College Prep

  • The ACT - Register for the ACT on-line; find test prep help
  • Brain Track Directory - A comprehensive directory of colleges and universities
  • College.gov - Developed by U.S. Department of Education and college students to provide information about planning, preparing, and paying for college or vocational schools; create a printable inspirational college road map, search for schools, find ACT and SAT tips, get financial aid information
  • College Board On-line - Register for the SAT on-line; find test prep help
  • FASFA - On-line location to apply for government financial aid
  • FinAid - Learn the difference between different types of loans, directs you on how to search for scholarships, discusses how to apply for financial aid
  • Petersons.com - Get information on planning for college, use a guided search to find colleges, get tips on writing a college admission essay and on college entrance exams
  • RWM Vocational Schools Database - Search for vocational schools by state, city, and trade
  • US News Colleges and Career Center - Find rankings and information on over 1,000 schools; use the search feature to find colleges that match your needs
  • White House Initiative on Education - A number of committees and other groups assist and advise the U.S. Department of Education in carrying out its mission. Comprised of individuals who are knowledgeable of education in elementary and secondary schools or post secondary and adult education institutions, these groups provide valuable guidance to the Department on policy and program issues

Driver's Education

Creative Writing for Teens

  • Figment - An online writing community for teens; submit your writing, read and review the writings of others, get the chance to have your writing read by publishing professionals
  • Merlyn's Pen - Fiction, essays, and poems by teens
  • Teen Ink - National teen magazine, book series, and website devoted to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. The print copy is also available at Main Library

Teen Health Information

  • TeensHealth - Provides doctor approved information so teens can make educated decisions about their health
  • Medline Plus - Health Information provided by the National Medical Library and the National Institute for Health; includes a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, information on drugs and supplements, and a directory to help find local doctors
  • Al-Anon/Alateen - Al-Anon helps people recover from the effects of living with an alcoholic relative or friend. Alateen is a recovery group for young people with a drinking problem. Both groups base their programs on the work of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Information is listed alphabetically by topic and by age group. This site also features updates on bio terrorism topics

Homework Help

  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government - Provides interactive information on how our government works
  • CIA - Get up-to-date information on countries around the world. Find maps and information on population, history, economy, military, transportation, and transnational issues about each country
  • How Everything Works - Physics Professor Louis A. Bloomfield answers questions about how everyday items or actions work. Browse through the most recent questions or browse questions on a specific topic such as computers, nuclear weapons, seesaws, plastics, and more
  • Internet Public Library for Teens - Find librarian approved websites on topics such as on how to write a research paper, websites that aid in procrastination, clubs and organizations, sports, and answers to frequently asked embarrassing questions
  • Math.com - Gives a basic overview of subjects such as pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; provides several types of calculators, practice questions, and math games
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab - Walks students through the process of writing and formatting different kinds of papers; contains a section on proper grammar
  • Year by Year - Find detailed information about a specific year or decade, also includes time-lines

Know Your Rights!

  • National Center for Youth Law - This site links to information about youth health, child support, welfare, fair housing, juvenile justice, public policy organizations, and legislative resources


  • All Music Guide - Look here for info about and reviews of rock, hip hop, country, jazz, classical, blues, world music, folk, rap, reggae, and more
  • Artist Direct - Look here for info about and reviews of rock, hip hop, country, jazz, classical, blues, world music, folk, rap, reggae, and more
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Know your history! Learn about the Rock and Roll Time-line, This Day in Rock and Roll, and the rockers who are enshrined each year
  • Ricci Adams' musictheory.net - Learn everything from the basics of clefs and staffs to playing keyboard, guitar, or brass-with the help of handy “trainer” screens. You’ll need a Macromedia Flash Player 6.0r65 or higher to view the content on this website
  • Internet Archive Live Music Archive - Find high quality live concerts by trade-friendly artist
  • LastFM - Recommends music, videos, and concert based on what you like; can sync with your media player or iPod to give you stats on your music
  • Pandora - Free internet radio where you can create stations based on your musical taste

Teen Reads

The Arts

  • BetterPhoto.com - Want to get the most out of your digital photos? Click here for quick tips and detailed instruction
  • Marble Magnets - Make tiny marble magnets from tiny photos and other pictures
  • Sock Monkey - Detailed sock monkey making instructions take out the guesswork
  • The Duct Tape Guys - The Duct Tape Guys show you how to make duct tape wallets in eight photo-illustrated easy steps
  • Top 10 Crafts for Teens - From blue jean pocket books to message boards, these top ten crafts for teens are do-able, useful, and perfect for expressing your individuality.