Virtual Resources For Young Adults
These uncertain times can be scary, and dealing with all the different mental health resources that are meant to help you can be overwhelming. We recommend the CDC Managing Stress and Anxiety during COVID19 page for some basic information and links to more in depth resources.
- Visit this ongoing list of digital escape rooms created by librarians from all over, or visit some of our favorites:
- Harry Potter Digital Escape Room: Recommended to open in a separate browser tab for best experience. Thank you to Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA, for creating and sharing this awesome digital escape room!
- Six of Crows Digital Escape Room: Recommended to open in a separate browser tab for best experience. Thank you to Abigail Hsu, Young Adult Librarian at the Morristown & Morris Township Library for creating and sharing this awesome digital escape room!
- Zombie Mayhem Digital Escape Room: Recommended to open in a separate browser tab for best experience. Thank you to the Taos Public Library in Taos, NM for creating and sharing this awesome digital escape room!
- Golden Girls Digital Escape Room: Recommended to open in a separate browser tab for best experience. Thank you to the Hereford County Public Library in Winton, NC for creating and sharing this awesome digital escape room!
- Teen Services Librarian Molly is creating a read-a-loud of The Princess Bride by William Goldman, requested by TAG members! We also recommend Library Media Specialist Katy Smith's read-a-loud of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein.
Skip to 21:00 to skip the introduction.
- Go on a magical journey with this Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibit tour from Google Arts and Culture.
- Celebrities including Daniel Radcliffe are also doing readings from Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone!
- Are Netflix binges ever as fun without friends? Well now you can binge watch with friends virtually through the Netflix Party Chrome extension!
- You've decided to binge watch, now what do you binge watch? Check out this list, sorted by 'what do I feel like watching' and information on where you can watch each show!
- John Krasinski has begun a Some Good News channel on YouTube to highlight people coming together and other good things still happening in the world.
- Penguin Random House compiled this list of their authors who are sharing virtual content! Visit the page for updates.
- Why is social distancing so important? Let Scrubs explain it to you!
Running out of things to read? Try our digital reading services if you have a library card, and contact us if you don't, we will get you access! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. Teen Services Librarian Molly also created this great list of recommendations for teen books you can access on Hoopla!
You can also access these reader resources for free!
- Our temporary subscription to the Teen Book Cloud with Tumblebooks is available to all!
- Audible Stories: Audiobooks for kids and teens! Free access currently through this link.
- Scribd is offering 30 days of free access to their ebooks, audiobooks, documents, and sheet music!
- Marvel Comics is offering free downloads of 12 comics titles now through May 4. Use the Marvel Unlimited or Comixology apps to download your free comics.
Get Creative with these adult coloring pages from the museums and art galleries across the world! Download and print this PDF with a couple of pages from the Smithsonian, or visit the Color our Collections home page for many more!
- Boston Children's Museum: Virtual museum tours, view collections online, and more!
- Childrens' Museum of New Hampshire: STEAM Online Learning video series
- Currier Museum of Art: Online collections. Visit YouTube for Art and Activities videos!
- McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: At Home Activities
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Video Library and Virtual Tours, view Collections online, and visit YouTube for Art Lectures!
- Museum of Science: MOS At Home STEM Resources
- New England Aquarium: Daily Facebook presentations, Virtual Visit at home activities, and Tank Webcams live all day!
- Seacoast Science Center: Learning Connection, and visit their Facebook for video updates!
- Strawbery Banke Museum: Meet the Baby Animals, with farm videos and activities
- Zoo New England: Visit the Kids page for Zoo to You videos and more!
Enhancing Remote Learning:
- JSTOR has opened access to everyone! We applaud this response from them during a time when so many schools have gone remote.
- Gale is offering multiple collections for free, which will be very helpful for research and homework:
- Gale In Context - Middle School: combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more.
- Gale In Context - High School: supports student papers, projects, and presentations while empowering the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards.
- Gale In Context - College: offers interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
- The Internet Archive has opened a National Emergency Library to assist remote learning efforts everywhere. Visit the post below on Facebook, visit their blog post announcement, or visit the collection itself to get started! (These items require a free account to be created before you can borrow them.)
- Looking for ways to earn service hours or get involved? Join Teen Services Librarian Molly and our TAG group for opportunities to earn service hours, or consider ConnectWindham, a local initiative connecting volunteers with needs in our community, as well as NH Responds, an organization for recruiting skilled volunteers for where they are needed most.
Anime News Network - This site offers the most complete up to date info on anime. Includes reviews, video and news.
No Flying, No Tights - Blog offering reviews of graphic novels for teens.
Manga.com - Manga.com is the premier online destination for anime enthusiasts worldwide. We feature video clips, trailers, contests, up-to-date release information and an online catalog of Manga's extensive anime library.
Mangablog.net - Blog offering reviews, interviews and articles about what's new in the manga world.
Spectrum Nexus - Your Nexus to anime and manga. An anime website with reviews, images, manga scans, and video.
Internet Movie DataBase(IMBd) - Find information about movies, actors, filming locations, trivia, box office stats, and more.
The Oscar Awards - Home page of the Oscars.
Rotten Tomatoes - Over 5.4 million readers each month use Rotten Tomatoes as a dependable, objective resource for coverage of movies and videos. And no wonder. Rotten Tomatoes offers a fun informative way to discover the critical reaction to movies from the nation's top print and online film critics, neatly summarized via the Tomatometer.
All Music Guide - Look for information on your favorite artists, songs, and style of music.
Billboard.com - The Billboard music charts.
Pollstar - The Concert Hotwire - Worldwide concert tour schedules, ticket sales results, music industry contact directories, and trade news. Links to concert and tour dates for all your favorite bands.
Rolling Stone - Rolling Stone Magazine features music, album and artist news, movie reviews, political, economic and pop culture commentary, videos, photos, and more.
40 Best Websites for Young Writers - Looking for writing help, peer review, grammar tips or just a little bit of advice from the World Wide Web? Don't miss these 40 helpful websites for young writers.
Figment.com - A community to share writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors.
Teen Ink - A national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work.
Teen Reads - A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and more.
dMarie Time Capsule - Want to know what was happening in history the day you were born? Enter a date from 1800 to 2001 and create a printable time capsule of that day.
Guinness Book of World Records - Official site of Guinness World Records
Microsoft Terraserver - Satellite and aerial photos from TerraServer. View aerial photos of your house, school etc. without having to download software.
Snopes.com - Internet reference source for urban legends, myths and rumors.
Teen Consumer Scrapbook - Written for teens by teens, this site is intended to help teens avoid ripoffs. Topics covered include music clubs, tattoos, car buying and repair, credit cards, voting laws, financing college, roommates and more.