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Teen’s Top Ten - Teens around the nation nominate and vote on their favorite books each year.

YALSA Book Finder (or download the app) - Search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA's book awards and book lists.

Queer Books for Teens - Find books, resources, and more for LGBTQ teens! From the site: "Created in part with support from the Carnegie/Whitney Grant from the American Library Association and the GLBT-RT resources committee, this website should act as a resource for anyone interested in Young Adult literature with significant LGBTQIAP+ content published between 2000 and 2017."
Chemung  County Youth Bureau’s The SPOT - Fun, free after school events for grades 7-9 in the Elmira School District.

YWCA (Elmira)

hoopla - Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! CCLD cardholders can borrow 4 titles each month.

Check out the CCLD events calendar for upcoming programs at our libraries.

Safe Zones: for LGBTQ+ teens and allies. Support and fun activities.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more. (NOVELny)

Gale Presents: Udemy - Access 4,000+ on-demand video-based courses (business, tech, and personal development) across 75+ different categories. Use your CCLD card number to gain access when it asks for a "password"

Transparent Language – Learn a new language! Choose from over 95 different languages, with 1,500 to 2,000 words and phrases for every language.  Also includes English learning for speakers of 25+ languages, including intermediate-level immersion courses.

Teen Book Cloud Grades 7-12 ebook database

More databases from CCLD and NOVELny can be found on our databases and e-resources page.

Khan Academy - Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.

Hour of Code - Learn Computer Programming or Coding (free & fun for all ages)

Homeschooling resources - The Chemung County Historical Society has many resources available for homeschool families.

Greater Elmira-Corning Area Homeschoolers - Facebook group for local homeschoolers.

Loving Education At Home - A statewide organization dedicated to supporting and promoting home education throughout New York.

Common Core Curriculum - Common Core curriculum broken down by grade level.

New York State Homeschooling Regulations - No matter what state you live in, it's necessary to know your state's homeschooling regulations. And in a highly regulated state such as New York, it's especially important. Learn the regulations by studying the information on this site.

Home School Legal Defense Association: High School & Beyond - HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) is a national homeschooling organization that provides support and resources for homeschooling from young children through teens! This link is for teen specific homeschooling information.
Workforce NY (youth section) (for ages 16-24) - Everything from interviewing techniques, resumes, and working papers to applying to colleges.

Non-Driver ID Card- How to get a New York State ID if you don’t drive.

Getting Working Papers- New York State Department of Labor

Chemung County Youth Bureau‘s Employment Program- Youth ages 14 – 20 that are “work ready” have the opportunity to gain valuable job skills and experience through employment in several businesses and community organizations throughout Chemung County. For more information contact (607) 737-2907.

Free NY DMV Practice Tests - These NY DMV practice tests are good for the permit test and driver’s license test.

Applying for a Learner Permit - You must be 16 or older and apply at a DMV office.

Are you 18? Register to Vote! Let your Voice be heard!

Career One Stop "Get My Future" - A free site for teens from the Department of Labor. This site has everything from how to graduate from high school, job hunting help, and college application advice to finding the right careers for you.
211 Teen Helpline - A free, safe, and confidential source of support and information for youth, parents, and professionals, 2-1-1 Teen HELPLINE operates 24/7 through the various platforms – including calling the contact center, searching the website, and chatting online for meaningful, guided connections to help.

Get help for physical abuse - Chemung County Children and Family Services

For Those Left Behind - Grief resources for those who have lost someone to suicide.

Teens Against Bullying - Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.

Teen Mental Health - MedlinePlus from NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine.

National Runaway Safeline - Judgement free help for runaways

Teen Sexual Health - MedlinePlus from NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Teen Pregnancy - MedlinePlus from NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Planned Parenthood & Southern Tier Pregnancy Place - Confidential, free, or low-cost help for teens re: pregnancy, sexual health, birth control, parenting, and more.

The Trevor Project - Help and information for LGBTQ+ teens and allies. Their 24/7 crisis line is 1-866-488-7386. Texting and chat is also available.

Feeling suicidal? Worried about a friend who is? - Chemung County Crisis Program (607.737.5369) or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.TALK) or text Hello to the number 741741.

EBooks and Audiobooks for Teens



Check out the teen section of the library’s Overdrive website to download free books to your smartphone, tablet, or computer.