Want to know about the Library's newest books, news and events? 
After you fill in your name and email address, scroll down to the bottom of the page to the What to Read section, then check the box for Teen Scene. 
 
All the books (and other items) on the lists below come HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
 
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Simply put: we love this list to find talented authors.
 
The Abraham Lincoln Award is awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by participating students in grades nine through twelve in Illinois.
 
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.
 
eStuff
Looking for a book, but ALL copies are checked out? Or maybe you'd rather read or listen to a book on your mobile device? Check out our collection of eBooks, audio books, and eMagazines! Click the links below to browse our collection. Need help? Step-by-step instructions can be found on the library's website or stop by the Hub desk.
  • 3M Cloud Library: Check out eBooks on your computer or mobile device.
  • hoopla: Stream video (movies & TV episodes), music, and audiobooks to your computer or mobile device.
  • OverDrive: Download eBooks or audiobooks to your computer or mobile device.
  • Zinio: Read magazines on your computer or mobile device.
 
You may be familiar with Fairy Tales, but not like these. Here is a list of Fairy Tale books for Teens with a twist!
 
Game On: Books About Gamers and Gaming
Whether you're a gamer yourself or just interested in a great story, these books about video games and virtual reality (often with crazy sci-fi twists) take things to the next level.  (Get it?  Next level?)
 
These are some amazing graphic novels for you to sink your teeth into.
NOTE: These are more suitable for High School Teens!
 
This list features stories about 1.5, 2.0 generation, and other multicultural American teens. The numbers 1.5 and 2.0 indicate when they or their family moved to America, not their software version! C'mon, guys!
 
Check out this list of book that will most definitely appeal to guys!
 
Staff from all over the library recommend their favorite YA books.  Check out their reviews
 
​Check out these books featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual characters!
 
Rock Out, Read on!
These are funny, odd and entertaining novels with a very nice MUSICAL twist in each!
 
Here is a list of tense and intense mystery titles for Teens!
 
T.A.B. Read and T.A.B. Approved
These awesome titles are our Library's T.A.B.'s favorite books.
 
Teen Services Staff All-Time Favs!
This is a list of our favorite books for teens of all-time, well . . . at least for right now!
 
Time for a Rhyme?: Collections of Poetry & Novels in Verse
Tired of prose? Check out this list of books! 
 
Here's a list of suggested websites for what to read, and stuff to do!