Library Resources for Teens

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STEM Materials

Through our Children’s department, teens have access to a variety of hands-on STEM materials that can be checked out to teachers, community organizations, and homeschool families. Contact us at (814) 536-5131 ext. 205 for our list of STEM Materials and Policy.

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MakerSpace Cart

Our makerspace cart is a mobile hub for STEM learning. It contains a variety of tools, crafting and building materials, all available for your limitless innovation.  Check our events calendar for upcoming makerspace cart events.

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IU8 Reading Competition

The Interscholastic Reading Competition provides students in grades 4 through 12 the opportunity to test their knowledge about books they have read. Teams from various school districts read different books selected in advance by the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 and compete each Spring and Fall, answering questions about those books. Reading Teams can compete on Elementary, Junior High or High School levels, so contact your home school district to see if your school has a team!

If you’re looking for a specific Reading Competition book, stop in the Children’s Department and check out our Reading Competition book display! We have copies of the books for each level of competition.

Link to current Competition Books 

 

Digital Resources for Teens

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cloudLibrary

Kids and YA books, audiobooks, and graphic novels are available to borrow from any smart device.

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CreativeBug

FREE online arts and crafts workshops and techniques.

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Freegal Music

Download or stream free music and podcasts with your library card.

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PowerTeens

Age-appropriate books, movies and research docs, including BookFlix and TrueFlix.

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Pronunciator

Learn a variety of languages.

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Tutor.com

Online tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and career support with a variety of self-study resources

Community Resources for Teens

MyLife

Hope4Johnstown

Upward Bound

 The Saint Francis University  Upward Bound program is free and designed to help high school students prepare for and pursue a college degree after high school graduation.

LGBTQQIA Adolescent Support Group

 A local support group in Cambria and Somerset Counties. The group meets via Zoom to discuss topics like gender identity, bullying, self-harm, healthy boundaries/relations, coping skill,s and more. The group meets Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm. Contact Natasha or Stephanie for more information.

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