Teens’ Space

Welcome to the Kensington Public Library Teens’ Space!



Nominate a title for the 2016 Flume Award!


Titles can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to teens in grades 9-12. They must have a publication date within the last two years (no older than 2012). If the book is part of a series, it must be able to stand alone, meaning a reader doesn’t have to read the other books in the series to understand what’s going on.


Teens can submit their suggestions online by visiting the Flume page:











Here you’ll find links to all kinds of information of interest to teens.


The winner of the 2014 Flume Award was The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Selection by Kiera Kass

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Winger by Andrew Smith

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

 Read ’em now so you can vote for the winner next April!



Homework Help


Ebsco Magazine Article Search Ultra – School Edition

Multnomah County Library Homework Center Multnomah County Library in Oregon has links to all kinds of homework help websites on their homework center page.


Webmathl Webmath lets you enter a specific math problem and shows you how to get the answer.

Math.com Math.com includes help with basic math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.


Purdue Online Writing Lab This site contains resources for students in grades 7-12 on topics like writing research papers and avoiding plagiarism.

GrammarBook.com Not sure which punctuation mark to use? This site offers help with the rules of punctuation, grammar, capitalization, and more.


Science Buddies You’ll find ideas for science fair projects here as well as information about careers in science.

Whole Frog Project This site includes an award-winning  virtual frog dissection kit.

Cells Alive! Try out the cell puzzles and cell cams!