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Outloud Events!

October 7 - 21
Share a poem, short story, excerpt from a book, or song to receive community service hours and a chance to win a Teen Read Week T‑shirt designed by a fellow teen.
Visit the Outloud! page for complete details.
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Find books, movies, music & more!

OverDrive Media Console
OverDrive Media Console

Access digital and audio books on your computer or mobile device.

YOUmedia Miami
YOUmedia Miami

Helping Teens Develop 21st Century Skills

Book Space
Award IconBook Awards

Alex Award
American Library Association’s ten best books written for adults that appeal to teens.

Morris Award
American Library Association awarded, outstanding debut teen book published by a first‑time author.

Nonfiction for Young Adults Award
Winner and finalists represent the best nonfiction books published for teens.

Printz Award
Winners selected by the American Library Association as best of the year.

Sunshine State Young Readers’ Award (Grades 6‑8)
Nominations for the best book as voted by Florida students.

Book IconBook Lists

YALSA Teens’ Top Ten
A “teen choice” list nominated and voted on by teens.

2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
Best young adult fiction published in 2012.

Databases IconDatabases

Books & AuthorsGale Cengage Learning
Find your next book with reading suggestions, reviews and a Read‑A‑Like wizard.

LitFinderGale Cengage Learning
Full‑text poems, short stories, novels, speeches, plays as well as author biographies and work overviews.

Computer IconWebsites

Guys Read
Book reviews and recommendations by guys for guys.

The Hub
Book reviews, recommendations, best of the best lists and book trailers.

Teen Ink
Book reviews, fiction, nonfiction and poetry written by teens for teens.

Teen Reads
Book reviews, author profiles, interviews, and excerpts from new releases.

Homework Help
Compurer IconWebsites

Ask a Librarian
Virtual reference services from a Florida librarian through live chat, texting, and e‑mail.

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
Connects you to the best online educational resources.

Dictionary.com
Look up the meaning of a word.

Khan Academy
Free video tutorials for math, biology, physics, chemistry, finance and history.

TED‑Ed
A collection of education videos on topics including math, social studies, psychology, science and the arts.

Teen Space – Internet Public Library for Teens
Collection of trustworthy websites on topics ranging from homework help to how to handle your finances.

Tutor.com
Live one-to-one help available every day from 3 - 11 p.m.

Databases IconDatabases

Biography in ContextGale Cengage Learning
Learn about actors, musicians, politicians, historical figures, writers and people in the news from all over the world.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Spanish-language student encyclopedia.

General OneFileGale Cengage Learning
One-stop source for millions of full‑text articles, updated daily.

Literature Resource CenterGale Cengage Learning
Full-text articles and authors’ works, literary criticisms, and biographies related to authors, their works, and literary movements.

LitFinderGale Cengage Learning
Full-text poems, short stories, novels, speeches and plays as well as author biographies and work overviews.

NBC Learn Higher Education
Collection of primary source videos, newsreels of historical and current events, and other digital media designed for students.

NBC Learn K‑12
Collection of primary source videos, newsreels of historical and current events, and other digital media designed for students.

Opposing Viewpoints In ContextGale Cengage Learning
Viewpoint and opinion articles, topic overviews, full-text articles, and primary sources on current social issues.

Science in ContextGale Cengage Learning
Reference resources, academic journal and magazine articles, experiments, news and websites on science topics.

InfoTrac Student EditionGale Cengage Learning
Indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books with information on the arts, science, people, government and history.

Testing & Education Reference CenterGale Cengage Learning
Practice questions bank for math, reading and science and practice tests for FCAT and AP exams.

U.S. History in ContextGale Cengage Learning
Primary resources, reference resources, academic journal and magazine articles and news on topics related to U.S. history.

World Book Online – Info Finder
Encyclopedia, articles, learning resources, and research tools for middle school students.

World Book Online – Reference Center
Encyclopedia, multimedia, eBooks, primary sources and citation builder for high school students.

College
BooksBooks
Scholarship Handbook 2013

Scholarship Handbook 2013
College Entrance Examination Board

College Handbook 2013

College Handbook 2013
College Entrance Examination Board

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The ACT
Learn all about the ACT including practice questions and upcoming test dates.

BigFuture by The College Board
Plan for your college future by finding colleges, exploring careers and finding ways to pay for college.

FAFSA – Federal Student Aid
Get help paying for college with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Florida Department of Education – Office of Student Financial Assistance
Information about student loans and state grants, scholarships & applications.

The SAT
Learn all about the SAT including practice questions and upcoming test dates.

Tutor.com
Live one-to-one help available every day from 3 - 11 p.m.

Databases IconDatabases

Testing & Education Reference CenterGale Cengage Learning
Online practice tests, prep courses and eBooks for SAT, PSAT, ACT and AP exams. Also, search for colleges and scholarship opportunities.

Careers
Book IconBooks
First Job Smarts

First Job Smarts
Daniel E. Harmon

Job Smarts: How to Find Work or Start a Business, Manage Earnings, and More

Job Smarts
Sandra Donovan

Computer IconWebsites

Job and Career Resources for Teens
Tools and resources for finding a job.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Source for career information covering hundreds of occupations, describing what they do, the work environment and how to become one.

Summerjobs.com
Resource for finding summer jobs and seasonal staff positions for high school and college students.

Tutor.com
Live one-to-one help available every day from 3 - 11 p.m.

Databases IconDatabases

Job & Career Accelerator
Explore careers, build a resume and search for jobs.

Testing & Education Reference CenterGale Cengage Learning
Online practice tests and eBooks for career certification exams, resume builder, and career / vo‑tech school search.

Health & Relationships
Book IconBooks
Body Drama

Body Drama
Nancy Amanda Redd

Relationship Smarts: How to Navigate Dating, Friendship, Family Relationships, and More

Relationship Smarts
Joyce L. Markovics

The Secret to Teen Power

The Secret to Teen Power
Paul Harrington

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Center for Young Women’s Health
Health information for teen girls including guides, quizzes, chats and more.

The Cool Spot
A place for teens to find information about alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

Love is Respect
Safe space for teens to access information about healthy dating attitudes and relationships.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Find information for you or someone else who is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Teen Relationships
Learn about healthy relationship tools, ways to identify relationship abuse, and resources available to teens.

Teens Health
A place for teens to find honest information and advice about health, emotions and life.

Young Men’s Health
A website for teen guys about health information.

Volunteering
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Camillus House
Volunteers 14 and older assist Camillus House with helping the poor and homeless.

City Year
Young adults 17‑24 with a high school diploma or GED commit 10 months to full‑time service as tutors and mentors.

DoSomething.org
Become a member and join other young people taking action.

Environmentally Endangered Lands Program
Volunteer to help protect and restore natural areas in Miami‑Dade County.

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
Volunteers 16 and older can help with the horticulture, visitor services and special events programs.

HistoryMiami
Teens 14 and up are welcome to volunteer with HistoryMiami.

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
Volunteers 16 and older can help with Restoration Days and Beach Clean‑ups.

Miami Children’s Museum
Volunteers 12 and older can help behind the scenes, be a birthday buddy and more.

Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces (Miami‑Dade County)
Volunteer at one of Miami‑Dade County’s parks.

South Florida SPCA
Volunteers 12 and older can volunteer at the ranch working with the horses or at outreach events.