We will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 to observe Juneteenth. The library will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on June 20.

Resources & Sites for middle and high school

Statewide DATABASES with your library card: Gale, Proquest, Britanica, Tranparent Language and Capstone
Overdrive/Libby makes it easy to find the books you want to read with your library card. Library cards can be requested here or send email info@essexpl.org  Browse our young adult ebooks and audiobooks in our Teen collection. 
Hoopla offers e-books, audio, music, movies, comics
Sign up with your library card at https://www.hoopladigital.com
Mango Languages Connecting communities around the world with your library card. Mango offers over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds. 
Freegal LogoUsing your library card, you can access FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS, 5 per week!  
Freegal® Music is a free music streaming service from your public library. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Freegal offers access to over 16 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 93,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries.
YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners.  Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists.  This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year.
Purdue Owl is the Online Writing Lab for Middle and High school students.  This tool will help you with citations, subject-specific writing, and more.

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