Library March Madness

Library March Madness 2019For the last month, teens created March Madness style brackets and attempted to rate 32 of the best YA books from 2018. After five rounds of voting, Legendary by Stephanie Garber emerged as the victor!

Many teens created brackets to predict the final results. The three best predictions came from Arrelle Rawls, Stephen Niksa, and Julian Trimceski. All three won Visa Gift Cards. Congrats!

Vote for the 2019 Thumbs Up! Award

The Thumbs Up! Award recognizes and promotes an outstanding contribution to teen literature that has both literary quality and teen appeal for those 13 to 18 years of age. A group of youth and teen librarians from across the state have analyzed over 150 titles to bring you the top ten finalists.

Now it's time for teens to vote! From now through May 31st, teen readers can vote for their favorite title through this online survey. Make your voice heard!

2019 Thumbs Up! Top Ten Titles

In no particular order:

  • Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) by Justina Ireland
  • I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
  • I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope by Chessy Prout and Jenn Abelson
  • Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi
  • A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
  • Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Teen Artists Club

Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
May 14     June 11     July 9     Aug. 27

Are you a teen who loves to write or draw? Join us for our brand new Teen Artists Club! Bring your poems, short stories, graphic novels, FanFiction, or illustrations to share! Not ready to share? You can sit in and use the time to work on your art.

At the end of this session, you can select your favorite piece to be bound and put into circulation at the library!

Snacks will be provided.

Pizza & Pages

I Am Still Alive Book CoverAre you a teen that loves to read? Join our Teen Librarian and your fellow book-lovers for our exciting teen book club: Pizza & Pages! Come hang out, talk about books, and eat pizza!

Our next meeting is on Monday, May 20 at 3 p.m. We're discussing I Am Still Alive by Kate Marshall.

You can reserve a copy through our online catalog or by calling us at (586) 446-2665.

Homework Help

Get Involved

  • Teen Advisory Board - Want to find a fun way to earn volunteer service hours? Look no further than the library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB)! Members of the TAB plan and run their OWN programs under the supervision of our Teen Librarian. Look at our programming calendar to find the next meeting.
  • Volunteer Elsewhere - Learn other ways earn volunteer hours by joining our volunteer crew. Click here for details.
  • Join the Staff - Discover opportunities through our city's human resources department. Click here for details.

Do you have a program idea?

We set aside every Tuesday afternoon for teen events. If you have a particular program you'd like to see happen or make happen, join a Teen Advisory Board meeting or call the library at (586) 446-2644. We'll do our best to accommodate your creativity!