Teens

high school girlThe Teen collection at PPL targets the interests and needs of high school students. We have a small but diverse collection of popular reading, classics, career and school advice, and how-to’s for everything from buying a car to cooking Chinese. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, use our free Interlibrary Loan service to order from libraries throughout CT – or just let us know what we’re missing. We’re pleased to get advice from teen readers!

YouTube Channel Book Talks

Check out the Pomfret Public Library YouTube Channel for book trailers and book talks about some of the books in our Teen collection. Record yourself taking about your favorite reads and contact us to get it added!

Library Independence Pass

Pomfret Community School students in grades 7 & 8 can take the bus to the library on any Tuesday through Friday. Just print out the Library Independence Pass and turn it in at the school office to arrange transportation. Students must be picked up 5:30 PM. Print your pass

 Award Winning Books

Nutmeg Award – High School Level – read through out the year, vote in spring for CT’s favorite High School book
YALSA Teen Top Ten – where Teens nominate their favorite books of the previous year.
YALSA Teen Book Finder App – YALSA’s Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents and anyone else who loves YA literature access to the past five years’ of YALSA’s awards and great reading lists on their smartphone. For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Provided by Young Adult Library Services Association, funded by Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Printz award – Annual award for best book for teens
Alex Award – Annual list of ten adult books with appeal to teens
Outstanding Books for the College Bound – The books on these lists offer opportunities to discover new ideas, and provide an introduction to the fascinating variety of subjects within an academic discipline. Readers will gain an understanding of our diverse world and build a foundation to deepen their response to that world. These lists are updated every five years.
YALSA – More great awards and lists can be found at YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association website.

Online Resources

CT DMV Practice Tests – CT Driver’s Licence and Permit FAQs and practice tests, provided courtesy of driving-tests.org. Drive Safe!

CK12FlexBooks – “At CK-12, we believe that learning is a personal journey.” Unlimited math and science practice help for Grades 1 through 12