First time novelist Angie Thomas has made a big splash with her young adult novel, The Hate U Give. Released last month, the novel has already topped the New York Times's Best Seller List for Young Adult Hardcover Books, been optioned for a Hollywood film, and been acclaimed by critics and in numerous articles, such as this one in New York Magazine, this one on Fusion.net, and this one in the New York Times. It is also currently one of the most requested books in the Minuteman Library... Read Post
Teens Take Action: Somerville is a new coalition of young people and youth workers from around the city who are committed to taking action in Somerville and beyond. Sponsored by the Somerville Youth Workers Network, we are inviting teens to get up and get active through a series of workshops that will give you the tools you need to make real, sustainable change.
Get to know other teens that care about the issues you do, and get organized to fight back! Plus, did we mention there... Read Post
You might already know about Hoopla, the online service that allows you to instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your Somerville Library card. But did you know that the service just keeps getting better and better? Now you can even download and read comic books on Hoopla, including titles from DC (The Dark Knight, The Flash, Wonder Woman) and Vertigo (Sandman, V for Vendetta, Fables) There are tons of others too, including comics for kids (Adventure... Read Post
Tomorrow, March 13, from 3 to 5 p.m., teens are welcome to drop in (and out) of the SPL Central Branch’s auditorium (sometimes called the Teen Annex) for an informal informational session about the library’s participation in the oral history program, StoryCorps. Oh, and there’ll be PIZZA!
The library is looking for teens who are willing -- and maybe even excited! -- about sharing stories about themselves... Read Post
This August has some spectacular teen titles for you to read: here's a glance at some of the ones you'll be able to grab from the Somerville Public Library!
The Beginning of Everything—Robyn Schneider
The Bitter Kingdom—Rae Carson
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea—April Genevieve... Read Post
The first book of Victoria Scott’s YA paranormal romance series, The Collector, was a fast, fun read about devils and angels. Dante Walker, a devastatingly handsome, infuriatingly cocky guy who died as a teen and got stuck tracking people’s sins for the Big Guy down below, is charged with an assignment that is more than even he might be able to handle. He’s got to collect sweet, innocent Charlie Cooper’s soul in ten days…or else. How hard could it be to corrupt... Read Post