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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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College Information

Click below to see new books in the
Teen Space

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Search the library catalog

Visit the kids and teens ebook page

Use teen databases

Check out cool links

Teen Top 10The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!  Nominators are members of teen book groups in school and public libraries around the country.  Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year.  Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote between August 15th and October 14th.  The winners will be announced the following week.

                                       Vote Now!
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Teen Read Week

In celebration of Teen Read Week, The Kingston Public Library will be hosting a writing contest for teens and tweens ages 11 to 18.  Interested participants should create a short story or essay on any topic and submit it to the Library by October 7th.  All submissions will be displayed in the lobby of the Kingston Public Library during Teen Read Week for visitors to read.  Patrons will cast their vote for their favorite essay or story, and the winner will receive a gift card to Regal Cinemas!

For more information contact Hannele at 781-585-0517 x2684 or hminsk@kingstonpubliclibrary.org


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The next Youth Advisory Council meeting will be Friday September 1st at 4pm!

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.

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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

Biography
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.
Books
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.
Education
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.

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

Mango
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:

Books

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

Teenreads:
latest titles and book discussion groups


Career

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.

College

If you're looking for college that's right for you, check out this article from Boston.com 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

Allrecipes.com: 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

1up.com: Basic gaming information
Gamespot.com: Basic gaming information
Gamefaqs.com: Codes and cheats

Government

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.

History

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.

Language

Livemocha : Free online language lessons.

Library

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.
Snopes.com: 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.

Quotes

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

Relationships

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.

Schools

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

Science

Space place.nasa.gov:Games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.
Scijinks.nasa.gov: 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

Writing

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