Tweens & Teens
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
T(w)een Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:30 (postponed)
- STEM: Create with Open Makerspace, littleBits, Sphero Minis, 3Doodler pens, Legos, and more!
- Tabletop Tuesday: Play card and board games. Snacks may be involved!
- Crafternoons: Create seasonal and trendy art. Past projects include button making, painted bookends, Shrinky Dinks, Mod Podge magnets, Marvel-themed crafts, and watercolor coasters.
eBooks are available through the Libby app. Teens can expect trending books, romance, fantasy, page to screen books, science fiction, series books, and more! Need a eBook that's not listed? Let us know and we will try to order it!
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning environment that empowers students to study all subject areas at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
Typing Club is a free online resource that provides users with interactive experiences to improve their typing skills.
Need ACT, ASVAB, GED, SAT or other practice test books? In cooperation with the Friends of a Public Library, these are available for $10. Contact the library to order a copy.
Best Children's Books of the Year, as determined by Bank Street College of Education, recommends books for kids 9-12 (PDF), kids 12-14 (PDF), and kids 14 and up (PDF) based on a number of criteria. Visit the Children's page to view lists for ages birth to 12.
Lone Star from the Texas Library Association (TLA) is a list of current books especially for grades 6, 7, and 8 developed by public and school librarians.
Maverick from TLA is a recommended reading list developed by Texas public and school librarians of graphic novels for students in grades 6 and up. This list is intended for recreational reading.
Read Brightly includes book suggestions for tweens and teens as well as reading tips and activities. An emailed newsletter featuring new and notable titles is also available.
SPOT (Spirit of Texas), a list of recommended reading list developed by Texas public and school librarians, hopes to encourage students in grades 6 and up to explore a variety of current, quality books from Texas authors and illustrators.
Tayshas from TLA is a recommended reading list for students in high school to encourage the reading of current fiction and non-fiction titles.
Tejas Star provides a recommended reading list from TLA to encourage children ages 5-12 to explore multicultural books.
Texas Topaz is a list of recommended non-fiction titles from TLA for children and adults that stimulate reading for pleasure and personal learning.