Back to School

Another summer is coming to a close. What made it so memorable for you?  The Summer Reading Program? Going to the Pool? Summer Camp? No homework? The end of summer means a new school year is just around the corner. Now that you’ve had some time to calm down from last school year, why not start the next one with a new attitude and focus.

How early does your school start?  Did you know that starting later actually helps Teens with better grades, attitudes, and sleeping routines?  Here’s an MSNBC article linking early school hours with teen car crashes, and here’s a piece on Neatorama in support of allowing students to sleep in. What do you think?  Is it really true or beneficial to start later, say at 9 am instead of 7 or 8 am?

Have you checked out your local library branch activities like book clubs, movies or free classes at Central?  Don’t forget to plan for Teen Read Week October 17-23, “Books with Beat”. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the TeenScene blog for further Teen Programs and Reviews.

Check out these Book Titles

Making the Most of High School: Success Secrets for Freshmen

Making the Most of High School: Success Secrets for Freshmen by Carol Carter Teen 373 CAR









  A Strange Day

A Strange Day by Damon Hurd & Tatiana Gill  TEEN 741.5 HUR










Bifocal by Deborah Ellis & Eric Walters  TEEN FIC ELL










 Senioritis by Tate Thompson TEEN FIC T 477s  

The Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell  TEEN FIC BUS










  The Karma Club

The Karma Club by Jessica Brody  TEEN FIC BRO










Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto

Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto by Eric Luper  TEEN FIC LUP










 Websites for Teens & Back to School

Teens Health from Nemours

Teens Health from Nemours: Back to School 

Back to School @

Teen Read Week : Teens

Jet Magazine: Back to School Guide for Teens

Families Online Magazine: Back to School Organization Tips Teens

Disney Family Fun: Back to School

Teen Free


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