Teens

You Never Outgrow the Library

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At the Library, teens can find a place to study, homework help, volunteer jobs, special programming – and  a huge collection of excellent young adult books.

Recent Teens News

What Book Changed Your Thinking?

We asked local college bound teens this question.

Read their responses, check out the books that changed their thinking, listen to the audiobook, watch the movie, make up your own mind!

Chris’s choice:

JAZZ by Toni Morrison (Audio)

Chris told us: “It completely shifted my perspective toward the nature of life itself as well as humanity’s ability to seek redemption.”

Courtney’s choice:

A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry (read the play; watch the movie)

Courtney told us: “I am reminded to not let the standards of others or outward pressures change my beliefs and dreams.”

Eleanor’s choice:

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST by Ken Kesey (read the book; watch the movie)

Eleanor told us: “It opened my eyes to the very different ways people perceive the world around them.”

Emma’s choice:

QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING by Susan Cain

Emma told us: “It validated my quiet tendencies and empowered me to overcome my own shyness while embracing my introversion.”

Joe’s choice:

PEACE IS EVERY STEP by Thich Nhat Hahn

Joe told us: “It helped me view others and myself in a more positive and understanding way.”

Matt’s choice:

A LESSON BEFORE DYING by Ernest J. Gaines (read the book; watch the movie)

Matt told us: “It taught me the inherent genuine human connection between us all.”

Maya’s choice:

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (read the book; watch the movie)

Maya told us: “It taught me that we are all vulnerable and have our own insecurities. Not everyone is who you think they are, and that everyone needs help and a good friend. ”

Ryan’s choice:

Anything CALVIN AND HOBBES by Bill Watterson

Ryan told us: “(These comics) remind me to never approach life too seriously and remember to laugh!”

Sofia’s choice:

1984 by George Orwell

“It opened my eyes to flaws in our society and taught me to ask questions as opposed to believing everything I’m told.”