No Flying, No Tights - Reviews of graphic novels for teens
Internet Movie Database - Look up your favorite movie or actor here.
Yahoo!Games - A wide range of all kinds of games that can be played online.
TeensHealth - Get your health questions answered here.
Center for Young Women's Health - Health stuff for girls
Young Men's Health - Health stuff for guys
Advice and online communities:
SmartGirl - Reviews and advice, with a peer mentoring system
TeenHelp - Live help, e-mail, social chat rooms and more.
Local crisis hotlines:
Hotlines / 24-hour crisis lines - a list provided by the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention. Suicide prevention hotlines, CrisisLink, Girls and Boys Town, and other crisis lines.
Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere - Violence Prevention Resource Center
Also, be sure to check out our databases linked through the NAPL Reference page, the WMRLS database page (library card needed) and the resources linked on the Homeschooling section.
College Prep and Information
Choosing, Applying And Paying for College
College Board - College Board is a full service website for learning about the various colleges that might suit you, keeping track of testing dates and application deadlines, and generally organizing your college search and application process. There also are some links to financial aid resources.
Princeton Review - Another highly respected site that offers guidance and assistance to all the steps of searching for and applying to colleges that suit your needs.
Peterson's - This site is one of the most comprehensive resources for finding out information about the colleges that may interest you. For decades, Peterson has published the definitive guides to colleges, and now nearly all that information is available online. The North Adams Public Library does have the printed guides avaialable at the library as well.
FAFSA Forms - Federal financial aid forms are available online after January 1. The online forms must be completed by June 30 -- but the sooner they are submitted, the sooner you will find out what your financial aid package will be.
Links to some local colleges:
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Berkshire Community College
University of Massachusetts (Amherst)