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Books Toolbox
A list of over 50 sites that provide book reviews, book communities, sharing, and publishing. 

A Chronology of US Historical Documents
Online legal documents for reading.

Government Information Online
A free national service providing its users with information from over 30 libraries.

Internet Public Library
An online library with aids for completing homework assignments, writing research papers, health, technological resources, and more.

For a listing of all of the Maywood Public Library's databases, please click here.

Teen Focused Websites

Above the Influence
A web site that focuses on the pressures that teens must endure in their lives.

Counter Point™ Music & Life Program®
An 8 week experience that educates students who are interested in the music and entertainment industry to use their skills and talents in positive and vibrant ways, while rejecting the more negative aspects associated with urban music and culture.

With links to 18,000 different award winning web sites, Exploratorium presents its users with information on many various topics, such as science, weather, sports, and biology.

Great American Health Check
An interactive quiz on your health that can be customized for you.

How Stuff Works
A web site that explains how many forms of technology in our society function.

Khan Academy
A free website that aids students, teachers, home-schoolers, and more on math, biology, chemistry, physics, and the humanities.  Khan Academy is considered to be a global classroom.    

MoMa's Red Studio
A web site that presents many of the issues that are explored by the Museum of Modern Art in New York concerning working artists and modern art.

NASA Ozone Hole Watch
Learn about what NASA has discovered about the hole in the Ozone layer.

National Science Foundation Multimedia Gallery
A compilation of images and videos from projects done through the National Science Foundation.

Smithsonian Folkways
Hear music, poetry, and other audio recordings from around the world.

Teen Consumer Scrapbook
Consumer reports for teens on issues that are of interest to them.

Video Jug
Short instructional videos on modern technology, such as how to protect your computer during an electrical storm, and how to download video onto your iPod.

You Think-But Do You Know?
A web site devoted to worldwide issues.

Videogame Codes

Cheat Code Central
Includes message boards, a newsletter, news on new games, and game shark codes.

Lists of some of the more popular games, along with codes and previews of games yet to come out.

ocal High School Websites

  Proviso East High School

Proviso West High School

Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy

Proviso: District 209

Walter Lutheran High School

Nazareth Academy High School

Fenwick High School

Trinity High School

  Books for Teens

What You Must Think of Me: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with Social Anxiety Disorder by Emily Ford

Next to Nothing: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with an Eating Disorder by Carrie Arnold

The Thought That Counts: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Jared Douglas Kant

Mind Race: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with Bipolar Disorder by Patrick E. Jamieson

Battlefield of the Mind for Teens: Winning the Battle in Your Mind by Joyce Meyer

Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide by DeQuincy A. Lezine

Young Adult Mental Health edited by Jon E. Grant and Marc N. Potenza

The Politics of Virginity: Abstinence in Sex Education by Alesha E. Doan

The Real Deal: Challenges- Stories About Disses, Losses, Messes, Stresses, and More (Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul) by Jack Canfield

Sports Injuries Information for Teens by Karen Bellenir

I’m, Like, So Fat!  Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices About Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World by Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

Letters to a Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny by Hill Harper

Letters to a Young Sister by Hill Harper

Drug Information for Teens: Health Tips About the Physical and Mental Effects of Substance Abuse edited by Sandra Augustyn Lawton
REFERENCE/613.8/DRU (Reference books always remain at the Library)

Movies for Teens

Precious starring Mo'nique, Paula Patton, and Mariah Carey

Scenarios USA: Compilation from 3 Scenarios USA (Firm)

Teens, Sex and Health: A Comprehensive Approach to Sexual Education featuring Kelly Chevalier, Bruce R. Kava, and Alex Moreno

Juno starring Ellen Page, Michael Cera, and Jennifer Garner

Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teens narrated by David Wilkins

The Hip Hop Project starring Chris "Kazi" Rolle and Diana "Princess" Lemon

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