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Teen Summer Reading

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Homework Help

In an effort to help our patrons with their informational needs, the Teens Department of the Library in the Forest offers the following links for homework help:

Library Databases Library Databases

Check out our full list of databases and guides to help you study.



Tutor.com is available from anywhere—online at the library, from home, or with our mobile app right from an iPhone or iPod Touch.

Alabama Virtual Library

Alabama Virtual Library

A group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.

Study Guides and Strategies

Study Guides & Strategies

An educational public service web site helping learners succeed with over 8.5 million visitors in 37 languages.


vh city Schools

Leaders in learning for tomorrow's learners
For more information about Vestavia Hills City Schools, visit www.vestavia.k12.al.us or by calling 205-402-5250.

Summer Reading Lists Summer Reading Lists
Students can find a list suggested readings for summer and year round!

Liberty Park Middle School

Liberty Park Middle School
Principal: Kacy Pierce
17035 Liberty Parkway

Louis Pizitz Middle School
Principal: David Miles
2020 Pizitz Drive

Vestavia Hills HIgh School
Principal: Cas McWaters
2235 Lime Rock Road

Student Support Services

Student Support Services
VHSSS provides counseling, english language and health services to students.

Art and Music

Art History Resources

Artlex - Art Dictionary
ThinkQuest Music Library
Music Dictionary
Music in American Life Index

English and Literature

Absolute Shakespeare
MLA Citation Style
OWL Writing Lab
Pink Monkey
Spark Notes

Math and Science

Analyze Math
Cells Alive
Discovery Education
Earth Trends
Fear of Physics
How Stuff Works
General Chemistry Online
Mathematics Fact Monster

History and Social Studies

Library Spot Biographies
How U.S. Government Works
The World Factbook
Best History Sites
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

College & Test Prep Links

College Scholarships
Federal Student Aid
Learning Express
Occupational Outlook Guide
Spark Notes
Test Prep Review
U.S. News College Ranking Report
Bureau of Labor & Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook
Practice Tests

Local Colleges & Universities

Alabama A & M
Alabama State University
Auburn University
Birmingham-Southern College
Jefferson State Community College
Samford University
Troy State University
Tuskeegee University
University of Alabama
University of Alabama - UAB
University of Montevallo
University of North Alabama
University of South Alabama
University of West Alabama

>> Listing of AL Community Colleges

Looking for a Good Book?
New Teen Titles at VHLF
Award Winners
Amazon’s Bestsellers List
Teen Reads
Guys Read
TeensPoint Book Lists
Banned Books
Gale Student Short Stories

Famous Characters and Series

Chronicles of Narnia
Gemma Doyle
House of Night
His Dark Materials
Harry Potter
Hush, Hush
Percy Jackson and
the Olympians

Song of the Lioness
The Giver
The Hunger Games

The Looking Glass Wars
The Mediator
The Mortal Instruments

The Secrets of the
Immortal Nicholas Flame

The Seven Kingdoms
Vampire Academy
Wicked Lovely
Young Wizards
Christy Miller

Teen News & Events
Part-time Page Position Available
The Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest has a part-time Page position available. The deadline for submissions is August 29th at 5:00pm. No phone calls, please. To review the position description and access our Employment Application, click below.
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TEENS: Retro Open Gaming – August 22 @ 4PM
Retro Open Gaming – August 22, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 This week Open Gaming goes old school with a selection of classic console games! Snacks served.
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TEENS: Anime Night / Tues, August 26 @ 4PM
Anime Night – August 26, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 Join us for an evening of anime, where the audience decides what we watch and, we have some great snacks to eat!
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TEENS:Writing Group / Wed, August 27 @ 4:00PM
Writing Group – August 27, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 Come to this month’s second meeting of the Teen Writing Group to build writing skills and receive feedback on your work. Snacks served.
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TEENS: Mario Kart 8 Tournament / Friday, August 29 @ 4PM
Mario Kart 8 Tournament – August 29, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 Test your Wii U skill in out Mario Kart 8 tournament! Come, dominate the competition, and fight to win a Gamestop gift card! Snacks served.
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