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Homework Help Websites

The first free, world-class virtual school where anyone can learn anything.  The mission of the Khan Academy is to provide a world-class education, for free, to anyone in the world.  It consists of 2200+ (and growing) videos on YouTube, covering everything from basic arithmetic to advanced calculus, chemistry and biology, along with a series of exercises that allow students to practice and assess their knowledge at their own pace.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students in grades 6-12. Students may contact the Homework Hotline from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), Sunday, through Thursday, September through May toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE or on-line at

Class Brain assists students from 1 through 101 to explore the universe, to be inspired by the work of others around the world, to become excited about their own endeavors, and to embrace the education process. is a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot.

Interactive Mathematics logo Interactive Mathematics uses LiveMath, Flash and Scientific Notebook to enhance mathematics lessons.

Topics range from grade 8 algebra to college-level Laplace Transformations.

Chegg Homework Help
With Chegg Homework Help, students get instant access to over one million step-by-step tutorials as well a 24/7 “Ask an Expert” service answered by professors and trusted subject experts.










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eReading Rooms for Kids and Teens

OverDrive is offering a safe environment for kids and teens within a digital platform through the creation of separate digital eReading Rooms, where juveniles and young adults can browse the library’s digital collection. Once inside the eReading Room, all searches will show only juvenile or young adult content. No adult content will appear in the search results. All titles in the eReading Room are also cataloged by reading level, AT scores and other reading metrics to help parents and teachers select titles to aid in literacy campaigns. All titles can be sampled in OverDrive Read prior to borrowing or placing a hold.  Try it out!


Alex Award
Bram Stoker Award

Caldecott Awards
Christian Book Award

Christy Awards
Coretta Scott King Award 

Edgar Award 
Margaret A. Edwards Award
Michael L. Printz Award 
National Book Award
Newbery Medal
Pura Belpre Award
Reluctant Reader Award
Robert F. Sibert Award 
Rosie Award 
Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction
Young Hoosier Award

American Library Association Top Ten Young Adult Books List.  Go here.

Teen Ink - Submit your own work for publication in Teen Ink magazine. Read over 19,000 pages of other teen work. Read and write for the Teen Ink blogs. Get advice on writing, college, photography and much more from teen authors. Check out hundreds of young adult book, movie and music reviews.

Periodicals - Click here for a list of magazines available in YA Department

We have a section of comics and graphic novels. Come in and see what this comic format looks like.

Click here to take you to "no flying, no tights".  A website with graphic novel reviews for teens.


Playaway Titles
in the YA Department

Pre-loaded Playaway® Digital Audio Books
No CDs, no cassettes, and no downloads. The Playaway comes "pre-loaded"with a great book.  All you need is a set of earphones and your ears! The Playaway is a credit-card sized, self-contained digital audiobook that can tuck in your pocket or hang around your neck so you can listen anywhere you go. You may use your own earphones or purchase a set at the Children’s Circulation Desk.

Click here for a demo on how to use the Playaway.








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Follow this link to take a sneak peek at the hottest new titles for young adults. From science fiction to romance, history to mystery, these monthly picks for teens offer something for every reader.    

Accelerated Reader Lists

To search the list of Accelerated reader books for the elementary and intermediate schools, click on the AR BookFinder logo.

After you find your book on the list, you may search our library catalog to see if the title is held at PPL.

PHS Red Dot
Book Lookup - is this title a Red Dot?

Ongoing in the YA Department


Games available for check out
Young adults 15 or older may check out games to play at home.  A policy agreement must be signed, and on file, before checking out games.  An agreement form may be picked up at the Children's Circulation desk.  Policy may be read here.  Information and a list of the games can be found here and here.


Email the YA Department Here