Next Week

The Teen Summer Reading Program runs through July 28. You can read any book, magazine, comic book, or anything with words. Read 500 pages or minutes to complete each of three levels, then keep reading for entries into the grand prize drawings. Visit the library throughout the summer for programs, games, and events. Register in person or online at

Explore other countries during Let’s Visit Africa on Monday, June 25 @ 6:00. Enjoy snacks, create a simple recipe, do a craft, and learn about the history and culture of several African countries. Ages 11-18. No registration.

Reading Takes You Everywhere (Part One)

Let reading take you around the world this summer. Be sure to check out the events for teens at the library, and some of these books to go with them!

Let’s Visit China & Japan:

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley

Up from the Sea by Leza Lowitz

Serpentine by Cindy Pon

A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith

Ink by Amanda Sun (Paper Gods, Book One)

When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang


Let’s Visit Africa:

Solo by Kwame Alexander

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton

Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley (Alternate Detective, Book One)

War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay and Daniel Lafrance

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

We Kiss Them with Rain by Futhi Ntshingila

The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan

Diamond Boy by Michael Williams