Cram for AP Exams!
Taking an AP exam this spring? Access all of our AP testing materials right from your home. Find these links and more on the HUB’s study page.
- Testing and Education Resource Center (TERC): Get practice AP tests, test prep eBooks, and tips for students from TERC, brought to you by Peterson's, a leader in test prep guides. Once on TERC, use the “High School” menu to access AP test resources. Access TERC with an AHML library card
- Tutor.com: Get connected with a live tutor for 1-on-1 test help or watch video lessons from GetAFive. Once on Tutor.com, use the “Other Tools” menu and choose “Prep for the AP exams” to get started. Live tutors are available from noon to midnight. Access Tutor.com with an AHML library card
- eBooks: Find AP test prep eBooks. Access our eBooks with an AHML library card
- CollegeBoard website: Get updates on the AP exams and information about taking the exams from home.
Don’t forget, you can sign up for an online library card to get access to eBooks and digital resources. Find out more here.
Questions? Chat with us, find us on social media @HUB500, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning Resources for Teens
Check out these free resources that will keep you learning even when you aren’t in the classroom.
- EdX - Take Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), free online learning courses on a variety of subjects from prestigious colleges & universities.
- Kahn Academy – Online courses in a variety of subjects. You will need to create an account to get started.
- The Learning Network - Read, interpret, and discuss articles, videos and charts from The New York Times, and take part in interactive discussions with experts. Completely free! Account needed, for teens 13 and up.
- NASA - STEM activities and resources for grades K-12.
- Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep you reading, thinking, and growing. No account needed.
- Wide Open School from Common Sense Media - online resources to support students' educational, emotional, and physical development, curated by experts at Common Sense. Includes information about getting technology access to all students.
- Drawing Workshops - Join author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka for live drawing workshops weekdays at 1 p.m. starting Monday, March 16th.
- HowtoToon - Live cartooning classes beginning Wednesday, March 18 at noon.
Coding & Technology
- Google CS First – Coding curriculum. You can choose from one-hour activities to 8+ hour themed lessons. No account needed.
- Hour of Code - One hour coding lessons for all ages. No account needed.
- Scratch - Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. You will need to create an account to get started.
Explore your interests or learn something new using our online databases! See our Study page for a complete list.
- Creativebug - More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Includes sewing/quilting/knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, holiday crafts and more.
- CultureGrams - Learn about the world's countries and peoples.
- Gale Courses - In-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some classes can lead to certification.
- Gale in Context: High School - Magazine, news and reference articles for middle school through undergraduate. Covers science, literature, history, social sciences, arts, etc. (Other available Gale in Context databases include Biography, Environmental Studies, and Opposing Viewpoints.)
- Mango Languages – Learn French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese German, and English.
- National Geographic - Full-text issues of National Geographic (1880-present) and National Geographic Traveler (2010-present). Hundreds of maps, videos and images.
- Testing & Education Reference Center - Prep/practice tests for GED, ACT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, AP, job-related tests, TOEFL, citizenship and more. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder and career exploration tools.
- Tutor.com – In addition to live homework help, explore lessons, worksheets, study guides and videos to help you with a variety of subjects.
- Treehouse: Online Training - Web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers.
Volunteer in Place
Introducing, the Volunteer in Place program! VIP is an online volunteer program for teens in grades 7-12 to give back to the community and earn volunteer hours right from your home.
Here's how it works:
- Create an account on Beanstack and register for Volunteer in Place.
- Explore each activity badge and read instructions on how to complete a variety of service projects.
- Earn activity badges, give back to the community, and receive service hours.
Got a question? Email us at email@example.com for more info.
Join the Teen Advisory Board
Try something new and join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB), the library's high school volunteer group.
Join us monthly as we meet over pizza to complete service projects, create programs for teens, assist with decision-making for the Hub space and more! New members, please fill out an application online.
Questions? Contact Alice Son at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-506-2668 for more information.