POWER Library Resources for Teens
How do I Login to POWER Library?
Enter the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library code PL3142, followed by the last 7 digits of your library card. Do not enter any spaces. Example: PL3142******* when prompted for this information. You can also create an eCard if you have an email address on the POWER Library site that allows you to access the subscription resources below without a library card.

The following resources are available on POWER Library

Access Pennsylvania

Catalog holdings of 3,000 + Pennsylvania school, public, academic and special libraries are included in this online resource. Search by author, title, subject or keyword to locate over 44 million items.

AP Images

Access One of the World’s Largest Collections of Photography, Video and Graphics

AP Images Collection is a primary source database from the Associated Press, one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world that takes users on a sensory journey through history. With photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 180 years, this collection captures the greatest events in history – and brings them to life.

Content Includes: Over 12 million photographs dating back to 1826. More than 36,000 audio sound bites. Professionally produced collection of more than 340,000 graphics. Graphics include maps, graphs, charts, logos, flags, illustrations and more.

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is Pennsylvania’s statewide live chat reference service and is a free service to all residents of Pennsylvania, offering live chat reference 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

We’ll be here to help you get answers to your questions, any time and anywhere you have Internet access. Unlike other “expert” sites on the Web, there is no charge to use our service. We’ll be doing what libraries have always done best — quickly getting you the accurate, unbiased information you need.

Auto Repair Reference Center | Video Tutorial

Find auto repair and service information for most car models starting in 1954. Factory drawings and step-by-step photographs. Technical service bulletins and recall information. Wiring diagrams for easy viewing printing. Specifications, maintenance schedules and “Care

& Repair Tips” with a complete troubleshooting section. Estimate repair costs before visiting the mechanic. Learn more about how your car works, visit the Auto IQ section for videos and animated demonstrations.

Contemporary Authors

A guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Author biographies are included.


Interactive multimedia eBooks with audio narration teach children, teens and their parents how to stay safe on the internet. eBooks titles include: Avoiding Predators Online, Playing Games Online, Protecting Your Privacy Online, Stopping Cyber bullying, Teens Stopping Cyberbullying and Using Social Networks.

eBooks by EBSCOhost

Electronic books (eBooks) are available through this link. eBooks by EBSCOhost are full text searchable and available for use on personal computers in online formats. Over 15,000 subject based non-fiction books.


Focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.


(Library Information Science & Technology Bibliographic online resource that provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced online resource covering the field of information science.

MasterFILE Main Edition

Provides full text for magazines, trade publications and periodicals covering general interest subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Content Includes: Full text for more than 1,350 general reference resources.

Full text for more than 350 reference books. Image Collection containing over 910,000 photos, maps & flags.

Middle Search Main Edition

Designed specifically with middle school students in mind, this resource provides full text for popular, middle school appropriate magazines, covering a wide array of topics. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Content Includes: Full text for thousands of biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, image collection of over 910,000 photos, maps and flags.The content in Middle Search: Main Edition is updated on a weekly basis.Built in translation and audio reader to speak the content of articles.

Access News from Around the World with Newspaper Source Plus

Providing the latest news from the leading national (U.S.) and international news sources, Newspaper Source Plus contains over 1,000 leading full-text newspapers, providing users with access to millions of full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers, including extensive cover-to-cover full text for many of the top-tier newspapers.

SIRS Discoverer

Discoverer helps students develop their research, writing, language,and computer skills. Only the best, most unique, and most relevant resources are selected for SIRS Discoverer. Now with Science Fair Explorer and Skills Discoverer.

SIRS Discoverer 2 Minute Demo

Quick Start User’s Guide

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Want a professional librarian to find your answer? We’re here to help you get answers to your questions, any time and anywhere you have internet access. We’ll be doing what libraries have always done best; quickly getting you the accurate, unbiased information you need. Available 24/7. Let’s us help you find an answer.


Do you need more information about an illness or medication? Ask a Health Librarian. Geisinger Medical Center’s Community Health Librarian will mail or e-mail you personalized, up-to-date health information. All requests are confidential and the service is free of charge. The information is not intended to replace talking with your doctor or as a diagnosis.

