Teens

What’s On This Page: New Books | Teen Events | Teen Service – Free Permit Practice Test | New Computer! | Teen Recommendations | Research

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New Books

The following are books that are soon to be released and are certain to be popular. To place a hold, just click on the title and then on “Request/Hold” and have your Library card handy.

Young Adult

Fear of Missing Out by Kate Mcgovern
Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
Light it Up by Kekla Magoon
The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman
They Called Us the Enemy by George Takei

Teen Events

Himmeli Ornament DIY

Wednesday, December 9th at 4:00 PM
Ages 13-18
Learn how to make your own hanging ornaments to keep or gift! The video instructions will be posted on both our Facebook and YouTube pages. Registration is required to receive a materials kit. We will send you an email when your kit is ready.

Registration link: https://forms.gle/QWqVcPp7EMjUyuWQ9

Mario Kart Tournament

Saturday, November 19th at 1:00 PM
Ages 13-18
Register to compete using your own Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or watch a live-stream on our YouTube channel.

YouTube Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA6CsUPeesWyeBDDUrKeG_g

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/iJ4eVmscUbffpDmZ9

Teen Service

Practice Tests IconFree Permit Practice Tests

In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Essex Public Library is offering FREE Connecticut Driver Permit practice tests. This service also provides information on taking the CT Driving Test as well as the Driving Handbook.

 

Want to share a good book? Feeling especially passionate about something you’ve just read? Come in and visit. We’d love to add your video or written reviews to our selection. You never know whose life a good book will change for the better.  Visit Riley Sullivan’s newest video review.

Teen Recommendations

Book finder logoYALSA’s Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians, or any lover or YA literature to access the past three years of YALSA’s awards and lists on their Smartphone, iPod or iPad.  App features include: a homepage featuring titles from the database, refreshed each day, a book search engine, a Find It button (powered by OCLC WorldCat Search) a favorites button and the ability to share brooks from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook. Scan the QR Code in our YA Department to get the app today!

 

Research

researchIT iconNeed reliable (and last minute) research help? The free online resource, researchIT CT is here for you! Don’t forget about researchIT CT where you can find articles and information that you can trust. If you’re in need of a little project help, please visit the Children’s department for a researchIT CT tutorial. We’re always happy to help!


Curbside Pickup Available

The Essex Library is currently offering Contact free pickup. In-person browsing, borrowing and computer services are suspended until further notice. To reserve a book for Park and Pickup, call us at (860) 767-1560 or email us at staff.essexlib@gmail.com.

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