Teen Spotlight

Woman selecting book

Sometimes when we finish reading a book or watching a movie, we love it so much that we want to learn more about its subjects. But, this begs the question: What do you borrow next? Luckily, there are resources that many libraries offer to help...

John Green Paper Towns

Young adult author John Green received the title of “Favorite Teen Book of 2009” from the Young Adult Library Services Association and the American Library Association for his New York Times Bestseller ...

History classes are educational, but often decades are summed up in 30 minutes and generations are defined by one battle. PBS’ documentary We Shall Remain, which is...

1. Talk with Your Family

Bill McClintick, president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, cites this as the first step in the college...

Is there anything world champion gymnast Shawn Johnson can’t do? Between her medal-winning acrobatics at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing to her first place finish on the eighth season of the network television hit “...

Making a sketch

Why do we love cartoons so much?

Because cartoons have a magical quality. “They exist in their own animated little world, they can get away with doing or saying all sorts of things we can't do in real life,” says Bryce Hallett...

Girl in Pool

With the days of summer waning, there’s still time to get out and dig into some creative fun on the cheap. Balance those lazy, poolside afternoons with urban explorations, volunteer opportunities, and even catch independent films for free!...

The so-called “magic” of movies draws us in not just because of their dramatic storylines, but also because some create fantasy worlds so extraordinary that we think we’ll never experience them in our ordinary lives. However,...

If you love watching the latest music videos or swapping iPod playlists with your friends, chances are you also love some form of hip-hop music. Although many of the popular dance and radio tracks are influenced by hip-hop, the culture includes...

friends

It’s summer. The good news is you’re out of school. The bad news is you’re not old enough to drive and don’t have much cash to burn. How do you have a fun night with your friends? Your library can provide many ways for you...