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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 offers a collection of video games! View and request these games below. They are shelved in the A/V Collection on the first floor. Discs are not in the cases; you will receive the disc at checkout. Video games check out for 14 days and may be renewed once. There is a $1 per... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Teens For Children Collection Catalog

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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 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 exam at the library! Proctoring services are available at all MCPL locations to persons engaged in distance and online courses. Please review the following information sheets: Proctoring at MCPL Wausau |... (read more)

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

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Homework Computers

Several computers in the TeenZone area at MCPL Wausau are reserved for teens only, and these may be used for homework. Also, all MCPL locations offer internet-connected computers, free wireless internet, and laptops available for... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Teens

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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The Teen Review

Check out these book reviews written by Marathon County teens! Also includes reviews for games, movies, graphic novels, and magazines. Feel free to add comments and contribute your own reviews!

For Teens MCPL Reading Advice Online

Science Reference Center

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

Britannica School

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. 

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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.

Boostapal

Job information for teens, including employment laws, interview and application tips and basic business etiquette. 

Web 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 free college-level courses from major U.S. universities, including a wide range of topics: the humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and others. Earn certificates of completion for your resume.

Web For Teens Online Computers and Technology Online Courses

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 Online Courses

Exploring Career Info. | Bureau of Labor Statistics

Maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site is specifically designed to help K-12 students explore career options based on their interests and preferences. (More in-depth data is available on the Bureau of Labor Statistics main site at www.bls.gov.)

Web For Teens Job-Search College Prep

Internet Safety

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).

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Khan Academy

A non-profit website offering free access to over 3,000 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.

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MIT OpenCourseWare

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

Web For Teens Online Computers and Technology Online Courses

Read On Wisconsin!

Promotes high-quality books for children and teens throughout Wisconsin. Allows parents and educators to discuss relevant titles and teaching strategies. Also, children and teens are encouraged to create and share "book trailer" videos for sharing on this site.

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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.

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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

Teen Reads

Lots of information about young adult books, including lists, reviews, author bios, and more.

Web For Teens Reading Advice

Teens Health

This resource is source of "honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life" for teens.

Web For Teens

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).

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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