What to Read
Not sure what Young Adult title to check out next? Check out the links below for book lists made available through NoveList, the library’s reader recommendation database and other online resources for teen reads.
Biography and Memoir You don’t have to be famous to have a fascinating life. Explore the perspectives of all kinds of people living in today’s world in these biographies and memoirs.
Fantasy Must-Reads If you’re a long-time reader of fantasy or new to the genre, try one of these YA fantasy must-reads.
Realistic Fiction A Novelist book list for new and popular Fiction and Nonfiction.
Thrills & Chills A Novelist book list for new and popular thrillers and chillers.
The Great Lakes Digital Libraries, a collection of thousands of new and popular eBooks made available to PLDL patrons, has a web portal dedicated to eBooks for teens. Search for a title, or browse genres such as Young Adult Fiction, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Humor and Non-Fiction.
Teen Homework Help & Other Resources
Biography in Context Over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
Britannica High Describe resource here.
Driver Education Free driver practice tests specifically for Michigan. Permits, road signs, motorcycle, commercial drivers license (CDL), fines and limits, and Spanish version of the road sign test all available.
LearningExpress Library Practice tests and tutorial course preparation for academic or licensing tests. Provides immediate scoring and complete answer explanations.
Literature Resource Center Biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods around the world.
Mango Languages Mango Languages is an online language learning resource offering 71 languages, 17 ESL courses and numerous specialty courses. If you’re looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you’ve come to the right place. From Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, we’ve got you covered.
NoveList Plus Get help finding your next book to read based on books you’ve read or topics you’re interested in. Includes lesson plans, book discussion guides, and recommended reading lists.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Features magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, topic overviews, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites.
World Book Online Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia, geared toward students, teachers, and families.