Wright Library is the place for Teens. Come in for homework help, programs, or just to hang out.
Built on a foundation of more than 600,000 biographies drawn from numerous authoritative sources, this resource brings users faceto-face with their subjects via text, video, audio clips and images of yesterday and today’s most-studied figures.
This database combines numerous biographical resources into one. Search results include abstracts, full-text articles, and images, plus the Biography Reference Bank draws from every article about any individual on any of the WilsonWeb databases – biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries.
Cultural reports for more than 200 countries each include 25 categories such as land and climate, history, personal appearance, greetings, gestures, family, diet, holidays, economy, education, health, and events and trends. Perfect for junior high and high school students.
This resource provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. This series, which has a 30-year history, includes the DLB Main Series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. Citations are provided for all entries.
Features a powerful user interface designed to make research easy. Students find the answers they need from more than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books, and transcripts plus thousands of pictures, maps, weblinks, and audio/video files.
This database offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, definitions, diagrams, videos, animations, illustrations, images, biographies, experiments, activities, and current news articles. The content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by the National Science Education Standards.
This database provides digital access to multiple popular literary criticism series, including Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. Literature Criticism Online allows easy access to criticism drawn from thousands of sources. It covers authors who lived from 1800 through 2009. Citations are provided for all entries.
This database contains full text for more than 700 popular, high school magazines.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 202,164 photos, maps and flags.
Novels for Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of works from various cultures and time periods. Short Stories for Students contains concise synopses of the story's plot, characters and themes, along with a brief author biography, a discussion of the story's cultural and historical significance and excerpted criticism geared specifically towards the high school student. (From Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Covering today’s hottest social issues Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations, and more. This database includes pro/con essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, statistical tables, charts and graphs, images, and podcasts.
This resource is designed for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type (magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.).
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.
The articles of the venerable World Book Encyclopedia form the foundation of this expansive reference database that includes the World Book Dictionary, the World Book Atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to state and provincial curriculum standards, and much more.
Check AR Levels  - Type in the title of the book in the search box and click Go!
Note: Youth Services Department brochures and booklists are created in the Portable Document Format (.pdf). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view or print the brochure. Click here  to get Adobe Acrobat Reader.
|The_Best_Fiction.pdf ||111.81 KB|
|Award Winning Books.pdf ||125.25 KB|
|Books to Love.pdf ||37.5 KB|
|Clean Reads.pdf ||150.75 KB|
|If You Liked Eragon.pdf ||40.97 KB|
|International Fiction.pdf ||38.36 KB|
|Summer_2011_Teen_Top_Ten_Book_List.pdf ||390.56 KB|
|Vampire & Goth.pdf ||33.72 KB|
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Also, check out the Teen Scene BookLetter .
Check out photos from our teen programs at the TeenScene photostream on Flickr .
Please note: We take pictures at Wright Library events and post them on our Flickr site . No names are published; however, if you or your parent do not wish your photo to appear online, please inform us. We will remove any picture that has already been posted.
We welcome teen volunteers. Teens, grades 7-12, can pick up a volunteer application at the library or print out the form attached below. Once the application is completed and a parent has signed it, return it to the Youth Services Department. You will then be contacted by phone to make an appointment for a 15 minute training session and to arrange your volunteer schedule. Volunteer opportunities are available year round.
Volunteer tasks include helping with children's programs and doing office tasks. Helping with children's programs includes assisting with crafts, games, snacks, and reading aloud. Office tasks include cleaning stickers from books, recording call numbers for school AR programs, using the die-cut machine, organizing books by call number, and cutting and bagging items for crafts. We will work with each volunteer to match their interests and strengths to their assigned tasks.
|Teen Volunteer Application.pdf ||50.29 KB|