NEW! Teen / Young Adult STEM Kits available for circulation!

  • Available to borrow FREE of CHARGE with your Ocean State Library Card
  • 21-Day Loan Period
  • Must be checked out at and returned to the Middletown Public Library Circulation Desk
  • No Holds
  • No Renewals

Come check one out today!

Teen Summer Activities – reservations required

Girls Who Code Summer Camp- reservations required

BOOKS UNBANNED

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has launched a new campaign, titled Books UnBanned, to help teens combat the negative impact of increased censorship and book bans in libraries across the country. For a limited time, young adults ages 13 to 21 nationwide, will be able to apply for a free eCard from BPL, unlocking access to the library’s extensive collection of eBooks.

The card will be good for one year and is designed to complement access to resources for teens in their local communities. The Brooklyn Public Library eCard provides access to 350,00 e-books; 200,000 audiobooks and over 100 databases. Teens will also be connected to their peers in Brooklyn, including members of BPL’s Intellectual Freedom Teen Council, to help one another with information and resources to fight censorship, book recommendations and the defense of freedom to read.

To apply for the card, teens can send a note to BooksUnbanned@bklynlibrary.org, or via the Library’s s teen-run Instagram account, @bklynfuture. The $50 fee normally associated with out-of-state cards will be waived. Teens are encouraged to share videos, essays, and stories on the importance of intellectual freedom and the impact that book challenges and bans have had on their lives

Learn more at https://www.bklynlibrary.org/media/press/brooklyn-public-library-94

FREE TUTORING AVAILABLE!

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

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

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

TeenReads.com

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