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

  • Youth Pride RI  – Youth Pride, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression while working to end the homophobic and transphobic environments in which they live, work and play.
  • 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 2024 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 2024 RI Children’s Book Award is available now! Click here to learn more!

Storytime info

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 Margadonna.

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.

Check back for info about our 2024 Adult Summer Reading Challenge — Read, Renew, Repeat — which will start in late June/early July.

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