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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 […]

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Showtime’s Yellowjackets is about a high school girls soccer team in 1996 whose plane crashes in the wilderness on their way to nationals. Stranded for 19 months, the girls must find ways to survive. Also, there might be something…supernatural out there? The show also takes place 25 years later and shows some of the girls […]

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Community Book Discussion

Thursday, May 25 at 6:30pm The Cummings Foundation will provide books (free to all registrants) for a community book study on Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. The Buttonwoods Museum is co-hosting with the Haverhill Public Library. Books can be picked up at the library. “Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems […]

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Stress Survival Guide for Teens (virtual)

May 8 at 5pm Pressures from school, family, friends, work: teens are surrounded and burdened by stress from all sides. Because untreated stress can lead to mental health conditions like depression, teens need to develop practical strategies to manage day-to-day stress. During this workshop, a trained facilitator shares their experience of surviving stress and depression throughout […]