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Teen Summer Gaming Tournament

Game of the Week: FunRace 3D

Welcome to the Teen Summer Gaming Tournament! Each week this summer we will post a new game to play on Monday. There will be prizes for weekly winners and an overall grand prize for the master gamer of the summer! This week’s game is FunRace 3D!

You will have a week to master the game and send a screenshot of the highest level you achieve to the following email address: teens@ypsilibrary.org by this Friday, August 7 at 5pm. High score this week will receive a $5 gift card! Check back here by next Monday to see who won! Good luck gamers! 

Weekly High Scores

High Scores for the week of July 27 for Subway Surfers!

  • CD- LEVEL 5, 246, 870 Weekly Winner! 
  • CK- LEVEL 789, 558! 
  • OB- LEVEL 130, 069

Overall High Scores

Overall High Scores for the Contest

  • 1st Place: CK
  • 2nd Place: SimulatedJam4
  • 3rd Place: CD

Teen Art

You’re creative, and we want to help you show it! If you have a great piece of art, story, poem, or anything you want to submit to us, we want to see it. Use the form to send it our way and we may post it on our social media feeds as well. 

Book Lists

Books About Teenage Pregnancy

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Baby Girl Adams, Lenora With her tough façade and hard attitude, Sheree doesn’t make friends easily, but when she gets pregnant and decides to keep the baby with the intention of finding unconditional love, Sheree learns important lessons about herself …

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Cookbooks for Teens

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The Multicultural Cookbook for Students Albyn, Carole Lisa Presents a collection of recipes from over 120 countries and briefly discusses the culture and culinary habits of each country. Find in catalog Rick & Lanie’s Excellent Kitchen Adven …

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Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens by BIPOC Authors

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KIDS Akissi Abouet, Marguerite, 1971- Find in catalog Crossover Alexander, Kwame author. Find in catalog Lowriders in Space Camper, Cathy Find in catalog Pashmina Chanani, Nidhi Find in catalog New Kid Craft, Jerry author, illustrator. Find in catalog …

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Great Books with Diverse Lead Characters

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If you liked The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, check out these amazing titles that also happen to feature diverse characters in a leading role. It’s about time, am I right?! The Poet X Acevedo, Elizabeth author. When Xiomara Batista, who pours all her f …

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New YA #Ownvoices

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Black Girl Unlimited Brown, Echo author. Find in catalog The Good Luck Girls Davis, Charlotte Nicole author. Find in catalog A River of Royal Blood Joy, Amanda Find in catalog 19 Love Songs Levithan, David author. Find in catalog Dark and Deepest Red M …

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Top Challenged Books of 2018

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Alexie, Sherman, 1966- Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Find …

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Michigan Activity Pass

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Ypsi youth artists sharing their talents.

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Race Relations

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Our librarians and library staff have worked hard to compile resources that elevate the conversation on race relations.

Summer Challenge

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Summer Learning

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Fun activities for all ages every week during the summer!

Teen Advisory Group

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Be a voice for teens at the library

Teen Creative Toolkits

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Get Creative at the Library

Research & Homework Help

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Quick facts and in-depth information for assignments at any grade level.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
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World Book Encyclopedia en español, que ofrece un diccionario, atlas, ayuda con la tarea, materiales didácticos y planes de estudio. ENGLISH: World Book Encyclopedia in Spanish, which offers a dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and lesson plans.

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Arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science, and math.

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Download movies, television shows, music, comic books, eBooks, and eAudiobooks to your laptop or mobile device.

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LearningExpress Library
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Practice exams and eBook study guides for GED, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, nursing, and others; includes computer skills training videos.

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Start learning one of over 40 different languages! Lessons include vocabulary, grammar, and multimedia components, along with an engaging interface and interactive tools.

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Get free and discounted passes to museums and parks!

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Current events and issues, such as gun control, global warming, and capital punishment, are explored with pro/con viewpoints and interactive maps and articles in this tool for persuasive essay writers.

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Download audiobooks and books to your computer, listening device, or eReader.

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More than 4,000 full text articles covering biology, chemistry, earth & space science, the environment, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, and wildlife.

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Get live homework help from real tutors every day of the year. From algebra to writing feedback, students in grades K-12 can access free help from any device, including mobile apps.

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Get online access to World Book Kids, as well as the Spanish-language version.