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Our collection and services are specifically geared for grades 6-12. We have books, graphic novels, magazines, games, and computers in our Teen Room, with manga, anime, and music located directly outside of the room. We also offer download subscriptions for movies, books, music, and comics, as well as a full calendar of programs and events.

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Free Lunch

Stop what you are doing and go put a hold on this book! Free Lunch is the best teen nonfiction book I have read this year.  With heart and grit and hope, Rex Ogle has crafted an amazing tour de force in this memoir of his 6th grade year.  As the title indicates, Rex receives "free lunch" at school. He is living in grinding poverty with his unemployed mom and stepdad, where he is [...]

Banned Books Week!

My pick for this week is to give a shout out to Banned Books Week.  Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) of the American Library Association compiles a list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The ALA OIF tracked 347 challenges to library, school and university materials and services in 2018. Of the 483 books challenged or banned in 2018, the Top 11 Most [...]

Hope and Other Punchlines

Sometimes a book falls into your life at completely the right time.  Reading Hope and Other Punchlines, particularly this week, has been emotional, at times bittersweet, and ultimately hopeful. Abbi Hope Goldstein was the focus of an iconic photograph taken outside the Twin Towers on 9/11 when she was just a year old.  Clutching a red balloon and wearing a construction paper crown, she is being carried to safety by her daycare provider.  The [...]

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