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   Teen looking for a book on shelves                                                                                                    


Reading:

NEW TEEN BOOKS 

Take a look at all the new and exciting teen titles coming into the Quinte West Public Library.  Use your library card and request all the ones you want.  The library will call you or email you once the item hits our shelves. 

Overdrive

 Did you know you can borrow popular eBooks and audiobooks?
Overdrive is an Ontario online library where you can borrow or a place hold on eBooks and audiobooks for free.  It has thousands of new and popular titles to choose from and you never have to worry about late fines.  Go to the website or download the app, use your library card number, borrow books, and start reading right from your home, school, work, mall, vacation spot...wherever.

Hoopla

 Are you looking for instant, free music, movies, books, audiobooks, and graphic novels?
Hoopla has a wide selection of music, movies, audiobooks, and books you can borrow with no waiting period.  Each month, your library card allows you to borrow up to 10 items from this site.  Download the app and you can watch movies, listen to music, or read books wherever you go.

 Fantastic Fiction

Is the book you are reading part of a series and you need the title of the next book? 

Every reader should have this site bookmarked!
This site lets you look up authors and find:  
- a list of all the books the author has written, 
- the author's series listed in the correct order, 
- upcoming new titles, 
- other names the author writes under, and
- it even suggests similar authors.  

Good Reads

Can't keep track of all the books you have read or want to read?  Bookmark this site on your computer or download the app!  
This website allows you to:
- list the books you have read or want to read, 
- read and write reviews,
- find lists of suggested titles similar to ones you love,
- follow and chat with authors and fellow fans,
- share what you are reading with friends, and
- start your own reading groups. 
Time disappears when you are on this site, so beware!

NoveList

Are you addicted to an author or series and need to find something similar while you wait for the next book? 

You will need your library card number to access this gem.  This database has so many helpful features.  Here are only a few of the things it can do:

- When you type in a title, it will give you a list of similar titles.
- It lets you search for titles by subject.
- If you can't remember the title or author of a book, you can type in parts of a book's plot.  NoveList will give you a list of matching books.
- It helps you find related books for novel comparisons.
- For each title you look at, NoveList has a link where you can see if the item is in the Quinte West Public Library's catalogue.


Writing:

Teen Ink

Teen exclusive!  This website and magazine began back in 1989 and is made up entirely of teen's writing, art, and poetry.  You can read what other teens are writing now, what they wrote in the past, or submit your own work.

Figment.  Write yourself in.

Write, read, review, discuss, chat, create groups...do it all.  To sign in, you must be 13 or older.  

Wattpad

Be a part of a reading and writing community.  You can read, leave comments, interact with other readers; or post articles, stories, fanfiction, and poems about anything.  You can sign in online or download the Wattpad app.  

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