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Teens

What To Read Next

Not sure what to read next? Have no fear – in the Teen Books and Magazines section are lists of recommended books that will get your mind racing and your imagination flowing. To find out more about some of the books before you check them out, look at Diary of A Bookworm, a fantastic blog written by an avid Young Adult reader whose dozens of reviews are handily alphabetized so you can find the one you’re looking for.

The Force is Strong with this One

Why not celebrate the release of the Star Wars movies on Blu-Ray today with a Yoda Finger Puppet, a Cuddly Bantha or a Mouse Droid Cat Toy.  Wonder what in the world I am talking about?  Then check out the Star Wars Craft Book and find out for your self. 

Book or Movie? Get Ready to Discuss!

Did you cry uncontrollably while reading “If I Stay”? Did you fall in love with Jace (or perhaps Simon) from “The Mortal Instruments”? Well, get ready to cry and fall in love again when these stories come to life on the big screen.

Back to School Blues?

No need to worry, the library can help! Check out our Homework Help tab on the Teen page where you will find some fantastic resources to assist you with all your assignment needs. If you are looking for advice and information on jobs, colleges or universities, you can also find some great website and database links by clicking on the My Future tab.

Get Caught Reading Party A Great Success!

On Saturday, August 27th nearly 100 teens gathered to eat pizza, play Wii, make buttons...and talk about their summer reading!

Bizarre facts and tantalizing secrets

Book Cover ImageNonfiction.  This collection of bizarre facts, tantalizing secrets, and unsolved mysteries from around the world has a section dedicated to Elvis, whose fans (some of them, anyway) have dismissed The King's demise by claiming that he faked his own death or was abducted

LOUD in the Garden of Readin'

Come to LOUD in the Garden of Readin' -- six local indie teen bands will rock out in the Rotary Reading Garden at Central Library on Saturday, July 16th, 10 am - 4 pm. 

Get Caught Reading this Summer

Join the Teen Summer Reading Challenge and Get Caught Reading! Starting Saturday, June 25th to August 20th, drop in to your local branch to register and log the number of pages of books, graphic novels, magazines or newspapers you read for a chance to win amazing weekly draw prizes!  The top three winners from across the city will be announced at our final party at Central Library on Saturday, August 27th!

Also, Get Caught Blogging!  Write a short blog about what you've read and your post will appear right here on the teen section of the library's website.  Starting June 25th, click on the Get Caught Blogging button on the right side of the page and start blogging!

Read Away Your Fines

Between May 1st and 7th, the Library is celebrating National Youth Week in a big way! If you are a teenager between 12 and 18 years old and have fines on your library card, here is your chance to make a fresh start: you can pay off your fines by reading!

Worth Re-Reading

At first glance, Jerry Spinelli's Crash would seem to deal in stereotypes: the high school football hero who knocks down everyone in his path; and the classic schoolyard victim, a funny-looking boy who proves an all too easy target for the jock's roughshod bullying. But the dorky vegetarian possesses his own unique dignity; and the hard boiled jock discovers private reserves of moral courage. Spinelli's funny, moving story about an unlikely friendship is unexpectedly subtle and wise, not unlike its title character.