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Welcome to the Teen Library

Your Teen Librarian loves planning programs and building the Young Adult Collection especially for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have ideas, and we hope to see you on the Young Adult Advisory Board!

Your Teen Librarian can:

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The Latest from the Blog

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Introducing Adapted Books to the Accessibility Collection

We are pleased to offer Adapted Books as part of the Accessibility Collections. Adapted Books are picture books that have been modified to be more accessible to pre‑readers and individuals with special needs. As a result, readers can better engage with and communicate about the stories, making the...

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2022 Bookmark Design Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the 2022 Bookmark Design Contest! Everyone's artwork was a wonderful example of "Reading Beyond the Beaten Path," this year's Summer Reading theme. Congratulations to the winners in each age group! Winners Anabella Lockhart, Sophia Booma, Addy Col...

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CultureGrams

GO TO CULTUREGRAMS.

What you can do with it

Explore cultural information including videos, recipes, customs, and lifestyles from other countries in the world and states in the U.S.

DPLA logo

GO TO DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF AMERICA.

What you can do with it

Explore the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions, including photographs, museum objects, government documents, and more!

EBSCO Host

GO TO EBSCO HOST.

What you can do with it

Allows for simultaneous searching of any combination of EBSCO databases including: BIR Entertainment, Book Index with Reviews, Business Source Elite, Health Source (Academic and Consumer editions), Masterfile Premier, Regional Business News, Fiction Core Collection, and AHFS Consumer Medication Information.

EXPLORA General Search logo

GO TO EXPLORA GENERAL SEARCH.

What you can do with it

Research a topic and access all EBSCO resources available through Lake Forest Library.

Fiero Code logo

GO TO FIERO CODE.

What you can do with it

Kids ages 8–18 can complete hundreds of self-paced coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects, developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

User Guide

On your first visit, you will be prompted to create an account using an email address and password. To get started, select "Sign Up."

Watch a tutorial

LearningExpress Library logo

GO TO LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY.

What you can do with it

Take self-paced tutorials and practice exams to help you change careers, pass occupational exams, become a U.S. Citizen, learn job finding and computer skills, prepare for college, get your GED, and more.

Linked in Learning logo

GO TO LINKEDIN LEARNING.

What you can do with it

Be a lifelong learner with free tutorials from the industry leader in technology training. Enhance and expand your business, technology, and creative skills. (Formerly Lynda.com.)

User Guide

Get started with the LinkedIn Learning app

How to access

App available, search for "linkedin learning" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
EBSCO Masterfile Premier

GO TO MASTERFILE PREMIER.

What you can do with it

Access more than 1,500 full-text magazines, a robust collection of eBooks, more than 55,000 primary source documents, and an extensive image collection including maps and flags.

Muzzy

GO TO MUZZY LANGUAGES ONLINE.

What you can do with it

Language learning for children. Courses available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

OAIster

GO TO OCLC OALSTER.

What you can do with it

Access millions of records from over 2,000 organizations, including books, articles, audio, video, and images.

Points of View Reference Center logo

GO TO POINTS OF VIEW REFERENCE CENTER.

What you can do with it

Explore rich content from resources that present multiple sides of an issue, helping students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. Supports school curriculum standards.

Primary Search logo

GO TO PRIMARY SEARCH.

What you can do with it

Explore carefully curated content for elementary school ages, including full text for the most popular children's magazines, eBooks, and easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Includes Cricket Media content and reference books such as American Heritage Children's Dictionary. Supports Lexiles reading measures.

Science Reference Center logo

GO TO SCIENCE REFERENCE CENTER.

What you can do with it

Search and browse full text of hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books, and high-quality videos. The database also contains science experiments, NGSS and CCSS curriculum-aligned lesson plans, Lexiles reading measures, Google Classroom integration, and a vast image collection.

Tumble Book Library

eBooks

GO TO TUMBLE BOOK LIBRARY.

What you can do with it

TumbleBooks are easy to use eBooks for grades K–6. Read as many books you want, when you want, and on any device with no checkouts, holds, or bulky downloads.