College Prep

The ACT
Register for the ACT online; find test prep help;

Brain Track Directory
A comprehensive directory of colleges and universities;

College.gov
Developed by U.S. Department of Education and college students to provide information about planning, preparing, and paying for college or vocational schools; create a printable inspirational college roadmap, search for schools, find ACT and SAT tips, get financial aid information;

College Board Online
Register for the SAT online; find test prep help;

FASFA
Online location to apply for government financial aid;

FinAid
Learn the difference between different types of loans, directs you on how to search for scholarships, discusses how to apply for financial aid;

Petersons.com
Get information on planning for college, use a guided search to find colleges, get tips on writing a college admission essay and on college entrance exams;

RWM Vocational Schools Database
Search for vocational schools by state, city, and trade;

US News Colleges and Career Center
Find rankings and information on over 1,000 schools; use the search feature to find colleges that match your needs;

White House Initiative on Education
A number of committees and other groups assist and advise the U.S. Department of Education in carrying out its mission. Comprised of individuals who are knowledgeable of education in elementary and secondary schools or postsecondary and adult education institutions, these groups provide valuable guidance to the Department on policy and program issues.;Affordable Colleges Online

Creative Writing for Teens

Figment
An online writing community for teens; submit your writing, read and review the writings of others, get the chance to have your writing read by publishing professionals;

Merlyn's Pen
Fiction, essays, and poems by teens;

Teen Ink
National teen magazine, book series, and website devoted to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. The print copy is also available at Main Library;

Teen Health Information

TeensHealth
Provides doctor approved information so teens can make educated decisions about their health;

Medline Plus
Health Information provided by the National Medical Library and the National Institute for Health; includes a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, information on drugs and supplements, and a directory to help find local doctors;

Al-Anon/Alateen
Al-Anon helps people recover from the effects of living with an alcoholic relative or friend. Alateen is a recovery group for young people with a drinking problem. Both groups base their programs on the work of Alcoholics Anonymous;

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Information is listed alphabetically by topic and by age group. This site also features updates on bioterrorism topics;

Homework Help

American Memory Timeline
Developed by the Library of Congress to help lead people to selected primary sources on various topics in American history; gives a brief historical timeline of the United States and highlights key events and provides primary sources on those events;

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Provides interactive information on how our government works;

CIA
Get up-to-date information on countries around the world. Find maps and information on population, history, economy, military, transportation, and transnational issues about each country;

HippoCampus
Provides interactive multimedia information about general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge;

How Everything Works
Physics Professor Louis A. Bloomfield answers questions about how everyday items or actions work. Browse through the most recent questions or browse questions on a specific topic such as computers, nuclear weapons, seesaws, plastics, and more;

Internet Public Library for Teens
Find librarian approved websites on topics such as on how to write a research paper, websites that aid in procrastination, clubs and organizations, sports, and answers to frequently asked embarrassing questions;

Math.com
Gives a basic overview of subjects such as pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; provides several types of calculators, practice questions, and math games;

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Walks students through the process of writing and formatting different kinds of papers; contains a section on proper grammar;

Texas Tech University ISD Math & Science Club
A society of students, teachers, and professionals interested in understanding how math and science concepts can be applied to real-world problems;

Year by Year
Find detailed information about a specific year or decade, also includes timelines;

Know your rights!

National Center for Youth Law
This site links to information about youth health, child support, welfare, fair housing, juvenile justice, public policy organizations, and legislative resources;

Music

All Music Guide
Look here for info about and reviews of rock, hip hop, country, jazz, classical, blues, world music, folk, rap, reggae, and more;

Artist Direct
Look here for info about and reviews of rock, hip hop, country, jazz, classical, blues, world music, folk, rap, reggae, and more;

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Know your history! Learn about the Rock and Roll Timeline, This Day in Rock and Roll, and the rockers who are enshrined each year;

Ricci Adams' musictheory.net
Learn everything from the basics of clefs and staffs to playing keyboard, guitar, or brass—with the help of handy “trainer” screens. You’ll need a Macromedia Flash Player 6.0r65 or higher to view the content on this website;

Internet Archive Live Music Archive
Find high quality live concerts by trade-friendly artist;

LastFM
Recommends music, videos, and concert based on what you like; can sync with your media player or ipod to give you stats on your music;

Teen Reads

American Library Association Young Adult Book List (YALSA)
The Young Adult Library Services Association;

Book Spot - Young Adult Feature
Find recommended reads for teens;

Guys Read
Started by author John Scieszka to promote reading to guys; find book lists geared for guys’ interests;

Readergirlz
An online book community for girls that features a different book each month, interviews with different authors, and allows readers to connect with authors;

Reading Rants
Out of the ordinary book lists for teens; browse book lists by topic;

Teenreads
Provides info and features on favorite teen authors, books, series, and characters;

The Webcomic List
List over 15,000 webcomics; search comics by genre or ranking;

The Arts

Artist's Toolkit
The artist's tools include such visual principals as balance, emphasis, and rhythm, and such visual elements as line, shape, color, space, and texture;

BetterPhoto.com
Want to get the most out of your digital photos? Click here for quick tips and detailed instruction;

Knitty.com
Click on “Patterns” for such knits as Toasty Pocket Creatures, knitted critters that keep your hands toasty on cold days;

Marble Magnets
Make tiny marble magnets from tiny photos and other pictures;

Sock Monkey
Detailed sock monkey making instructions take out the guesswork;

The Duct Tape Guys
The Duct Tape Guys show you how to make duct tape wallets in eight photo-illustrated easy steps;

Top 10 Crafts for Teens
From blue jean pocket books to message boards, these top ten crafts for teens are do-able, useful, and perfect for expressing your individuality.
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Just for Kids!

Welcome to our Children's webpage! Here you will find many useful links, as well as information about children's programs and services offered at the library.

Sunshine State Reading Lists

2016-2017 SSYRA Jr. Annotated Book List

Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books
2016-2017 List for Grades 3-5

Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books
2016-2017 List for Grades 6-8

Florida Teens Read
2016-2017 Book List

2015-2016

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

2014-2015

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

2013-2014

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Pinellas County Sheriff’s office is giving parents free internet safety computer software for monitoring their child’s computer activities. The software can be obtained from one of two locations:

  • Sheriff's Administration Building located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
  • Sheriff's North District Station located at 737 Louden Avenue in Dunedin.

You may also visit www.PCSOweb.com to view the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Parent's Tool Kit.

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Up to Ten

Fun Brain

Cool Math

Kids Health

Sandra Day O'Connor's civics project

Common Core Book Lists

183 pages, see index in front:
K–1, 2–3, 4–5, 6–8,
9–10, and 11–CCR

Mother Goose Time
Ages 3 and under
Thursdays at 11:00 am
(stories & toy sharing fun)