Tweens & Teens

Read, Connect, Learn & Create at Lexington County Public Library

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:

  • Literature, science and arts-based programs
  • Engaging books and media for teens at every reading level
  • Reading recommendations
  • Summer Reading programs to support learning and prevent summer slide
  • Tours, orientations and training programs for middle and high school students

BOOKS FOR TWEENS & TEENS

Havenfall
Given
Hard Wired
Nowhere on Earth
The Good Luck Girls
American Royals
Arcade and the fiery metal tester
A Heart So Fierce and Broken
Mindfulness and meditation : handling life with a calm and focused mind
Ansley
Be Not Far from Me
Most Likely
Live : /liv/ verb remain alive, be alive at a specified time, have an exciting or fulfilling life
Connect the Dots
Super Puzzletastic Mysteries

Tweens & Teens

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Digital Downloads

Explore ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, comics, graphic novels, movies, music and more all available for download to your favorite device.

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Libby / OverDrive

Discover the titles, authors or genres you're looking for in the format you want (ebooks, audiobooks)

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Hoopla

Stream popular titles, authors and series to your favorite device (movies, music, audiobooks & more)

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RB Digital

Browse the world's largest digital newsstand for full color, interactive digital magazines (magazines)

SOUTH CAROLINA BOOK AWARDS (2020–2021)

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
What you hide

BOOKS & MORE

Mythical Creatures: Unicorns

The Last Unicorn
The Unicorn Sonata
Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!
Unicorn Food
Acorna
A Glory of Unicorns
Stardust
The Outstretched Shadow
Ariel
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
In Calabria
The Natural History of Unicorns
The Last Battle
The Lost Journey

Mythical Creatures: Dragons

Eragon
Rebelwing
Game of Thrones
The Hobbit
Heartstone
Seraphina
Dragonflight
Firelight
Dealing with Dragons
Eon
The Last Dragonslayer
Dragon’s Keep
Dragonhaven
Fire and Heist
Talon
Shadow Raiders
A Natural History of Dragons
Spymaster
The Dragon Round
Havemercy

Mythical Creatures: Mermaids

Teenage Mermaid
The mermaid Upstairs
The mermaid’s child
The mermaid’s sister
The mermaid’s mirror
Siren
Storm Siren
The Siren
Atlantia
Selkie Girl
Tides
The mermaid’s daughter
Sailor Twain
The Case of the Fickle Mermaid
Deep Blue
Emerge
Just for Fins
Forgotten Sea
Of Poseidon
The Vicious Deep

Mythical Creatures: Werewolves

Once in a Full Moon
Shiver
Mooncakes
Claire De Lune
Hair in all the wrong places
Moonlight
Wereworld
Never Cry Werewolf
Silver in the Blood
Clean Sweep
Moonstruck
Full Blooded
Soulless
Jughead The Hunger
The Last Werewolf
Beauty and the Werewolf
Moon Called
Alpha and Omega
Werewolves of Montepelliar
Cycle of the Werewolf

Mythical Creatures: Vampires

Millennium Snow
The Clockwork Scarab
Twilight
Vampire Kisses
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
The Reformed Vampire Support Group
Eighth Grade Bites
The Vampire Diaries
Vampire Academy
Slayer
Marked
Hearts at Stake
A Living Nightmare
The Beautiful
Demons of the Ocean
The Eternal Kiss
Blue Bloods
Crave
Bloodlines
Evernight

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Summer Reading Program

There’s still time to get in on the fun of Summer Reading. Children and teens earn points and track progress to win prizes. Prizes will be awarded throughout the month of August.

Reading Resources

Homework Help

Learning Center

Find Your Escape

One of the best things about being a reader is that even after we close the pages of a book, we don’t have to leave

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Mindi Popovich May 20, 2020
Children Entertainment Learning Tweens

Virtual South Carolina Road Trips

With stay-at-home orders extended, many of us are starting to get cabin fever — we’re itching to stretch our legs and do something new

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Laura Collins May 3, 2020

STEAM Ahead

You’re probably already familiar with the term STEM or STEAM as it’s become an educational buzz word in recent years. Science, technology, engineering, art and math, are considered the most important skills for life in the 21st century; and while it may sound intimidating, it doesn’t have to be.

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Megan Ricard May 1, 2020
Children Learning STEM/STEAM Tweens

School at Home

The kids are bouncing off the walls — excited about a break from school, but now you’re tasked with managing them at home all day for

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Melissa Pityk March 27, 2020
Children Entertainment Learning School Science

I Need a Library Card

I’m stuck at home (with the kids) and I just found out about all the great ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines available at the

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Melissa Hudson March 18, 2020

The Joy of Rereading

My friends have always known me as the girl who’ll read anything — cereal boxes, bottles of ketchup, warning labels on medicine — if there are words

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Heather Johnson March 10, 2020
Children Readers Advisory Teens
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Ask a Librarian

Tweens & Teens

Ask a Librarian is a service available to patrons via phone or email (online chat coming soon). Not only can librarians provide book recommendations for you and your child, they can help you in so many other ways — they can actually help you find answers to the world’s most fascinating questions. For example, they can …

  • Find answers to questions for research in any area of study from aeronautics to zoology
  • ‎Locate information so you can develop a business plan, find sales leads to grow your business and research your competitors
  • ‎Identify alternative approaches to health care and wellness, focusing on perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated health
  • ‎Research businesses by industry or segment and company size; employment statistics, mapping and traffic modeling
  • ‎And yes, even help with the tough homework assignments students have in elementary, middle, high school or college

So, the real question is … What are you going to Ask a Librarian?