Services for 12+

Library services for young people 12 to 15

What does Inverclyde Libraries have for 12-15 year olds?

Whilst our libraries are closed why not try some of these wonderful websites which will help you keep reading and having fun!

Learning and Activity Resources

Join families all over Scotland to watch our scheduled programme of broadcasts and use our learning resources. You can also talk about the event online with everyone else watching; simply follow @Scottishbktrust on Twitter and use the hashtag #BBCAuthorsLive. You might even get to chat with some of the authors!

https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/learning-and-resources/authors-live/authors-live-watch-along

For those who love to create through code

http://www.scratchjr.org/teach/activities

https://hourofcode.com/uk

Splash Panel and all other comic fans check out:  

https://comicscene.org/

http://www.magictorchcomics.co.uk/blog

https://www.pixton.com/

Comic book making and activity sheets https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/

Free cartooning classes for all ages Live! Internationally syndicated cartoonist Joe Wos of MazeToons fame is taking marker into his own hands to help! Beginning on Weds March 18th Joe will be offering free live cartooning classes online for all ages. The live classes will take place on YouTube channel HowToToon at 1pm(eastern time zone), 3 days a week (Tuesdays-Thursdays). Students can access the channel by visiting www.Howtotoon.com

450 Manga volumes offered free online! http://epicstream.com/news/NobelleBorines/Coronavirus-Outbreak-Leads-to-Over-450-Manga-Volumes-Released-Online-for-Free?fbrefresh=1584328265

Keeping active with The Body Coach

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

What about a bit of culture with 12 virtual museum tours or some opera?

 https://apple.news/AoXUX57qoTzuLREnMdxoSvQ

Metropolitan Opera will have a live performance every night from their catalogue of recorded events. https://www.playbill.com/article/metropolitan-opera-after-shutting-its-doors-will-offer-free-streams-from-live-in-hd-catalog

Calligraphy for Beginners! Replay available https://facebook.com/events/s/calligraphy-for-beginners/3098326420202116/

Book Lists and Reading Resources:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/teen

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklists

https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/book-lists

or why not download the Scottish Book Trusts Bookzilla app https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading-and-stories/bookzilla

Events:

Check out this site for information on a virtual kids book festival being held in May

https://everywherebookfest.com/

Lots of Books

All libraries have an excellent selection of books for all ages and stages.

We have Teen collections in all libraries with books aimed at young people aged 12-15 (although younger and older people often enjoy these books).

You can borrow 20 books at a time at no cost and we do not charge children and young people for overdue books if you keep them a little bit longer!

Digital services

Libraries have  free computers for young people to use, which makes the library a great place to do school or college work or simply access the Internet.

Study spaces & homework

All libraries have some space where young people can read, study or make. We hold a wide selection of non-fiction books to help you with homework, projects or revision and can provide access to PCs and printing. Useful websites to help you with homework can be found on the left hand side of this page.

Inverclyde Libraries Creative Writing Competition

Inverclyde Libraries annual creative writing competition is open to secondary school pupils and runs between September and November each year. Further details will be sent to all schools in June when they will also be available on our Upcoming Events page.

InverTEEN

A summer drop-in session with creative writing and illustration prompts designed for young adults. Participants have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of creative writing and/or artwork during the summer holidays. Dates for this year will be posted on the Upcoming Events page.

Work with Secondary Schools

Inverclyde Libraries works in partnership with Secondary Schools across Inverclyde. For further information please visit our Secondary Schools at the Library page.

Accessibility

Inverclyde Libraries want to make our services as accessible as possible for everyone. We hold a range of sensory equipment for use in the library as detailed on our Au-some Libraries page and have adaptive technology suited to a wide range of needs, for further information visit our Accessibility page.

 

 

Page last updated: 4 June 2020