Teens & YA @ BPL

Young Adult Staff Pick: Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez is a historical fiction novel which takes place in Texas during the 1930s.

When Naomi’s stepfather, Henry, decides to finally raise his own children and have Naomi help, she has no choice but to move to west Texas and into Henry’s own home. As a Mexican-American, she soon learns the difficulties of being anything other than white in a small Texas town– Henry expects her to do the grocery shopping, but the store doesn’t allow Mexicans. While she is able to attend the white school with her white-appearing  younger siblings, she faces rumors and whispers in the halls. And when she finally meets someone with whom she wants to spend her time– a young black man who shows her kindness, strength, and love– to tell anyone of their relationship would be the most dangerous thing they could do.


Board Games and Coloring Sheets

Exploding Kittens

Did you know that the library has board games and coloring sheets available for tween and teen use? Just ask at the information desk! Coloring sheets, colored pencils and crayons, sharpies, as well as several board games are just waiting to be used by you! For board games, all we require is that you leave a library card with us while you borrow the games.

Teen Read Week Bookmark Contest, 2016.


Enter the annual Teen Read Week Bookmark Contest. All entries must display the 2016 slogan, Read for the Fun of It. Entries are due by Saturday, October 15. Winning entries will be printed into a bookmark that will be available in the Library. Winners will also receive a gift card. Forms are available at the information desk!

Staff Pick: Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North

Our latest YA Staff pick is Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North!

What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? You get to decide if there should be romance, epic fight scenes... or robot suits! Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns, and more than a billion possible storylines, you'll discover a new experience every time you read it!