Teens

Elementary, My Dear Reader

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Elementary, My Dear Reader By Cara Strickland When I was a kid, I couldn’t get enough of the Boxcar Children and Nancy Drew. To this day, The Westing Game is one of my favorite books. As a teenager, and then an adult, although I spent plenty of time in other genres, I usually find several mysteries in my “to-read” […]

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Why I Read YA

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadYA By Sheri Boggs I read YA. But Ruth Graham over at Slate says I shouldn’t. Or if I do, perhaps I should pin a large, scarlet “YA” of shame on my chest because — in spite of the fact that 55% of YA titles are bought by people older than 18, in spite of all […]

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5 Job Hunting Tips for Teens

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_JobHuntingTips by Kelsey H. Sometimes hunting for a job can feel like the Hunger Games; many tributes go into the arena, but only one will emerge the victor. So maybe it’s not that dramatic, but there are a few things you can do to give yourself an advantage over everyone else. Do your homework: Before you […]

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Books for Free!

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teens_Feature_Bookscholarship by Stefani Miller Are you thinking about attending Eastern this fall? Do you like free books? If so, then you should check out the Florence and Earle Stewart Book Scholarship. This scholarship does require filling out an application and writing—gasp—a mini-essay, but if you put in the work then there is a good chance that you will […]

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Teen Closet

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teens_Feature_TeenCloset by Rachel E. Can you imagine having to leave your house with only the clothes on your back? This is what happens to some teens that are taken out of their homes and placed into foster care. Many of these teens also have to switch schools, since they are living in a new neighborhood. Changing […]

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Hey, What’s hoopla?

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Hoopla by Sheri Boggs If you’ve been on our website or in our libraries wondering what the hoopla “hoopla” is – wonder no more. hoopla is SCLD’s new streaming media service that gives you (free) access to brand new music by Nicki Minaj, Lorde, Rihanna and more, as well as classic and newer movies and TV […]

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Put to the Test

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Test by Corinne W. One of your most valuable resources as you prepare for employment and college (or just try to survive high school) is the SCLD Digital Library. Testing and Education Reference Center, HelpNow, and JobNow gather all the up-to-date information you need for test and employment prep of all kinds, and lets you access it […]

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How Will You Spark a Reaction?

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_VideoContest Do you love to make videos? Do you aspire to be the next Steven Spielberg or Kathryn Bigelow? There’s a contest happening right now that’s perfect for you, and you could win a cash prize. It’s the 2014 Teen Video Challenge. Here’s how it works: Contestants create a video 30 to 90 seconds long that […]

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_ReadBookWatchMovie by Corinne W. 2013 was full of Teen favorites hitting the theater as blockbuster films: Catching Fire, The Book Thief, City of Bones, Ender’s Game, Beautiful Creatures, The Spectacular Now – the list goes on. Some were smash hits, while others just didn’t translate the fictional world we love to the big screen. In order […]

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Great Books from Goodreads

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Picking a Book by Kelsey H. As 2013 came to an end, readers around the country picked their favorite young adult fiction of the year. Over 100,000 votes were cast in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2013 for the top spots of the year. Among the best of the best in young adult fiction were: Eleanor & Park by […]

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