The Teen Center is designed for teens in grades 7 to 12 and provides comfortable seating, study areas, computers and a collection of resources and materials curated for teens including fiction, graphic novels, manga, nonfiction, video games and more. Our Teen Librarian is available most afternoons to help with research projects, homework help, and book recommendations.
We offer monthly events for teens, including crafts and a regular Teen Advisory Group. Past programs include Candy Sushi, Fortune Telling, Book-making workshops, sewing workshops, Henna, and Cupcake Decorating. Check the website calendar for our full program and activity schedule. Please visit the service desk for additional details.
Struggling with an assignment? We’ve got what you need right here! Below are links to databases and websites to help you find those answers.
Not finding what you need?
Call the Reference Desk at 781-631-1481 or stop by the library. Our Reference Staff is always around to answer questions.
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Biography in Context
Biography in Context Find full-text biographical information on over half a million people from all periods of history and from every geographical region.
EBSCO has 17 databases to find articles in over 17,000 magazines, newspapers and journals online. Or find maps, photos, transcripts and more. Databases are MasterFILE Premier, Academic Search Elite, Primary (school) Search, Middle (school) Search Plus, EBSCO Animals, Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia, Newspaper Source, Business Source Premier, Regional Business News, Professional Development Collection, ERIC, Health Source-Consumer Edition, MEDLINE, Health Source-Nursing/Academic Edition, Clinical Pharmacology, History Resource Center, and Science Resource Center.
Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties and Nineties in America
Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties and Nineties in America lets you search for historic information about events in America during the decades 1950 through and including the 1990′s. Published by Salem Press of Pasadena, CA, publishers of reference books and online databases. (Abbot Library also has the print version of these volumes.)
Gale has 30 databases to find full-text articles and other information about biographies, business, literature and the arts, health, sports, social sciences, the humanities, science, technology and more. Includes databases for kids. These databases are funded by the State of Massachusetts.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search a collection of over a hundred reference titles in a variety of subject areas such as business and careers, education, fashion, food, film & television, geography, history, law & government, literature, medicine, philosophy, psychology, religion, science & technology and sociology. Titles for young people as well as for adults are included.
Learning Express Practice Tests
Learning Express Practice Tests has interactive skill-building practice tests and courses based on official exams such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, LSAT, TOEFL, Real Estate Agent or Broker exam, U.S. Citizenship, Police & Firefighter exams and many more.
Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center gives users a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
Learn a new language! Mango offers lessons in 44 languages, including English.
Massachusetts History Online
Massachusetts History Online has articles about Massachusetts history from a selection of Massachusetts and national journals continually updated. Articles are available back to 1980.
Milestone Documents in American History
Milestone Documents in American History has over 130 iconic documents from the Revolutionary era to the twenty-first century. (Abbot Library also has the print version of this information.)
Points of View reference Center
Points of View Reference Center gives students multiple sides of a current issue. Each of 250 topics, has an overview (objective background/description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
Reference USA provides listings for 24 million U.S. business locations and 262 million consumers. Search businesses by name, location, industry and size; search consumers by location, estimated income, interests and shopping habits. Ideal for marketers, entrepreneurs, job seekers, consumers, researchers, students, news media, law firms for patent research, and corporate market research.
Summer Reading for Teens
Events for summer reading, if any, are found below.
Check back later if there are no results as we update this as events are scheduled.
Through August 19, Abbot Public Library is encouraging patrons of all ages to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program, Oceans of Possibilities! Earn tickets for the Summer Reading Prize Basket Raffle which includes gift certificates to local stores and a...