The Polk County Public Library is for teens! Check back often… This is the place to come for information about young adult programs, new materials, and more.
Teen Book Club
The club meets on the third Thursday of every month at 4pm. For our December book, we’re reading Divergent by Veronica Roth. Come to the meeting on December 19th to discuss and you’ll also get a free copy of January’s book (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs) and a free gift! Snacks will be served. Call or come by the library to sign up! We still have a few copies of Divergent left to give out as well. Bring your friends!
The drum circle is the second Thursday of every month. Instruments are provided but you can bring your own as well. All ages are welcome!
YA Display: From Page To Screen
Come check out the new YA display at the library… There are lots of young adult books being made into movies in the next year, such as Catching Fire, Divergent, Vampire Academy, If I Stay, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Book Thief. Check the books out of the library before the movies come out!
We also have the books and DVDs of several other young adult book-to-movie/TV show adaptations such as Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, The Host, The Hunger Games, Warm Bodies, Beautiful Creatures, The Vampire Diaries, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Twilight.
New Young Adult Materials
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Awaken by Meg Cabot
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks
The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman
The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor by Ken Silverstein
Ask Elizabeth: Real Answers to Everything You Secretly Wanted to Ask About Love, Friends, Your Body… And Life in General by Elizabeth Berkley
Red: The Next Generation of American Writers–Teenage Girls–On What Fires Up Their Lives Today by Amy Goldwasser
I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure by Larry Smith
Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
Saints by Gene Luen Yang
One Piece (Vol. 67) by Eiichiro Oda
Bleach (Vol. 58) by Tite Kubo
Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series
Teens’ Top Ten
Did you vote for the Teens’ Top Ten this year? Winners were announced on October 22nd. Click here for the list! We have all the nominated titles here at the library.
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Teen’s Job Guide
Check out the Teen’s Job Guide for information on how to find and apply for jobs as well as interviewing tips!