What the Teen Services Department Offers...

Teens and tweens are invited to borrow from our extensive young adult collections, find a cozy spot to read on the sunlit Teen Mezzanine, or join one of our many activities for ages 12-18.

Unless otherwise stated, teens attending Library programs must have their own library card, or be covered by a Household membership, otherwise a day fee will apply.

For users ages 12-18, the Library offers:

  • Young Adult Fiction (including seminal classics, award winners, popular favorites, literary fiction, science fiction, mysteries, and more)
  • Young Adult Non-fiction (including college guides, biographies, narrative non-fiction, and more)
  • Young Adult Graphic Novels
  • Audiobooks
  • Large Print books
  • Young Adult periodicals (print magazine subscriptions include Seventeen, Popular Science, MAD Magazine, Tiger Beat, and I Love English)
  • e-Magazines (including Rolling Stone, Popular Science, and National Geographic)
  • Audiobooks
  • Access to digital resources (WorldBook Encyclopedia online, research databases such as EBSCO and JSTOR)

Programs for teens include:

  • Seasonal celebrations, holiday parties and musical events
  • The Library’s Summer Reading Program
  • Teen clubs: the Teen Writing Group, Teen Advisory Group, Master Shot Film Club, and the Youth Leadership Program (a public speaking program provided in partnership with Toastmasters France)
  • Monthly Teen Nights: after-hours programming exclusively for ages 12-18, including acting workshops, game nights, trivia tournaments, outdoors events, film screenings, and more, as well as snacks and conviviality
  • The Teen Mezzanine—a comfortable space to work and study

The children’s and teens’ services department is staffed by two full time librarians dedicated to children’s and teens’ services who are able to provide reference and research help for young people, as well as recommend reading material for all age levels and interests. The Library provides full reference services on site from Tuesday through Sunday (with no reference service during our nocturne hours). Members and users of the Library can receive general reference assistance. They may also arrange in-depth research conferences with a specific librarian by appointment.

What kind of young adult books, programs, and research help would you like to see at the Library? Are you looking for internships or volunteer opportunities? Please feel free to email your ideas, fill out a suggestion form, or to drop by and chat. We’re always open to your requests and suggestions. If you have a request or would like to find out more about our programs, contact Celeste, the children’s and teens’ services manager.