Here are some great reads for kids and teens compiled by the Youth Services staff here at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
Yes, the library is closed on Thanskgiving Day, but you can still make reading together or watching movies together a special part of your holiday celebrations. Find eight engaging ideas to make your holiday special!
Now that Breaking Dawn(part 1) is out in theaters, what’s next? The Hunger Games series is one option, also with a film companion coming soon. Learn about some other similar reads for your young adult (or even yourself).
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. The top twenty-five nominations are posted online during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their […]
Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventure beyond the boring society parties that take up most of her time. When one of the parties features a real Egyptian mummy as a parlor amusement, Agnes finds an artifact in the wrapping that propels her into a dangerous mystery.
Divergent by Veronica Roth Beatrice has a gut-wrenching decision to make. At sixteen, she must choose which faction of her dystopian society she will join for the rest of her life. She has always lived in the Abnegation sector where everyone puts the needs of others ahead of their own. And while she loves the […]
Newbery-award-winning author and Kansas native Clare Vanderpool visited the library Tuesday, September 20.
Check out some of the newest sports titles we have added to our collection. From baseball to poker, we have something of interest for fans of just about any sport.
A time traveling gene runs in Gwen’s family, pulling the gene carrier uncontrollably into the past sometime during their sixteenth year. Everyone expects Gwen’s cousin Charlotte to become the time traveler, so Gwen is shocked when she is the one that feels the warning symptoms of time travelling at age sixteen instead of her cousin.
Are you looking for a light, quick read for the summer? You might want to try First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones.
Brides-to-be, grooms-to-be, parents, hosts and friends – whatever your role in a wedding – we want you to know about all the useful books and DVDs in our new Wedding Neighborhood. For your convenience we’ve created neighborhoods where related materials are housed together in one area, creating an engaging hub of inquiry and activity that […]