What to Read

Not sure what Young Adult title to check out next? Check out the links below for book lists made available through NoveList, the library’s reader recommendation database and other online resources for teen reads.

Biography and Memoir You don’t have to be famous to have a fascinating life. Explore the perspectives of all kinds of people living in today’s world in these biographies and memoirs.

Young Adult Lit Bittersweet romance, quirky humor, gritty violence, pulse-pounding suspense…in YA lit, anything goes. Written for (and usually about) teens, YA lit encompasses every genre you can imagine, and often focuses on issues of identity, relationships, and change.

Fantasy A Novelist book list for new and popular Fiction and Nonfiction.

Thrills & Chills A Novelist book list for new and popular thrillers and chillers.

Teen eBooks

The Great Lakes Digital Libraries, a collection of thousands of new and popular eBooks made available to PLDL patrons, has a web portal dedicated to eBooks for teens. Search for a title, or browse genres such as Young Adult Fiction, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Humor and Non-Fiction.

Hoopla Instantly borrow digital eBooks, movies, music and more, 24/7 with your library card. No wait times, no holds. 750,000 titles to choose from. PLDL cardholders can checkout up to 4 titles each month.

Teen Homework Help & Other Resources

Biography in Context Over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.

Britannica High Describe resource here.

Driver Education Free driver practice tests specifically for Michigan. Permits, road signs, motorcycle, commercial drivers license (CDL), fines and limits, and Spanish version of the road sign test all available.

LearningExpress Library  Practice tests and tutorial course preparation for academic or licensing tests. Provides immediate scoring and complete answer explanations.

Literature Resource Center Biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods around the world.

Mango Languages Mango Languages is an online language learning resource offering 71 languages, 17 ESL courses and numerous specialty courses. If you’re looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you’ve come to the right place. From Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, we’ve got you covered.

NoveList Plus Get help finding your next book to read based on books you’ve read or topics you’re interested in. Includes lesson plans, book discussion guides, and recommended reading lists.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Features magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, topic overviews, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites.

World Book Online Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia, geared toward students, teachers, and families.