TEEN SUMMER READ 2017: BUILD A BETTER WORLD!

 

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Wethersfield Public Library
Teen Summer Reading Registration!

Register (click the link above) for the Wethersfield, CT Teen Summer Reading Program, "Build a Better World."

Use this form to log a book you've read.

Log your books and write reviews to be entered to win great prizes for any entries done between June 19th and August 14th! These entries will be shared with Silas Deane Middle School and Wethersfield High School and can fulfill students' summer reading log requirement.

Use this form to log a program you've attended.

Beginning June 19th, you can submit entries for programs you attend at the Wethersfield Library. Between June 19th and August 14th, log programs you attend at the library and be entered to win great prizes!

Wethersfield Public Schools Summer Reading Page

Wethersfield Public Schools Summer Reading, Grades 9-12


 

Upcoming Teen Events

These programs are free and open to teens in grades 7 - 12. Registration isrequired.
You may call 860-257-2811 or visit the library to register for programs.
Attendance at summer events earns you an entry in the summer reading prize drawing.

Teen Movie Night!

Thursday, August 3
6:30 - 8:45 pm

“Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson.

“Beauty and the Beast” tells the story of Belle who is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff. Come watch to find out what Belle learns of the beast! Rated PG. Run time 2 hours 19 minutes.

Attendance at summer events earns you an entry in the summer reading prize drawing.

Teen Movie is free and open to teens in grades 7 -12. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

Book Lists

Dystopian Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Fractured Fairy Tales
Graphic Novels
Historical Fiction
Horror
Humor
Mysteries
Realistic Fiction
Romance
Sports Books

Nutmeg Award Website

Nutmeg Teen Nominees
Nutmeg High School Nominees

Novelist PlusGet suggestions for your next read, find books in series and sequels
Access from the library
Access from your home

Book Review Sites

Goodreads - Reader reviews, booklists, and more. Teens 13 and up can create an account to keep track of their books read, “wish list”, and write reviews.

No Flying No Tights - Comic book and graphic novel reviews.

Teenreads

College Resources

ACT - ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad array of assessment, research, information, and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development.

American Council on Education

Connecticut Office of Higher Education

Connecticut State Department of Education

College Board - Register for SATs, search for and apply to colleges.

The Common Application - One application, one essay, hundreds of colleges and universities that will accept it!

U.S. Dept of Labor Student Resources

Roadtrip Nation - Build a Roadmap for your Future.

 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

FAFSA - Federal Student Aid

Student Aid on the Web - Information from the U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education

FinAid.org - Help with finding scholarships and other financial aid that fits your needs.

Fastweb - Scholarship finder.

NCAA Future Student Athletes -Eligibility, recruiting, and more.

Homework Help

ResearchIT CTA suite of online databases provided by the state library.
Click here for Middle School resources
Click here for High School resources

Ebsco Explora - An online encyclopedia and research database. Part of the ResearchIT CT suite provided by the state library.

JobNow!Don’t let the name fool you. Get free LIVE one-on-one help in math, reading, and writing. Tutors are available every day between 3pm and 11pm. All you need is a Wethersfield Library card.

NoodleTools – Citation generation resource. Wethersfield students can log in with their school-provided credentials for additional resources.

ScienceDirect - A search engine for science information.

World Fact Book - Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities

Code Academy - This is an interactive educational platform designed to teach beginners to code. Courses in seven programming languages are offered as well as forums where coders of all skill levels ask and answer questions. Motivational tools like badges, feedback, and streak counters are used to keep track of users' progress.

Khan Academy - A nonprofit a la carte educational resource providing "micro-lectures" via YouTube videos. Khan Academy began as a resource for school children who needed help with mathematics. Since its start in 2004, it has expanded to include many other disciplines, as well as resources for teachers, parents, older learners, and those studying for specific tests, like the SATs or the MCATs.

HippoCampus - Explore over 5,700 free videos in 13 subject areas.

 

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Questions? Call the Information Services desk at Wethersfield Library, 860-257-2811.