Developed by U.S. Department of Education and college students to provide information about planning, preparing, and paying for college or vocational schools; create a printable inspirational college roadmap, search for schools, find ACT and SAT tips, get financial aid information
LGBTQ Friendly Colleges & Universities
LGBTQ friendly colleges give students who identify with that community a more welcoming place to earn a degree. See which colleges stand out and read what they're doing to make a difference.
Get information on planning for college, use a guided search to find colleges, get tips on writing a college admission essay and on college entrance exams
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc.
Provides a variety of volunteer opportunities that assist the community. Must be at least 16 years old to apply.
Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee
Provides input and assistance to the Pinellas County Commission; helps the Commission identify the needs of young adults within the community, organize events, and suggest services
An online writing community for teens by publishing company HarperCollins; submit your writing, read and review the writings of others, get the chance to have your writing read by publishing professionals
National teen magazine, book series, and website devoted to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. The print copy is also available at Main Library
Help and Services
Offers free counseling 24 hours a day for teens who are feeling overwhelmed with the problems in their life. The Boystown website gives advice on family, relationships, feelings, suicide, abuse, drugs and alcohol, bullying, and school.
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
A 24-hour resource via the internet or phone to assist teens who feel they are in an abusive dating relationship. All information is provided confidentially.
Pinellas County Health Department Teen Services
The health department has services and clinics specifically designed for teens. Their confidential services include education, family planning, HIV testing, pregnancy tests, and STD tests
These resources are not tools for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical care.
Health Information provided by the National Medical Library and the National Institute for Health; includes a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, information on drugs and supplements, and a directory to help find local doctors
Pinellas County Health Department Teen Services
The health department has services and clinics specifically designed for teens. Their confidential services include education, family planning, HIV testing, pregnancy tests, and STD tests.
Provides doctor approved information so teens can make educated decisions about their health
American Memory Timeline
Developed by the Library of Congress to help lead people to selected primary sources on various topics in American history; gives a brief historical timeline of the United States and highlights key events and provides primary sources on those events.
Email or chat live with a librarian for homework assistance
CIA World Factbook
Get up-to-date information on countries around the world. Find maps and information on population, history, economy, military, transportation, and transnational issues about each country
Use FCAT Explorer to practice and learn more about the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test. A sign-in name and password will be provided by your teacher.
Florida Facts and History
Gives facts on the State of Florida, including state symbols, historical reports, and statistical information
Provides interactive multimedia information about general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge
How Everything Works
Physics Professor Louis A. Bloomfield answers questions about how everyday items or actions work. Browse through the most recent questions or browse questions on a specific topic such as computers, nuclear weapons, seesaws, plastics, and more.
Internet Public Library for Teens
Find librarian approved websites on topics such as on how to write a research paper, websites that aid in procrastination, clubs and organizations, sports, and answers to frequently asked embarrassing questions
Gives a basic overview of subjects such as pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; provides several types of calculators, practice questions, and math games
Florida Teen Reads
Current Florida Teen Reads list; teens vote each year for their favorite book on the list
Started by author John Scieszka to promote reading to guys; find book lists geared for guys’ interests
Lexile Framework for Reading
Lexile evaluates readers from grades K-12 and matches them with books based upon their Lexile reading level. Find out about how Lexile levels are measured, lists of books, or search for the Lexile number of a specific book.
An online book community for girls that features a different book each month, interviews with different authors, and allows readers to connect with authors
Out of the ordinary book lists for teens; browse book lists by topic
Provides info and features on favorite teen authors, books, series, and characters