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High School Battle of the Books: List of Links

The High School Battle of the Books is coming on February 26. Here are links to all of the blogs and documents you need to register your team, find books, learn the rules, and more. Links for everybody Links for students Links for adults The deadline to register your Battle of the Books team is February 11 at 8 PM. Good luck! ...
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7th/8th Grade Battle of the Books: List of Links

The 7th/8th Grade Battle of the Books is coming on February 20. Here are links to all of the blogs and documents you need to register your team, find books, learn the rules, and more. Links for everybody Links for students Links for adults The deadline to register your Battle of the Books team is February 11 at 8 PM. Good luck! ...
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6th Grade Battle of the Books: List of Links

The 6th Grade Battle of the Books is coming on February 19. Here are links to all of the blogs and documents you need to register your team, find books, learn the rules, and more. Links for everybody Links for students Links for adults The deadline to register your Battle of the Books team is February 11 at 8 PM. Good luck! ...
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High School Battle of the Books: Student Rules

Battle of the Books is coming! On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, teams will compete to show off their literary trivia expertise. Here are the rules for students participating in the High School Battle of the Books.
  1. Form a team of 1-5 students in grades 9-12. Pick up a team application form in our library or print one out at home.
  2. Get an adult to act as your Team Manager. Team Managers help teammates prepare for Battle. A teacher, relative, or school librarian can be a Team Manager. Whoever they are, they must be present during the Battle of the Books competition.
  3. Give your completed application to the Teen Department or email it directly to Ms. Heather or ...
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7th/8th Grade Battle of the Books: Student Rules

Battle of the Books is coming! On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, teams will compete to show off their literary trivia expertise. Here are the rules for students participating in the 7th/8th grade Battle of the Books.
  1. Form a team of 1-5 students in grades 7 & 8. Pick up a team application form in our library or print one out at home.
  2. Get an adult to act as your Team Manager. Team Managers help teammates prepare for Battle. A teacher, relative, or school librarian can be a Team Manager. Whoever they are, they must be present during the Battle of the Books competition.
  3. Give your completed application to the Teen Department or email it directly to Ms ...
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Teen Battle of the Books: Team Manager Rules

The goal of this program is to include ALL readers, whether they be voracious or reluctant, advanced or struggling. We hope to nurture or spark a lifelong love of reading, promote teamwork, and have fun! When is Battle of the Books?
  • 6th Grade: Tuesday, February 19 at 7 PM. Please arrive by 6:50 PM.
  • 7th/8th Grade: Wednesday, February 20 at 7 PM. Please arrive by 6:50 PM.
  • High School: Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 PM. Please arrive by 6:25 PM.
  • All Battles are held in the Quaker Valley Middle School auditorium.
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High School Battle of the Books: List of Links

The High School Battle of the Books is coming on February 26. Here are links to all of the blogs and documents you need to register your team, find books, learn the rules, and more. Links for everybody

7th/8th Grade Battle of the Books: List of Links

The 7th/8th Grade Battle of the Books is coming on February 20. Here are links to all of the blogs and documents you need to register your team, find books, learn the rules, and more. Links for everybody

6th Grade Battle of the Books: List of Links

The 6th Grade Battle of the Books is coming on February 19. Here are links to all of the blogs and documents you need to register your team, find books, learn the rules, and more. Links for everybody

Our Picks

 

If you like Dread Nation…

If you like Dread Nation by Justina Ireland but you're stuck on the wait list, here are some similar titles you can read. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (2011) Gone with the Respiration series, book 1. Available as a book, CD audiobook, and ebook ...
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Staff Book Review: Dread Nation

Book: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (2018) Available as a book, CD audiobook, ebook, and digital audiobook. Summary: Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania--derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America laws ...
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Teen Choice Book Awards 2018

We want you to vote for your favorite books for the Teen Choice Book Awards!  You can vote online or submit a paper ballot to the Teen Department. Read the summaries below the cut ...
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Teen Book Clubs & Activity Groups

Reading Challenges

Homework, College & Career Help

Homework Helpers

  • Duolingo: Interactive language-learning program for all ages. Covers 28 different languages including English as a Second Language, Esperanto, and Klingon. Usable online or as an AndroidiOS, or Windows app. Users must register with an email account.
  • Grammar Girl: Articles, podcasts, videos and charts on perfecting your grammar.
  • Harvard Writing Guides: Harvard’s ebooks for writing college papers in different majors.
  • Khan Academy: Learn a variety of subjects including math, coding, economics, and humanities.
  • Mango Languages: Interactive online language learning for all ages. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and English as a Second Language. Log in as a guest or by creating an account using your email address. You must have an account to save your progress.
  • Purdue OWL: Purdue’s Online Writing Lab provides guides for writing styles, preventing plagiarism, and citation methods for different subjects.

Test Prep

  • Khan Academy: A free online education website which provides test prep for the SAT, MCAT, NCLEX-RN, GMAT, CAHSEE, and IIT JEE.
  • Peterson’s: A college database and guide to tests, scholarships, resumes, and the college admission process.
  • Princeton Review: Admissions help, test prep, colleges searches, and tutoring.

College

  • Higher Education Resources: A list of local college websites and financial aid resources by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
  • Khan Academy: A free online education website which includes a guide to college admissions.
  • NEED: A scholarship and mentoring organization that provides aid and guidance for Pittsburgh’s under-served  and minority youth.
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA): Pennsylvania’s guide to scholarships and colleges for students of all ages.
  • Peterson’s: A college database and guide to tests, scholarships, resumes, and the college admission process.
  • Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Search: Find scholarships for students of all ages in the Pittsburgh area.
  • Princeton Review: Admissions help, test prep, colleges searches, and tutoring.
  • Tuition Funding Sources: Students can search for scholarships and financial aid, take personality and career aptitude tests, and find detailed college information. Create an account using your email address and contact information. For the drop-down menu “How did you find out about the TFS website?” select Library and set Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as your school.

Career Help

  • CareerLink Pittsburgh: Resume help, job recruiting, and unemployment services.
  • Cypress Resume: A guide to creating a resume, cover letters, and other job application documents. Log in with your library card number.
  • Internships.com: Find internships based on your location or college major.
  • Khan Academy: A free online education website which provides career aptitude tests and entrepreneurship classes.
  • Pennsylvania Career Guide: A publication for Pennsylvania residents figuring out possible career paths.
  • Pennsylvania CareerLink: Pennsylvania’s go-to website for career development.
  • Volunteer Match: Find a volunteering gig based your location or interests.

Ask a Librarian

Have questions? Send a message to our teen librarian.

Heather Panella (Email: panellah@einetwork.net)

Specialties: Teen events and programs, collection development, reference questions, general questions

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