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Young Adult & Teens Recommended Links

WEB 2.0 Got a few weeks with nothing to do? Have a peek at WEB 2.0, boredom is a thing of the past.

Ain’t It Cool News, Film, television, and comic book industries., Movies, their directors, stars, and connections., All types of music. Exhaustive and comprehensive.

Blog Carnival, round-up of blog posts on a particular topic.

The Book of Zines, Find out everything you need to know about zines (self-published magazines).

BuzzFeed, jumping-off point for trendspotters everywhere.

Chasing Ray, literary blog with interviews and reviews.

ESPN Sports, This vast, comprehensive sports website incorporates text, podcasts, and video. Some coverage in Spanish., Anime and Manga, Graphic Novels, Comics; Games, Movie/TV Toys, Find games and reviews of games, along with cheat codes and walkthroughs.

Internet Movie Database, This site is more famous than, but more basic.

Lifehacker, One of the 14 blogs, broad range of niche interests.—smooth-a-scratched-dvd-with-pledge-190634.php)!

LISNews: Library and Information Science News, Get library news from around the world. Helps you keep on top of what is going on with libraries, both good and bad., “Daily comic book news, previews, reviews and commentary.”

No Flying, No Tights (NFNT), Robin Brenner’s masterful, comprehensive comics and graphic novels review site, written by and for collection development librarians, is notable not only for the quality of its reviews, but also for its division into three audience-specific subdomains: NFNT is for teens, the Lair is for teens and adults, and Sidekicks is for kids.

Pitchfork Media, This is indie rock review central.

Pop Candy, Pop culture’s “hip and hidden treasures” for

Premiere, Strictly an online news source for movie news, including information about films in production and DVD reviews.

Rotten Tomatoes, Premier destination for both casual moviegoers and film buffs alike

So You’d Like To … Guides by Music Editors,’s clever, appealing, and well-informed mix of commercialism and social networking.

Ypulse, youth culture

Giant Robot, guide to Asian-American culture

Magnet, covering musicians whose work is rarely covered by mainstream magazines.

Metal Edge, heavy metal and hard rock

Mojo, British music magazine

People, gossip magazine for people who don’t want to admit they are reading gossip.

Rolling Stone,  in-depth articles on politics, the environment beyond the music business.

Shojo Beat,  focus primarily on humorous, romantic stories. Shojo Beat covers not only manga, but also trends in publishing, fashion, and culture.

Shonen Jump, stories are often more action-based than shojo manga.

SPIN,  covers pop music.

Us Weekly, offers dishy tabloid news.

VIBE,  covers urban music and culture.



Google Blog Search,
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Blogger  Create your own FREE BLOG.

LiveJournal Create your own FREE online journal.


Cute Overload,

YouTube,, Tagging's mother of invention.

Bloglines,  Aggregator Rss Feed Reader

Google Reader,  Aggregator Rss Feed Reader


Teen Advisory Groups

Google Sites, Create your own FREE WEBSITE.

PBWiki,  Create your own FREE WIKI.

New Blogger Tag Cloud,

SnapShirts, Get a FREE web cloud of your blog.


Delicious tags for teens San Mateo Public Library

Delicious Tagging,




Hennepin County Library Teen Page,,


NPR Podcast Directory,




Free Comic Book Day,

Official Super Bowl Website,

YALSA Booklists and Book Awards,

Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco, Celebration of the Chinese New Year,

Information on the Chinese New Year, Government Information Office, Republic of China (Taiwan),

IMDb Movie Festivals and Events Worldwide,

Sundance Institute,

Film Movement,’s Movie Awards,’s Music Awards list,’s Small LANParty Network Setup,’s So You Wanna Host a LANParty?,

Roger Hart’s Ladder of Young People’s Participation,

YALSA American Library Association,,

You Grow Girl,

North American Butterfly Association (NABA),

Internet Movie Database (IMDb),,

NPR: Gay Pop Music: Three Albums Reflect the Rise of Gay Civil Rights,

PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays,

GLSEN: The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network,

COLAGE: Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere,

Mock Trial Scripts,

Comic-Con International, San Diego,’s Conventions Calendar,

Learn in Freedom!,

U.S. Department of Education—Getting Ready for College Early,

Rakhi: The Thread of Love,

Wikipedia—Rakhi (Raksha Bhandan),,

DPL Teen Service Blog—Fear Factor,

Epicurious—Macaroni and Cheese recipes,

U.S Department of State—Muslim Life in America,

New York Times, “A Mexican Feast for Bodies and Souls,”

Arizona Republic, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),

Arizona Republic, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Teacher Packet,

Sugar Skull Making Instructions,

Sugar Skull Molds & Supplies,

Library of Congress on Flickr—1930s–40s in color photoset, 

Interfaith Calendar,

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