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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 Volunteer Opportunities

Teens in grades 6-12 can earn community service hours by volunteering at the library

Programs for Teens

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

Reading Recommendations

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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