Welcome to the Youth Services Page

Peer Book Reviews

Book Reviews for Community Service

Miss Alyce offers community service hours to teens who compose book reviews for us. Check them out here!

College Planning Resources

LGBTQIA+ Resources

  • The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
  • GLAAD – GLAAD works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance.
  • Pride Foundation – Pride Foundation is building a better, safer, and more equitable world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people and our families in the Northwest.
  • AVEN (Asexual Visibility and Education Network) – AVEN hosts the world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. They strive to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among allosexual and asexual people alike.

Domestic/Sexual Abuse

  • National Domestic Abuse Hotline – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.
  • Sojourner House – Sojourner House envisions a world where everyone lives their life free from domestic and sexual abuse.

RI Book Awards

The lists of nominations for the 2021 RI Middle School Book Award and RI Teen Book Award are available now! Click the images below to learn more.

Middle School Reading List

The above link will take you to the Accelerated Reader Book Finder for middle school students.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources

  • Go Ask Alice – Answers to questions young adults have about general health topics, sex, nutrition, drugs, and emotional health run by healthcare professionals at Columbia University.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
  • R.I. Regional Coalitions – The Rhode Island Regional Coalitions is a collaborative effort to provide substance use prevention strategies, and mental health advocacy to those navigating the substance use road in the state of Rhode Island.
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions – SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.

The All Course Network

The All Course Network (ACN) is a statewide course catalog that lets students take free courses at colleges, schools, or online. They also have partnered with Khan Academy to provide FREE math and SAT tutoring for all RI students in grades 6-12 and FREE AP tutoring for all RI students in grades 9-12.

Visit enrollri.org/acn for more info!

Text reads: What types of courses can I take through the ACN? Career Credential: result in industry-recognized certificates and credentials; earn high school credit Enrichment: wide variety of courses to explore your interests; non-credit courses Work-Based Learning: Hands-on learning with industry professionals; earn high school credit and some programs offer stipends Advanced Placement: College-level courses; earn high school & college credit Dual Enrollment: Take course offered by local colleges and universities; earn high school & college credit. Check out EnrollRI.org to browse over 350 free courses for Pre-K through 12th grade through the All Course Network. Register today!

Gentian Garden Club Archive

Every month during the fall, winter, and spring, the Gentian Garden Club hosts a fun craft for kids! Usually they involve flowers or nature.

In 2020, the crafts had to go virtual, and you can see all those videos here:

RI Children's Book Award

The list of nominations for the 2021 RI Children’s Book Award is available now! Click here to learn more!

Storytime info

Miss Alyce’s usual storytimes have specific age ranges – virtual storytimes are more casual. Any children who want to have a picture book read to them are welcome!

Book Before Bed – Mondays at 7pm
For a bedtime story in your pajamas and to cool down for the night, join Miss Alyce on Zoom at bit.ly/BedtimeSci

Virtual Story Time – Thursdays at 11am
For an story, activity and maybe a song, join Miss Alyce on Zoom at bit.ly/SciVirtualStory

North Scituate Middle School Reading List

The above link will take you to the Accelerated Reader Book Finder for middle school students.

Meet the Children's Librarian...

Thank you for visiting the children’s page! If you have any questions about services and programs for kids and teens, please get in touch with our children’s librarian, Alyce Robinson.

Phone: (401) 647-5133 ext. 103

Email: alyce@scituatelibrary.org

Adult Summer Reading

Summer reading isn’t just for kids – we have a great reading challenge for adults, too.

With all the changes happening around us, why not take some time to relax into a good story? We encourage you to read books and watch movies that light up your imagination, whatever that means for you. Imagine yourself traveling to exciting new places, or as an adventurer exploring dangerous ruins and defeating treacherous foes, or in a Regency parlor chatting with people from high society and getting embroiled in a social controversy.

As you read, log your reading, write reviews, and complete activities on Beanstack. Each badge you earn also earns you a raffle ticket, which you can use to enter for a prize.

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