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Teen Book Reviews
Virtual Book Discussions
Virtual Teen Events
Teens only ebooks
Virtual TAB meetings

JACKBOX AND AMONG US GAME NIGHT: an event for 9th-12th graders only
Friday, January 22nd at 7 pm Participants will split into groups with some playing some Jackbox Party Games (no special app required to join the game) and others playing Among Us (you will need to have the free Among Us app on your phone or tablet to join the game). Both groups will get do Jackbox Party Games AND Among Us at the program, if desired. This program will be held via Zoom. Registration is required. Contact Amy Kaplan at to register and get the Zoom link.

JACKBOX GAMES NIGHT an event for 7th & 8th graders only
Tuesday, February 9th at 7 - 8 pm Details are to be determined. Save the date and stay tuned. Email Amy at to get the Zoom link.

ZOOM GAME NIGHTS for 5th - 8th graders details here
February 2 and March 23 at 6:30 pm

BE THE CHANGE: VOLUNTEER a virtual presentation for 6th - 12th graders
Volunteer New York! presented Be the Change on December 16th to explain why volunteering locally is so important and to help teens discover ways they can make an impact right NOW. Didn't make it? View the presentation below:

What should you read next? Tons of reviews to be found here that were submitted by 2020 summer reading game participants.

WINTER CRAFT CLUB TEENS, 6th - 12th graders
Participants pickup their Craft Club kit and then join the live Zoom meetings to follow along to create a different project at each meeting. Registration is required. Contact Amy Kaplan at to register.

Book Chats & Discussion for grades 6 - 8
  • Book Chats & Reviews -- Tuesdays, January 5 - 19 & February 23 - March 9 at 6 pm. Join us for meetings where you will talk about what you have been reading lately. Participants may also dictate reviews (optional) that are typed up and added to the teen reviews page of this website.

  • Book discussions:
    January 26 at 6 pm - Ghost by Jason Reynolds
    March 16 at 6 pm - Legend by Marie Lu

    Meetings are via Zoom. Registration is required. Contact Amy Kaplan at

Book Discussion for grades 9 - 12
  • winter book and date tbd, Meeting is via Zoom. Registration is required. Contact Amy Kaplan at

TAB MEETINGS ONLINE, 9th-12th graders
TAB stands for Teen Advisory Board. This group of 9th - 12th graders meet regularly via Google Meets to plan and brainstorm about what they and their peers would most likely enjoy and need from their library. This group plans virtual teen events for 9th - 12th graders. If you are interesting in joining, email Amy at for details.


Teen eBooks on Hoopla - Find teen books on Hoopla with this link and then click on one of the genre bubbles to narrow your search further.
There are many great books are available, and there are no holds. However, these must be read on your phone, tablet or kindle books available here. If you click on one of the genre bubbles and are many clicks deep...a quick way to get back to the full Young Adult offerings is to look for this at the top of the page and click on Young Adult Fiction: heading on top of page that says Category -- Young Adult Fiction -- Mysteries and Detective Stories

Amy's Favorite Teen Books on Overdrive - Amy combed through the teen offerings on Overdrive and found many of her favorites that she often recommends in the stacks. The list is organized by genre and notes recommended target ages according to professional review sources or publishers.

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Last revised January 8, 2021