State library offers new Web site geared to teens’ interests

State library offers new Web site geared to teens' interests Know what you are going to do after high school graduation? Looking for a good book or magazine to read? Want to know the score for the latest NFL football game? The South Dakota State Library's new teen page has it all.

The State Library "Teen Center" Web site, http:

//www.sdstatelibrary.com/TeenCenter/, contains carefully selected links to sites intended to educate and entertain teens. Prior to the "Teen Center" Web site being launched, Pam Chamberlain, State Library children's services coordinator, evaluated hundreds of Web sites. Chamberlain verified the sites' authority, quality, educational value and teen interest. In addition, South Dakota teens and young adult librarians reviewed the "Teen Center" Web site for interest and quality.

"Teen Center" has links to resources on resum� writing, interviewing skills, career development, college, and military service that can help teens develop and plan their post-high school lives. There are also many other links that teens can use to explore issues that interest them. These include: music, magazines, movies, sports, health, relationships and, of course, homework.

For teens tired of surfing the Internet, "Teen Center" has links to lists of quality, award-winning young adult books that can be checked out of their local libraries.

"Teen Center" is designed for teens ages 15-19. It is a place youth can go to for more advanced information than can be found on the State Library's "Kid's Book Nook" site, http://www.sdstatelibrary.com/forkids/.

South Dakotans without local libraries can request books and other library services directly from the State Library by calling 1-800-423-6665, by visiting http://www.sdstatelibrary.com/, or by writing to the State Library, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501.

The South Dakota State Library provides free library services to all South Dakotans, through their local library or directly. Alternative formats (such as Braille and audio) are also available.

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