Find in the library’s collection some of the best books published for young adults.
Friday, October 12. 4-8 pm.
You and others assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Together you operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens. Sign in to the starship “deck” at 4:00 p.m. (“After Hours” because the program continues after the library closes at 5 pm. Children under the age of 12 must have an adult in the building.)
Find websites for technology interests, writing and art contests, fashion, music and other media recommendations, world current affairs and reading suggestions.
GC3 – activities and information on careers for girls in science and technology.
makeuseof.com – 10 cool websites for music, writing, bond with math fanatics, how to stand out, how to make a difference.
teens.love.toknow.com – websites for teens, and what they want to know: includes fashion, games, and music.
NoveList Plus – looking for ideas on fiction and nonfiction read – alikes? (log in with your Hershey Public Library card).
HubPages.com – 12 awesome websites for music, science, careers, games, news, networking for saving the planet, and more.
Pomegranate Words – links to several writing contests for teens including Ray Bradbury Creative Writing Contest, Kids-in-Print Book Contest, and MISFITS Writing Contest.
Teen Ink – variety of writing contests including cover art contests, poetry contests, fiction writing contests, and environment writing contests.
About In the Middle – This is a program for kids in grade 6 and up that will be offered throughout the school year. Each month there will be themed programs of games, art, writing and creative projects. The creative projects range from cookie frosting to video making. Monthly themes include: superheroes, food, Frankenstein, and fandoms.
Facilitator – Annika Sundberg.
Times – 3:00 pm to 4::00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month. 3-4:30 pm for the rest of the Wednesdays.
October’s theme is –Frankenstein
This month, Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, turns 200 years old!
Wednesday, October 3: Games. Play the card game Werewolves with your friends. Who is the werewolf? Find them before they eat all the other players.
Wednesday, October 10 : Art. This month is a monster of a month at the Hershey Library! Come and create your own Monsters in a variety of sizes shapes and colors. Check out our mini pumpkins from the pumpkin patch too. As usual, we will open the creative box and see what monstrous things you create.
Wednesday, October 17: Writing. How better to honor the 200th Anniversary of teen writer Mary Shelley’s famous novel than do some horror writing yourself? Learn a little about the history of the genre and write your own scary stories.
Wednesday, October 24: Creativity. Make light-up patchwork dolls or monsters. Spoooooky!
Week five, Wednesday, October 31: BONUS. Halloween ball – come dressed in your Halloween costume for snacks and drinks. Watch Nightmare before Christmas!
Tuesday afternoons 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning September 18. If you have questions, call 533-6555.
Girls in grades 6-12 learn how to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The program is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. Activities are available for girls with ZERO computer science experience all the way up to activities that introduce college-level concepts. The broad set of soft and hard skills taught are: Teamwork, confidence, time management, communication, functions, variables, conditional, and loops. Instructor: Lin Taylor.
The theme this year has been “Libraries are for Creating.”
Teen Tech Week, 2018 was March 4 to 10, 2018. You can be a teen tech volunteer at any time, not just teen tech week. Download a JUNIOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION form to be a Teen Tech Assistant to patrons with computer questions, and help with library tech stuff. Do you have ideas on tech recycling? Do you know how to be safe online and about identity theft prevention? Would you like to make posters, or organize a bookmark contest that highlights the library’s digital resources? Continue reading Teen Tech Week
Young adults or a parent/guardian looking for advice and information? See what is available in the online catalog, and links to Internet sites you might find helpful.
Click the image to select a non-fiction title. Also, find digital downloads in OverDrive. Information on Gay Rights can be found in our Reference eBook collection. (Log in your Hershey Public Library card.)
Websites to browse for information
Information on the college admission process.
Practice tests and resources for high school and college students, and for graduates.
College Preparation – Learning Express Library
Resources for College Students – Learning Express Library
College Board Practice Tests
Test Dates Central.com
Navigate colleges. Select a degree or level of study, concentration, institution type, browse for programs, majors and careers.
College Navigator – The U.S. Department of Education College Search Website
College Blue Book – Gale Reference eBook. Log in with your Hershey Public Library card beginning with 2901 and select Education.
elearners.com – Find colleges offering online degree programs
Student Financial Aid Information