Teen Resources & Links

On the Teen Resources page you’ll find the following:

Book Stuff
Health and Wellness
Homework Resources
College Resources
Getting Involved and Giving Back
Career Resources for Teens

Book Stuff

  • Farmington Library Teen Book Review Blog Teen authored book reviews are a great way to find out what other teens think about the books they have read, which might help you decide what to read next. New teen authored reviews are always welcome and can even help you to pay off your library fines. To submit a book review or for more information on how to reduce your library fines email Laura. You can find her contact information below in the Contact Us section.
  • Farmington Library Teen Blog The teen blog is a great place to get info about books, authors, upcoming events at the library and to see pictures taken at recent teen library programs.
  • Teenreads.com The Teenreads.com blog provides you with current information about your favorite authors,books, series and characters, with lots of special features and contests.
  • Flamingnet Teen Book Reviews Flamingnet.com was started by a father and son team a few years ago. All of the reviews are written by teens for teens.

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Health and Wellness

  • United Way 211 Free information and referral service.
  • Office of Adolescent Health Information for teens and adults provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding, teen reproductive health, teen mental health, teen physical health and nutrition, teen substance abuse and healthy teen relationships.
  • Medline Plus “MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.” (MedlinePlus, 2011)

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Homework Resources

  • Encyclopedia Britannica You’ll need your library card number in order to login to the database.
  • Biography Reference Center
    “Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.”(Ebsco, 2016)
  • Explora Secondary Schools

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College Resources

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Getting Involved and Giving Back

Volunteering your time is a great way to strengthen your ties to your community and help those in need. Volunteer experience also looks great on college applications!

  • Town of Farmington Peer Mentor Program
  • Volunteer MatchThis link will bring you directly to a list of volunteer opportunities in the Hartford, CT area. If you would like to find volunteer opportunities elsewhere, simply go to the web site’s home page and enter a different location in the search box.
  • Habitat for HumanityThis link will bring you directly to the list of local Habitat for Humanity Affiliates.
  • Rebuilding Together This is the homepage for the Hartford affiliate of the national non-profit organization Rebuilding Together. There is also a New Britain affiliate, but they do not have a web site. The contact info for the New Britain affiliate
    is (860)832-4389.
  • Foodshare This link brings you directly to the volunteer information page of the Foodshare web site.
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

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Career Resources for Teens

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