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Storytime Underground: 97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School

97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School


Lean into this social distancing world with Storytime Underground! It starts with a great young adult book and ends with a bunch of different ways to make the story come to life right in your own room. Made for young adults or young adults at heart!

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97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School



97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School

by Erika Stalder

Being in high school is about a lot more than going to high school. It's about discovering new places, new hobbies, and new people-and opening your eyes to the world.

This book is about the stuff they don't teach you in high school, like how to host a film festival, plan your first road trip, make a podcast, or write a manifesto. 

Want to make a time capsule? Spend a day in silence? Learn how to make beats like a DJ? Or shut down your house party before the police do? 

Whatever your creative, social, or academic inclinations, you'll find 97 ways on these pages to amuse, educate, and interest yourself, and your friends. Because your life doesn't stop at 3 p.m. each day-it just gets started.

Click to check this book out right now.




Talk about these questions with your friends or family when you read the book.

  • What is one thing that you are really proud of accomplishing during this home time?
  • What is one things you really want to do this summer?
  • What is something you think everyone should do before they finish high school?




What are the things that you want to accomplish before you finish high school?

Write one down (Just start with one! You can work on each of the next 96 one at a time.)

Plan how to do it! (When will you do it by (set a date)? How will you do it? What do you need to get it done?)




Appreciate ArtCummer Museum Exhibit

Look closely at a work of art. This is one of the suggestions from the “For Your Personal Development Section.”

Need help finding a work of art? Why don’t you check out images of The Cummer Museum’s permanent collection:


Sing KaraokeBoy and girl singing

This one is in the with/for friends section. Want to practice before you get with friends?

Try out this karaoke channel on YouTube!



More motivation and inspiration to make high school that much more awesome:

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Jacksonville Public Library