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Services / Resources: For Teens

On-site Services

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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Video Games

The library's Wausau Headquarters has video games for checkout! View and request these games below, organized by platform. You may also browse these games at MCPL Wausau. Video games check out for 14 days and may be renewed once. There is a $1 per day late fee. You may check out one game at a time. Please note... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Teens For Children Collection Catalog

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Teen Events

Visit your local MCPL for teen activities, including arts & crafts, movie nights, STEAM / STEM events, hands-on learning, Teen Advisory... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Teens Events

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Research Assistance

Reference Desk: The reference desk staff at the library's Wausau Headquarters are ready to answer your research questions during our regular hours of operation.Phone / Email / Chat Assistance: If you can't make it to the library in person, call... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Teens For Adults Genealogy

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Proctoring

Take your proctored exams at the library! Proctoring services are available at all MCPL locations to persons engaged in distance learning and online courses, as well as professional development and certifications. If you plan to use the library's proctoring services, please review the following documents as soon as possible:... (read more)

MCPL On-site College For Educators For Teens For Adults Online Courses

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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Science Reference Center

Provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content, including science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, technology and wildlife. 

BadgerLink For Teens For Children Online

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Britannica School

Access point for Britannica's encyclopedia content for children in elementary, middle and high school.Details:Every article and image have a citation. Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation. Switch between levels to find appropriately challenging articles.  

Encyclopedia BadgerLink For Children For Teens Online

MAS Complete

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags. 

BadgerLink Online For Teens College History

100 Books Before Graduation

100 Books Before Graduation

Teens are invited to participate in our "100 Books Before Graduation" challenge using the free Beanstack app!This challenge encourages high school students to read widely before college.Rewards are earned at the 20, 50, 70 and 100 book milestones and include book bags, books and a gift card upon completion.Any book can count toward the total goal... (read more)

MCPL BadgerLink Online For Teens Reading Advice

Websites

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

The Black Freedom Struggle website features expertly selected open primary source documents from time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom, including historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more.This resource supports a wide range of...

Web History For Teens For Educators

Bureau of Labor Statistics: K–12

This Bureau of Labor Statistics website is designed to help K-12 students explore career options based on their interests and preferences.

Web For Teens For Children Employment College

Chemistry Coach

Need help with chemistry? This site will help you cover the basics of chemistry! 

Web College For Teens

CollegeBoard

This resource provides information on college planning for students, parents and educators.

Web College For Teens

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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media rates and reviews movies, TV shows, books and more so parents and educators can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. Common Sense Media is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization.

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Coursera

Offers a selection of free college-level courses from major U.S. universities on a wide range of topics. Additional courses and certificate programs are available for a fee.

Web For Teens Computers and Technology Online Courses

Driver Practice Test App (from WI DOT)

Download the app to practice for the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles Driver test.   

Web Automobiles For Teens

Driving-Tests.org

This is a free driver education program that includes online driver's manuals and  practice tests for the car and motorcycle as well as the Commercial Driver's License. It includes a "Read Aloud" toolbar in the footer of every page that will read each page, transfer the audio to MP3 files, and can translate the text into other languages.

Web For Teens Online Courses

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the U.S. to determine their eligibility for student financial aid (including the Pell Grant, Federal student loans and Federal Work-Study).  

Web College Grants and Scholarships For Teens

Internet Safety (from WI DPI)

This site provides a compilation of resources, tools, and information to empower all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, and administrators) to make safe, smart and ethical decisions about technology use. Created by The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ).

For Children For Teens For Educators Computers and Technology Online Web

Khan Academy

A non-profit website offering free access to educational videos that cover math, science, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history, and more. Intended for learners of all ages, including K-12 students and adults. Learners (and parents/educators) may also track lesson progress using this website.

Web For Children For Teens Online Courses

MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

Web For Teens Computers and Technology Online Courses

National College Fairs (from NACAC)

Click on "Learn" to find advice for applying to college, including useful checklists and tips for writing admissions essays. 

Web College For Teens

OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search)

OASIS allows students to search for openly available online books, reports and research studies. 

Web E-books Audiobooks Online Courses For Educators For Teens

Our World In Data

Students can search for up to date data on various world wide concerns, including climate and ecology. 

Web For Educators For Teens Government Nature and the Environment

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PBS Wisconsin Education

The PBS Wisconsin Education website contains collections of high-quality digital media for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, including video, sounds and images organized by subject area. Formerly known as WPT Education and Wisconsin Media Lab.

Web For Children For Educators For Teens

State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB)

Provides links to financial aid programs and applications for schools throughout Wisconsin. HEAB is responsible for the management and oversight of the state's student financial aid system.

Web For Teens College Grants and Scholarships

SYNC

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13+. Every week during the summer, free audiobooks are available for download (and keep).

Web For Teens Audiobooks

Teens Health

A source of qualified information and advice about health, emotions and life for teens.

Web For Teens Health

Wisc-Online

A digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects." The digital library of objects has been developed primarily by faculty from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).

Web For Teens College Computers and Technology Online Courses

YALSA's Teen Book Finder

This is a free smartphone/tablet app created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to help teens, parents, library staff, educators and anyone who loves young adult literature access YALSA's growing database of book awards and book lists.

Web For Teens Reading Advice