New Teen Books!
Crisis Information and Counseling Resources
Resources if you are unhoused, experiencing abuse at home, and/or thinking of running away.
Location: 1515 State St, La Crosse, WI 54601
Office Hours: 8am until 8pm
Crisis intervention for LGBT teens. Chat with trained counselors. Available 24/7, year round.
24/7, free, and confidential support and resources for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
“Teen Line provides support, resources, and hope to youth through a hotline of professionally trained teen counselors, and works to de-stigmatize and normalize mental health through outreach programs.” -Teen Line Mission Statement
Research databases, apps, and suggested resources provided by Winding Rivers Library System, the State of Wisconsin, and others.
BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library. Here you can find everything from videos to newspapers, author interviews, encyclopedias, and more!
Click here for instructions on how to access BadgerLink at home: https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/sites/bl/files/imce/documents/educator_librarian_guide_accessing_badgerlink_at_school_and_home_v1.pdf
A reader’s advisory database of recommendations, author biographies, articles and lists for fiction and nonfiction books.
Enjoy unlimited access to over 1,000 online art and craft classes, plus patterns, templates, and recipes. Topics include art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and classes for kids.
Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines, including those found in watercraft, lawn mowers, motorcycles, and more.
Practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses to help you achieve success at school, at work or in life.
The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary with more than 700,000 definitions.
MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. Find reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness topics. This trusted resource is available anytime, anywhere, on any device: https://medlineplus.gov/
U.S. news featuring key national and regional sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune as well as over 80 Gannett titles. Content is updated daily.
BadgerLink (By Grade Level)
Making and STEM Resources
This resource is low in technology, but high in engagement and reliability. All the projects can be made with low cost or recycled materials. Upper elementary through middle school.
Everything from “The Many Types of Mucus” to a “Fossilize Me” card game is available here. Key vocabulary words are bolded, and the clear instructions are written with students in mind. Upper elementary and up.
Microsoft’s MakeCode program includes both physical computing with the Micro Bit and virtual coding and app development. Easy to use with limitless possibilities, it’s a great block coding interface. It even has Minecraft coding! Upper elementary through middle school.
Now in partnership with Harvard Graduate School of Education, the site includes an archive of activities for Scratch that includes 323 math activities, 302 visual arts ones, plus examples and stories to help build classroom community and support curricular content. Elementary through middle school.
Learn computer science at home. Limited internet and smart phone options too. Elementary through high school.