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

Lewisville Branch Library's Teen Page

Library News:
The library is now 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 Wed. 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m., Thurs & Fri. 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., and Sat. 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

The to-go library hold pickup is still being offered as well on Mon. through Wed. 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m., Thurs & Fri. 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and Sat. 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

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.

Would you like to display your artistic creations at the Lewisville Branch Library? Art is displayed for one month and then you would pick it back up. We do not keep your art. Click here to fill out the interest form.

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

The Mad Hatter's Book Club
Monday, Feb. 15 from 5-6 p.m. (Chosen Topic: Mythology)
The Mad Hatter's Book Club meets virtually via Zoom. The participants (ages 12-18) choose a topic (chosen at the meeting the month before) and we all research whatever we want related to that topic. We could read fiction or nonfiction books, watch movies, read news articles, etc. We then discuss what we found out at our meeting. There is no pressure to speak.
Sign up for The Mad Hatter's Book Club here .

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.

February's Recommended Reads:

Recommended by Mackenzie from the Lewisville Branch Library's Teen Advisory Board
Title: "Serpent & Dove"
Author: Shelby Mahurin
Recommendation: “Serpent & Dove” is a book for all lovers of the dark and wicked. Full of witches, magic, and lots of romance, this fast-paced novel will keep you up all night. But whether because of its thrilling plot or your visions of the stunning, yet utterly evil world that Shelby Mahurin creates, we shall never know!
Find the print copy here.

Recommended by Mackenzie from the Lewisville Branch Library's Teen Advisory Board
Title: "Uprising"
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Recommendation: A beauty and a tearjerker, “Uprising” is a story like you have never read before. Tackling one of the most devastating tragedies of modern U.S. history, Margaret Peterson Haddix dives deep into the heart of the American labor movement and the lives of young women who wished to spark change. Illuminating an almost forgotten moment in time, Haddix reminds us that not all that are lost should be forgotten and that warmth can be found in the coldest of places.
Find the print copy here.

Recommended by Mackenzie from the Lewisville Branch Library's Teen Advisory Board
Title: " The Paper Girl of Paris"
Author: Jordyn Taylor
Recommendation: An easy yet serious read, “The Paper Girl of Paris” discusses the events of WWII in an entirely unexpected way. Set in both the present and the past, the book follows two distinct, but seemingly related girls on their journey towards finding purpose, love, and meaning. Tying in elements of mystery, romance, family drama, and the grimness of history, author Jordyn Taylor has created a truly significant work of art.
Find the print copy here.

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 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.

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, there are currently very limited volunteer opportunities for teens at the Lewisville Branch Library.

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 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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