True North, our teen department, a special area at the library designed for students in grades 7-12 is digitally open! While Teen Services certainly miss seeing our library friends in person during this time of social distancing, there are still a lot of things that we can do together - apart! Bust your boredom with one of our Anytime Activities, earn community service or join us for one of our online library programs. Follow us on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to stay connected.
Earn Teen Community Service While the Library is Closed
Teen Book Review
Need community service? Write a book review! While we are closed, teens in grades 7-12 can receive 3 hours of community service for reviewing a book from one of the Longwood Library's free online downloading and streaming services OverDrive Teens or Hoopla! Click here for the book review guidelines.
Bookmarks for Homebound Patrons
Help us make bookmarks for homebound library patrons . Digitally color seven bookmarks and email them back to us to receive a certificate for one hour of service. We will print out the bookmarks and mail them with the books our homebound patrons request. Get started here.
Online Homework Help
Interact with live tutors every day from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. Submit essays and other forms of writing to the 24-hour Writing Lab for constructive feedback. Click here to go to Brainfuse HelpNow.
Use your library card to learn new skills online, from languages to computer programming and so much more. Click here to go to our Online Learning page.
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a county-wide inter-library competition between teams of teens focused on young adult novels. Teens read quality literature for fun and for detail and then compete against each other in a trivia contest about these titles.
We offer three sessions:
- Summer Battle of the Books is for Longwood Public Library cardholders entering grades 6-9. We focus on eight books and practice all summer for the final competition in August!
- Winter Battle of the Books is only for Longwood Public Library teens. Teens in grades 5 and 6 read three books and compete against each other in a trivia contest that takes place at the Longwood Middle School.
- Advanced Division Battle of the Books is for Longwood Public Library cardholders in grades 9-12. We focus on three books, with practices beginning in September and the final competition taking place in the fall.