Teen Services Blog

Join us at Heartland Maker Fest on October 1st!

Teen Open Lab LogoOn October 1st from 9am-2pm, the library is going to be at the Heartland Maker Fest in Lincoln Square Mall. 

We'll be bringing projects and technology from our Teen Open Lab to demonstrate the awesome resources that teens can use every week at Teen Open Lab.  Stop by and say hi! 

10,000 visitors to the Teen Open Lab!

Today marks the 10,000th visitor to the Teen Open Lab! Come share the fun this afternoon from 3-5:30pm.

Tell Me Your Sorrows

To say that Ava Lavender is odd might be a bit of an understatement.

Where Futures End

Where Futures End cover100 years.  Five stories.  2 connected worlds.  Allies or enemies?


Dylan discovers the Other Place as a child and keeps trying to go back there, angered and mystified that no one else can sense the other world as his real life spirals out of control. 


If Prom was an 80s Action Movie

Prom.  No word can fill a high schooler with more dread or delight (or ennui if you don't care (ennui is totally a SAT word.  You should look it up if you haven't.  Also it's a cool word.  I swear.)).  The drama of whether to go, who's taking whom, and what to wear is unparalleled.

Albert's Fangs!

I haven’t read much steam punk lately. Shame on me.

Catch 'em All!

Pigey in the libraryAnother Pigey in the library!

Careful What You Wish For*

YA fiction has a lot of different genres. There’s romance, there’s sci-fi, there’s fantasy...and there’s horror.

SYNC: Free Audiobooks this Summer!

Grasshopper Jungle coverNo joke.  Now through August 17th, you can get 2 free audiobooks every week from Audio File.  That's 12 audiobooks from now until the end of summer.  Audio File will list the books every week and you download them onto the Ove