Teen Resources

Educational

Common Sense Media’s Wide Open Classroom
Curated resources sorted by grade and subject.

E-Books (EBSCO) - 5 eBook Collections Courtesy of EBSCO
Need access to more eBook options and research content to complete at-home assignments for classes? EBSCO wants to help Pennsylvania communities in this time of crisis and is making several eBook collections available for full access to all POWER Library patrons for the time being.

eBook collections available:

  • Public Library Collection
  • K-8 Collection
  • High School Collection
  • Cricket Media Collection (This collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds. Students from pre-K to 8th grade can build strong literacy skills with digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles by Cricket Media.)
  • Academic Collection

Education Articles from Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media collected articles on the COVID-19 situation as well as ways to keep your children learning when they are home from school.

Educational Resources offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings
School is closed but kids need to keep learning. These companies are offering free subscriptions to help you keep your kids occupied and educated.

Free Ivy League Courses!
Learn something new with online courses provided free online by a variety of Universities. From coding to literature, there’s something for everyone!

POWER Library
Get ready to find a world of information with POWER Library's e-resources.  Access with your library card. If you do not have a library card, you can register for a POWER Library e-card good for POWER Library electronic resources.

 

 

Entertainment

AudioBookCloud
An all ages audiobook library collection of streaming audiobooks.

Dav Pilkey at Home
Join the creator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants each Friday for a new video!

Harry Potter at Home
Enjoy free activities, quizzes and articles related to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Also, use the  OverDrive or Libby app to check out the eBook and eAudiobook of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with no wait times!

LeVar Burton Reads
LeVar Burton, literacy advocate, reads short stories to children, teens and adults each week live on Twitter at the following times:  

  • Wednesdays at 6pm – Teen Stories

Metropolitan Opera to Stream FREE performances every night the week
Maybe you've always wondered what opera is or thought you could get into it if you just had the time. Now is that time.

Reading Public Museum
Reading Public Museum is offering Way Out Wednesdays! Stream a new presentation from the Neag Planetarium each Wednesday to your TV screen!

SYNC
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 30, 2020, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks  a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Register for SYNC and sign up for email or text alerts at www.audiobooksync.com.

TeenBookCloud
An online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.

Virtual Concerts
NPR has a list of Concerts that will be streaming online to brighten your day.

Virtual Museum Visits with Google Arts and Culture
Take a trip with the whole family for nothing with virtual visits to museums throughout the world!

 

 

Health/COVID-19

Berks County Department of Emergency Services
For information on the emerging Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, visit the Berks County Department of Emergency Services page for updates.

Pennsylvania’s Website about COVID-19

NPR has Instructions for Washing Your Hands Properly.

This hand washing song from author/illustrator Lucy Knisley is a fun way to teach kids to wash their hands.

Listen to this Coronavirus PSA podcast from author Jason Reynolds.

World Health Organization Mythbusting Information
Get the facts with information from the World Health Organization.