Painting Pumpkins for Teens

 (with optional googly eyes!)

Get up close and artistic with your own personal pumpkin! Supplies including a small pumpkin, a paint kit, and plenty of googly eyes will be available to pick up at the Hood River Library starting Oct. 20th. Please return the paint kits once you have finished so others can create!

October Candy Bracket

All this month, vote for or against each candy to reign supreme!

Each week the winning candies will be put up against new challengers, and the ultimate winner  will be available at the library’s Curbside Services on October 31st.

Halloween Movie Watch Party

Friday, October 30, 8pm

Join the Teen Discord and stop by the library for a bag of movie watching goodies during curbside hours Oct. 27-30 for our Halloween movie watch party.

More details available on Discord. Ages 13 to 19.

Online Escape Rooms!

Pretend to escape a place you aren’t while in the house you probably shouldn’t leave. Try on your own or with friends. Special group event escape rooms on Discord from time to time.



Teen Quiz

How much do you know about music or books or just about anything? Try your skills at the quizzes on our website or join the discussion on Discord about building new quizzes.

Library Teen Council

Stay connected, plan teen programs online and for the future, and advise your Teen Librarian. Please bring your own cheese. Contact Rachel T. (rachelt@hoodriverlibrary.org) or fill out the Discord form.

Homework Help

Let us  help you with your homework! Don’t understand that poetry assignment, need help with your Spanish grammar, lost in your history paper? Whatever your question, or even if you just need to talk through things, the librarians and experts at our library want to help!

Tuesdays       10:30 to 11:30 am
Thursdays     3:30 to 4:30 pm

On Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91001800954

Teen Librarian to the rescue!

Have questions? Need help? Looking for a book? Your Friendly Neighborhood Teen Librarian is here for you! (and will bring her spiderman finger puppet to zoom and discord meetings if requested)

Ways to reach me:

Discord Join Now


Get colorful and inspired this October with the Library: Follow the drawing prompts (or do your own thing) and have your art displayed in our online artists gallery:

Check out free ebooks, audiobooks & movies!

Overdrive & Libby

Library2Go for Teens

Your Hood River County Library District card gives you free access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks for all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit the ebooks and audiobooks page for detailed instructions.

When logging in, select from the library drop down menu:  LEO Listens – Libraries of Eastern Oregon

Kanopy Kids


Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more for free! Don’t have a card? Sign up for your online card here. (10 per month; also check out the Kids Kanopy – fun for all ages and has unlimited viewings)

Gale Ebooks

Gale ebooks (Virtual Reference Library)

Online database of reference books on topics from pop singers to ancient religions to the galaxy. All easily searched and cited.


Learning Express Library

Find video courses, tests, eBooks and more to earn your GED, prepare for college admission tests, achieve your career goals, learn computer skills and many others.



The number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. Enjoy 1000+ award-winning video classes taught by expert artists and designers.

Mango Languages


A fun and interactive learning experience that uses cultural insights by native speakers to help you learn how to have realistic conversations in over 70 languages. Learn at your own pace!

More resources we recommend…

OKGO Sandbox

Ok Go Sandbox

Indie rock band Ok Go is known for their wildly complicated music videos and have set up this site to explore the science behind their videos.

Sync Free Audiobooks

Sync Free Audiobooks

Need more books to listen to? Sync provides free audio book downloads – 2 at a time and available for a week. Then keep them for forever.

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Hood River County School District – Online Learning Games & Resources

These resources are meant for skill building & development and most importantly for fun!

Partners In Health

Mental Health in the Time of Social Distancing

Partners in Health has worked in epidemics and outbreaks around the world and has put together lessons learned about how to take care of yourself during times of isolation and worry.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Watch tutorials online and practice a wide variety of life skills and academic subjects, from computer programming to printmaking or math to entrepreneurship.

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ABDO eBooks & Distant Learning Resources

For over 30 years, ABDO has been publishing exceptional children’s PreK–12 educational titles for libraries and schools.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, schools and libraries are closing across the country. ABDO wants to ensure that readers everywhere continue to have the opportunity to learn and grow during this unprecedented event. 

Our digital products are available for free now through June 2020.

The Conversation

How to spot fake news - Coronavirus edition

There is a lot of information about the current situation being shared. Some of it’s right, some of it’s changed and some is just fake. Learn ways to identify what is good information and what shouldn’t be trusted.

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