Teen & Tween

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The Teen & Tween area is located on the second floor of the library. Whether you love to read, play video games, or simply hang out, this space is dedicated to serving tweens and teens (grades 6th through 12th). Come and enjoy this area to meet friends, relax with a book, do homework, play games and be creative. We have a large selection of books, audiobooks, graphic novels, college information, and magazines. Added bonus – we have a drawing window, too! There are also computer stations and gaming stations specifically dedicated for use by our teens and tweens. We also offer a wide range of programs generously funded by the Friends of the Gates Public Library.

Teen and Tween Library Programs

Check out all the cool programs that will be happening for teens and tweens. The Teen/Tween program brochure has all the information you need!

Check out our seasonal brochure for upcoming Teen & Tween programs.

NEW Teen Booklists Page

Want some Teen book recommendations? We’ve got you covered! Check out our NEW Teen Booklists page to see our latest booklists! You can print and download all of our booklists (curated by MCLS Teen Services Librarians) on our Google Drive


Rave Reviews 2021

Books for readers in grades 6-12 suggested by a committee of MCLS Teen Services Librarians.

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel

By Jason Reynolds

Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me

By Nina LaCour

Clap When You Land

Clap When You Land

By Elizabeth Acevedo

The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo

By Dean Atta

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Pandemic Booklist

Fiction and nonfiction books featuring teens surviving a time of pestilence and disease.

Fever 1793

Fever 1793

By by Laurie Halse Anderson

Never Fade

Never Fade

By Alexandra Bracken

Plague

Plague

By Michael Grant

One for Sorrow

One for Sorrow

By Mary Downing Hahn

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Take & Make

Each month a new Take & Make craft is set out in the Teen Services area. Drop by and pick up an envelope containing all you’ll need for a ‘do-at-home’ craft. Basic supplies such as glue and scissors will not be included in the craft envelopes. Pick them up early so you don’t miss out! Take & Make crafts are free, courtesy of the Friends of the Gates Public Library!

This month’s Take & Make InstructionsPaper Daisy Flowers

Interested in Take & Makes from previous months? Below are links to instructions on how to make them!


Junior Friends

The Junior Friends of the Gates Public Library are a high-energetic group of volunteers, ages 9-16, that meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 4:00pm to 5:00pm and help the library with different activities such as book sales, parties and many more exciting things. The group also gets involved with community service activities. Come join the group for a good time, you’ll be glad that you did! To join, simply fill out the form below. You will be contacted via e-mail to be reminded of upcoming meetings.

Join the Junior Friends

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New Teen Books