For Teens & Tweens
Did you know that once you turn 10 you are old enough to become a youth volunteer at the library? Opportunities abound for getting involved. Possible youth volunteer responsibilities include helping with Storytimes and other events, preparing crafts, light cleaning, and basic organizational tasks. Kids can either commit to a recurring volunteer shift or help as needed with special events. Teens who are ages 14 and older are eligible to become adult volunteers at the library.
If you have a 10-13 year old in your life who is interested in volunteering, please fill out the following form:
If you are interested in working as an adult volunteer, please fill out our regular volunteer application and return in to the library:
Red Clover Book Award
The library has all the nominees for the Red Clover Book Award. These books are aimed at children in grades K-4.
Golden Dome Book Award
The library has all the books on the Golden Dome Book Award Master List. The master list titles have been selected to satisfy the reading interests of youth in grades 4-8.
Green Mountain Book Awards
The Green Mountain Book Awards are a reader’s choice award for students in grades 9-12. Co-sponsored by the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Vermont School Library Association, this program is designed to introduce to high school students some excellent books for their pleasure reading.
Affordable Colleges Online provides community resources and tools related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. It has created a guide to help college students who struggle today with reliable housing, bills, tuition and other financial challenges. The guide focuses on the various (and perhaps unknown) on-campus, off-campus, and online resources these students can turn to for help.
Goodcall Scholarship Search: GoodCall integrates data and technology to make finding scholarships easier for students and their families. And, unlike other scholarship search sites, we’re totally free and open — no fee or account sign-up is required. View thousands of scholarships, filter results by specific requirements, and even search by competition level and entry difficulty.
Safe Computing: Be sure that you know how to protect yourself when using a public access computer and when using social networking sites. Click on Protecting Your Privacy and Internet Safety for tips on safe computing practices. For good tips on safe social networking practices, check out:
Homework Help for Young Adults: These links provide a wealth of resources for study techniques and help in many different subjects, including writing and art, and math and the sciences.
- Awesome Library for Teens
- High School Ace: Academic Homepage for High School Students
- Study Guides and Strategies
- The OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab)
- Discovery: Science Homework Help
- The Particle Adventure: The Fundamentals of Matter and Force
- The Biology Project (U. of Arizona
- General Chemistry Online