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Due to COVID-19 and our concern for the well-being of our patrons and staff, the Library will be closing until further notice as of 5pm on Friday, March 13th. Please note that all fines will be waived during this time. Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, and our movie streaming service (Kanopy).  Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Teen Program and Events

Digital Program: Young Engineers' Club

Tuesday, May 26th at 4 PM

Image of engineering materials.

The Young Engineers' Club (YEC) is an exciting program hosted by the Mystic & Noank Library that provides an opportunity for tweens/teens, ages 10 and up to become technology creators! 

Eager students cover new topics monthly and have studied the basics of computer networks, how the Internet works, and how to serve your own webpage using HTML/CSS and serve it to other students in the class using a NodeJS web server.  They have also learned what electricity is, Ohm's law, basic electronic components, schematic design, circuit board design, soldering, 3D modeling/printing, and the basics of C programming.

This class will go over the basics of artificial intelligence. Students will learn how to make a basic AI that can tell if a sentence is a joke or a compliment. Topics covered will include encoding, neural networks, training and validation.

This exciting initiative for youth aged 10+ is FREE! Class size is limited. 

Generously funded by the Sidney Gross Memorial Fund--thank you!

This is an online event. You must register to attend this program. To protect the security of the meeting, the join link will be provided the day of the meeting via email. You can find more resources about how to use Zoom, a video conferencing program, on their website.

Please sign-up HERE!


Summer Reading Recommendations

2019 Fitch High School Summer Reading

2019 Fitch High School Summer Reading Blog

2019 Fitch High School Summer Reading Assignment Grades 9 - 12

2019 Stonington High School Summer Reading Recommendations Grades 9 - 12

2019 Stonington High School Summer Academics Grades 9 - 12

2019 Grasso Technical High School Summer Reading Grades 9 - 12

Connecticut Nutmeg Book Awards

Nutmeg Children's Book Award logo.The Nutmeg Book Awards encourage children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. 

Middle School Nutmeg Book Award Nominees (Grades 7 - 8)

High School Nutmeg Book Award Nominees (Grades 9 - 12)

College Readiness

Throughout the year the Teen Department hosts several programs related to preparing for college for both students and parents. Program topics include how to pay for college and writing the college essay. Please check our events calendar to stay informed about these programs.

Helpful Websites
Undergraduate Writing Guide

Test Prep

The College Board
The Princeton Review

Applying to College

The Common Application
College Confidential
College Prowler
Campus Virtual Tours
College Search Site
Test Optional Schools

Scholarships and Financial Aid

“Weird” Scholarships
Financial Aid
Federal Student Aid
Student Loan Guide

Practice Tests

Connecticut DMV Permit Practice Tests