The College Database (Directory of U.S. Colleges & Universities)

The College Database (Pennsylavania)

College Board

College Board.com : register for the SAT’s, Get connected to your college. Find official college planning and preparation tools to help you succeed. Visit the College Board website – your inside source. See Kahn Academy below for video SAT preparation help free of charge.

Kahn Academy

Kahn Academy
Is a not-for-profit with the goal of providing a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

All of the site’s resources are available to anyone, completely free of charge. Their library of over 3,600 videos covers math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with videos on finance, history and SAT preparation. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially designed for viewing on the computer.

All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
How the  Kahn Academy works.

GCF Learn Free

GCF LearnFree.org
GCFLearnFree.org® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories ABSOLUTELY FREE, GCFLearnFree.org is a worldwide leader in online education.

Educational Portal

Education Portal has launched some exciting new programs to help students learn more efficiently, earn their degrees on time and save money on their education. Take free online courses packed with fun & engaging video lessons.

How it Works: No registration or login needed. Watch fun & engaging lessons taught by world-class educators. When ready, pass an exam and earn real college credit (optional) that is accepted by 2,900 colleges. Learn how simple it is.

900 free online educational videos at Educational Portal : The collection of free online video resources cover 21 different course topics from English literature to calculus to macroeconomics . The 5-10 minute videos are taught by subject matter experts and designed to make even the most complex topics easy and accessible. Catalog of all courses


Free online Algebra and Geometry video instruction on

  • Pre-Algebra (Essential Math Skills)
    (Finding prime factorization, identifying fractions from a shaded region, finding smallest common denominators, converting decimals to fractions, converting fractions to decimals, adding and subtracting decimals, order of operations, finding least common multiples, and more)
  • Algebra 1
    (Basic graphic skills, Solving one – step equations algebraically, Understanding Solving Equations, Finding x- and y- intercept,  Solving % word problems, Indirect variation, and more)
  • Algebra 2
    (Find the solution of systems of linear equations by graphing, Find the solution of systems of linear equations using matrices, Introduction to Conic Sections, Identifying a parabola, Evaluating logarithms, Operations with logarithms, Solving equations involving absolute value, and more)
  • Geometry
    (Finding the distance between two points, Pythagorean Theorem, Line relationships – parallel, perpendicular, and skew,  Vertical and Alternate angles, Consecutive Angles, Applications of linear and angular relationships, Perimeter and Circumference, and more)

This is a commercial site that charges for online tutoring but the above link will take you to  videos you can watch for no charge. You don’t need to register to watch the free videos.

Local Schools

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Login to Mango Languages using (PL3142 followed by the last 7 digits of your library card). Try Mango Languages Today

You can download hundreds of audio books and listen on your computer or transfer books to a portable device, like an iPod, iphone or MP3 player. You can also download thousands of e-books. Read the latest best sellers, fiction, and nonfiction on your e-reader or mobile device including Kindle, iphone, iPad and more. Try it, it’s easy! It’s free! (Login in using your library card number. Don’t enter any spaces. )

Graphic Novels

Summer 2014! Free unlimited access to graphic novels from TumbleBookCloud’s online library! Click below or go to www.tumblebookcloud.com, username: summer231 password: login GNCicon_squareTeen2_tbc

Teen Paranormal Club

Teen Paranormal ClubMission Statement

The Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library Teen Paranormal Club is a safe teen environment where we can be ourselves and together have the freedom to explore the paranormal field.

Vision Statement

The Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library and Spirit Reachers, LLC believe that in order to have trained and educated paranormal groups in our future, we need to start now with our interested youth. Our teen paranormal investigators include young men and women between the ages of 12 and 17. These teens meet on a monthly basis to learn about the fundamentals of paranormal investigating. Our teens are taught to respect themselves, their team, the paranormal field, and the spirits above all else.

Have YOU had questions about paranormal activity but were afraid to ask?  Wondered if local spirits may be active in the library or surrounding areas?  Been curious about how to become a paranormal investigator?  Come to a meeting! The Teen Paranormal Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library in Northumberland. The club is free to join. Check our calendar for dates and time. 

If you or your child is interested in joining our team, please call the library at 570-473-8201 or Victoria (Spirit Reachers) at 570-975-5951.