• By Mia Jordan
  • Posted Monday, October 4, 2021

Lewisville Branch Library's Teen Page

Library News:
The library is open to the public for those who want to come in and browse with a mask on. We are open for browsing and computer use Mon. through Thurs. 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., Fri. 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and Sat. 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The to-go library hold pickup is still being offered during library hours.

Lewisville Branch Library's Teen Area:

Stop by the Lewisville Branch Library to visit our Teen Area. We have a great collection of teen books, audiobooks, and graphic novels (including manga) in both fiction and nonfiction. We have board games that you are able to check out to take home or to play in the library. Our library's two gaming computers are just for teens to use.

Library Programs for Teens:
All library programs are free and open to the public.

Teen Virtual Library is Open 24/7
For book talks, writing tips, and more for teens visit the Forsyth County Public Library's Teen Virtual Library

How to Check Out Books and Other Library Materials:
(A Forsyth County Public Library card is needed to check out library materials. If you do not have a library card, go here. If you do not know if you have a library card or not, call us at 336-703-2940.)

You may log into your account in our catalog to check on what you have out, renew items, and put items on hold. Items that you place on hold will be checked out to your account and available for pick up to-go at the library branch of your choice.

Using the North Carolina Digital Library via Overdrive, you can find and check out e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and videos for all ages using your library card. You may access the North Carolina Digital Library through our website or through the Libby app.
You can also access e-materials just for kids and teens with Libby by Overdrive by using the NC Kids Digital Library.

Recommended Reads from our Teen Advisory Board:

Recommended by Mackenzie
Title: "Jo & Laurie"
Author: Margaret Stohl & Melissa de la Cruz
Recommendation: A quirky and delightful retelling of the famous Little Women, Jo & Laurie is a charming book for those romantics who think that the most steadfast March sister deserved more than old Professor Bhaer. Intertwining elements of Alcott’s own life with her work’s most important plot points, Stohl and de la Cruz have crafted a lovely, heartwarming tale that will leave you feeling satisfied and ready to go in search of your own “Teddy” Laurence.
Find the print copy here.

Recommended by Mackenzie
Title: "Rules of Civility"
Author: Amor Towles
Recommendation: Profound and beautifully evocative, Towles captures the true depth of humanity through writing that rivals that of the classics’. Set in that allusively stagnant period between the roaring years and the age of the Second World War, Rules of Civility gracefully depicts the New York scene in the 1930s while answering some of society’s most compelling questions about the meaning of life and the importance of the unknown in guiding you onto the right path.
Find the print copy here.

Recommended by Catherine
Title: "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"
Author: John Boyne
Find the print copy here.

Recommended by Sohan
Title: "The Lightning Thief"
Author: Rick Riordan
Find the print copy here.

If you like these books, you may also want to try:
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Fake ID by L. R. Giles
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Recommended Online Resources for Teens:

Homework and Educational Resources:

- Access free live online homework help, study guides, and test prep with Live Homework Help & SkillsCenter Resource Library via tutor.com.
- Learn other languages with Mango Languages.
- Research the leading issues of the day through the lens of multiple viewpoints with SIRS Issues Researcher.
- Watch free study skills webinars.

College and Career Prep Resources:

- Compare careers with the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
- Create a resume with Cypress Resume.
- Find jobs, internships, and information about starting your career with Reference USA.
- Plan for college, access test prep guides, take practice tests, and create your resume with the Testing & Education Reference Center with Career Module.
- Prepare for college admissions tests with Learning Express Library: College Admissions Test Preparation.
- Research which career and school is right for you with Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.
- Study for and take practice tests for the SAT, ACT, and AP tests with Live Homework Help & SkillsCenter Resource Library via tutor.com.
- Watch interviews where professionals across multiple industries talk about what it is like to work in their fields on Access Video On Demand- Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight.

Volunteer Opportunities for Teens at the Lewisville Branch Library:

Lewisville Branch Library's Teen Advisory Board
The Teen Advisory Board is made up of Lewisville Branch Library's teen volunteers (ages 12-18). We currently meet virtually via Zoom on the first Monday of the month to discuss ways to improve the Lewisville Branch Library's service to teens. The Teen Advisory Board helps to plan programs, create displays, and suggests resources that the library should purchase. They also recommend books that they have enjoyed to be added to recommended reading lists for teens.

Helping with Library Tasks
In-person volunteering has now resumed. We are limited to only two teen volunteers a day and only on Monday-Friday from 9-5 p.m. Tasks that we need help with around the library include shelving, organizing books, checking books for damage, helping prepare craft materials, decorating displays, watering plants, etc. At volunteer orientation, we will discuss what you are interested in helping with and are able to do.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer at the Lewisville Branch Library, contact Mia Jordan (Lewisville Branch Library's Youth Services Librarian) by calling 336-703-2940 or emailing jordanmc@forsyth.cc.

Download the Volunteer Application here.
Download the Volunteer Agreement for Minors here.
Download the Statement of Responsibility for Volunteers here.

Connect with Your Library:
Sign up for the Lewisville Branch Library's Monthly Email Newsletter.
Follow us on Instagram (we're fcplteens) and Twitter (we're @FCPublicLibrary).
Check out the Forsyth County Public Library's Teen Programs Page for updates about the Forsyth County Public Library's events and services for teens throughout the county.

We Want to Hear From You!
Call us at 336-703-2940 or send your questions and suggestions to Mia Jordan (Lewisville Branch Library's Youth Services Librarian) by emailing jordanmc@forsyth.cc.

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