and popularity ratings. Funded by the Kingston Public Library.
General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

Info Trac K-12 Junior Edition
Full-text resources for junior high and middle school. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

Massachusetts History Online
Contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to MA history. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

Try the Library's latest database. There are more than 30 different languages to learn. Funded by the Kingston Public Library Foundation.

Social Issues
Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

Looking for something new online? Check out these web sites:


Genrefluent: teen book reviews

No Flying, No Tights: graphic novels

On Line Books: free on-line books, including books in foreign languages

Project Gutenberg: free downloadable e-books

Read Print: free on-line books

Reading Rants :
teen book lists

latest titles and book discussion groups


Occupational Outlook Handbook: Learn about all the different types of careers and how to get involved in them.

My Next Move: Take the test on this website to find out which career is right for you.

Civil Rights

Youth Noise: Nonprofit affiliated with Save the Children Federation, provides teens with a forum to express themselves and take action. Includes message boards and more.


If you're looking for college that's right for you, check out this article from try a virtual tour from one of these sites.

College Board: Site for students, parents, educators; search test information.

Computer Graphics

Scratch: Learn a new computer graphics program and share it with others.

Cooking More than 40,000 free recipes--all created, tested, reviewed and approved by home cooks worldwide.

Fun Facts

dMarie Time Capsule: Create your own online time capsule.
Guinness Book of World Records: Web version of the popular record book.

Gaming Basic gaming information Basic gaming information Codes and cheats


Annenberg Classroom: Teaches teens how to become more involved in local government.
Youth at Work: Real World, Real Rights!: Recent court cases involving teen workers and their rights (sexual harassment, discrimination, etc.). From the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


Abraham Lincoln Papers: A page from the Library of Congress website.
American Memory: A page from the Library of Congress website.
Open Vault: Online access to unique and historically important content produced by public television station WGBH for individual and classroom learning.


Livemocha : Free online language lessons.


Internet Public Library for Teens: Information on homework, schools, health, money, clubs and organizations. You can also find links to keep you busy for hours--games, music, books, magazines and trivia.

Pop Culture

The Merchants of Cool: The relationship between marketing professionals -- the creators and sellers of popular culture -- and the teenage market, the hottest demographic in America.
Terra Server: Look through cameras placed all over the globe. Examines not only the truth or reality behind urban legends, "but also common fallacies, misinformation, old wives' tales, strange news stories, rumors, celebrity gossip, and similar items."
  The Straight Dope: Archive of over 2,000 questions answered in Cecil Adam's Chicago Reader Column.


  Famous Quotes and Authors: Search by author, subject or keyword


National Youth Advocacy Coalition: This organization advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans gender, or questioning (LGBTQ).
Planned Parenthood: Sexuality and relationship information from Planned Parenthood of America.


Sacred Heart High School
Silver Lake Regional Middle School
Silver Lake Regional High School


Space, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology. games, trivia and more on weather.

Study Guides

Spark Notes: Online study guide.

Grade Saver: Literary study guides

Test Prep Review: on-line practice tests


Teen Ink: On-line version of the magazine written by teens.
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