Monday           10-6
Tuesday           10-8
Wednesday     10-8
Thursday         10-8
Friday               10-6
Saturday            9-1
Sunday         Closed

 

Tweens/Teens

Totally Tuesday

fourth Tuesdays 
drop in anytime between 4-7 pm
ages 1-99
kids under 10 –  must be accompanied
by an adult

Hands on fun projects for all ages! Get creative and let your imagination run wild!

Reading Programs

Our teen summer and winter reading programs encourage teens to read or listen to books from our library.  Each program has a fun theme and winning fabulous prizes is part of all the fun! Watch for details of the Teen Summer and Winter Reading Programs on the website, at the library, in the schools, and in the local newspaper.

Teen Maker Meet-Up

fourth Thursdays     4:00 pm
ages 12-18
Teen artists, crafters and makers ages 12-18 – explore and create at our Teen Maker Meet-Up.  Registration is required. Call 715-273-3209 or stop by the library to sign up. View the website’s calendar or Facebook events for more information.

T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board)

Youth ages 12-18 meet semi-annually to discuss books, movies, and teen issues and to plan and implement programs in our library. Call 715-273-3209 or stop by the library to sign up and to get further information.

Reading Lists

Epic Reads is an interactive website with contests, blogs, polls, reviews, author info, videos and book info.

Young Adult Series and Sequels is maintained by the Bettendorf Public Library.  This is the site to go to for an awesome database of YA series titles.

http://www.graphicnovelreporter.com is all about finding out what’s hot in the world of graphic novels. Check the Manga glossary or current reviews for recommended reading. Read creators’ biographies or interviews. Check out “best-of” lists. Find out what books are being turned into movies. Join book clubs and read or post on blogs. Receive newsletters or RSS feeds.

Teenreads.com provides information about what’s new with This Week’s New Releases, and what books have been made into movies. Read reviews, author interviews, book blogs and more.

Reading Rants! has out of the ordinary teen book lists!

Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists are first rate in the marriage of storytelling and art and have appeal for a wide range of teen readers from the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Teen’s Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

The Hub site from YALSA offers recommendations for great teen reads, polls about your favorite teen reading topics and YA fun!

Wisconsin’s Digital Library for Teens is the place to download your favorite books!

Digital Library for Tweens/Teens

digital library for students in grades K-8 (choose kids or teens)!

 

Homework Resources

Easy Bib formats your citations in a variety of styles from a variety of sources.

Calculators allows the user to pick any type of online calculator needed to do your work, from basic to science to trigonometry!

WolframAlpha site computes answers to your questions or calculations.  This is a great way to compare statistics and do complex math problems.

Learning Express Library uses your MORE library card to take practice tests, do skill builders and find information.

Merriam-Webster Online Search is four standard resources in one place! It includes an online dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English dictionary and a new medical dictionary.

B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper is a free education and homework resource for students, parents and teachers.

Driver's Education

Driving-Tests.org is a free driver education program that contains:  11 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 10 CDL practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV related questions, and road sign practice. Spanish versions are also included.

Technology Sites

Curiosity Machine supports students, parents and educators, and mentors to build, learn and teach using the engineering design process.

Tinker Cad is the easiest, fiercest 3D design tool around!

App Inventor is a free, cloud-based service that teaches the basics of programming apps for Android devices.

Made With Code is a google-led initiative to get more girls involved in computer programming.

Computer Science Online connects students with hundreds of MOOCs (college level classes made available, free of charge, for unlimited participation).

Scratch teaches programming language to create stories, games, and animation.  It is designed and maintained by the LifeLong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.  Kids have an option to join or refrain from sharing creations online with others.

Language Learning

Transparent Language Online is a free interactive, online language program that is accessed with a MORE library card.

  • 100+ languages (and growing!): From Afrikaans to Zulu, the number of languages available to learners is constantly growing.
  • Tablet compatibility: optomized for touchscreen use on Android™ tablets and iPads, Transparent Language Online works on virtually any Internet-connected device or computer.
  • Extensive English collection: With paired English materials for speakers of 25+ languages, intermediate- and advanced-level courses, an American Citizenship Test Prep course, and more, we have the tools for every English learner.
  • Core skill-building activities: Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are the four pieces of the language puzzle. Put them all together through dozens of learning activities, including pronunciation practice and typing tasks.
  • Alphabet lessons: You can’t learn to read or write if you don’t know the alphabet. Get learners started on the right foot with full-length alphabet courses.
  • Usage tracking: Real-time, continuously-updated usage reports help you measure ROI through an administrative portal that is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Rocket Languages is a free interactive, online language program that is accessed with an Ellsworth Public Library card.  Choose from 15 languages including English courses designed for Spanish speakers!

  • Language Lessons to help you speak naturally
  • Culture Lessons so you can understand the people
  • Hear It Say It!, Know It!, and Write It! self-testing technology, so you can test your new language skills
  • Rocket Record voice comparison technology for every word and phrase used in the course
  • My Vocab; a feature that lets you store words for future reference
  • My Notes; a feature that lets you add notes and reminders to a lesson
  • My Forum, the online space where you can interact with other learners and your Rocket Languages teachers
  • The Rocket Languages iOS and Android apps so you can use your course wherever you are
Learn About the World

Khan Academy provides over 3,300 video tutorials and interactive exercises in math, science, computer programming, history, economics, art, music and more.

TED Talks for Kids features videos of inspiring and informative speakers for teens.

 

Online Games

Horse Isle is set in a fictional world that centers on horses. Includes capture and care, mini games and arena competition.

Wolfquest is a 3D wildlife simulation game that challenges players to learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park.

HoodaMath is filled with addicting math games.

 

College Resources

CollegeBoard.com offers a full length SAT practice test and scoring guide.

ACT Test Prep includes ACT prep, sample test questions, calculator tips, career planning and more.

BLS Career Information helps teens get information about careers that might interest them based on their favorite subjects in school.

Private College Zone is an online resource to help students and their families select a college, apply for admission and plan to finance higher education.

UCAN is a site to explore hundreds of private colleges and universites.

University of Wisconsin links to Wisconsin’s public university system.

Tech Schools is a resource to learn about Wisconsin’s technical colleges.

Knowhow2Go encourages young people to prepare for college using four simple steps.

Learning Express uses the MORE library card to take practice ACT and SAT tests.

Edutrek is a database of over 7,000 colleges and universities.

 

Emergency Information for Teens in Crisis

Positive Alternatives/Teen Care – Where Teens and Families Get Help Fast

Sites in River Falls and Menomonie offer a wide range of youth and family services.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

24 Hour Crisis Hotline:  1.800.491.8336   

River Falls Location: 
Positive Alternatives
2860 Williams Avenue – River Falls, WI  54022 – 715.426.2224 – http://positive-alternatives.org/

Menomonie Location: 
Positive Alternatives
603 Terrill Road – Menomonie, WI  54751 – 715.235.9552 – http://positive-alternatives.org/

Pierce County Human Services 
 http://www.co.pierce.wi.us/Human%20Services/Mental_Health.html offers outpatient, prevention, crisis intervention, emergency care, and referrals. Immediate assistance is available 24 hours a day for all emergencies.

24 hour help:  888.552.6642.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day and will connect you to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area. 
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

24 hour help:  1.800.273.8255