Why Adults are Reading YA

Why Adults are Reading YA

Adults are reading Young Adult (YA) literature. Yeah, adult adults — grown people with jobs, who pay their own bills, chat about interest rates on mortgages, or maybe even have young adult children themselves. Not only are they reading it, they also make up most of YA literature’s readership.

Chauncey Hinds
On March 2, 2022
People We Meet on Vacation

People We Meet on Vacation

2021 was a great year for romance novels. Being a romantic at heart, I devour romance books with relish and it’s so refreshing to see an increasing number of diverse authors writing books with diverse characters falling in love. It’s also interesting to see this genre evolve into several sub-genres including contemporary romances with multidimensional characters who warm your heart with their goals, quirks, worries, likes and dislikes.

Mona Verma
On February 28, 2022
Potty Training Like a Pro

Potty Training Like a Pro

It’s time to talk about that horrible “P” word — potty. When it is time for potty training, you can’t help being a little apprehensive. Even if you have previous potty training experience, you cannot predict how potty training will go this time.

Jennifer Leary
On February 21, 2022
Community Conversations: The Things We Keep

Community Conversations: The Things We Keep

Do you remember Show & Tell days from elementary school? I remember going home from school the night before, looking around my room, and thinking about what I could take that would seem super cool.

Emily Harris
On February 10, 2022

TEENS & TWEENS

With great collections, programs and services designed for middle and high school students — as well as their caregivers and educators — the library strives to strengthen a love of reading and discovery among teens. Visit any of our 10 branches to find dedicated programs and services to support the growth and development of teens. For tweens and teens, Lexington County Public Library provides:

BOOKS FOR TEENS

YOU
OUR VIOLENT ENDS
GILDED
A Psalm of Swords and Silence
When We Were Them
The Righteous
The Excalibur Curse
How to Not Fall in Love
The Upper World
The Big Reveal
Heart of the Impaler
Another Castle
You
A Snake Falls to Earth
Cyotonic
All of Us Villians
Skin of the Sea
Roxy

Tweens & Teens

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SOUTH CAROLINA BOOK AWARDS (2020–2021)

Picture Book Award Nominees

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face by Larissa Theule
Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins by Michelle Meadows
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
Friends Stick Together by Hannah E. Harrison
Giraffe Problems by Jory John
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
Love, Z by Jessie Sima
The Magician’s Hat by Malcolm Mitchell
Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman
Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung
Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs by Melissa Stewart
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre
Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller
The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes
Shaking Things Up by Susan Hood
Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy by Drew Daywalt
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

Children's Book Award Nominees

Amal unbound
Arlo Finch in the valley of fire
Betty before X
Blended
Caterpillar Summer
Daring Dozen
Echo
Finding Langston
Hardscrabble
Holes in the sky
Just like Jackie
Let
Lizzy and the good luck girl
Max & the Midknights
Saving Winslow
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
The Doughnut Fix
The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA
They call me Güero: a border kid
Willa of the Wood

Junior Book Award Nominees

The benefits of being an octopus
The Benefits of Being an Octopus
The Benefits of Being an Octopus
The benefits of being an octopus
Deep water
Deep water
Deep Water
Endling: The last
Endling: The last
Endling: The last
Endling: The Last
Every shiny thing
Every Shiny Thing
Every shiny thing
Everything else in the universe
Everything Else in the Universe
Everything else in the universe
Front desk
Front desk
Front Desk
Front Desk
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold)
Genesis begins again
Genesis Begins Again
Genesis Begins Again
A good kind of trouble
A Good Kind of Trouble
A Good Kind of Trouble
A Good Kind of Trouble
Harbor me
Harbor me
Harbor Me
Harbor Me
Harbor Me
I am still alive
I am still alive
I Am Still Alive
I Am Still Alive
I am still alive
The jigsaw jungle
The Jigsaw Jungle
The Jigsaw Jungle
The Jigsaw Jungle
Lifeboat 12
Lifeboat 12
Lifeboat 12
Lifeboat 12 (Reprint)
Marcus Vega Doesn
Marcus Vega Doesn
Marcus Vega Doesn
Marcus Vega doesn
The miscalculations of Lightning Girl
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
The night diary
The Night Diary
The Night Diary
The night diary
The night diary
The night diary
Not if I save you first
Not If I Save You First
Not if I save you first
Not If I Save You First
Not if I save you first
Shouting at the rain
Shouting at the rain
Shouting at the Rain
Shouting at the Rain
Small spaces
Small Spaces
Small Spaces
Small spaces
Small spaces
The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise
The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
The unteachables
The Unteachables
The unteachables
The Unteachables
The unteachables

