Life Hacks

Teens

Adulting 101

  • Consumer Search - Find and read reviews of products before buying using this database.
  • FuelEconomy.gov - Where’s the cheapest gasoline in town? Which cars have the best gas mileage? Find out at this website.
  • Kelley Blue Book - Just how much is that 1999 Ford Taurus that you want to buy is worth? Check out this database to make sure you are getting a great deal on your first car.
  • NADA Price Guide - Another great database to check the value of new and used vehicles.
  • Nerd Wallet - Learn the ins and outs of how to spend your money wisely.
  • Treehouse
  • Lynda.com - Lynda for Libraries allows you to watch videos in small, easy-to-manage chunks, and to return to the lessons at your convenience.

Helpful Links

  • Archive.org - the go-to for all things past! Be it a public domain book, movie, or even a Grateful Dead Concert!
  • BBC Good Food - A large variety of recipes, none of which are too intensive.
  • Britannica Academic Edition - Encyclopedia, dictionary and more make this a great source for general information.
  • Courier Journal - Stay up to date with local news.
  • Culturegrams - Whether traveling near or far, this database will give you accessible facts about the location of your choice.

Books & Literature

  • Fantastic Fiction - Can't remember the name of the next book in the series? They got you covered.
  • Novelist - Not sure if we want to keep things general or library exclusive resources here
  • Overdrive (eGraphic Novels) - Includes: Batman, Riverdale and graphics like Kindred + more!
  • Goodreads - Social media platform that can be linked with your Facebook or Amazon account that has a searchable book catalogue and allows you to keep track and review what you read. 13+
  • Rbdigital (eMagazines, eComics)

Civic Engagement

  • Rock the Vote - This website is a quick and easy resource to learn about how to be an active player in our democracy.
  • Volunteer at the Library - Come hope out at the library by either helping to prepare for library programs or by helping younger grades with school assignments.
  • Volunteering - Look for volunteer opportunities in your community.
  • Military Service - Resource for those who are interested in joining the US Military.

Dating Awareness

Entertainment

  • MyAnimeList.net - This website is a social networking and social cataloging website related to anime and manga.
  • Dungeons and Dragons - Want to try out the hit role playing game for yourself? Here are the free basic rules straight from the creators!
  • iMDB - For when you can't remember who was in that one movie. Fun fact: It's older than Google.
  • Kanopy - Movie Streaming for library card holders.
  • Metacritic - Critic and user reviews for shows, movies, and video games
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Well known place for movie ratings. Know what you're getting yourself into ahead of time.

Health & Wellness

  • Teen Talk - Teen education on sexuality, reproductive health, body image, substance use awareness, mental health, issues of diversity and anti-violence issues.
  • Scarleteen - Sex education and sexuality advice
  • Kentucky Health Justice Network - Local Reproductive justice organization.
  • Planned Parenthood Teens - Local support for Trans Health Resources Page
  • All Options - All Options promotes unconditional and judgment-free support for people in all their decisions, feelings
  • Go Ask Alice - Health Questions and Answers by Columbia University
  • National Safehaven Alliance - You can leave a newborn baby that is up to 3 days old with any emergency medical services provider, police officer, firefighter or any employee at any hospital in Kentucky.

LGBTQIA+

  • Louisville Youth Group - LGBTQIA+ High School meeting group. General meeting every Friday night from 7:30, Trans meeting night every other Wednesday from 6:30pm.
  • The Trevor Project - A non-profit group focused on saving lgbtq+ lives.
  • GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network
  • Kentucky Health Justice Network - Local support for Trans Health Resources Page
  • Trans Lifeline - Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. 1-877-565-8860
  • It Gets Better Project - Support for struggling LGBT teens.

Support