Fletcher Free Library has a massive number of audiobooks and ebooks (including graphic novels & comics!) through Overdrive (we love their Libby app) and hoopla. All you need is your library card! Still looking for your next book? Try these sites:
- Audible has made some audiobooks for Tweens, Teens, and all ages available for free. Browse their collection.
- Classic Books like "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", "A Study in Scarlett", "Moby Dick" and more have been made available through the Library of Congress. Browse the books here.
Looking for a suggestion for what to read next? Try NoveList, a powerful resource run by librarians, just for you (Pro tip: try out the "appeal mixer"!) offered by Fletcher Free Library. Can't get enough recommendations? Try these links:
- YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free online database and app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access nearly 4,000 titles recognized YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone. Get the App or browse online.
- GMBA (Green Mountain Book Awards) just released their picks for 2020-2021! Get the list here.
- Minecraft allows you to create your own virtual world with anything your mind can imagine! If you don’t have legos at home, it is a great back up option. It is free and can be downloaded on your phone and computer. (for most mobile devices) Start playing here. Don't want to download the game? Check out Classic Minecraft, availible to play from your browser!
- The Sims, similar to Minecraft, is your own virtual world. You can earn rewards through completing goals and build your town into anything you want. (for most mobile devices) Check it out. For a free version, head over to Emulator Online.
Podcasts & Youtube Channels
Epic Reads (youtube channel) has fantastic YA lit reviews and more.
Hey, YA! (podcast) is a great place to hear about new YA book titles, and behind the scenes info about your favorite books.
- NASA STEAM Resources for Teens gives you access to STEM activities and opportunities. Check it out!
- Tinkercad is a great Minecraft design tool, and 3D print designer (Get a chance to print your design on the FFL new 3D printer when we're open again! Information coming soon.) Visit Tinkercad.
- Girls Who Code At Home: https://girlswhocode.com/code-at-home/
Writing & Author Events
NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program let's you set a word count or time goal for creative writing -from poems to a novel! Get ready for National Poetry Month in April with NaNoWriMo! You can also check out their new initiative, #StayHomeWriMo. Visit their website to find out more.
Ann Braden: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write (And You Don’t Think You’re a Writer) is a youtube series hosted by the author of "Benefits of Being an Octopus", Ann Braden. Watch it here.
Erin Entrada Kelly shares her notebooks on youtube.
Neal Shusterman Online Reading Club is an ongoing youtube series by the author of Scythe, and the Unwind series. Join in here (youtube)
Young Writers Project offers Workshops (on demand) and Weekly Challenge!
- HarvardX: Harvard University offers free online courses through HarvardX. I'm looking at you, seniors!
- Virtual College Tours from "You Visit" are a great place to start your college search. Visit a college here.