September Teen Take-Out Bag

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Thursdays, October 7th to November 18th

3:45pm – 4:45pm

in the Hall Community Room and also over Zoom

Middletown Public Library is offering a 6 Week Micro:bit Program for Teens.  The Micro:bit v 2 and most materials will be provided for you to participate in the program free of charge.  (You will need to have paper or a small notebook if working from home.)  We will be exploring the all new Micro:bit version 2.  We will be making and creating a pet, learning how to keep score and code a game, and also making a “fidget cube” all with our Micro:bits.

Registration is required. There is a limit of 10 participants. Zoom participation will also be available for those unable to attend in person.  To register, click HERE.


RIDE partners with Khan Academy Founder for FREE math and SAT tutoring for all RI students in grades 6-12 and FREE AP tutoring for all RI students in grades 9-12.

You must pre-register for free tutoring by selecting one of three courses offered by

Click HERE to complete the ACN pre-registration process on the ACN and continue to to sign up for free!

2021 RI Teen Book Award Winner – The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

We have ordered most of these titles for our collection. Stop by to check one out, or reserve your selections today!

2021 Winner and 2022 Nominees

High school students from across Rhode Island have voted! We’re proud to announce The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas as the winner of the 2021 Rhode Island Teen Book Award.  Our Honor Books are Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

These novels were three of 22 young adult books nominated by school librarians, teachers, and public librarians from throughout Rhode Island. The nominees were selected on the basis of literary quality and their appeal to those in grades 9 and up. Throughout the past year, young adults could find copies of the books available to read at their school and public libraries and area stores.

 In addition, the committee is proud to announce the list of 22 nominees for the 2022 award.

Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Concrete Kids by Amyra Leon

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Golden Arm by Carl Deuker

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh

He Must Like You by Danielle Younge-Ullman

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

The Other Side of the Sky =-by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusaf Salaam

Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold

Sick Kids in Love by Heather Moskowitz

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

This is my America by Kim Johnson

War and Speech by Don Zolidis

We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

What Should I Read Next? Enter a book you like and this website will analyze its huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.

Goodreads Young Adult Books Page 

Denver Public Library’s Booklists for Teens

Books Like the Hunger Games

Teen Booklists from the Plymouth District Library

No Flying, No Tights: A Graphic Novel Review Website

YALSA Best of the Best: The Best Books for Young Adults committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has rounded up some of the best books written for young adults, as recommended by Young Adult Librarians.

Alex Awards:The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The award is sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust.

Margaret A. Edwards Award Winners: The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author’s lifetime achievement for writing books that have been popular over a period of time.

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: For a complete list of winners visit the National Book Foundation.

Printz Awards: The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

William C. Morris Award: The Young Adult Library Services Association created the William C. (Bill) Morris Award to honor a longtime publishing executive beloved in the library world for his enthusiasm for promoting literature for children and teens.

Book Trailers & Youtube Channels

Epic Reads

Penguin Young Readers

YA Random House