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Teen Volunteer Opportunities
For Students Grade 7 or older

We welcome teen volunteers for shelf-reading, shelving, social media support, light office work and more! For questions and more information, please e-mail

 Many of our families have tweens or teenagers in their homes.  The Pennington Public Library welcomes tweens and teens to the Library and offers some exciting programs specific to their interests and needs.

  • Books of Interest
  • Study Areas
  • Middle School Book Groups to discuss required summer reading - mentored by High School Honors students!

 NetSmart Teens

A 'teen only' site to help you navigate your way through the Internet in a savvy way.  The pitfalls and dangers of the internet are discussed on the site and there are many opportunities to share your real-life stories here as well.  NetSmart helps you be 'Educated. Engaged. Empowered.'  Click the icon below to enter the link!

Resources for Tweens and Teens

There are a variety of online resources geared for the Tween and Teen population at the Library.  Click on the icon or the website name to enter the website below.

Use your library card number to access these helpful links.


NoveList Link ImageNovelist Plus

View reading recommendations, information about authors, book discussion guides and booktalks in the world of fiction and non-fiction.

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Literary Reference Center

A comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Link ImageFunk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A database that provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Middle Search Plus

Provides full-text for more than 140 popular middle-school magazines.  All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full-text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.  Middle Search Plus also contains over 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image collection of 440,207 images.

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Primary Search

Provides full-text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.  All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles) and full-text information dates as far back as 1990.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for High School libraries, this database contains full-text articles for more than 500 popular High School magazines.  MAS Ultra - School Edition also provides more than 360 full-text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents and an Image Collection of over 440,207 photos, maps, flags and color PDFs and expanded full-text back-files (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Literary Reference Center Link ImageLiterary Reference Center 

A comprehensive library reference database which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day.  The Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else.  The Literary Reference Center contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and High School libraries. 

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Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.  Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.  The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full-text articles for more than 4,700 records.

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