Teens & Tweens

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APRIL VACATION

Tuesday, April 20th at 10:00 AM – Chewonki Virtual Tour

The Behind the Scenes Tour shows the basic layout of the wildlife center and gives some general information of our place and purpose as a part of the Chewonki community. We talk briefly about the care and maintenance of our animal ambassadors, and get one or a few animals out of their enclosures to introduce on camera, telling their personal stories of what led them to be in our care, and answering a few questions regarding them. All ages.

Registration is required for this awesome program! Sign up using this Google form and a Zoom Link will be emailed to you.

Wednesday, April 21st at 10:00 AM – Spring Scavenger Hunt

Join Mr. Jeff on Facebook for a Spring Scavenger Hunt. Enjoy watching Mr. Jeff traversing the trails of Shaw Park looking for spring themed items, including blooming flowers, new leaves on trees, singing birds, and more! Want to try to find all the items on his list for yourself? Click here (on or after April 21st) to download a digital file to print off at home or save to your device.  This is a great school vacation week activity for your family!

Thursday, April 22nd at 10:00 AM – Solar Ovens

Ms. Deb is excited to celebrate Earth Day with you, and she’s even more excited to make solar ovens! You’ll learn a bit about the science behind solar energy and then put your knowledge to the test as you use some basic household items (including a recycled pizza box) to cook actual food. Will you bake a potato, warm up a leftover slice of pizza, or try solar s’mores? The possibilities are endless! Join us on Facebook for some fun!

Friday, April 23rd at 10:00 AM – Garden Creature w/ Ms. Dani

Visit Baxter Memorial Library to pick up supplies to create your own garden creature. Packet includes a container, soil, grass seeds and googly eyes. After the “hair” grows you can style it with scissors into the wildest new creature at your house!


VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Beginning Ukulele with Mr. Jeff

Learn how to play the ukulele on Facebook with Mr. Jeff. Check out a ukulele at Baxter Memorial Library or just dust off the one you have hiding in your closet! We have added 8 ukuleles in plethora of colors for you to borrow for up to 3 weeks. Check back here to see what other lessons Mr. Jeff has in store for you.

Virtual STEAM Time with Ms. Deb

New episodes air Wednesdays at 10:00am, to be watched at your earliest convenience

Join Ms. Deb Wednesday mornings on Facebook for a virtual STEAM activity. Activities are geared toward K-5 learners, but they are ideal for a range of ages within sibling partnerships and you can modify each program’s complexity level. They require minimal supplies that you’ll likely have right on-hand at home.      

Book Bites

Are you ready to grab a book from Youth Services but having trouble deciding what to pick up? We are here to help! Check out our new series called Book Bites on our YouTube channel. Don’t miss out on our great reviews!


Links to resources and content geared for 7-12th grade.

Teen Support

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It’s not easy being a teen! Visit the NAMI site for resources on topics such as: suicide prevention, Equality, Covid-19, Racism, and more!NAMI support linespsd copy


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Planned Parenthood

Click for info on sex, relationship, your body and more!


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Maine BMV

Ready to earn your driver’s license? Click here to learn how to prepare for the written test, vision test, and road exam.


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College Board is ready to prepare you for the SATs and PSATs by providing these practice tests. Eight full-length practice tests are available for free, both online and on paper. Six of the eight practice tests have previously been used as actual SATs.

College Board Practice Tests


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Epic Reads is an excellent source for YA fiction. Check out the most anticipated monthly reads, take quizzes, join a book club, and discover a world of reading!

Epic Reads


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Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Teen Book Finder Database. Download the app to your Android or iPhone for free. Allows instant access to information regarding nearly 4,000 titles of YA literature. Search by author, title, or award to find your next great read. Once you find what you are looking for check to see if the book is available in Teen Book Cloud or the CloudLibrary

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Are you interested in improving your creative writing skills? Are you experiencing writer’s block during an essay? These websites are filled with tips, tricks, and great ideas to help you complete your goal.

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The Write Practice

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While schools are closed, Audible is offering instant access to their collection of children and teen audiobooks – free of charge. Choose from an enormous collection of stories, including titles recorded in six different languages. Stream on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.

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