Central Virginia Regional Library

Teens

Discover what your library offers for youth of all ages! Here you will find program information and online resources to extend learning and fun.

Programs

*All in-person programs have been temporarily canceled until further notice.*

Our teen volunteer program has been temporarily suspended; we will update this section when we are accepting teen volunteers again.

Resources

  • BrainFuse is a new online resource made available to the public by the Library of Virginia. You can use BrainFuse for homework help! You will be connected to an expert through live chat to help you find the answers you need.
  • iCivics was founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day o’Connor to promote civics education for future generations. This site includes lesson plans for teachers or home school educators, plus games and learning modules for children in 3rd – 12th grade. The site can be used without an account, but creating a free account will allow your child to vote for “impact projects” proposed by other kids looking to make a social change. The projects, like providing books to students in high poverty areas, or researching alternative energy, get funding from iCivics if they gain the most votes! 
  • Typing Club is a FREE site with engaging lessons and games to help anyone learn touch typing – meaning typing on a keyboard without looking at the keys. To save progress through the lessons, a free account must be created.

Research Tools

Explora is a basic research tool that offers articles about a variety of topics, including health, history, animals, and more. The articles are reading level appropriate and offered on separate Primary, Middle School, and High School sites.

Middle School

High School

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.