Archive for Author: rsmith

2020 Summer Required & Recommended Reading

Need to find the list of titles for middle or high school summer reading before school starts? Look no further! Plus find other recommended teen reads, perfect to finish out the summer.

Stamped Book Discussions

Stamped by Jason Reynolds has been on the NYT Bestseller list for 16 weeks! Join one of our August book discussions of this title.

Race, Justice & Activism: A Tween/Teen Starter List

Awareness, discussion, and action can all lead to change. Wherever you are on your journey, information is power. This guide was created to help youth grades 6-12 process events surrounding the killing of George Floyd.

Family Focus: Digital Citizenship

With the growing amount of online activity teens and kids are engaged in, it’s important for them to know how to make smart choices. Engage the whole family with some of these resources, games and activities on Digital Citizenship.

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Libby for Teens

Gone through all the teen books you had at home and need more? Don’t forget about e-book options available for free on the Libby app!

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Hip-Hop Booklist for Teens

Teen hip-hop aficionados or the casual listener shouldn’t miss a beat with these selected books! Bob your head and tap your toes as you explore these fiction, poetry and nonfiction titles suitable for teens.

Body, Sex, Relationships: Trusted Sites & Books for Teens

Puberty freaks parents out at least as much as it does teens. Faced with questions they may not be comfortable answering and perhaps hazy on their facts, teens could use a good book (or two or three…) or digital resource on the subject!

Coding Resources for Kids & Teens

If you have a child and/or teen showing an interest in STEM or a budding computer scientist on your hands, be sure to explore all the library has to offer! From recommended apps and websites, to books and even gadgets, we’ve got you covered.

Best Teen Books of 2019

Looking for a gift idea for the holiday season? Or just to enjoy yourself? These teen titles (grades 6-12) are repeatedly featured on many “best of the year” lists!