Teens sheltering in place may want to visit the Schaumburg Township District Library website, where they can find a plethora of fun activities, including homework help, movies, crafts, broadcast web series and even a virtual escape room.
These online teen programs are available free of charge by going to SchaumburgLibrary.org and clicking “Events” at the top of the page, then “Teen”. Almost all of the programs are still accessible for several days after the event ends.
Opportunities include suggestions for daily acts of kindness, craft demonstrations, and fun polls. A weekly cooking demonstration will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 17, featuring teen librarian Joe Marcantonio, director of the library’s Teen Place.
On April 17th, Family Trivia Night will also run from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm In this live event, teams will work together to beat the clock against other teams. Family Trivia Night will take place on Zoom and Crowdpurr.
Visit the library’s website to find out how to participate. This is one of the many quiz events taking place in the coming weeks.
Those feeling tired of their surroundings may want to virtually visit the Monteray Bay Aquarium online anytime on Saturday, April 18, where 10 live webcams will provide an experience of the ocean and its amazing creatures.
Penguins, jellyfish, sea otters and sharks are just a few of the animals featured on the webcam. The link is available on the library website.
High school students who are forgoing college tours due to COVID-19 can join the library for virtual college tours from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, using Zoom. Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will show families multiple opportunities and virtual resources to move forward with their college research.
For teens or anyone looking to learn something new or in need of homework help, the library’s online learning resources include Brainfuse Help Now, which provides online tutors and practice tests for ACT, SAT. , AP, GED, TOEFL and US citizenship.
Gale Courses is a series of six-week courses led by experts in a variety of topics, while LyndaLibrary helps users learn tech and business skills with video tutorials.
Treehouse offers beginner to advanced level courses taught by experts in areas such as web design and development, mobile development, and game development. Safari Books Online offers in-depth training books and videos on a variety of tech topics, and Vidcode helps high school and middle school students learn coding skills.
For those who want to learn a language, the library website offers Mango Languages and Pronunciator. All of these are available under “Online Learning” on SchaumburgLibrary.org.
These are just a few of the many digital resources and activities offered by the District Library of the Canton of Schaumburg. For a full list of programs, events and more for all ages, visit the library’s website.