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Teen Summer Reading is happening now!

Sun, waves, and freedom! Summer is here, which means our Teen Summer Reading program is underway. 

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Featured Titles - June 2021

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the CourtBecoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

An autobiography about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his life growing up in New York, becoming the basketball star he's known to be, and getting involved in the world around him as an activist for social change.  Grade 7+.  

 

The Costume Making Guide: Creating Armor and Props for Cosplay

The Costume Making Guide: Creating Armor & Props for Cosplay by Svetlana Quindt

Packed with more than 30 step-by-step demonstrations that teach the skills you need to bring all your favorite characters to life no matter the genre.  Tutorials cover design planning, fabricating body armor, 3D painting techniques and more.  Grade 7+.  


Firekeeper's Daughter

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths.  Grade 8+.   

 

 

The Magic Fish

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyenl

Fairy tales are the only way one boy can communicate with his Vietnamese immigrant parents. But how will he find the words to tell them that he’s gay? A powerful read to celebrate Pride Month about family, identity and the enduring magic of stories. {Graphic Novel]  Grade 7+. 

 

Lucky Caller

Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

A high school senior’s decision to take a radio broadcasting class is complicated by the very different approaches of her broadcast team and the presence of a childhood former friend she had hoped to avoid.  Grade 9+

 

Realm Breaker

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

A strange darkness grows in Allward. Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea. She soon discovers the truth: She is the last of an ancient lineage, and the last hope to save the world from destruction. But she won't be alone. Even as darkness falls, she is joined by a band of unlikely companions. Together they stand against a vicious opponent, invincible and determined to burn all kingdoms to ash, and an army unlike anything the realm has ever witnessed.  Grade 9+

 

Skyhunter

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Talin is a Striker, a member of an elite fighting force that stands as the last defense for Mara, the only free nation in the world, but when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front to Mara's capital, Talin senses there is more to him than meets the eye.  Grade 8+.  


You Brought Me the Ocean

You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez

Jake Hyde yearns for the ocean and is determined to leave his hometown in New Mexico for a college on the coast, and while his family and friends encourage him to stay, he must deal with his secrets of being gay and some strange new blue markings on his skin giving him a glow when he touches water. {Graphic Novel]  Grade 8+.  

What's New

You can now borrow one of two role-playing sets for up to two months, giving you plenty of time to learn the rules of the game and complete an adventure.
Download free audio books throughout the summer using the Sora app -- no waiting, no hassle! Ages 13+