There are over 3,000 titles in the library’s young adult collection! Thanks to surging popularity, young adult literature is the fastest growing segment in the publishing industry. Though the books in the collection feature teenage characters, readers of all ages enjoy them. Books included in the young adult section at the library are generally marketed to readers between the ages of thirteen and nineteen, but the collection covers a broad range of reading and maturity levels. The library encourages parents, guardians, and mentors to take an active role in helping individual teens choose books that are the best fit for them and their families.
The library offers more than books! There are over 7,800 DVDs and Blu-Rays and over 2,500 audiobooks available for physical checkout. The library also has over 5,800 circulating CDs for fans of music. The library is your neighborhood gateway to the world of entertainment and knowledge! For digital content, please refer to the library’s list of online databases.
Programs for teens are generally offered every Monday evening beginning at 6:00pm. Teen programming is restricted to participants between the ages of thirteen and nineteen. Teen time at the library serves a safe space for teens to freely think and express their creativity, without interruptions from younger or older siblings. Below is an explanation of the library’s regular programs for teens.
Teen Game Night: Teen time at the library includes social interaction as well encourage creative and strategic thinking. Designated game nights use favorites such as “Phase 10,” “Clue,” and “Dungeon!” to give teens an opportunity to participate in friendly competition with other creative individuals their age.
Teen Movie Night: Films featured during these events vary in genre and style, but never bare a rating more mature than PG-13. During these events, pizza and refreshments are provided for attendees.
Teen Read: One book is selected as the designated Teen Read for each month. Multiple copies of the book are available to borrow in time to prepare for discussion. Books chosen for these events are always intended for a young adult audience.
Summer Reading is a special time at the library for all age groups. In June and July every year, the library provides more programs, recommending reading lists, reading challenges, and prizes!
If you have questions about books or programs for teens, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.