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Library Spot for Teens!

Teen Advisory Board

Teens (Grades 6-12) can help shape library programs and collections through participating in our Teen Advisory Board. We would like to first meet during Spring Break to share ideas and have some pizza. Our first meeting will be Thursday, April 5th at noon.

College Resources:
  • The Office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.
  • Free S.A.T. Tutorial & Practice Tests  courtesy of Study Point
  • LearningExpress Library  Michigan eLibrary (MeL) offers you access to an interactive online learning platform of practice tests (ACT, SAT, GED, etc.) and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.
  • Michigan College Goal   Nonprofit EduGuide will help you get the answers you need to your questions about the FAFSA. Check out their website for information about events with free on-site assistance from Financial Aid experts.

Homework and Test Help:

Need a little homework assistance? Finishing up that research paper? Did you know you can research your questions using our online databases and get reliable answers 24/7? Our online database collection offers you access to the electronic version of many of the books you would find on a library shelf.  Click on the Reference Databases button on the left navigation bar to access this online collection. has a network of over 3,000 professional academic and career tutors who are ready to help with just about any question you may have. Live tutors are available daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The self-study tools provide additional modes of support that are available 24/7.
  • Academic Tutoring:  Students in kindergarten through second-year college students as well as adult learners can get help with homework, test preparation, skills and concepts they are learning in class as well as Advanced Placement® test preparation and college entrance exams.  Subjects include math, science, English, Spanish, social studies, ACT®/SAT®, GED®/HiSET®, Microsoft® Office and writing.
  • Drop-Off Reviews: Students working on a essays, book reports, short stories, college/scholarship application essays, résumés & cover letter or tough math problems can drop-off their document or problem for an overnight review to receive detailed guidance and explanations.
  • SAT/ACT Essentials from The Princeton Review: Use The Princeton Review’s self-study modules to help prepare for the SAT or ACT. SAT/ACT Essentials includes full-length practice tests, a diagnostic score report, supporting video lessons and practice drills and college application advice. Get the edge you need to achieve your college dream.
  • Practice Quizzes: Students preparing for an end-of-chapter test, a final exam or standardized test can use’s Practice Quizzes to assess their knowledge on over 100 areas in math, science and social studies.
  • Study Resources: The SkillsCenter Resource Library provides 24/7 access to thousands of educationally sound resources. Students can watch instructional videos, download practice worksheets, customize their own flashcards for studying and get test taking tips and much more.  Job seekers have access to résumé templates, job search websites and career advice.
Need more?

The PowerSearch  search box is super simple to use and can cross search all of our databases at one time by entering your search term into the box. It is the perfect choice for your research needs bringing you a variety of full text resources in many formats (magazine & newspaper articles, academic journal articles, books, and more) on one easy to read screen! Best of all you can access this from anywhere you have access to the Internet - all you need is your MacDonald Public Library card to log in.

Download these useful free homework apps so you can do homework anywhere.

Check out this Comprehensive Plagiarism Resource for best practices to maintaining originality of your written work.

You can call the library at 586-725-0273 during regular business hours to get the online passwords to our other databases. 

Taking Your Drivers Permit Test Soon? We Can Help!

The library offers a resource with free DMV permit practice tests to help you prepare. Click here to get started!

Community VolunTeen Opportunities: 

The New Baltimore Recreation Center is looking for volunteers to help with the following programs:
  • Adopt a Park: Contact the New Baltimore Parks and Recreation Department if you have a church group, school group, or any other group that likes to stay involved with their community. New Baltimore parks are always in need of minor maintenance and cleaning attention. Your groups efforts can make a huge impact in helping the community.
  • Volunteering & Coaching: Volunteers are needed throughout the year for a variety of programs and events. Volunteers are necessary for the success of the parks and recreation department. If you are looking for volunteer or community service opportunities, please contact the recreation center. The recreation department regularly accommodates high school students that are in need of community service hours.
Contact the Recreation Department at 586-725-0291
Are you looking for other opportunities to give back to the community or to earn community service hours? Teen Volunteer Opportunities are available with the following local community organizations:

New Baltimore Farmer's Market 
Forgotten Harvest
Henry Ford Macomb Hopsital Volunteer