A group of teens with school bags and folders.

A group of teens with school bags and folders.

What to Read

Visit the digital collection for teens in the eReading Room.

Visit the digital collection for teens in the eReading Room.

  • Check out library eBooks from the Teen Reading Room with your eReader card (available at the front desk). 

  • Alex Awards: The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18

  • Ansible: The Ender’s Game wiki 

  • Book Riot: Always books.  Never boring.  Book reviews, trailers, and author news

  • Guys Read: Suggested books and links to authors

  • The Hub: One-stop-shop for teen reads with recommendations, book trailers and other videos, and best of the best lists

  • Printz Award: The top young adult books each year

  • Quick Picks: Even if you don’t love to read, you’ll like these books

  • Seventeen Magazine: Fashion, beauty, college life, celebrities and health

  • Teen InkMagazine, website and books written by teens

  • Teen Reads: Contests, polls, reviews, book blog, and the Ultimate Reading List

  • YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Books: A "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!


image of colorful watercolor

image of colorful watercolor

  • Animoto: Make short movies with music

  • Free Sound: Royalty-free music and sounds to use in your projects

  • Glogster: Poster yourself.  Create interactive posters. 

  • Hero Machine: Create your own superhero by choosing from hundreds of different combinations of body parts, costumes, and more  

  • Photoshop Express: Free online photo editor, great effects

  • Photonhead: Want to get into photography but have a shaky knowledge of the basics? Photonhead will turn you into a photographer in no time with its in-depth tips for taking and editing pics.

  • Soundation: Create and share audio tracks

Entertainment & Sports

  • AllMusic: Makes it easy to decide which artists and albums are worth listening to. You can even register and rate albums to receive personalized recommendations

  • Anime News Network: News site and an encyclopedia all in one. Be sure to check out their seasonal previews

  • A.V. Club: News, reviews, and discussion of practically everything – movies, TV, books, music, you name it

  • Comic Book Resources: Addicted to comics? Keep up-to-date with news, reviews, and analysis

  • Crunchyroll: Read manga and watch the newest episodes of popular anime

  • IGN: Gaming news, reviews, walkthroughs, and more

  • Internet Movie Database: Movies and TV: casting, release dates, reviews, trivia, actor bios, quotes – it’s all here

  • Kotaku: Awesome gaming news

  • My Anime List: Find new anime and manga, discuss, and keep track of what you've watched and read

  • PS2 Blog: Where the people who create the games meet gamers and fans directly. Conversation goes both ways, so make your thoughts known

  • SB Nation: Sports blog network full of insightful content on your favorite sports and teams

Fun & Facts

  • Guinness World Records: Biggest, fastest, most, and wackiest

  • How Stuff Works: Debunking urban legends, brain games, and stuff you should watch 

  • Laughing Squid: Blog that collects interesting, awesome stuff from all over the Net 

  • The Straight Dope: Scrupulously researched answers to questions about nearly every topic you can imagine

  • Snopes: Curious about all those urban legends you’ve heard? Snopes is dedicated to evaluating the validity of popular rumors 

  • TV Tropes: Careful – it's easy to lose hours at a time to this addictive wiki that attempts to catalog all known uses of every fictional trope under the sun. Aspiring writers in particular will find much to like here 

Health & Lifestyle

  • Fashion Beans: Fashion for guys  

  • Teen Help: Anonymous, free help via forums or live chat.

  • Teens Health: A safe, private place for teens who need honest information and advice about health, emotions, and life. Accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice

  • Teen Vogue: Fashion for girls


student writing in notebook

student writing in notebook

Science and Tech

  • Popular Science: Fascinating news site that explores the way science impacts our understanding of art, history, music, and more

  • Merck Veterinary Manual: Look up health information for pets and farm animals.

  • SciGames: Build or blow up a solar system, deflect an asteroid, and other science games from the Space Science Institute. Also has apps and educator links.

  • Wired: The latest in technology news and geek culture 

Your Future

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  • Cappex: Not only does Cappex help find the best college for you, it also hooks you up with the scholarships that are best suited to your unique strengths and skills

  • College Board: Whether you need help planning for the SAT, AP classes, or college, College Board has you covered with straightforward step-by-step walkthroughs

  • College Navigator: Find the right college for you, with comparisons and an interactive map

  • DrivingTests.org: take free practice tests for your MS driving permit

  • DMV.org: NOT the state site, this is a private site explaining how everything works

  • FastWeb: Find college scholarships.  You must create an account, but it's free

  • FinAid: Find scholarships, grants, and other types of aid including fellowships

  • Life After High School: Explore your career & college options with this list of links

  • MS Department of Public Safety: Learner's Permit

  • MS DPS: 15 & 16 Year Old License

  • MS Driver's Manual: If you're a Mississippi resident, the questions on your written driving test will come from this manual, which covers all the rules of driving and driver safety

  • My Future: Whether you plan on going to college, joining the military, or heading straight into the workforce, MyFuture.com gives you tons of helpful information based on your own personalized pathway to success

  • Peterson's Guide: Find the college that's right for you.  Includes tips for applications, essays, distance learning and admissions timelines

  • Rock the Vote: Protecting freedom of speech, Educating about issues that affect us, and Motivating young people to participate by registering, voting and speaking out

  • Study Guide Zone: Free resources for preparing to take standardized tests

  • Teen Driving: Driving stuff for rookies - not just driving tips, but also getting your license, buying a car, finding an online driving course, parallel parking, and more!

  • Toyota Heads Up: Driving practice 



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