Teens

Teen Boredom Busters

Bored after school? Need a study break? No worries, we've got fun activities in our Teen Space that are just right for your busy schedule. Stop by for 5 or 50 minutes, whatever works for you. Learn something new, meet a new friend, or just relieve some stress.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, March 22 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Button Making
Thursday, April 18 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Bottle Cap Magnets
Monday, May 20 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Stress Ball Craft

Today the American Library Association announced the top youth books and media of 2019, including the Pura ​Belpré Awards. The Pura ​Belpré Awards are given by the Association for Library Services to Children to a Latinx writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience. 

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2019 Illustrator Award Winner

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Today the American Library Association announced the top youth books and media of 2019, including the Alex Awards. The Young Adult Library Services Association awards Alex Awards to ten adult books that have significant appeal to teen audiences.

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2019 Alex Award Winners

The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

Today the American Library Association announced the top youth books and media of 2019, including the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. 

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2019 Winner

Today the American Library Association announced the top youth books and media of 2019, including the William C. Morris Award. The Young Adult Library Services Association awards the Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens. 

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2019 Morris Winner

 

The American Library Association announced the top youth books and media of 2019, including the Coretta Scott King Awards. The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table have issued awards to outstanding African American authors and illustrators since 1970. 

To find past award winners in our catalog to check availability, do a title search for Coretta Scott King Award. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

 

2019 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

Also available in: e-audiobook

Today the American Library Association announced the top youth books and media of 2019, including the Michael L. Printz Award. The Young Adult Library Services Association awards the Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults. 

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2019 Printz Winner

The poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Today we honor the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 90 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April, 1968 was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated a national day of service in 1994.

Mary Oliver was widely known as one of the most prolific, established, and best-selling American poets of all time. Oliver began writing poetry as a teenager and eventually published over thirty volumes of poetry. Her work was heavily influenced by nature and was often deeply introspective. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for American Primitive and the National Book Award in 1992 for New and Selected Poems. Join us in celebrating her life with some materials from our library collection. 

Felicity by 1935- Mary Oliver
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