T e e n Z o n e
Books are COOL!!!!!!
Check out these new young adult titles in the Minerva catalog! Updated monthly.
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18
The Book Smugglers know their YA! If you are looking for reviews of the latest and greatest YA books the Smugglers will have the answers.
Read the book - see the movie!
Books at a theater near you - check out the book, audiobook, e-Book or e-Audiobook!
Find these upcoming books-to-movies in the Rockland PL Teen Zone:
Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (release date: 2/14)
Divergent (release date: 3/21)
The Fault in Our Stars (release date: 6/6)
Take our word for it.
Listen to the folks at the Rockland Public Library talk about books they have read and enjoyed. These are short booktalks about novels we liked and hope you will too.
The Rockland Public Library wants to hear your voice. If you have read a book that you really liked and think other teens or adults will like, tell us about it. We want to record you talking about great books. Just contact the folks at the Rockland Public library to set up a time to record your own booktalk.
When you need to know more
Google is great, but it doesn't quite get everything. Some of the best resources for your report / speech / presentation reside in the 'deep web' - resources not visible to popular search engines.
Your library card gives you access to deep web resources like EbscoHost Masterfile. It contains professionally published (edited & fact-checked) articles and reports. Find EbscoHost and other Marvel Databases at rocklandlibrary.org - eResources.
...when you need to know even MORE.
Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge engine or answer engine. This site is great for math and science questions. Really if you need help with a math problem try this site.
Shmoop – There it is…. Okay, I know it was cheesy but I had to do that. Anyway, Shmoop is a one stop site for homework help. It has sections for everything from US History to Algebra II. It even can help you prep for the SAT, ACT and AP Exams.
Okay, I know this will be a hard sell but NPR isn't just talking heads. They also really know their music. The "R" is for radio after all. Check out NPR's music page, you are sure to find something you like.
KCRW could be the coolest radio station ever. It's the community radio station out of Santa Monica College, California. WARNING - listening to KCRW will cause you to know about music months before it hits the airwaves in the Northeast. Inducing boredom with local radio stations and hooking on you KCRW for life. Yeah it is that good.
Gaming @ Your Library
Did you know? You can check out Wii, Xbox & PS3 games at Rockland Public Library! Find the video game collection (and teen books, audiobooks, magazines & music) in the Library Teen Zone. The loan period for video games is one week, and the fine is $1 per day if returned late.
e-Books & e-Audiobooks
"Yes Mom, I'm reading!" Head to the Maine InfoNet Download Library to find library eBooks & eAudiobooks for your smartphone, tablet, iPod Touch or eBook reader. The first step is to download the free Overdrive Media Console app (right) from your app store. It displays ebooks and plays audiobooks. Give it a try!
We're here to help. If you have a question about the InfoNet download library or Overdrive Media Console, contact library reference desk staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.