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:

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

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Dive into the depths of Summer Reading fun. Experience Tails & Tales while discovering awe-inspiring stories about animals and nature. Challenge yourself to try new things and make a positive change in your community and for our planet.

Summer Reading helps build literacy and language skills, prevents the dreaded summer slide for school-aged children, encourages teens and adults to experience the joy of reading and so much more. As you make plans this summer, don’t forget to attend a virtual program or stop by the library to check out books.

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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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Libby / OverDrive

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

BOOKS & MORE

Junior | South Carolina Book Awards

Nightbooks
Searching for Lottie
Summer of a thousand pies
Other words for home
Wildfire : a novel
Running wild
Free lunch
Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky
The Mystwick School of Musicraft
From the desk of Zoe Washington
96 miles
Black brother black brother
The blackbird girls
The light in hidden places : a novel based on the true story of Stefania PodgoÌ
Stamped : racism antiracism and you
Things you can
The only black girls in town
Efren divided : a novel
When stars are scattered
Revenge of the Red Club

Young Adult | South Carolina Book Awards

Parkland : birth of a movement
Heroine
When I was Summer
Don
Five midnights
Accused! : the trials of the Scottsboro boys : lies prejudice and the fourteenth amendment
The library of lost things
Winterwood
I know you remember
All-American Muslim girl
Jane Anonymous
Break the fall
The grace year
Stamped : racism antiracism and you
Kent State
Dancing at the pity party : a dead mom graphic memoir
The shadows between us
All eyes on us
Girls Like Us
The Gravity of Us

Fun at Home | Crafts, DIY & More

The teen kitchen
Teen chef cooks
Brush lettering made simple
Teen craft projects 2
Living simply
Maker Lab
Japanese paper flowers
Creative adventures in cursive
Garfield’s guide to creating your own comic strip
Teen chef cooks
Unbored Games: Serious Fun for Everyone
Unbored: the Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
The young adventurers guide to (almost) everything
A girls guide to the wild

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Black History is American History

I remember being in school as a kid and wondering why we were only taught about historical Black figures during February. I then remember being confused because we only talked about well-known names like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.

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Amajah Langford February 25, 2021
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