Appropriately named because it’s the “go-to” center for teenagers—to hang out, do homework, attend special parties and events, find answers, read, and just maybe make a new friend or two. Home for the Young Adult and Graphic Novel collections, The Hub is located in the back of the Reference Room at the Rutherford County Library. Special events, workshops, and seminars are also held throughout the year.
Practice tests and self-paced courses for students & adult learners. ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, resume and cover letter writing courses and more.
Includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.
High School Ace
High School Ace is a collection of free online academic resources for teens. It features interactive quiz games focused on English, Math, History, and Science facts. The site is sponsored by Quiz Hub and contains no ads.
Young Adult Reader's Advisory List
Rutherford County Library's YA books and series sorted by subject.
Anime News Network
Learn about Japanese animation (anime) and Japanese comics (manga).
Comic Book Resources
Daily news, previews, reviews, commentary, and message boards.
Good Comics for Kids
School Library Journal reviews of manga, graphic novels, and comics.
Quirky, out-of-the-ordinary booklists for teens with reviews by a teen librarian.
Young Adult Services Library Association (YALSA) Award Winners
Read the best of the best! Outstanding Books for the College Bound, Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Great Graphic Novels forTeens, Best Books for Young Adults, and more.
"Hipster Librarian" shares the hottest new DIY craft projects that you can make. These aren't your grandmother's projects!
Explore fascinating subjects in many categories: science, technology, food, people, geography, money, and history, to name a few.
Learn how to make a duct tape wallet, circuit-bend with an old toy keyboard, or make a great costume for Librari-Con.
College Board Online
Register online for the next PSAT, SAT, CLEP, or AP test date. Study using official practice tests, get information on more than 3,800 colleges and universities, and more.
College Foundation of North Carolina
Plan for college and learn how to fund your education.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The application that opens the door to the federal student financial aid process.
U.S. Department of Education Student Financial Aid Guide
Site provides information about financial aid procedures.
North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs
A four-year scholarship program at approved schools in N.C. has been established for qualifying natural or adopted (before age 15) children of certain class categories of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans.
Occupation Outlook Handbook
Learn about different jobs, how much money you can make, and what a typical work day is like in a particular occupation.
Be sure to check our College, Scholarships & Career section for links to training, education, and job search resources that will help prepare you for your perfect job!