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Volunteering

Teens can rack up community service hours here at the library when they volunteer. The library provides volunteering opportunities during our special events, book sales, and during our regular operating hours. For more information, check our newsletter or give us a call.

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center is also looking for enthusiastic individuals, 14 years of age and up, who would like to volunteer their time and talents.They ask that you consider volunteering 1 day a week for 4 hours, but would love if you are willing to donate more time as well. Contact Andrea Studnitzer at (845) 368-5482.

Books

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

Reading Rants: Out of the ordinary teen booklists. Check it out and find something new to read.

TeenInk: This magazine and website only published material written by teens. If you've got that creative urge, get your work in front of thousands of people by submitting it to TeehInk!

Test Prep

CliffsNotes: Brush up on your literature knowledge before you take the big test, but do us a favor and read the book! We're a library after all.

ACT Fact Sheet: Everything you might want to know about the ACT.

SAT - College Board: A one stop shop for everything about the SAT. Practice questions, dates, and a daily checklist to make sure you're ready to ace the test.

Subject Test Requirements: Find out which colleges require SAT subject tests for admission.

Tutor.com: Tutor.com provides learning solutions for patrons of all ages, as well as equal access to information and education. New to the site is SAT/ACT Essentials, powered by The Princeton Review, which offers review and tracking for these tests. Access is through your library card, but users will need to set up a free account to access some areas of the site, including SAT/ACT Essentials.

When do I take the SAT?: Advice on the best time to take the test, and whether it makes sense to take it more than once.

Resources

Alice: Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web.

Billboard Online: Music ratings, current top ratings and songs. Music news, radio, recordings, tours, etc.

Draw Manga: Learn how to draw manga step-by-step.

Financial Aid Toolkit (including FAFSA): Search for tools and resources to help you or your students learn about financial aid for college. Information, trainings, videos, FAQ's, forms, and more are included.

Guiness World Records: A web version of the popular world record book. Can you set a record?

Higher Education Services Corporation (New York)This site is dedicated to helping New Yorkers "prepare, pay for, and repay" college tuition. Resources are for parents, as well as high school counselors.

Safe Surfing Tips for Teens: Online safety tips for a variety of topics.

Fun and Games

D&D at Wizards of the Coast: Come and learn a game where you put down the game controller and exercise your math skills and your imagination. It's not just for nerds anymore!

Kings of Chaos: Web-based massively multiplayer strategy game. Players build armies, recruit  friends, buy weapons, and spy and attack on each other

Maker Camp: Build cool stuff at home! Follow instructions for DIY projects, and share your own creations. A virtual camp for teens takes place every summer.

Neave: A cool collection of toys and games. This site shows the power web technology tools.

PopCap: Java games that you can play right in your browser. PopCap are the creators of the popular Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants vs. Zombies games.

Runescape: This is a massive multiplayer online role playing game in which you buy and  sell items in exchange for gold. You will also fight many creatures and try to  become the best overall fighter in the entire game. Free to play.