Fairwood Library Teen Scene
Activities for teens at the Fairwood Library include programs, a book discussion group, volunteer opportunities and summer reading activities. The book discussion group reads new books of interest to teens and meets in a series of sessions in the Summer, Spring and Fall. Check our calendar or website.
We have many computers available to search the Internet and use Microsoft Office products. Reserve online with your library card or call to reserve a PC. You can also sign up for one at the library.
Homework tip: If you can’t find what you’re looking for-ask a librarian or see the link “Ask A Librarian” on our website.Activities for teens in the Fairwood area include:
- Evening programs at some local churches
- City of Kent Parks and Recreation Department programs
http://www.ci.kent.wa.us/ParksRecreation, including TOAC (Teen Outdoor Adventure Club), Lighthouse, sports, classes, activities and a Teen Internship Program. These are held at Kent Parks Community Center, Meridian Middle School, and Mill Creek Middle School. Call Kent Parks and Recreation at 253-856-5030 for more information.
- City of Renton Community Services Department
http://www.ci.renton.wa.us/commserv/ has sports, classes, and activities. Call 425-430-6700 for more information.
- School clubs
Favorite Web Links for Teens
Good Reads for Teens:
The American Library Association’s YALSA link has lists of award-winning books for teens.
Everything for horse fans.
Internet Public Library-Teen
Information on drugs, gangs, and violence as well as fun links for teens.
Public Library YA Service:
Library resources and programs, links to homework and research help.
Young Reader's Choice
Pacific Northwest Library Association book award has a senior division for teens.
Seasonal jobs in national parks, volunteer opportunities.
Guide to the Real World Online!: Information about summer jobs:
Summer job hunting advice and links to summer job websites.
Directory Online (ADOL):
Information on teen eating disorders, ADD, depression, alcohol and drug use, AIDS, obesity, acne, and sexuality.
Education for Teens:
Student site with consumer topics for teens-tattoos, music clubs, telemarketing, and get-rich-quick scams.
Teen Link is a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgemental help line answered by teens from 6pm-10pm 365 days a year. 1-866-833-6546 and outside Washington there is a toll free number of 1-877-968-8454.
Virtual Reference Desk:
Great links for research and homework.