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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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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 […]

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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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Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson

Tress enjoys an uncomplicated life on a tiny island called The Rock that’s situated in the Emerald Sea where she works as a cleaner, collects cups, and is close with the local duke’s son, Charlie. The Duke does not approve, so he secretes Charlie away to find him a suitable wife, but returns with a […]

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“While You Were Dreaming” by Alisha Rai

This YA novel, based loosely on the plot of the 1995 film “While You Were Sleeping,” follows 17-year-old Sonia Patil as she makes plans to finally get noticed by her crush.  Instead, he faints into a canal and Sonia jumps in to save him.  When a video of the rescue goes viral, she can only […]

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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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“Anatomy: A Love Story” by Dana Schwartz

Edinburgh, 1817. A secluded castle becomes a make-shift teaching hospital for one pupil determined to solve a mystery endangering the city’s impoverished and make her lifelong dream a reality. In “Anatomy: A Love Story” by Dana Schwartz, Hazel Sinnett loses her status as the brightest prospect of a renowned surgeon’s anatomy class when it is […]

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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 […]