The Teen Services Department seeks to foster a love and appreciation of reading, learning and good citizenship through volunteerism for residents in grades 6-12. We offer the best in teen literature and non-fiction, practical and diverse programs and volunteer opportunities.
Our main print and non-print materials include; fiction and non-fiction literature, graphic novels, audio books and Playaways, college guidebooks, and test preparation materials. Through our online resources we also seek to instill in teens the skills necessary to perform timely and effective research for academic success.
Check out our newest online resource!
- Big Screen Reads: Teen Book Discussions
- Book Reviews for Teens by Teens
- College & Career Resources
- New Books for Teens
- Start the Conversation
- Teen Booklists!
- Volunteer Opportunities
We’re going through all the book reviews submitted by teens this summer – and we’re proud to announce the most reviewed authors! First place, with 8 reviews is Richelle Mead. Because of the amount of reviews, we will be ordering more copies of her teen books for the Young Adult section. Second place, with 7 […]read more...
The 2014 Teen Summer Reading Club theme was “Spark a Reaction,” and did we spark a reaction! 66 teens signed up for the Summer Reading Club throughout the summer. Miss Kate, the Young Adult librarian, challenged the teens: if they collectively read more than 10,000 pages, she would dye her hair a wacky color. The […]read more...
Yeah, you’re going to want to sleep with the lights on. Enjoy these creepy when the sun is out! Andrews, V.C. Flowers in the Attic. 2005, 1979. Ensconced in the attic of their grandparents’ fabulous mansion by their abusive grandmother and dangerously selfish mother, Cathy, Chris, and their two younger siblings endure years of torment […]read more...
Some are dark, some are chilling, some are a modern retelling of an old and familiar story. Curl up with one of these fairy tales today. Carmody, Isobelle and Nan McNab. The Wilful Eye. 2013. Inspired by such classic fairy tales as “Beauty and the Beast,” and “The Snow Queen,” collects six stories carrying universal […]read more...
August brings us a new copies of classics (The Chocolate War, After the First Death), continuations of graphic novel series (American Vampire), hard-hitting nonfiction, new series, new stories, new characters to take home and enjoy.read more...
Everyone has a family, and trust me, EVERY family has a story … and a secret. Blumenthal, Deborah. Mafia Girl. 2014. As the daughter of an infamous mob boss, seventeen-year-old Gia struggles to come out of the shadow of her family’s notorious reputation and be her own person. Carleson, J.C. The Tyrant’s Daughter. 2014. Exiled […]read more...