203-272-2245 · 104 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410


Virtual Programs for Teens

We offer a variety of fun virtual programs for teens. Check out our events calendar for a complete list of events.

Take + Make Kits for Teens

Do you like to be creative? Love science or snacks? Check out our new Teen Take + Make kits! Each month we will have craft, science, or taste-test kits available to take home. Sign up using our events calendar to pick up your supplies.

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Reading Recommendations

Love to read but need help selecting your next good book? We have a variety of great resources to help you out! Some of our reading resources may require your library card number to access them. Resources are also available to all patrons (resident and non-resident) from the library’s public computers, no card required.

Nutmeg Book Awards

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children and teens in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL), the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children’s librarians and school library media specialists.

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Matchbook: Are you looking for something new to read, but don’t know what book to request? Need some books on a specific topic for a school assignment? We can help! Tell us what you need or enjoy reading and we’ll make recommendations. Our Librarians will pick out some items for you and contact you about what they’ve selected.

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Resources for Teens


Online Research Databases:

These online resources are available from home to Cheshire residents and may require your library card number. Databases are available to all patrons (resident and non-resident) from the library’s public computers.

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College Admission and Test Prep Books

Cheshire public library offers materials to help prepare students for higher education and the workforce.

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Union Test Prep

Free testing resources for the ACT, including flashcards and practice exams.

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Khan Academy

Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers.

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YouVisit Virtual College Tours

Virtual Tours of Higher Education Institutions, offered in 360 degree, with embedded videos of more information.

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MyCoalition Counselor

MyCoalition offers students free online college planning tools that will help them learn about, prepare for, and apply to college! You can register for a free MyCoalition account, and can receive free resources that will help you stay on track in high school and pave the way to applying to college.

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Hats & Ladders

Discover your career interests, build confidence and experience, and prepare for any career path using this free resource! Hats & Ladders uses proven game mechanics, up-to-date occupational data, and personalized instruction to motivate the next generation of career thinkers and doers. You must have an email address and create an account to use Hats & Ladders.

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Teen Volunteers

Social Media and Reviews

COVID19 has made it difficult to volunteer in-person. Now you can earn community service hours by submitting a photo, video, or other content for us to add to CPL’s social media pages! Ideas for submissions include book reviews, artwork, poetry, short stories, personal essays, photos or video of food you’ve cooked or baked, or any other creative idea you have for content. (Not all submissions will be used on our social media, and submissions including photos of people are not allowed.) Each submission will be awarded 2 community service hours.


Volunteer at Cheshire Public Library

Due to COVID19 restrictions, the library is not offering in-person volunteer opportunities at this time. Please call us for the latest information at (203) 272-2245.

Volunteer in the Community

There are many volunteer opportunities right here in our state of Connecticut and in Cheshire. Click below to see our list of participating organizations.

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