Young Adult Book Award Nominees

After the Shot Drops
After the shot drops
After the shot drops
After the Shot Drops
Attucks!
Attucks! : Oscar Robertson and the basketball team that awakened a city
Contagion
Contagion
Contagion
Contagion
A curse so dark and lonely
A Curse So Dark and Lonely
A curse so dark and lonely
The Hazel Wood
The Hazel Wood
The Hazel Wood
The hazel wood
The Hazel Wood : a novel
Here to stay
Here to Stay
Here to stay
Heretics Anonymous
Heretics Anonymous
Heretics Anonymous
Heretics Anonymous
Hey, kiddo
Hey, Kiddo
Hey, kiddo : how I lost my mother, found my father, and dealt with family addiction
I Have the Right To
I have the right to : a high school survivor
I have the right to : a high school survivor
The silence between us
The Silence Between Us
The Silence Between Us
The silence between us
Sky in the deep
Sky in the deep
Sky in the Deep
Skyward
Skyward
Stay sweet
Stay sweet
Stay Sweet
Stay sweet
Stay Sweet
Stronger, faster, and more beautiful
Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
Stronger, faster, and more beautiful
Stronger, faster, and more beautiful
Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
Time bomb
Time bomb
Time Bomb
Time bomb
truly devious
truly devious
truly devious
A very large expanse of sea
A very large expanse of sea
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
A very large expanse of sea
The Waning Age
The Waning Age
The Waning Age
The Waning Age
We
We
We
We
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Why Adults are Reading YA

Adults are reading Young Adult (YA) literature. Yeah, adult adults — grown people with jobs, who pay their own bills, chat about interest rates on mortgages, or maybe even have young adult children themselves. Not only are they reading it, they also make up most of YA literature’s readership.

Read More »
Chauncey Hinds March 2, 2022
Book Clubs Book Lists Programs Readers' Advisory Young Adult Literature

People We Meet on Vacation

2021 was a great year for romance novels. Being a romantic at heart, I devour romance books with relish and it’s so refreshing to see an increasing number of diverse authors writing books with diverse characters falling in love. It’s also interesting to see this genre evolve into several sub-genres including contemporary romances with multidimensional characters who warm your heart with their goals, quirks, worries, likes and dislikes.

Read More »
Mona Verma February 28, 2022
Book Lists Book Review Digital Downloads Readers' Advisory

Potty Training Like a Pro

It’s time to talk about that horrible “P” word — potty. When it is time for potty training, you can’t help being a little apprehensive. Even if you have previous potty training experience, you cannot predict how potty training will go this time.

Read More »
Jennifer Leary February 21, 2022
Children Learning Skills Parenting Parents

Community Conversations: The Things We Keep

Do you remember Show & Tell days from elementary school? I remember going home from school the night before, looking around my room, and thinking about what I could take that would seem super cool.

Read More »
Emily Harris February 10, 2022
Community Crafts & Hobbies Programs

Winter Beauty Survival Guide

Whether you thrive during the winter months, or loathe the onset of colder temperatures, there’s no denying that winter can be unforgivingly tough on your beauty routine. And since studies show that women feel most attractive during summertime, I thought why not share some winter survival tips I’ve found helpful.

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Lori Thrall December 13, 2021
Beauty & Style DIY Beauty ‎Health & Wellness Programs

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