Spotlight On: Digital Resources for Teens

Submitted by Ashleigh Davenport

Do you know about the digital resources that you have access to at Gwinnett County Public Library? They can be used to supplement what you already use at school. Here are some examples:

Beanstack: Beanstack is the portal you can use to log your reading throughout the year, especially during the Teen Summer Reading Program. You can also get reading recommendations emailed to you based on your grade level.

Driving Tests: Are you getting your learner’s permit or driver’s license this year? You can use this database to help you prepare. It contains practice tests and an updated version of the Department of Driver Services’ handbook.

LearningExpress Library: Need help studying for one of your Advanced Placement courses or the SAT? This database has practice tests for these and other standardized tests. If you need information about what career path to take, it’s located here, too.

Mango Languages: Are you interested in learning a foreign language or need help with a verb conjugation? This is the database to use. Examples of languages offered (there’s over 70 to choose from!) are French, German, and Spanish.

OverDrive and Libby: This is where you’ll find our ebooks and eaudiobooks. You can read or listen to young adult titles such as Turtles All the Way Down by John Green and The Young Elites by Marie Lu.

Explore these and other resources today on the Teen section of the GCPL website! Library cards are available to all teens, and if you attend a school in the Gwinnett County Public School system, you will be able to gain access with your student ID number.