Get ready to join your friends in a goofy, creative, imaginative, rewarding way to pass the summer. The more challenges you submit, the greater chance of winning, while having a lot of fun along the way!
Teen Summer Challenge runs from July 6 to noon August 20! Register now to reserve your spot!
First Prize: $200
Second Prize: $100
Third Prize: $75
On Friday afternoons, one name will be drawn from that week’s entries to win $10 gift certificates for local businesses.
Click here to download a printable version of the challenges for this year.
Registration required in order to participate:
To register, email Sara at Sara@vanderhooflibrary.com or come in to the Library.
Questions? call Sara at the Library, 250-567-4060.
How to Submit Entries:
Be sure to tell us your name and the challenge number to identify which one you are submitting.
You have 3 choices for submitting your entries:
- – Follow and tag us in your entry posts on Instagram – @vhoof.teen.challenge
- – By email to Sara at Sara@vanderhooflibrary.com. or
- – In person at the Library, 230 Stewart Street East, Vanderhoof.
How it Works:
- The Challenge runs from July 5 to noon August 20. Please register in person at the Library, or via email — email@example.com
- Complete challenges and earn entries for the draw.
- On Friday afternoons one name will be drawn from that week’s entries to win a $10 gift certificate for local businesses.
- Each week your challenges will also be entered for the Grand Prizes, to be drawn August 20.
- You must be born between 2003 – 2008
- Every email that is sent must include the challenge number and the person’s name.
- Each challenge can be completed only once.
- Prizes must be picked up at the Vanderhoof Public Library. Prizes not claimed by September 25 will be forfeited.
- The Challenge begins July 6.
- All entries must be received by noon August 20.
There are loads of resources to help you with your homework. Library databases have lots of useful information that’s not necessarily available through Google. Plus, you know you can trust this information. Many websites can also help you with your homework, but make sure you’re safe while surfing the Internet, that the websites you find are from reliable sources, and learn how to cite those sources.
The “databases” here have lots of information not typically available through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log into some of them.
|Points to the Past – access to nearly 200 million pages of digital historical content for research and learning: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more.|
|Canadian Reference Centre – Access “Canadian content” in domestic and international magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books. Also includes biographies and a large image collection of photos, maps, and flags.|
|EBSCOhost magazines & periodicals – Search the content of more than 10,000 popular and academic magazines, reference books, plus images, covering all subject areas, from current events and history to the arts and sciences. Many Canadian titles are included. Narrow results by date, subject, publication, etc. EBSCOhost Basic Searching [2:25 minutes]|
|GreenFile [EBSCO] – Provides information related to all aspects of human impact on the environment, from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and more. Identifies or provides full-text access to scholarly, government and general-interest periodicals and reports.|
|Student Research Center [EBSCO] – Information for students in grades 6-12 on a wide variety of topics, from history and current events to science and technology. Search a variety of sources such as magazines, encyclopedias, primary source documents and more. Video Tutorial [3:36 minutes]|
|Academic Search Premier Full-text articles from over 1,000 journals, covering a range of topics, including business, social sciences, general science, and multiculturalism.|
|Tests offers several practice drivers tests. Also it has all of the manuals and several questions and answers soon to be drivers may have.|
|Smithsonian Learning Lab||"More than a million images, recordings, and texts from the Smithsonian's 19 museums, 9 major research centers, and the national zoo. It is easy to find something of interest because search results display pictures rather than lists. Whether you’ve found what you were looking for or just discovered something new, it's easy to personalize it. Add your own notes and tags, incorporate discussion questions, and save and share."|
|LearnNowBC||A single point of entry to distributed learning in British Columbia through the use of Edmark Learning Software.|
|Khan Academy||"Learn almost anything for free." - 3300 videos explain many subjects.|
|BC Archives Time Machine||Includes chapters on the Cariboo Gold Rush, First Nations in BC, and Art in BC History.|
|Royal BC Museum Learning Portal||The Learning Portal is the place for learners of all ages to explore British Columbia’s natural and human history through the Royal BC Museum collections.|
|BC Government - Education||Provides loads of support topics, including curriculum and assessment, diverse student needs, and more.|
|Community Learning Network’s Subject Areas||Compiled by BC’s Community Learning Network, the resources on this site are divided by subject areas linked to BC’s curriculum.|
|Multnomah County Library||Homework Guides - This site is a great resource for homework guides on a variety of topics.|
|GradeSaver||Study guides and essay help.|
|Smart Scholar||Resource site for finding scholarships|
|Easy Excel||Tutorials on how to use Microsoft Excel.|
|LearnFree.org||Tutorials on many subject at all grade levels.|
Can You Trust That Website?Anyone can build a website, so you need to make sure the ones you’re looking at are from people you can trust. Here’s how...
|Evaluating Information Sources||From UBC|
|Evaluating Websites||A checklist [PDF]|
|Internet Safety Resources||Created by the RCMP|
|Internet Saftey from MediaSmarts||Topics range from cyberbullying, cell phones & texting, Internet & mobile, queer representation, and more...|
Citing Sources: Writing a Bibliography
What’s a bibliography?It’s a list of all the books, articles, websites, interviews or movies that you used to create your project or report.
Why do I need a bibliography?It’s important to give credit to the people whose work you used for your report. And it gives you, your teacher and anyone else who reads your report a chance to refer to those sources for more information.
How do I write a bibliography?There are different ways you can do this and your teacher will tell you which they prefer (if they haven’t, just ask them).
|Write a Bibliography||By wikihow|
|Online Writing Lab||From Purdue University|
Looking for more information?
Check our Teens page for more information on library programs for teens and other websites to help support teens as they grow up.
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Teen Summer Challenge is CLOSED until 2022
If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, and you are looking for some excitement for the summer, come to the Library and register for the TEEN SUMMER CHALLENGE! Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will complete challenges to earn points for weekly prize draws PLUS the final prizes!
Click here for the rules and prizes.
Join Sara in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal!
Email email@example.com to get upcoming dates and to join.
Join Sara and play games with her via Zoom!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get upcoming dates and to join.
We have a decent selection of books in our Young Adult section specifically for teens. Check out our Recommended Reading page.
Download eBooks, audioBooks, & magazines through Libby
Check out these links, too:
- Research & Homework Help
- Teen Health & Wellness
- Teen Guide to Separation & Divorce
- Login to Your Library Account to renew items, place holds & check fines