Teen Scene

The Colusa County Free Library has all sorts of stuff just for teens, including books, media, and programs!


MAS Ultra- School Edition

MAS Ultra provides full text for:

  • more than 158,000 biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books
  • an Image Collection containing photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs
  • expanded full-text journal and magazines dating back to 1975, including American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Civil War Times, CollegeXpress, Nation, National Review, New Scientist, Popular Science, Smithsonian, World War II, and much more

The peer-reviewed scholarly database will help with all of your research and homework needs 24/7 with a library card.

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound addresses students and scholars’ pressing need to see primary, unpublished archival documents. There is no better way to study the past than through consultation of primary source documents. Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.
Archives Unbound is sponsored by the California State Library, all you need is a Colusa County Free Library card to access the database.

Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.

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Britannica is sponsored by the California State Library, all you need is a Colusa County Free Library card to access the database. Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | edsupport@eb.com

TeachingBooks.net (PreK-12)

One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

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Teaching Books is sponsored by the California State Library, all you need is a Colusa County Free Library card to access the database. Need help from TeachingBooks.net? See our support page. (800) 596-0710 | accounts@TeachingBooks.net

Proquest Research Companion

Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking. (Grades 8+)


Learn about countries from all over the world and the U.S. states. For students grades 2-12.

Sirs Issues Researcher

Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)

SIRS Discoverer 

Selected research content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)

Digital Magazines

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

OWL offers over 200 free resources including:

  • Writing and Teaching Writing
  • Research
  • Grammar and Mechanics
  • Style Guides
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Job Search and Professional Writing

RB Digital Magazines

Formerly called Zinio for Libraries, RB Digital allows you to instantly read all current and backlist issues for more than 165 magazines on desktop and mobile browsers for free using your library card and the Zinio for Libraries app.

To get started

  • Log in with your Library card, then create a RB Digital account to borrow magazines
  • You can borrow magazines via a web browser to read now on your PC, Mac or mobile
  • Download the RB Digital app to read offline on your iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle HD/HDX
  • Magazines in the collection are always available with no returns and no due dates

NOTE: You can only read single issues of magazines in the app. Use RB Digital Magazines online site to browse for magazine to checkout or to download new issues.

Drivers Education Program

Free lessons and practice tests specific to the State of California.

hoopla digital library

hoopla digital provides online and mobile access to eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV. With hoopla and a valid library card, patrons can borrow, instantly stream, and download dynamic content via hoopla’s mobile app or www.hoopladigital.com. Simple to access and use, with no waiting and no hassles, all you need to get started is your library card and a web browser, smart phone, or tablet. Sign up today!

hoopla digital is offered thanks to a grant from the California State Library

Overdrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

Our largest eBook collection includes current, popular fiction, non-fiction, and video. Available anywhere using the overdrive app and library card. Instructions for personal devises.


Enki eBooks

With over 50,000 eBook titles in the shared collection, Enki provides library patrons with a turnkey, ready-made, librarian-curated collection of popular fiction and nonfiction genres including romance, mysteries, travel, technical, crafts, cooking and more. Of particular interest are more than 900 graphic novels! Available anywhere using your library card.

Teen Programs

Summer Book to Movie Club

Each summer, the Colusa County Free Library Literacy Program hosts a FREE Book to Movie Club for local children in grades 5 to 9! Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will read three books and watch the movie adaptations to compare and contrast versions. Teens will also get their own copies of each title to add to their home libraries! Registration begins in May. For more information, call our Literacy Coordinator at 458-0373. This program put on in partnership with Premier Mushrooms, Inc. and CAPC Colusa County.

Summer 2021
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Holes by Louis Sachar
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Summer 2020
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Summer 2019
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Summer 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (Graphic Novel) by Madeline L’Engle
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Matilda by Roald Dahl

Summer 2017
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Summer 2016
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan