Books, Music, and Other Free Stuff:
NoveList – Just finished Divergent or The Fault in Our Stars and want to know what to pick up next? NoveList is a fiction database the library provides for you that helps you find books by subject, read reviews & annotations, get discussion guides and much, much more.
CLP Fiction Book Lists – Recommended books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh teen staff.
CLP Nonfiction Book Lists – Recommended books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh teen staff.
One Click Digital – Provides free downloadable audiobooks.
Overdrive – Provides free ebooks and audiobooks for your browser and mobile devices. You can check titles out just like you would a physical library book!
Hoopla – Provides free simultaneous use of thousands of albums, TV shows, movies and audiobooks. All you need is your library card!
Freegal – Provides free, legal access to approximately 3 million songs, Download three free MP3 music tracks from popular artists each week with no software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
Internet Public Library – The ipl2 has collected trustworthy content from all over the web to give you sections like Graphic Novels, Embarrassing Questions FAQ, Health & Sexuality, TeenSpace Poetry, and Technology Resources. They even have a section called “Procrastinator”! (Who wouldn’t want to check that one out?) There’s also a homework help and research guide.
NYPL’s Stuff for the Teen Age blog – The New York Public Library maintains this blog on “the best in teen books and media.”
CLP’s Teen Links: Fun – The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s teen librarians maintain this list of links for teens in categories like comics, games, music, Pittsburgh, technology, writing, and more.
USA.gov – This resource list from the US government contains information for teens on driving, health and safety, jobs and volunteering, and more.
Peterson’s – This website from a leading print publisher of education information contains school information from kindergarten through graduate programs. Also included are career information, resume help, and strategies for planning for and financing an education.
Occupational Outlook Handbook – Find information about various careers here.
For resources specifically designed to help you with homework and research assignments, see our homework help section.