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.

Libby / OverDrive

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

Hoopla

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

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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Reading Resources

Homework Help

National Book Lovers Day

Calling all book lovers — did you know that there’s a day meant entirely for you? There’s no better way to celebrate than to grab a book, kindle or tablet and find a cozy place to read the day away.

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Kacee Merritt August 9, 2021
Book Lists Festivals & Holidays Library Staff Literature Readers' Advisory

National Mutt Day

If you’re anything like me, fur babies hold a very special place in my heart. Did you know that there’s a distinct holiday to celebrate our pups? July 31 is National Mutt Day.

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Kacee Merritt July 31, 2021
Festivals & Holidays

Sink Your Teeth into Shark Week

What is the best thing about summer for those who love the ocean and all of its creatures? Sinking your teeth into Shark Week. New shows, new discoveries and new techniques for the conservation of these amazing creatures.

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Megan Ricard July 13, 2021
Entertainment & Pop Culture Marine Biology & Oceanography Movies & Television

Japan: Olympic Host

As anticipation continues to grow and the world awaits the beginning of the XXXII Olympics, we’d like to take this opportunity to learn more about the Olympics’ host nation, Japan — also known as the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Laura Collins June 23, 2021
Countries History & Culture Olympic Sports Travel World Cultures

Community Conversations

Over the last year, we launched many new services in an effort to continue to reach patrons. Ask a Librarian online chat, virtual programming, personalized reading recommendations and self-checkout are just a few of the new services available.

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Melissa Hudson June 3, 2021
Services

Bestsellers & Backyard Fun

It’s that time of year. Dive into Summer Reading with virtual and in-person events planned for the whole family.

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Jennifer Smith May 28, 2021
Programs Summer Reading
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