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Introducing Explora™ - a new student and public research portal

Researchers who have been using our online reference collection, including our Student Portal, may soon notice a change.

Now available is an engaging and versatile interface called Explora, created by leading reference provider EBSCO.

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Get in the Game: Volunteer for summer reading

Volunteering at your library for summer reading is rewarding and offers the chance to acquire valuable work experience, as well as a fun way to spend time with children.

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Create it at Your Library

Wearable tech, cool accessories, fun art. Whatever you are into, you can find the plans, and sometimes the materials, to Create it at Your Library.

Each March the library celebrates our teen patrons and technology with a special week of events in conjunction with YALSA, the YA branch of the American Library Association.

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May the books be with you on Star Wars Reads Day

Read more, you must! Get ready for Star Wars Reads Day you can.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, bookstores, libraries and other vendors will celebrate the fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day, a fun day celebrating Star Wars storytelling.

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Six places to find your next favorite song

Everybody loves music. We may not all agree on what we like, but we know what we like when we hear it. And with these sites, you can find some more of what you like.

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Keep from drowning in homework with our new Student Portal

Do you think you have too much homework?

Well, you may be right.

Vote now for your favorite teen (and kids) books

Don’t let the name fool you. Children’s Book Week is for teens, too! This week is all about celebrating the books that matter to you.

May 4-10, 2015 is the 96th anniversary of CBW, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

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Teen Tech Week - Libraries are for Making

Each March the library celebrates our teen patrons and technology with a special week of events in conjunction with YALSA, the YA branch of the American Library Association.

Stop by the library this month and check out the special events for Teen Tech Week, March 8-14.  Each library will be offering something and this year’s theme is Libraries are for Making…..

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Teen programs at libraries have a lot to offer

The library is always offering new programs for teens, with your interests in mind.

This month, on Jan. 20, the Rensselaer Library is offering teens a chance to cook with recipes from “The Green Teen Cookbook” at the next next ‘Chat & Chew’ Book Review.

Library has plenty for teens in December

There is lots going on at your local library all year long. Just look at the events we have lined up this month for teens.

For those teens who like to craft, especially during the holidays: