This page is designed to give you a seasonal summary of everything the Nesmith Library is currently offering for teens!
We are here for you! Engage with us:
- Request a Mystery Grab Bag of library materials! Fill out the form and then borrow the items through curbside borrowing!
- Read and contribute Teen Book Reviews! Visit the Teen Book Reviews page to get started.
- Contact us with any questions or just to say hi!
- Teen Advisory Group Meeting: the first Tuesday of each month, on Zoom. Visit our Event Calendar to register for the virtual meeting.
- We recommend the CDC Managing Stress and Anxiety during COVID19 page for some basic mental health support information and links to more in depth resources.
- Visit this ongoing list of digital escape rooms created by librarians from all over, or visit some of our favorites:
- Harry Potter Digital Escape Room: Recommended to open in a separate browser tab for best experience. Thank you to Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA, for creating and sharing this awesome digital escape room!
- Six of Crows Digital Escape Room: Recommended to open in a separate browser tab for best experience. Thank you to Abigail Hsu, Young Adult Librarian at the Morristown & Morris Township Library for creating and sharing this awesome digital escape room!
- Zombie Mayhem Digital Escape Room: Recommended to open in a separate browser tab for best experience. Thank you to the Taos Public Library in Taos, NM for creating and sharing this awesome digital escape room!
- Golden Girls Digital Escape Room: Recommended to open in a separate browser tab for best experience. Thank you to the Hereford County Public Library in Winton, NC for creating and sharing this awesome digital escape room!
- Go on a magical journey with this Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibit tour from Google Arts and Culture.
- Celebrities including Daniel Radcliffe are also doing readings from Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone!
- John Krasinski has begun a Some Good News channel on YouTube to highlight people coming together and other good things still happening in the world.
- Penguin Random House compiled this list of their authors who are sharing virtual content! Visit the page for updates.
- Running out of things to read? Try our digital reading services if you have a library card, and contact us if you don't, we will get you access! Email email@example.com to get started.
- Get Creative with these adult coloring pages from the museums and art galleries across the world! Download and print this PDF with a couple of pages from the Smithsonian, or visit the Color our Collections home page for many more!
At Home Content from our Museum Pass Locations:
- The Friends of the Library of Windham (FLOW) enable us to provide museum passes to a variety of great locations nearby. While many of these institutions are temporarily closed, enjoy this virtual, at home content they have created for everyone!
- Boston Children's Museum: Virtual museum tours, view collections online, and more!
- Childrens' Museum of New Hampshire: STEAM Online Learning video series
- Currier Museum of Art: Online collections. Visit YouTube for Art and Activities videos!
- McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: At Home Activities
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Video Library and Virtual Tours, view Collections online, and visit YouTube for Art Lectures!
- Museum of Science: MOS At Home STEM Resources
- New England Aquarium: Daily Facebook presentations, Virtual Visit at home activities, and Tank Webcams live all day!
- Seacoast Science Center: Learning Connection, and visit their Facebook for video updates!
- Strawbery Banke Museum: Meet the Baby Animals, with farm videos and activities
- Zoo New England: Visit the Kids page for Zoo to You videos and more!
Anime News Network - This site offers the most complete up to date info on anime. Includes reviews, video and news.
No Flying, No Tights - Blog offering reviews of graphic novels for teens.
Manga.com - Manga.com is the premier online destination for anime enthusiasts worldwide. We feature video clips, trailers, contests, up-to-date release information and an online catalog of Manga's extensive anime library.
Mangablog.net - Blog offering reviews, interviews and articles about what's new in the manga world.
Spectrum Nexus - Your Nexus to anime and manga. An anime website with reviews, images, manga scans, and video.
Internet Movie DataBase(IMBd) - Find information about movies, actors, filming locations, trivia, box office stats, and more.
The Oscar Awards - Home page of the Oscars.
Rotten Tomatoes - Over 5.4 million readers each month use Rotten Tomatoes as a dependable, objective resource for coverage of movies and videos. And no wonder. Rotten Tomatoes offers a fun informative way to discover the critical reaction to movies from the nation's top print and online film critics, neatly summarized via the Tomatometer.
All Music Guide - Look for information on your favorite artists, songs, and style of music.
Billboard.com - The Billboard music charts.
Pollstar - The Concert Hotwire - Worldwide concert tour schedules, ticket sales results, music industry contact directories, and trade news. Links to concert and tour dates for all your favorite bands.
Rolling Stone - Rolling Stone Magazine features music, album and artist news, movie reviews, political, economic and pop culture commentary, videos, photos, and more.
40 Best Websites for Young Writers - Looking for writing help, peer review, grammar tips or just a little bit of advice from the World Wide Web? Don't miss these 40 helpful websites for young writers.
Figment.com - A community to share writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors.
Teen Ink - A national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work.
Teen Reads - A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and more.
dMarie Time Capsule - Want to know what was happening in history the day you were born? Enter a date from 1800 to 2001 and create a printable time capsule of that day.
Guinness Book of World Records - Official site of Guinness World Records
Microsoft Terraserver - Satellite and aerial photos from TerraServer. View aerial photos of your house, school etc. without having to download software.
Snopes.com - Internet reference source for urban legends, myths and rumors.
Teen Consumer Scrapbook - Written for teens by teens, this site is intended to help teens avoid ripoffs. Topics covered include music clubs, tattoos, car buying and repair, credit cards, voting laws, financing college, roommates and more.