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“The Last Girls Standing” by Jennifer Dugan

In The Last Girls Standing by Jennifer Dugan, teens Sloane and Cherry are the only survivors of a summer camp massacre. Sloane has very few memories from that night and desperate to get answers about what happened and why they were the only two to make it out alive. Cherry has filled her in as […]

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Upcoming college programs

Questions about attending college? Looking for advice on financial aid? We’ve got lots of programs scheduled throughout the spring to help you out! Click on the program title button to register! January 23 at 6:30pm Now more than ever, colleges are more willing to say “yes” to appeals for more financial aid and scholarship money […]

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Peer Mentors’ Mental Health Stories

January 25th at 4pm Do you struggle with your mental health or know someone who does? Hear from peer mentors who went through similar problems and learn how they coped and found help. These stories detail The NAN Project’s Peer Mentors’ struggles with mental illness and other issues facing young people, but more importantly, discuss […]

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Check & Mate

Mallory Greenleaf walked away from chess for good at the age of 14 after it destroyed her family. Now, four years later, she finds herself begrudgingly agreeing to compete in a charity tournament with her best friend. She also happens to beat the current World Champion, Nolan Sawyer, at said tournament and shocks everyone. She’s […]

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Teens’ Top Ten list announced

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2023 Teens’ Top Ten winners. The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups from school and public libraries around the country selected by YALSA to participate. This […]


National Teen Writing Contest

The New York Public Library is holding a national writing contest for teens about the importance of the freedom to read! Deadline: Friday, December 22, 2023 | 11:59 PM ET Why is the freedom to read important to you? At a time of rising book bans and censorship, The New York Public Library invites teens […]

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Cleat Cute

This sports rom-com follows Phoebe Matthews, a young hotshot player who has just been called up to the US National Team World Cup camp for the first time, and Grace Henderson, the veteran superstar who has been on the team for 10 years (and is only 26). Phoebe has idolized (and crushed on) Grace for […]

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Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin is, at it’s core, a love story, but not in the romantic sense. It is the story of the deep love and decades long friendship between Sam and Sadie who met as children in a children’s hospital game room in California (Sam was a patient, as was […]

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Imogen, Obviously

Becky Albertalli’s latest title follows high school senior Imogen and her discovering her bi-sexuality. Imogen has always been a staunch ally, her sister and best friends are queer. She’s up to date on all the queer media and attends her school’s GSA meetings. She’s straight with a capital S. Then she goes to visit her […]