Feeling anxious? Isolated? Sad? Everyone’s feeling a little out-of-sorts right now. People might have recommended that you try some yoga, take a walk, or just have a nice bath… all of which are great, but it’s not that easy for everyone. Here are some websites that have techniques for self-care and looking after your mental health while stuck in quarantine.
This school year isn’t ending the way we all hoped it would, but it will end soon enough. Do you already know what you want to do when you leave high school? Whether you do or don’t, you can check out these free online college courses to get a feel for what to expect in college and find out what path you’d like to take!
Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects. Harvard University has made these courses available. https://www.edx.org/school/harvardx
Need some more study tools while you're stuck at home? WGBH has created a Distance Learning Center that has multiple lessons for grades 9-12 including Science, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Math. Check them out here. If you’re working with limited internet access, you can watch many of these lessons on WGBH’s World channel without having to stream video online.
Looking for something to do while stuck inside? Need something to read? Check out Teen Book Cloud, an online database with ebooks, audio books, and even graphic novels! Including classics like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, and numerous Shakespeare plays. Thanks to Tumblebooks, our library has access to this resource through the end of August. Visit the library's downloads page and scroll down to access this resource.
We all need a little getaway about now, so try escaping with a Romance! You can find these titles in our Teen Den – although for now you’ll have to check our the ebook editions! Click here to find information on accessing these titles as ebooks, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more book recommendations.
Welcome to the Ames Free Library Summer Reading Program for Teens! We've posted a list of your summer reading requirements from OAHS for you to start with.
Interested in winning some prizes too? Have a look at our Summer Reading Program details below...