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Welcome to the Fletcher Free Library's Teens' page, where you'll find links to interesting web sites, pictures, and much more!

For updates and pictures, the 

Teen Blog is where it's at!

Feel free to give the Youth Services Department a call at 865-7216.

Teen Library Events

Getting Involved at the Library

Getting Involved in Your Community
  Activities, Jobs, and Volunteer Opportunities

Connections Program

College Stuff

Summer Stuff
   Camps, Conferences & Educational Opportunities

Summer Reading Program

Homework Help

Book Stuff
  Awards, Recommendations & More!

VT Music

Web Savvy Sites

Completely Random

Getting Involved at the Library

If you'd like to volunteer your services by getting up close and personal with the library's collection, you're welcome to contact the Youth Desk at 865-7216 to find out when you could come in and learn to shelve books.

Just finished an art project?  Let us display it for you!  Share your artwork with other teens who are perusing the stacks in the Young Adult section.  We have a locked display case that is 4'x2'x2".

Post book reviews, see pictures, or comment on an idea for the teen area at the Teen Blog!

Your library is always just a click away!  To ask a question or to get involved with any of these projects, you can call the Youth Desk at 865-7216.

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Getting Involved in Your Community

Teen Opps
The go-to place for Vermont teens looking for something to do.

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Connections Program

The Connections Program is a partnership between the Fletcher Free Library and the school libraries of Edmunds Middle School, Hunt Middle School, and Burlington High School. The program allows students and teachers to borrow books from the FFL that aren't available at their school.  In most cases, the books requested can be delivered directly to the school.  

If you are interested in learning more about this program or in borrowing specific materials, you can send an email to fletcherfreelibraryvt@yahoo.com or call us at 865-7216.

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Homework Help

Internet Public Library Teen Space
Information about writing research papers, jobs, and technology.  And, a poetry wiki!

PATH: Pupils Ask, Teachers Help
Message boards and live help for your homework questions

Math Help
Lessons and free online tutors f
or Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Physics

Foreign Language Help
BJ Pinchbeck's homework help has links for vocabulary, translation, grammar, and dictionaries

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Web Savvy Sites

Make games and animations by combining programming blocks instead of writing out code.  Fun and rewarding!  Good for school projects and presentations...

NSTeens - Post-to-be Private
A fun video with info about privacy issues on social networking sites

GetNetWise - Social Networking Sites
Shows clearly how to change your privacy settings on Facebook, MySpace, and Xanga

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College Stuff

College Board
SAT registration as well as information about searching, applying, and paying for college

Community College Finder
The American Association of Community Colleges find you find community colleges by state.

Official SAT Online Course
Prepare for the SAT with this course ($69.95 for 4 months) that offers 6 complete tests, hundreds of questions, and samples

Online source that helps you look for the perfect college 

Online source that helps you look for the perfect college

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
VSAC helps Vermonters to find careers and go to college

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Summer Stuff

Burlington City Arts
Burlington, VT
Summer camps to learn comics drawing, pottery, printmaking, and many other arts

Craftsbury Outdoor Center 
Craftsbury, VT
Offers sculling and running camps.  

Governor's Institutes of VT 
VT college campuses
For students with a strong interest in arts, sciences, technology, IT, engineering, mathematics, current issues, or Asian cultures.  Speak to your high school guidance counselor if you are interested. 

Green Across the Pacific 
Burlington, VT and China
A three-week environmental leadership exchange program based at Champlain College where American and Chinese students study natural resources management. 

Hulbert Outdoor Center 
Fairlee, VT
The Aloha Foundation leads youth wilderness trips that are fun and teach environmental education. 

Kroka Expeditions of Vermont 
Mostly VT and Canada
Summer adventure programs where students work with and live in nature to build strong character, responsibility, community, and a sense of place in harmony with nature. 

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 
Vergennes and Burlington, VT 
Summer youth opportunities, learning adventures, courses in blacksmithing, a five-week Discovery Program, Lake Adventurer, and sailing expeditions. 

Linking Learning to Life
Burlington, VT
The Ready, Set, Work program, the TIPS program, and the College connection program help high school students explore the professional life and collegial world. 

MedQuest Health Careers Exploration Program 
Champlain Valley 
A week full of career development and asset-building activities on a college campus and in the surrounding healthcare community. Qualified high school students live in the residence halls, eat on campus, have access to University resources, and go to work with health professionals.

Putney School Summer Programs 
Putney, VT
Opportunities for high school students to pursue their interests in visual and performing arts, writing, or ESL in an independent and creative environment. 

Rosie’s Girls 
The Center for Technology (in Essex) and the Barre Technical Center
Rosie’s Girls is a three-week summer day camp for girls entering 6th – 8th grade.  Girls learn carpentry and other skilled trades that build self-esteem, physical confidence, interpersonal cooperation and leadership skills.

Shelburne Farms Summer Youth Program 
Shelburne, VT
Environmental, conservation, and agricultural camps for youth and teens. 

UVM Engineering Summer Institute
Burlington, VT
Eight-day summer program where teams of students work on 1 of 4 engineering projects and learn from guest speakers (apply through Governor’s Institutes of Vermont). 

UVM World Debate Institute 
Burlington, VT
Workshops on communication of ideas, public speaking, debate, and more for middle and high school students. 

VT Criminal Justice Training Council Cadet Training Program
VT Police Academy in Pittsford, VT
Allows students, who are 16 and older, to experience all facets of the criminal justice system. 

VT State Firefighters Summer Fire Cadet Academy 
Pittsford, VT
A week-long residential camp in July designed to train youth who have a serious interest in pursuing a firefighting career. 

VT Youth Conservation Corps 
Various locations in VT
Summer jobs to complete important conservation projects. 

Young VT Writer’s Conference 
Burlington, VT
A spring writing workshop at Champlain College where high school students study with some of Vermont’s most celebrated authors and teachers. 

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Summer Reading Program

Join the Fletcher Free Library’s Summer Reading Program.  This free seven week program for elementary and middle school students offers fun activities and lots of personal encouragement to read during summer vacation. Teens are invited to volunteer to assist during our summer program!
     2012 SRP Brochure 

Summer Reading Blogs:
     Edmunds Middle School
     Hunt Middle School
Recommended Reading:
     Edmunds / Hunt MS Summer List
     Middle School Summer Reading Record
     Mrs. Renca's DCF Powerpoint 2011
     Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Blog

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VT Music

Big Heavy World
Learn about the VT music scene

Higher Ground
One of South Burlington's biggest music venues

The Radiator
105.9 - Burlington's community radio station 

Radio Bean
See who's playing or book your own band

Vermont Public Radio
World music, news, talk, etc. 

90.1 - UVM's radio station

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Completely Random

Free Rice
Practice vocab words with a game that gives away rice for every correct word match!

Shakespearean Insulter
This site insults you using quips from the Bard.

Interactive Fiction
A guide to playing and downloading text adventures. Determine your character's actions!

Tons of fun, intellectual, and stupid things to do when you’re bored

Quarterstaff Games and EarthPrime Comics
Daily events and discussion forums from your Church St. comics and games store

The Henna Page
Step by step instructions, patterns, freebies, and more.

The Onion
“America’s Finest News Source”

Urban Legends Reference Pages
The pop rocks and soda legend and beyond.    

Gives clues to hunt down hidden boxes with stamps and journals inside-- leave your mark

Guess the Google
Remarkably addicting and remarkably beautiful, this game has you guessing the search terms based on image results.

Urban legends, trivia, how stuff works, games, entertainment, sports and leisure

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